Equity and Inclusion in Youth Work

equity and inclusion

bulletLive Online Training

bulletWednesday, January 10, 2018

bullet2:00 pm-4:00 pm Central Time

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$40 for non-YIPA members

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Many youth-serving organizations have taken steps to address diversity, equity and inclusion by incorporating awareness training, policy reviews or requiring a shift in practice. Unfortunately, many are falling short of fully realizing their initiatives toward cultural competence or inclusion. When we are not explicit about the added value, we can fail to fully realize that equitable access and inclusive practices are integral to organizational culture. This calls for a deeper examination of next steps.

As a youth worker, you play a critical role in helping your organization implement equity and inclusion into programs and procedures. These skills are a priority, particularly for youth workers. Without them we are doing a disservice to youth. Your ability to model inclusive behaviors and to authentically provide access and opportunity helps youth succeed.

In this training, you will gain insight into what it means to embrace equity and inclusion in your own approach, in your programs, and throughout the policies and practices of your organization. You will also be challenged personally to see your work through the lens of diversity to improve your service to all youth. Join us for this important training.

Learning Objectives

  • Increase your comfort level and confidence in discussing equity and inclusion
  • Recognize the difference between equity and equality
  • Learn how to incorporate a racial equity lens for assessing programs, policies, and procedures
  • Understand and model inclusive behaviors
  • Realize the benefit of inclusivity (abundance vs. scarcity mindset) in youth-serving organizations

Trainer

Felecia Boone was born and raised in Minneapolis. She grew up in a racially diverse neighborhood but didn’t consciously notice diversity inequities until she was in high school. She began to really think about race while at college and especially during her year abroad when she was blatantly discriminated against. Upon her return to the United States, she began to speak out about the inequities she was witnessing and informally teach others about what she saw happening around her.

Felecia currently works for a local government agency as a Senior Learning & Development Consultant. Her responsibilities include being the administrator of leadership development programs for those who are curious about supervision and those who have recently become supervisors. She also leads trainings on diversity and inclusion, as well as policy classes related to respectful work environments. Felecia has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Wartburg College and received a train-the-trainer certificate from the College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota.

Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around MyYouthPro’s Competency Framework. The competency focus of this training is: DIVERSITY

Logistics

  • Live Online Training
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
  • 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $40 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Click here to join or learn more.
  • This training will count as 2 CEU hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting.

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