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Learn how to weave the values of equity and inclusion into the fabric of your organization.

This is the first webinar of a three-part series on equity and inclusion.*

This interactive workshop is designed to offer participants a jumping off point for conversations and reflections vis-à-vis diversity, equity, and inclusion.

To do so, it provides participants an overview of key terms and definitions such as: diversity, inclusion, equity, bias, privilege, disparate impact, and disparate treatment.

A second part serves as an introduction to moving towards diversity, equity and inclusion as a central organizational value with particular attention paid to capitalizing on the diversity dividend.  

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn about foundational concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Get clarity around how concepts diversity, equity and inclusion are related and how they are different;
  • Introduce diversity, equity, and inclusion typology and framework (Developing and Defining Diversity Tool). 


  • Geoffrey A. Silvera, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at Auburn University
  • Jonathan M. Fisk, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at Auburn University and core MPA faculty member


Geoffrey A. Silvera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University. His research centers on healthcare administrators, especially chief executive officers, patient care quality, experience, and safety as well as diversity and inclusion. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the Patient Experience Journal (PXJ) and is on the editorial board of Health Care Management Review (HCMR). Recent work has appeared in Public Integrity, Patient Experience Journal, State and Local Government Review, Health Care Management Review, and the International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.

Jonathan M. Fisk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University and core MPA faculty member. His research centers on state and local policymaking and administrative practices. His recent work has been published in journals such as Energy Policy, American Review of Public Administration, State and Local Government Review, Review of Policy Research, and Public Integrity. He is also the faculty advisor to the Auburn ICMA Student Chapter.

*With the dust still settling from the social unrest that marked last summer, it's more important than ever for local governments to pursue organizational policies that center social justice. To that end, ICMA has developed a series of workshops that will provide an comprehensive approach to implementing the principles of equity and inclusion within your organization. Covering everything from basic terminology to the application of racial equity tools, this three-part series will be an invaluable resource for anyone looking to begin (or continue) their journey towards equity and inclusion. This webinar is part of 3-part series: Equity and Inclusion: A Strategic Organizational Approach. Sign up for individual webinars or sign up for all three through this link.

March 31: Establishing Inclusion as a Value

April 28: Kickstarting Inclusion 

May 26: Keep Moving Forward

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