Building Foundations: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CAEE is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for environmental educators in Colorado! This fall, the Center for Diversity and Environment will be in Denver to provide a 2 ½-day course - Building the Foundation: Exploring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This course will be the launching pad for a new learning community around equity and inclusion in Colorado. Typically, the course costs $475 per person but thanks to the generous support of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) and funding from EPA’s ee360 grant, CAEE is able to offer the course at a reduced rate of $75.

Who: Individuals representing different dimensions of diversity who are interested in deepening their understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Due to the structure of the course, participation is limited to 20 individuals.

When: November 27 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), November 28 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.), November 29 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Where: Goodhue Farmhouse, 2005 S. 112 St, Broomfield

Cost: $75 to cover lunches, snacks, refreshments, and materials (CAEE is willing to work with those for whom this would be a financial burden. Please do not let the cost deter you from applying if you are interested.)


Course Description:

For those who are embarking upon inclusion work, this 2½-day course is the first step of a dynamic and rewarding journey. Diversity, equity, and inclusion work is not swift; it is an iterative process of awareness building, information gathering, analysis, vision development, planning, and action. There is no magic shortcut. We start by creating a safe space and a forum for deep learning, honest exploration and open dialogue. From here, we begin to develop an understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion in our lives, our relationships and our work, and explore the many dimensions of diversity in our personal and professional interactions. This includes:

  • Building self-awareness;
  • Developing a common language to describe the fundamental principles of diversity, inclusion, racism, and equity; recognizing the behaviors of racism and of inclusion;
  • Evaluating and acknowledging problem areas (barriers to inclusion); understanding the case for action;
  • Evaluating the impact of equity, inclusion, and diversity in our work settings and our communities;
  • Developing a willingness to stretch and change; and
  • Committing to a process that is, by nature, dynamic.

How to Register:

Due to course capacity limitations, we are asking interested individuals to complete a short application. Applications are due October 26, 2018. Applications will be reviewed and individuals notified by early November. Access the application here.

CAEE works to ensure everyone in Colorado has an opportunity to learn about the environment where they live. We value inclusiveness and welcome everyone to the field of environmental education.

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