Events

March 19, 2021- Register Here
NICNE, in partnership with United Way of Northwest Illinois (UWNI) and United Way of Rock River Valley (UWRRV) is offering a FREE courageous conversation facilitator training during Spring 2021.

This training, made possible by funds awarded by the Healing Illinois Initiative, will be facilitated by Dr. Traci D. Ellis, JD, SHRM-SCP of Candid Conversations Matter, LLC (CCM). Dr. Ellis is a senior leaders in her organization working to address bias and inequities in access and opportunity for historically marginalized groups, and helping organizations create equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environments.

CCM will provide participants with the skills to engage in and lead healthy discourse around issues of diversity and inclusion, barriers to anti-racism, and patterns of inequity that exist within an organization and the broader society. The session will be held on March 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Dr. Ellis of Candid Conversations Matter (CCM) will lead a Facilitator training workshop for individuals interested in leading challenging conversations within their organizations or communities utilizing the four agreements of Courageous Conversations and the Crucial Conversations framework.

 

About this Event- FREE DEI TRAINING: February 5th 2021

 

Register Here
NICNE, in partnership with United Way of Northwest Illinois (UWNI) and United Way of Rock River Valley (UWRRV) is offering 
FREE diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) trainings for nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers during Spring 2021.

These trainings, made possible by funds awarded by the Healing Illinois Initiative, will be facilitated by Dr. Adrienne Coleman Ed. D., CDP and Traci D. Ellis, JD, SHRM-SCP of Candid Conversations Matter, LLC (CCM). Dr. Coleman and Dr. Ellis are senior leaders in their respective organizations working to address bias and inequities in access and opportunity for historically marginalized groups, and helping organizations create equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environments.

Dr. Coleman and Dr. Ellis will increase your personal awareness of how unconscious biases impact organizational outcomes, and how a lack of awareness about concepts such as White privilege/fragility, systemic inequities, and a lack of cultural competency and cultural humility, combine to impact the development of a diverse and inclusive environment, and ultimately undermine otherwise sincere and constructive DEI-related changes. CCM will take you on a deep dive into systemic racism and work with you to build capacity to address racially based inequities. Tools to assess and examine policies, practices, programs and resources through a racial equity lens will be shared.