Each participant must complete their own registration.
Registration open: Wednesday, July 8 at 9 am through Monday, August 11 at 5 pm
Please carefully read the registration requirements, below. On the registration, you will be asked to name the other people from your group who are participating. Please have read the cohort description on the Office of Arts & Culture website, so you are aware of what to expect. For questions about this training and registration, please contact Diana Falchuk – email@example.com 206.684.5282
Groups must meet all of the following registration requirements. Those who do not will be screened out.
1. The executive director or person with that level of authority must sign the Organizational Commitment Form. This states that the organization, with support from senior leadership, will develop, implement and track progress on the racial equity plan created through this learning cohort. Download the form at http://www.seattle.gov/arts/aboutus/rsji.asp 3
2. Each group with 10 or more paid, FT staff must send 3 people (or only 2 if you have under 10 FT, paid staff) who are able to participate in the entire cohort, work together for up to 4 hours in-between the first two training sessions and for additional time throughout. These people will need to be able to support each other’s work as agents who create and sustain change within the organization. These people must include:
• At least one organizational decision-maker in a leadership position who is able to authorize implementation of planned changes and hold accountable all levels of the organization. (Executive director strongly recommended; for large organizations, a deputy director or board president is OK.)
• Other participants should be situated in different areas of your organization with access to complementary resources and levers to make/sustain change and/or support historical commitments to racial equity. Participants should not be from the same division or area of the organization (e.g., all from the executive’s office, board or a particular department.)
3. No previous training on race and racism is required.
4. Participants must be able to dedicate time during/after training to develop and/or expand and implement a plan to build racial equity within their group and in their group's work with community.
5. The organization, with backing from organizational leadership as stated in the Organizational Commitment Form, must be able to dedicate staff resources toward implementation of the racial equity plan over time.
The cohort includes these required sessions: Two 4-hour evening sessions on Monday, September 28 from 5 – 9pm and Wednesday, September 30 from 5 – 9pm (arrive by 4:45 pm); a full-day session on Saturday, October 17th from 9 am – 5pm (arrive by 8:45 am); a fourth session on Wednesday, November 18th from 5 – 9 pm (arrive by 4:45); additional sessions, optional and strongly recommended, may be added to maximize learning and support. Locations TBD. There will also be 4 hours of work between the second and third sessions, the bulk of which will be done with the others from your group.