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PROGRAMS

What is the Board Diversity Initiative (BDI)?

The Board Diversity Initiative is a training program that builds the capability of nonprofit boards to develop and implement a tailored, comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion roadmap for the organization’s board [DEI Action Plan].

We offer 3 service packages for members of our peer-learning network:

 


LV. 1 - BOARD DIVERSITY STARTER

A 1-2-hr. diversity, equity, and inclusion conversation starter for nonprofit boards.  Features include:

  • Data framing the board diversity challenges
  • Definitions, key terminology, and common language
  • Moderated question & answer session with board and organizational leaders
  • On-site (physical or online) at a convenient time and location for your board members
  • Post conversation downloadable resources and next steps

LV. 2 - BOARD DIVERSITY RETREAT

A 1-2 Day DEI workshop for up to 10 executive leaders and board members.  Features include:

  • Panel discussion framing best practices with DEI leaders
  • Organization / Board Change Framework
  • DEI Toolkit & Action Plan Basics
  • Team Activities
  • Pre, Program, and Post Workshop materials
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • On-Site (physical and online) at a convenient time and location for your board members

 


LV. 3 - BOARD DIVERSITY COHORT

1 Year (4 Quarterly Workshops) for inclusiveness team consisting of executive leaders and board members.  Features include:

  • Board Self Assessment
  • Organization/Board Change Framework for Racial Equity
  • DEI Toolkit and Action Plan (Unpacked)
  • Team Activities
  • Inclusion Coaching
  • Closing Ceremony 
  • Pre, Program, and Post Course Materials
  • Breakfast
  • Off-Site location on prescheduled dates

 


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