Better Nonprofit Management Series

Implementing Racial Equity Through Human Resources

(This workshop is full)
Thursday, April 4, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 P.M.
Trina Jackson, Lyn Freundlich, Joanne Horgan and OWEN Berson

Fee: $109 (Full-day, lunch is included)

Workshop Description

Are you looking for ways to assess how well your organization is operationalizing its stated values around diversity, inclusion, and equity? Are you ready to take action to change organizational policies, practices and culture, but feel overwhelmed or unsure of where to start?

This highly participatory workshop will draw on the experiences of participants, asking them to reflect on the current state of their organizations and plan how to move forward. We operate from the understanding that working toward racial equity is an ongoing process and not a task that can simply be checked off a list. Together, we will build skills and confidence in techniques for advancing organizational conversations and practices to improve racial equity. Participants will leave with an action plan to bring their organization’s human resources practices closer in alignment with a commitment to racial equity.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess your organization’s current human resources practices using a racial equity lens
  • Understand how your organization can better align your human resources practices with your racial equity vision and values
  • Create an action plan of your next steps in transforming your human resources practices to promote racial equity
  • Learn skills and techniques to drive forward conversations and processes related to racial equity issues so you can make real change

Target Audience

Staff who are responsible for or have influence over human resources functions within their nonprofit. Workshop participants should enter this workshop already having some level of familiarity with racial equity concepts. The Moving Beyond Diversity to Inclusion training would be an excellent introduction.

About the Trainers

Trina Jackson, Lyn Freundlich, Joanne Horgan and Owen Berson are consultants and trainers with TSNE MissionWorks with combined experience and expertise in the areas of diversity, inclusion and equity, human resources policy and practice, facilitation and organizational development.


This workshop is full. Sign up for the waitlist.


Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held at the NonProfit Center in the 2nd Floor Community Conference Center, conveniently located in Downtown Boston at 89 South Street, Boston 02111 near South Station. For detailed directions please visit