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Leading Racial Equity Organizational Change:
Advanced Training for Racial Equity Practitioners
Monday, October 24 – Friday, October 28
Washington, DC

For the first time, CURE is inviting others to join our nationwide community of racial equity practitioners and learn how to apply our Racial Equity Organizational Change (REOC) model to your own organization, government agency or consulting practice. Over the last five years, we’ve used our REOC approach to support countless nonprofits and government agencies in building racially equitable and justice-driven organizations. Now, we’re training others in this proven methodology and approach so that more organizations can benefit from our learnings, best practices and tools. Through this weeklong in-person training, you will learn how to take organizations through the REOC process by conducting organizational assessments, training staff as racial equity champions and developing racial equity action plans. 

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Program Content 

Used over the last five years with countless nonprofits and government agencies, our Racial Equity Organizational Change (REOC) model applies concepts from social theory, critical race frameworks, change management and results-based accountability to create a structured approach for building racially equity and justice-driven organizations. 

Over the course of this workshop, participants will:

  • How to utilize the CURE approach to Racial Equity Organizational Change, including application of the REOC domains (Organizational Culture & Commitment, Shared Language & Analysis, Empowered People, Equitable Policies & Community Change), a four-part assessment (surveys, focus groups, interviews and document scan) and the facilitation of workshops to support a committee of staff to act as racial equity champions across the organization
  • How to present introductory level discussions of the histories, policies and practices of racism, including how racism operates at internalized, interpersonal, institutional and structural levels
  • How to work with organizations to develop a “Racial Equity Action Plan,” a method used by most racial equity change practitioners and informed by the principles of results-based accountability 
  • The art and science of racial equity facilitation, including tools like race-based caucusing, visioning, trauma-informed practices, activity-based discussion and subcommittee development

Training Dates and Location

Monday, October 24 – Friday, October 28, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily in-person in Washington, DC

Who Is This Program Designed For

This program has been designed to train early-career Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) practitioners in a tested method to advance racial equity organizational change. You are a great fit for this training if you:

  • Have been charged with leading racial equity efforts in your organization and are seeking tools and strategies to strengthen current change efforts
  • Have been through equity, diversity, and inclusion training/change processes and want to learn how to do it yourself
  • Want to build a community of practitioners to support you in your racial equity organizational change practice
  • Have experience facilitating racial equity conversations and you want to utilize an existing curriculum and assessment tools

Time Commitment

In addition to the time spent participating in training (5 days), participants will be expected to put in approximately 20 hours of pre-work (readings, watching videos, and short exercises to prepare for in-person sessions), and approximately 8-10 hours of post-training (community of practice and technical assistance sessions and evaluation activities).

Program Costs

The Leading Racial Equity Organizational Change: Advanced Training for Racial Equity Practitioners will be offered on a sliding scale:

Early Bird Pricing (register by Friday, July 8) Regular Pricing (register by Friday, July 29)
Unaffiliated individuals or representatives from organizations with an organizational budget under $2 million. $7,650 $8,500
Representatives from organizations with an organizational budget between $2 million and $5 million.  $9,900 $11,000
Representatives from organizations with an organizational budget over $5 million.  $11,700 $13,000

Discounts and Scholarships

If you register by Friday, July 8, you are eligible for early bird pricing at a 10% discount.

CURE will offer a scholarship for one (1) participant, who will be able to attend for free. If you are interested in receiving a scholarship, please indicate that in your application. We are particularly encouraging applications from individuals with lived experience who are underrepresented in the racial equity training and consulting field. 

What’s Included

  • Five days of in-person, facilitated workshop sessions with experienced racial equity organizational change facilitators who are trained and practiced in the CURE REOC method, including Dr. Judy Lubin and Sasanka Jinadasa, MPH
  • Participant toolkit filled with detailed guidance and worksheets to support implementation of the REOC framework and process
  • Facilitator guides and slide decks for each of the five racial equity working group workshops and trainings that serve as the central organizing component of the REOC process
  • Ready-to-use organizational assessment tools including focus group & interview scripts   
  • Light breakfast provided everyday 

Gain Access to:

  • Comprehensive REOC leaders handbook including facilitator guides, slide decks and tips for conducting all six racial equity working group (REWG) workshops
  • Templated email communications to support launch and implementation of the REOC process including announcement emails and follow-up emails for pre and post REWG workshops 
  • Scheduling and logistical tools and tips to strategically coordinate assessment, learning and action planning activities
  • Ongoing technical assistance from CURE to support you in working with organizations to advance racial equity transformation
  • A support network with other practitioners who have completed the training

What’s Not Included: 

  • Travel to and from Washington, DC
  • Accommodations while in Washington, DC 
  • Lunch or dinner (exception: dinner on Monday, October 28 and Thursday, October 27)

Who Do I Contact for Questions? 

For questions about the training, please email our team at workshops@urbanandracialequity.org.

Where Do I Apply? 

To apply to the workshop, please fill out an application here. Applications are due Friday, July 8, to be considered for early bird pricing, and Friday, July 29 for regular pricing.

Join our community of racial equity practitioners this October and strengthen our collective ability to advance change across the country.