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Strategic Board Recruitment Through a DEIJ Lens

Strategic Board Recruitment Through a DEIJ Lens

In this workshop, we'll share a tool that helps organizations start with a different set of questions: What does our board need to accomplish in the next 1-3 years? And, do we have the people we need in order to accomplish these goals? The tool will then help participants think through how to answer these questions in ways that lead to not only greater diversity, but also greater board effectiveness and impact. Issues of tokenization and marginalization that so often occur in Board Diversity efforts will also be explored. In breakout groups, participants will practice using the tool and receive coaching from their peers and workshop facilitators.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • Understand why a diverse and inclusive board of directors is important to a strong and effective board and organization
  • Learn how to think about recruiting a diverse board of directors in ways that are strategic as opposed to performative and/or tokenizing
  • Practice using a tool for strategic board recruitment
  • Identify next steps for their board recruitment efforts

This workshop is facilitated by Judy Guillermo-Newton and Jarrod Schwartz. 

Guillermo-Newton has over 35 years experience as an organizational development consultant for private, nonprofit and public organizations.

Jarrod Schwartz is founder and principal consultant of Equity Praxis Group and an educator and consultant with more than 30 years of experience.

There is no fee for CNL Members, $55 for non-members.  

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Register by June 5

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Center For Nonprofit Leadership


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