VLCT and the National League of Cities are offering free online-virtual diversity, equity and inclusion training to VLCT members. The three-part training provides members with the basics of NLC’s Race, Equity, and Leadership (R.E.A.L.) training program aimed at eliminating racial disparities, healing racial divisions and building more equitable communities. Online trainings are scheduled for June 21, June 28, and July 14. Members who participate should plan to attend all three trainings.
This webinar focuses on providing an introduction on how to organize and operationalize for racial equity. It reviews the topical issues identified in the REAL 100 webinar. Attendees will learn racial equity tools and concepts that can be applied to determine an approach for advancing racial equity in their city – including learning the basic principles of how to develop a racial equity plan.
Note that the two introductory trainings will be permanently archived via video, so any member may take them at their convenience. The third town hall event will not be available, but that shouldn’t deter anyone from taking the first two trainings.