A series of four e-courses on advancing equity is now available on demand from the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. This series of courses, originally held last summer, teaches participants the fundamentals of equity from concept to practice. Access the courses for free on demand until Aug. 31.

Each e-course features multiple modules with instructional videos, additional videos and articles, and questions for further discussion. Explore these e-courses on your own, or complete them as groups of staff or board members within your own organization.

Download the E-Courses

An Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The overarching goal of this course is to increase understanding, engagement, and practice of advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand diversity, equity, and inclusion, with an emphasis on the analysis of equity
  • Examine social barriers and inroads to achieving equity
  • Create a plan for advancing an element of equity in an organization

Education and Equity
This e-course serves as a framework for understanding and disrupting racial inequities in the education system and other youth-serving spaces. Through the lens of critical race theory, reflect on the societal, institutional, and individual racism that underlie these inequities. This course provides information about cultural and curricular interventions, as well as personal commitments, that can contribute to more equitable experiences for youth of color and their families in education spaces.

Building the Right way to Supplier Diversity
This e-course helps leaders establish the support and commitment needed to make supplier diversity initiatives successful. It covers:

  • The historical and contemporary relevance of supplier diversity and the importance of building and maintaining substantive supplier diversity programs
  • The compelling case study of an authentic, intentional, and measurable supplier diversity strategy at UCAN
  • The bottom-line best practices and business benefits of effective supplier diversity programs

Historical Trauma and Equity
The first part of this e-course explores SaintA’s equity journey, which included the creation of a diversity committee, exploration of trauma-informed care, and the development of an equity council. The second part of the e-course, teaches students how to identify where their organizations sit within the four stages of organizational development.

Make sure to download these free on-demand e-courses while they are still available, and stay tuned for new live e-courses on advancing equity, which will be held later this year.

Gain access to a community of peers working to advance equity in their own communities and organizations by joining the Alliance Peer Exchange group. Members of the group can ask questions, share ideas, and get feedback from others in the Alliance network.