Equity Works

The Equity Works Leadership Institute builds leadership capacity for racial equity across Minnesota’s workforce development sector. This eight-session leadership program is designed to engage individuals who provide training, development, funding, and employment to minimally skilled and credentialed adult workers. 

The Equity Works Leadership Institute aims to: 

  • Identify, investigate, and share workforce development practices that address the equity crisis impacting communities of color and American Indians
  • Customize programs and implementation methods across the sector
  • Examine policy and program guidelines through the lens of equity

The Equity Works Leadership Institute begins with an overnight retreat Thursday, February 23–Friday, February 24, 2017. This will be followed by six day-long sessions on a three-week cycle. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. The leadership institute concludes June 30.

Overnight Retreat: 
February 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and February 24, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Daylong Sessions:
March 17, April 7, April 28, May 19, June 9, June 30

Applications should be submitted no later than Friday, January 6, at 11:59 p.m. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, January 27. Questions may be directed to Isadora Tabue, Equity Works program manager: colli716@umn.edu or 612-624-6388.

Equity Works Network is a peer learning network that builds capacity and cultivates best practices in Minnesota’s workforce development system. We engage workforce development service organizations and individual stakeholders—across sectors—around effective program practices that lead to results. The purpose of Equity Works is to cultivate workforce development practices and systems that lead to outcomes that address the equity crisis impacting communities of color and American Indians in Minnesota. More information here.