Workplace Diversity Series: Diversity 3.0

Date: May 9, 2017
Time: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Conference Room
2314 University Ave. W., Suite 20, St. Paul

Fee: $50 for MCN members / $75 for nonmembers Register Now!

Context is everything; we need a new way of being. In this session we will redefine diversity and cultural competence. We will explore why context is paramount in understanding cultural responses to joy and trauma. And we will discuss why it is important for us to look at simple return on investment measures of our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.


  • Learn definitions and guiding assumptions about diversity and cultural competence.
  • Increase awareness and understanding of individual, institutional and societal cultural responses to an array of expressions ranging from joy to trauma.
  • Understand how to measure the return on investment of individual or organizational efforts related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Principles & Practices

In addition to the information listed above, this event will address the following practices:

  • HR 18: Nonprofits should strive toward creating a workplace that welcomes and supports employees who reflect the diversity of their community.
  • LEAD 12: Nonprofit leaders should create and sustain an organizational culture that best advances the nonprofit’s mission and goals.
  • LEAD 17: Nonprofit leaders should encourage their organization’s staff and board to seek out, recognize and leverage the shared and different values of diverse cultures.

About the Series

The Workplace Diversity Series is offered quarterly by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits in conjunction with Andre Koen of AM Horizons Training Group. Join these workshops to come together with a small group of nonprofit leaders to explore issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. Register for one session at the regular rate and attend subsequent sessions in this series for $20 off. (You’ll receive a promo code in the confirmation email after completing registration for one session.)

Event Details

Calendar: Add this event to your calendar on Outlook or Google.

Food: Coffee and tea will be provided.

Refreshments: Driving directions and transit options are available on MCN's website.

About the Presenter

Andre KoenAndre Koen of AM Horizons Training Group is an energetic presenter, a powerful communicator and a dynamic teacher. He provides face-to-face and online courses on diversity education including leadership development, empowerment training, cross-cultural competence, sensitivity training, anti-racism training and team building. Andre helps government and educational organizations manage and train staff, employees, and clients on diversity issues without blame, fault or guilt. His organization understands that people are doing the best they can with what they have, yet encourages them to examine themselves, explore other cultures and become allies for others. He motivates individuals to create something collaboratively. His courses teach individuals to dissect, analyze and make meaning of the issues that challenge us in a fair, balanced way that people can hear and understand.

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