Leading with Racial Equity - Transformational Governance Info Session


August 20, 2020
5:30pm - 6:30pm EST


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Leading with Racial Equity -Transformational Governance:   
How to Strengthen Your Board with Action Step 
August 20, 2020 5:30pm - 6:30pm via Zoom  

A training series with Judy Freiwirth, Psy.D. Principal, Nonprofit Solutions Associates; and Coleen Walker, Board Co-Chair, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation 

Join us for a one-hour informational session about an upcoming, cutting-edge, highly experiential virtual training series for board teams with their executive directors! Your board team will hear about new practices and learn how to weave racial equity into these improved practices. You’ll leave with a practical tool to bring back to your board.  

Board teams will gain the following from the training series: 

  • Strategies to begin conversations about racial equity within your board 
  • Concrete approaches to improve governance practices using a racial equity lens  
  • Action steps for building a board culture which supports an inclusive and racially diverse board  
  • Practical tools to help your board increase its accountability and engagement with the diverse communities it serves 

This “state of the art,” three-session series, is designed explicitly for CDC boards and other community development/affordable housing organizations. The training series will be offered to three to five organizations. The sessions will be held once a month on three Saturdays to allow time between sessions to implement learned practices:Sept 26, Oct 31, and Nov 21 from 9 AM-12:30 PM. Please join us on Aug 20 to hear more! 

About the Trainers 

Judy Freiwirth, Psy.D. Principal, Nonprofit Solutions Associates 

Judy Freiwirth is nationally known as a leading consultant, trainer, speaker and thought leader in the field of governance and board development. She has been training and consulting to community-based and social change organizations for over 30 years. She has worked with many CDC's, community development, affordable housing, and tenant rights organizations in Massachusetts as well as nationally. She also has a long history of community, grassroots, progressive organizing and brings a hands-on perspective to her work with nonprofits. She is the Founder and Chair of the Alliance for Nonprofit Management's national network of consultants, researchers, management support organizations, and other capacity builders focused on developing new models of governance and research-based practice. She has also published numerous articles and publications on governance including The Nonprofit Quarterly and is a contributing author for two nonprofit books, Nonprofit Governance: Innovative Perspectives and Approaches and You and Your Board: New Practices for Challenging Times from Researchers, Provocateurs, and Practitioners.  She serves on the Editorial board of the Journal of Nonprofit Education and Leadership. 

Coleen Walker, Board Co-Chair, Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation 

Coleen Walker is a visionary entrepreneur that drives positive leadership through her commitment to serve individuals, teams, and organizations. She is the Co-Chair of the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation Board of Directors, an organization with the mission to promote economic stability for low and moderate-income residents of all ages.  With over 20 years of professional experience, her expertise focuses on learning and development, organizational change, and recruiting and hiring.  For the last 14 years, she has owned CKW Management Inc, a company specializing in management consulting for small businesses and events. She has a master’s degree in leadership and organizational change from Regis College. She has a certificate in nonprofit consulting and a Certified Professional of Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM-CP). 

Comments from a Board Chair participant:  

“Judy Freiwirth's Transformative Governance training sessions have been great for our organization and we keep coming back for more. Judy delivers well-organized, well-paced, challenging, fun, hands-on training that sticks!  She has helped our group keep reaching for higher levels of strategic growth. Judy is an amazing trainer/facilitator! She is terrific! “ 


Registration deadline: 

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Registration fee: 

Free, Registration Required

Type of event: 

MKI Training

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance
Racial Equity