Sports Equity Collaborative
Are you a sports professional doing DEI work whose ready to build your capacity, increase your knowledge, and hone your skills?
This is precisely the program for you.
DEI work is hard–and you know that from experience. Plus, a lot of conversations and training around DEI don’t take into account the unique context of doing DEI work within a sports environment.
You care deeply about this work and feel a lot of pressure to succeed because you want everyone in your organization to thrive. But sometimes (or most of the time) you feel stressed and underprepared for certain parts of your job.
While you have the skills and knowledge to do a great job in some areas, you don’t know how to create some of the tangible results everyone is asking for.
You know you need to learn more, but just haven’t had the time to do that with everything else on your plate.
That's why we created the Sports Equity Collaborative.
I want you to have the skills and knowledge you need to be the kind of professional and changemaker in sports you want to be.
I want you to know the steps to take to help your organization transform and live up to its ideals on diversity, inclusion, social, justice, belonging, and anti-racism.
As someone with college playing and coaching experience as well as working in the DEI space, I know what it takes to succeed with the key stakeholders because I’ve done the work, made mistakes, overcome the obstacles, and gotten some amazing wins.
Helping you gain those skills and that knowledge is what the Sports Equity Collaborative program is all about. And when you join this program, you’ll get to learn with a community of people both within your cohort and within the program as a whole who understand that doing this work within sports is nuanced, complex, and layered in ways that people outside of sports don’t always understand.
There’s so much value in learning and growing in a dynamic learning group like this where folks can be together in an open, honest, and brave space (where everyone has signed confidentiality agreements, too!).
You won’t be doing this work alone. Finally!
Ready to learn more? Excellent!
Here are all the details about the program...
Program dates: The Collaborative is a 12-week program. The Spring 2023 cohort will run from Sunday, February 19 through Sunday, May 14, 2023.
Six program modules with video lessons, worksheets, resources, and more. Topics include:
DEI Strategic Planning
with Jennifer Hunter
with Danielle Johnson-Webb
Zoom calls every other Sunday at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. We’ll discuss the modules in relation to your organization, and you’ll have the opportunity to be on the Help Seat and discuss your current challenges, figure out some solutions, and gain insight to advance your leadership and growth.
Sports Equity Collaborative Slack where you can share, ask questions, and check-in with me, my team, and your cohort members.
In the Sports Equity Collaborative, you’ll learn how to evaluate your people, processes, and strategies–and you’ll gain valuable insights into the systemic or cultural barriers that impede your department’s ability to attract, recruit, and retain diverse talent and create a culture of inclusion and belonging.
You’ll be able to implement what you’re learning right away.
Whether it’s how to create an effective feedback survey or a new approach to working with athletes that may have experienced trauma or how to start preparing now for an inevitable crisis, this program will help you feel more confident and competent within the first few weeks.
And we’ll be here to support you as you continue to implement throughout our time together.
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s the deal. If you want to see the change in culture in your department, if you want to be effective in your role, you need to have the skills and support needed to succeed.
You need to be able to identify the obstacles that are keeping your organization from cultivating a welcoming, inclusive culture where folks feel like they belong and can be their authentic selves so that you can recruit and retain coaches, staff, and athletes.
This program will give you the foundation, necessary skills and knowledge to start making the culture a reality — and support you along the way.