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Program Overview & Outcomes

  • Eight monthly interactive sessions
  • Develop a racial equity action plan
  • Communicate how the historical roots of racism contribute to current-day racial inequities, both in the community and within organizations
  • Identify methods to evaluate success
  • Articulate a vision for equity and create strategic messages to articulate the organization’s equity values and goals
  • Examine best practices for operationalizing equity within organizations
  • Incorporate personal practices to sustain an enduring commitment to racial equity
  • Normalize conversations around race to advance organizational goals through an equity lens
  • Receive certificate of completion
  • Strongly recommended for organizational teams of 2-5 members that include staff from a range of levels (Please reach out to us if interested in participating as an individual)

REAL Inclusion Program Arc:

Session One: Welcome to REAL Inclusion: Defining program objectives and establishing a common language
Session Two: Historical framing of systemic racism in the United States
Session Three: Root cause analysis of racial inequities in Montgomery County and the DMV
Session Four: Race equity action planning, part I

Session Five: Examining race and power in the workplace
Session Six: Race equity action planning, part II
Session Seven: Developing best practices for collaboration, leadership development, and support for sustainability
Session Eight: Action plan sharing and conclusion

PROGRAM FAQs

LM’s REAL (Racial Equity Action Leadership) Inclusion Program examines the systemic beliefs, practices, and policies perpetuating racial inequities and analyzes strategies to improve our organizations’ systems.

In this eight-month program, participants will engage in a unique and structured dialogue process that begins with understanding the historical roots of racism and ends with creating an action plan to operationalize equity within their organizations. Participants will develop their action plan as they explore the history and implications of systemic racism, examine their own experiences and identities, and investigate race and power in the workplace. Participants will also develop a mission, vision, and actions to create and evaluate organizational equity strategies.

This program is for multiple organizations within or across sectors identifying racial equity as a strategic priority. Organizational teams of 2-5 members that include staff from various levels (i.e. executive leadership, middle management & staff) are strongly recommended. Please reach out to yesenia.regalado@leadermont.org if you are interested in participating as an individual.

Upon completion of this course, participants and their organizations will be able to:

  • Build relationships and empathy across race, culture, and power divides
  • Communicate how the historical roots of racism contribute to current-day racial inequities, both in the community and within organizations
  • Normalize conversations around race to advance organizational goals through an equity lens
  • Analyze decisions, practices, and policies that are barriers to equitable outcomes
  •  Incorporate personal practices to sustain an enduring commitment to racial equity
  • Articulate a vision for equity and create strategic messages to articulate the organization’s equity values and goals
  •  Develop a racial equity action plan
  • Identify methods to evaluate success

Sessions one and eight will be IN PERSON (Rockville, MD). Sessions two, three, four, five, six, and seven will be VIRTUAL THROUGH ZOOM.

REAL Inclusion Program sessions occur on the second Thursday of the month, beginning November 9, 2023.  Program sessions run from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Session dates are as follows:

  • November 9, 2023 (In Person)
  • December 14, 2023
  • January 11, 2024
  • February 8, 2024
  • March 14, 2024
  • April 11, 2024
  • May 9, 2024
  • June 13, 2024 (In Person)

The full tuition cost is $2,900 per person.

Complete the registration form here. Please complete a registration form for each staff member from your organization.

For more info, contact Yesenia E. Regalado, at 301.881.3333 or yesenia.regalado@leadermont.org

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