**Apologies for cross posting**

Our new online training series is intended to help staff at small- to medium-size organizations who have been tasked with planning a DEIA program or initiative. Organizational Planning for DEIA: A 100 Level Course is an eight-week course, with weekly classes at 11.30am-1.00pm ET (Canada/US) from September 17 to November 5. Our goal is to help you organize your thinking by addressing questions such as: What needs to be considered? What will help lower the barriers to inclusion? Who needs to be involved? How will you measure progress? And more …

Course moderator Dr. Antonia Olivas is the Engagement and Inclusion Librarian at California State University - San Marcos (the traditional territory and homelands of the Luiseño/Payómkawichum people). She will be joined by guest lecturers including Dr. Kawanna Bright, East Carolina University; Nikhat Ghouse, American University; Twanna Hodge, University of Florida; Lauren Magnuson, California State University - San Marcos; and Mark Puente, Purdue University Libraries.

The course will cover:

  • Aspirations and Assessment (September 17)

  • Navigating Initial Sensitivities and Hesitations (September 24)

  • Vocabulary and Its Use (October 1)

  • Identifying Organizational Areas of Inequity (October 8)

  • Gathering the Data (October 15)

  • Analysis or What The Data Demands (October 22)

  • Communicating Organizational Commitment (October 29)

  • Implementing Change (November 5)

Registration numbers will be limited to ensure the best possible experience for participants, so we strongly encourage you to sign up now — and also benefit from the early bird discount, good through September 10! 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks and best wishes

The NISO Team


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