April 29, 2021
WACA Best Practices:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

TODAY, April 29, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET
Open to Council Leaders, Staff, and Board Directors
WACA looks forward to hosting the third Best Practices Session of the year TODAY, April 29, at 3:00 PM ET. We will focus on internal practices for diversity, inclusion, and equity for World Affairs Councils.
This discussion will start with introductory remarks by Derrick Olsen, President of WorldOregon & WACA National Board Member, and include a short conversation on understanding the landscape and language of DEI with Andrea Vanessa Castillo, WorldOregon Program and Administrative Coordinator, and Cinthia Manuel, CEO of Autentica Consulting.

This will be followed by a Councils discussion with Amanda Jolly, Vice President of Programs & Communications at WAC Connecticut, and Kathryn Eissfeldt, President of Peoria Area World Affairs Councils. Joyce Davis, Executive Director & CEO of WAC of Harrisburg, will moderate.

Immediately following this session, we invite you to join us for small group discussions on these best practices. Choose your group - Beginner, Intermediate, and Troubleshooting - when you register. (If you can, hold an extra 30 minutes for extended informal discussion from 4:00 - 4:30 PM ET.)

In advance of the the webinar, please review "Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist, Multicultural Institution" (PDF) and contemplate where your organization lies on that trajectory.

Make sure also to mark your calendars for the next WACA Best Practices Session on Thursday, May 13, at 3:00 PM ET. The topic is "Diversity in Programming and Young Professionals" in response to widespread Council interest in reaching younger, more diverse audiences.
Note: Registration is open to Council Members' staff and board. More than one person may attend.
Big Picture DEI: Understanding the Landscape Today and Language
Session Presenters:
Cinthia Manuel
Autentica Consulting
Andrea Vanessa Castillo
Program and Administrative Coordinator, International Visitor Program, WorldOregon
Councils Discussion with:
Kathryn Eissfeldt
Peoria Area WAC
Amanda Jolly
VP, Programs & Communications
Connecticut WAC
Joyce Davis
Executive Director and CEO
WAC Harrisburg
Note: Registration is open to Council Members' staff and board. More than one person may attend.
Upcoming Best Practice Sessions
You can view all upcoming Best Practices Sessions on our Members Only webpage. You can always visit Member Resources and select "Best Practices Meetings" to see all upcoming sessions as well as recordings of previous Best Practices videos.
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