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.

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.

*Both elected officials and government professionals are welcome to register for this course.


Meet Your Instructors

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



  • Online
    March 10
    March 8
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before March 02, 2023 will receive a full refund. No refund will be made for cancellations on or after March 03, 2023, but you will receive a transferrable credit to be used within 12 months. Click here to view the School’s full cancellation and refund policy.
    Registration and payment for this course grants access for a single attendee. In order to register a group of attendees, please register each person individually. If you have questions, please contact our registration office at or 919.966.4414.
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Dale Zuckert

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

Ling Rudicil

Program Associate, Management and Leadership Group
Lydian Altman
Teaching Assistant Professor, Center for Public Leadership and Governance