Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Trainings

2024 Racial Equity Institute Workshops

NAM continues to partner with the Racial Equity Institute (REI) to provide training opportunities.

In addition to Racial Equity trainings, check the training calendar for other sessions with DEI topics

Upcoming DEI Trainings

REI's approach: The process is designed to help leaders and organizations who want to proactively understand and address racism, both in their organization and in the community where the organization is working. Our experience is that the goals of understanding and addressing racism can rarely be achieved in a three-hour or one-day workshop. Racism is a fierce, ever-present, challenging force, one which has structured the thinking, behavior, and actions of individuals and institutions since the beginning of U.S. history. To understand racism and effectively begin dismantling it requires an equally fierce, consistent, and committed effort.

Continue scrolling to see all upcoming dates for Phase 1, Groundwater, Workshop Debrief, & Latinx Challenges Sessions

Phase 1 Workshop Schedule - 2024 

REI’s two-day Phase 1 training is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism.

Phase 1 - In Person

September 26 & 27 Registration

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Phase 1 - Virtual

August 12 & 13 Registration

December 5 & 6 Registration

Groundwater Basics Workshop  Schedule - 2024

REI organizers will use stories and data to present a perspective that racism is fundamentally structural in nature. By examining characteristics of modern-day racial inequity, the presentation introduces participants to an analysis that most find immediately helpful and relevant. The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help practitioners at all levels internalize the reality that we live in a racially structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity.

June 21st Registration

Workshop Debrief Session Schedule - 2024

Debriefing sessions are for people who have experienced Phase 1 training. Participants will review the concepts taught in Phase I and study them and their connection to each other more deeply. The lessons of each piece will be explored in relationship to REI’s analysis of structural racism.

July 15th Registration

Latinx Challenges Workshop  Schedule - 2024

Latino Challenges is a two-day workshop for people who live in or work with Latino communities and are interested in ending racial disparities in our institutions and working together for social justice.

October 10 & 11 Registration

Alumni Information

Individuals who have completed Phase 1 workshops may have the opportunity to attend future Phase 1 sessions as an alumni. Alumni session are complimentary, but have participation restrictions. Please email Abby for more details if you are interested in attending a session as an alum prior to registering.

Waitlist Information

REI Sessions are quick to hit capacity. Please register early if you are interested in attending. If session dates are full, please add you name to our waitlist and you will be contacted if spots become available or new session dates are added.

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