Racial Equity and Organizational Change


Whether you are involved in your agency’s diversity efforts, or a longtime leader looking to deepen your commitment to advance racial equity, this seminar will equip you with the tools needed to bring about important change within your agency.

Through three half-day sessions, you will learn strategies for creating a culture of racial equity. This will include a broader lens discussion of applied frameworks and how to create change on the organizational level, and also a reflective lens for participants to examine their own personal biases, beliefs and assumptions about race. Attendees will connect with fellow human service leaders equally committed to this effort throughout the seminar. Together you will share and collaborate on key concerns and best practices that broaden your awareness and understanding of critical racial justice and equity issues affecting our sector. We welcome a wide range of agency leaders who are at any step in this journey, we only ask that you are committed to doing the work and open to learning.

This 3-day workshop series will take place on Thursdays, February 3rd , 10th, and 17th from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Please note that all registrants are expected to attend the series in-full and will receive a certificate of completion. 

Series Snapshot:

  • Day I: Participants will look inward to examine where you are on your own path to a strong commitment to racial equity. You will connect how your role can contribute to creating and maintaining a culture of racial equity within the workplace.
  • Day II: Participants will apply the new perspectives and insights gained in Day I to begin identifying the barriers and strengths your workplace has as it relates to racial equity and inclusion.
  • Day III: After creating an Agency Action Plan in Day II, The group will come together to share their strategies for enacting change and receive feedback from your peers and facilitators.

Register Today!

Presented by:

  • Barbara Holland, Chief Diversity Officer, Advocates
  • Comma Williams, Founder, Comma Williams Enterprises

This program has been approved  for 9 Social Work Continuing Education hours for licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D 90892

The Providers’ Council is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is valid for 9 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.



Price: $140 members, $200 non-members

Cancellation Policy: Reimbursement only for cancellations received at least 5 business days before the event.

Confirmation Policy: We only send confirmations via email. Call 508.598.9700 if you do not receive a confirmation email.

Contact Information

Mesa Merritt – Education & Academic Partnerships Associate

mmerritt@providers.org | 508-598-9700