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.

Registration has closed for United Way’s first Quad Cities Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (QCDEI) Leadership Institute, which helps prepare leaders from across the area to be effective stewards for our community's future. This program is facilitated by Dr. LaDrina Wilson, founder of Iman Consulting, featuring a slate of guest speakers.

This six-week, virtual program will include 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 take this information and turn it 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

Includes six weekly 1½-hour classes, held virtually via Zoom.

Fall Session: Tuesdays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (FULL)

To ensure quality programming and engagement, participation is limited to 30 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.

Cost and More Information

Cost is $150 per session, limited to 30 participants. Fall Session starts Sept. 7 through Oct. 19, 2021. Scholarships are available.

Email Chief Operating Officer Karrie Abbott or call 563.344.0330.