NH Businesses for Social Responsibility readies second Workplace Equity Learning Challenge

Four-week workshop series to focus on creating equitable workplaces

Racial EquityIn the wake of an overwhelming response from  participants, New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility will be holding a second virtual NH Workplace Equity Learning Challenge workshop, a four-week series beginning June 2.

The first challenge, held in January and February, attracted over 700 participants from inside and outside New Hampshire. It focused on encouraging and supporting employers employees to create more equitable workplaces and communities.

The challenge, offered free to participants, includes:

  • A discussion of how racism is manifested at the individual, interpersonal, organization and systemic levels
  • Insights into New Hampshire history and current developments relating to racial equity
  • A review of local resources and individuals working on issues related to race to help participants by supporting, amplifying and complementing the work of the Learning Challenge

The program will also feature weekly discussions among participants to allow them to reflect and consider how they can take action and invest resources in effective ways.

The dialogue will be led by an advisory committee of experts from around New Hampshire with experience in helping organizations address racial equity,

Members include Beth Tener of New Directions Collaborative, Talmira Hill of TL Hill Group, Bill Maddocks of Bill Maddocks Consulting, James McKim of Organizational Ignition, Jermaine Moore of The Mars Hill Group and Tina Sharby of the Diversity Workforce Coalition.

Michelle Veasey, executive director of NHBSR, said the organization is inviting is encouraging teams to register to join the challenge together and support each other in creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace.

Sponsors of the challenge are Hypertherm, Pete & Gerry’s Organics, MegaFood, NH Charitable Foundation, Northeast Delta Dental, Timberland, Kennebunk Savings, NH Business Review, Sunrise Labs and BerryDunn.

To learn more and register, visit nhbsr.org/equity.

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