Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Training

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Training

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Training
Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 to Thursday, March 23, 2017
Location: CommonHealth ACTION, 1301 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036
Registration Start Date: Thursday, January 26, 2017
Cutoff Date: Friday, March 17, 2017 or until the training is full
Spaces for this training are extremely limited – we encourage you to register early! All participate registration fees includes training materials, certificate of completion, and lunch for the day.
Individual Registration: $599.00
Group Registration*: $569.00 per Person
*Groups must consist of 3 - 5 individuals from the same organization or established partnership.
Thank you for your interest in the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Training. Registration is now closed, but we will provide dates for future trainings in the coming weeks. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please send your contact information to trainings@commonhealthaction.org.


Join us for a two-day training on March 22 - 23, 2017 at CommonHealth ACTION's conference center in Washington, DC. This training will develop your knowledge and skills to apply equity, diversity, and inclusion, professionally and personally. Participants in the training will leave prepared to decide and act more equitably through policies, programs, and practices.

This interactive and dynamic training is designed for professionals from all disciplines, sectors, and career stages. Whether you are new to equity, diversity, and inclusion or already addressing equity in your work, this training will give you knowledge, skills, and tools to make a greater impact.

Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and abilities in CommonHealth ACTION's Equity Competencies©:
  • Common Language: Awareness and understanding of EDI words, phrases, and concepts. Ability to exchange knowledge and information based on shared meaning (in ways that are easily understood) to support collaboration and communication.
  • Historical Context: Knowledge, awareness, and understanding of U.S. history; the evolving policy environment; past and current legal and social constructs for the privilege and oppression of certain populations; and their impacts on current societal conditions.
  • Privilege and Oppression: Knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the impacts of privilege and oppression at personal, community, and systemic levels. Including a specific focus on race and racism; how they have changed over time; how they impact our actions and outcomes; and an exploration of implicit bias.
  • Equity Lens: Ability to analyze the unfair benefits and/or burdens within a society or population by understanding the social, political, and environmental contexts of policies, programs, and practices.
  • Policy: Knowledge and understanding of EDI in policymaking, analysis, and implementation with a focus on equity impact.
  • Commitment to Ongoing Learning: Expansion of knowledge, skills, and understanding through engagement in a culture of inquiry and continuous learning.

Continuing Education
This training will provide up to twelve (12) hours of instruction that may be applied towards continuing education units (CEUs). You must complete the full two days to receive a certificate of completion.

"I had the privilege to meet smart, passionate people. Our conversations were open and raw and we connected through our stories. I am so grateful to have spent the past two days with these folks. Thanks for creating the shared experience and space to speak about subjects that are often never broached on an organizational level."

- Rachel Wooden, Education Specialist, Kaiser Permanente
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