DEI Leadership Institute

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Now more than ever, our community needs strong leadership as we respond to the pandemic, dismantle systemic racism and advocate for a more equitable community for all.

The next six-week session of United Way’s Quad Cities Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (QCDEI) Leadership Institute is now full. To be notified of DEI Leadership Institute updates, email Chief Operating Officer Karrie Abbott or call 563.344.0330.

Starting Jan. 25, this six-week, in-person program will prepare leaders from across the area to be effective stewards for our community's future. You’ll join Dr. LaDrina Wilson, founder of Iman Consulting, as well as a slate of guest speakers and other professionals, volunteers and neighbors committed to advancing equity.

Take part in courageous conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion; principles that can strengthen organizations and neighborhoods; the history of systemic racism; insight on current community challenges and opportunity gaps; and how to turn equity ideas into action.

Participants can expect support in identifying opportunities to enhance DEI efforts through projects, initiatives or programs that may be implemented in a workplace setting or in the community.


Program overview

WINTER SESSION FULL: Includes six weekly 2-hour classes, held in-person at Geifman First Equity, 2172 56th Ave. W, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Winter Session: Tuesdays, Jan. 25 – March 8, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

To ensure quality programming and engagement, participation is limited to 20 people (one person per organization). Ideal candidates have an interest in contributing to a more equitable workplace and are committed to community engagement and leadership. Candidates may apply more than once to future sessions.

Learn about program sessions and more: See QCDEI Leadership Institute Flyer.

Cost and More Information

Cost is $250 per session, limited to 20 participants. Winter Session starts Jan. 25 through March 8, 2022. Scholarships are available.

Email Chief Operating Officer Karrie Abbott or call 563.344.0330.