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Webinar on September 14!

BCLI Webinar on September 14


The Twin Cities Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute presents:
Using Board and Commission Appointments to Advance Racial Equity Webinar


Governmental boards and commissions are instrumental in shaping key policy decisions, as well as designing and providing input on governmental services.

This webinar will feature a unique partnership between the City of Minneapolis and Nexus Community Partners that works to improve racial equity in board and commission membership, which in turn influences major policy decisions toward more equitable outcomes.

The overall goal of the program is to shift local and regional policies, resources and outcomes to incorporate the voices and lived experiences of communities of color.

The webinar will feature Terri Thao of Nexus Community Partners who directs the BCLI program in partnership with David Rubedor of the City of Minneapolis Neighborhood and Community Relations department. Terri and David note that the success of the BCLI to date has been due to its ability to build and strengthen relationships with numerous key partners. Terri believes that cultural shifts of boards and commissions are necessary in order for effective policy change to occur. David says the City of Minneapolis is examining board culture not only to increase the diversity of those serving, but also to ensure the retention of those volunteers.

Please register for The Twin Cities Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute: Using Board and Commission Appointments to Advance Racial Equity
September 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM CDT

You will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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Twin Cities Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute

The Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute of the Twin Cities (BCLI) is a 7-month program that identifies, trains, and supports placement of communities of color and other underrepresented communities in publicly appointed boards and commissions in support of an equity agenda.

Fellows in the program meet face-to-face twice a month October through April. The program also entails online assignments including readings, discussions and webinars. Fellows gain knowledge around five key issue areas of economic development, health, housing, transit and workforce development. In addition, fellows receive technical and political skills required to become a successful commissioner.
 
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