The Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN) is offering a 2-hour online workshop based on my Applied Wisdom for the Nonprofit Sector, on August 24th.
CEN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Redwood City, CA. Founded in 1994, CEN’s vision is a powerful, vibrant and effective nonprofit community. Its mission is to improve the long-term sustainability of nonprofit leaders and organizations by offering programs, consultation, training and community-building networks. Shana Peete has led the group since becoming CEO two years ago.
Over the years I’ve continued to be impressed with CEN’s people and programs. They are a great organization to work with.
CEN embraces what they call the IDEAL principles — a commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Liberation. They note that, historically, diversity efforts in organizations have often fallen drastically short. The work is often limited to “DEI” content, while CEN expands the focus to principles of Access and Liberation. The added element of Access exemplifies a commitment to foster attitudes, behaviors, and procedures that facilitate access, allowing people to maximize their contributions. The second element, Liberation, reflects the gaining of full social or economic opportunities for a particular group.
CEN’s new training shines an IDEAL lens into Applied Wisdom. Participants will explore each of the eight chapters of the booklet, define the principles of IDEAL and their relationship to each chapter, and then tackle case studies with real-life situations in which the eight “Morganisms” can be applied.
This new program is offered without cost. I hope you’ll join. Learn more about the program and register here.