With a diversity of experience, expertise, and perspectives, a nonprofit is in a stronger position to plan for the future, manage risk, make prudent decisions, and take full advantage of opportunities.
A diverse and inclusive workplace has increased creativity – a variety of different people from various backgrounds working together will get you better solutions to problems. Diversity encourages personal growth – employees are encouraged to learn new ideas, perspective and connect intellectually and personally to different people. And, employees thing more independently. If you have similar people at an organization, its harder to solve complex problems.
But diversity doesn’t work without inclusion strategies and practices. Just recruiting and hiring wont allow you to truly take advantage of the power of a diverse workplace.
Join us for this workshop to learn:
- How to build a culture that respects diversity
- Understand the rules and regulations
- Identify and reduce institutional bias
- Implement an equity and inclusion program
About the presenter:
Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant
Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she works primarily with initiatives surrounding diversity, inclusion and equity, communication and board governance. At Nonprofit Network, Katena has established the L.E.A.D (Leadership Exploration Achieving Diversity) leadership program with the goal of training diverse leaders to provide meaningful representation in service to the community. Additionally, Katena has developed a diversity, inclusion and equity toolkit and curriculum to be utilized across the State.
Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Katena was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color, at Jackson College. While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. Katena serves on the board of daVinci Institute and is a board committee member at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, is a PhD candidate in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University and is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.
Regina Funkhouser, Executive Director
Regina has been the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. With twenty-five years working in the nonprofit sector, she has a full range of experience in fundraising, marketing, governance, management and grant writing. She has led Nonprofit Network from being a county-specific nonprofit management support organization to an international resource specializing in capacity building, professional development and governance and organizational management.
Previously, she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, which specialized in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio. Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio.
Nonprofit Network Member - $35.00
Additional registrants from the same member organization - $25.00Future Nonprofit Network Member - $50.00