Moving Beyond Diversity to Inclusion


October 9, 2019
9:00am - 3:30pm


The Link at Kendall Square
255 Main St 8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142


Trina Jackson and Jeremy Philips M. ED


Nonprofit organizations have worked to diversify their staff and increase representation of people across race, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and religious and other culturally diverse backgrounds.

But how do organizations create an environment where people feel they can actively participate, where their contributions are respected and valued? This workshop is focused on racial diversity and taking the next step toward moving beyond the individualism of diversity to the systemic and cultural change needed to build inclusive organizations.

Learning Objectives

  • Sharing of best practices on how to move from representation to inclusion
  • Understanding the role of implicit bias and impact on leadership, hiring, staffing, and decision-making
  • Learning to have courageous conversations about race
  • The role of intentionality — orientation to an inclusive culture that is self-perpetuating through organizational systems, policies, and practices

Discussion-based learning

  • The commitment and leadership needed throughout this long process
  • Developing awareness about white dominant cultural norms and bias against people of color
  • Understanding micro-aggressions
  • Differentiating between diversity and inclusion
  • Understanding power and privilege
  • Defining institutional racism and its manifestations within an organization
  • Allowing for the co-creation of ideas

Target Audience

Staff at all levels of an organization can benefit from this training, which examines the basic concepts and distinctions between diversity, inclusion and equity. Organizations that are at the early stages of considering how diversity, inclusion, and equity are integrated into their work or beginning an internal process will especially benefit.

About the Trainers

Trina Jackson has nearly 20 years of community-based experience as an organizer, facilitator, and strategist in the social justice movement. Her background includes activism within communities of color in Boston and working with nonprofits, facilitating community dialogues, and consulting on issues of anti-oppression, civic engagement, economic justice, racial justice, leadership development, collaboration, and movement building.

Trina's approach is to explore the intersections of sociopolitical identity and the lived experience; to work for structural and institutional change; to use reflective, participatory and cultural practices for deeper connections between communities directly impacted by oppression; and to construct new narratives, which advance social transformation and achieve justice for all.

She is currently a Senior Facilitator at TSNE MissionWorks.

Jeremy Phillips M. Ed., is an organizational change consultant who works in partnership with his clients to bring the best of themselves and their work forward to advance their vital social justice missions.

Jeremy has been a facilitator and trainer for mission-driven, social, racial, and economic justice organizations locally, nationally, and internationally for over twenty years. He became an independent consultant in 2004 in order to most effectively engage with and support real impact for his mission-driven clients. Since then, he has guided dozens of organizations and coalitions through complex change processes that have led to innovative, tangible results. Jeremy is the co-founder and co-leader of the Emerging Consultants Training, a program that seeks to support social justice leaders of color to engage in organizational development consulting in social justice and movement building spaces.

Jeremy was a senior instructor in the Master of Education Department at Cambridge College for ten years. He also served on the Global Advisory Board of the Open Society Foundations’ Youth Initiative until 2013, and is currently on the Board of Directors for Voces de Cambio.

Registration fee: 

$130 (Full day, lunch is included)

Type of event: 

Partner Events

Learning area: 

Nonprofit Governance
Racial Equity


TSNE MissionWorks