Helping Your Board Understand Bias and Privilege

June 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Session Type: Lab

Your board or commission minds the mission and drives formal and informal policy for your organization, which means that their biases and privileges can crop up in all sorts of ways when you're trying to pursue equity. In this workshop, learn how to begin and continue supporting your board/commission in becoming allies and not just allowing but encouraging a "policy reset" that prioritizes equity and a new way of working.
Learning Objectives:
  • Hear the demographics and surface the power dynamics associated with the majority of today's arts boards/commissions.
  • Gain tools and worksheets for helping your board or commission members become more aware of power, bias, and privilege, and how that plays into policymaking.
  • Map out a series of next steps that you can use when you get back home to support a transforming in how your board/commission thinks and acts.