Build an Equitable Organization: From Awareness to Action

Discount available for groups

This course will be offered from 9am-4pm online via Zoom.
Open to professional and elected officials.




Meet Your Instructors

This class will be led by Assistant Professor of Public Leadership, Kimalee Dickerson (pictured left) and Andrea Martin (pictured right), Founder of Making Space Consulting.


Course Description

The word “equity” is everywhere these days– but what does it really mean? Why is equity important in the public sector and how does it relate to diversity and inclusion? As a leader, how can you advance equity in your organization and in your community?  This practical workshop will expand your equity consciousness as you move from increasing awareness to taking meaningful action in building a more equitable public sector organization.  

Participants will:

  • Develop a shared understanding of key concepts and definitions, including frameworks to understand equity on multiple levels
  • Explore and evaluate your organization’s DEI efforts 
  • Learn and apply tools to integrate equity into decision making, including policies, programs, practices, and budgets 
  • Identify equity challenges and generate ideas for specific actions within your sphere of influence 

You may be starting your equity journey or already leading organizational change. Wherever you are in the process, build your knowledge, explore useful tools, and practice new skills to promote diversity, inclusion, and equity in your workplace.




Members of Civic Federal Credit Union (Civic) and Local Government Federal Credit Union (LGFCU), who are local government employees, are eligible to apply for a scholarship towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are four deadlines to submit applications:

  • March 1 (for courses starting between April 1 and June 30)
  • June 1 (for courses starting between July 1 and September 30)
  • September 1 (for courses starting between October 1 and December 31)
  • December 1 (for courses starting between January 1 and March 31)
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Ling Rudicil

Program Manager, Management, Administration, and Leadership Group
Professor of Public Administration and Government; Director of Strategy, Programming, and Research, Center for Public Leadership and Governance