Wed, February 03, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Championing Diversity and Equity – Part 1

Participants are REQUIRED TO ATTEND all TRAININGS in the series and complete assignments in between trainings.

Please note the following dates for each module: By registering for this training, you are committing to all three dates.

  • Championing Diversity and Equity  – Part 1 (February 3 , 2021; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Championing Diversity and Equity – Going Deeper – Part 2 (February 17, 2021; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Championing Diversity and Equity – Facilitating Critical Conversations- Part 3 (March 3, 2021; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)


Would you like to learn more about what it means to champion diversity and equity in your OST program and facilitate critical conversations with youth around these topics?

In this training series, participants will define diversity, equity and inclusion and learn the relationship between implicit bias, microaggressions, and stereotypes and how these affect the overall culture of OST programs.

Participants will plan specific strategies to promote acceptance of and respect for diversity and create plans to increase equity in their OST programs for all youth regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation or ability level.


Championing Diversity and Equity–Part 1

Training objectives

Participants will:

Define diversity, equity and inclusion and compare the differences between these concepts

Identify implicit biases in order to increase equity in out-of-school time programs

Explore concepts of sexual orientation and gender expression as it relates to inclusion



Championing Diversity and Equity–Going Deeper-Part 2

Training objectives

Participants will:

Define implicit bias and microaggressions and give examples of these concepts in action

Examine the interrelationship of bias, microaggressions, and stereotypes.

Integrate specific strategies to support diversity, inclusion and equity in your OST program



Championing Diversity and Equity–Facilitating Critical Conversations-Part 3 

Training objectives

Participants will:

Explain how to facilitate discussions with youth about diversity, equity and justice topics

Select and implement strategies that help youth communicate about critical topics

Prepare a plan to create emotional safety and facilitate anti-bias conversations in the OST space


Core Competencies Addressed

Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children and Youth

5.B: Respect and honor cultural and human diversity – Entry Level, Level 1
B1 and B2: Interact in a manner that reflects self respect and respect for others


Primary QIS Scales Addressed

Safe Environment:

I-A: Psychological and emotional safety are promoted