By Edita Sabovic, Inclusion and Engagement Specialist, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
I attended the Inclusion and Equity Forum at Hamline University in September where I was able to hear different perspectives on I & E from individuals who work in the nonprofit and government sector. The event had a panel of distinguished community and professional leaders from the Twin Cities that gave their perspectives on the importance of I & E in order to build a more inclusive community. The panel had attendees form into groups and talk about implicit bias and what changes we could make in our communities and organizations. It was a great event to attend because it provided resources on I & E and how to tackle obstacles that arise in the workplace. Back in the office, MCN provided an HR network lunch and invited nonprofit professionals to talk about I & E and how to create a more welcoming environment at conferences and in the office. As part of the internal I & E committee at MCN I hope to use the resources I’ve learned at different workshops and events to generate more ideas for MCN and changes it can implement for its internal staff.
Check out the link below for resources from the Hamline I & E Forum!