Connecting Congregations to Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Join us for a 2-session workshop that will focus on bringing current research and best practices on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging into three different aspects of a congregational leader’s role: supervising staff, stewarding congregations, and partnering with community organizations.

These workshops are hosted by Iron Sharpening Iron. Scholarships are available upon request. Email leadership.learning@ptsem.edu.

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By joining this workshop you will:

  •  Understand a framework for allyship that presents applicable actions everyone can take toward being an ally in the workplace or in community partnerships
  •  Learn to address the complex dynamics of power and privilege within the nuanced perspective of the church
  •  Be equipped to recognize and address unconscious biases, understand the impact of their decisions, and develop actionable strategies for leveraging their influence to support fairness and diversity.

How It Works

 When:Aug 8, 12 p.m. ET and Aug 15, 12 p.m. ET

 Duration:1 hour on 8.8 and 2 hours on 8.15

 Format:Virtual Synchronous


Who Should Join

Pastors, Staff, Lay Leaders, Nonprofit Leaders


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Dr. Lauren Martin

Dr. Lauren Martin (she/her/elle) is a PhD graduate from the University of California with 30+ years of experience in creating and delivering education in multiple countries.

Through her experience with Lowe’s, Starbucks, CultureAlly, and other organizations, she has facilitated hundreds of trainings for small and large organizations in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

Price: $299.00