YMCA Equity Innovation Experience Education & Training
The recent public unrest about racial inequalities has increased the need for an awareness and action related to diversity and equality. MPMA will be engaging its members in this conversation by providing two sessions of the YMCA’s Equity Innovation Experience Education & Training.
Even prior to recent events, diversity and inclusion have been a challenge in the manufacturing industry. This training is designed to bring about an awareness that certain ways of thinking, acting, or speaking could have unintentional negative impacts on others. Becoming more inclusive can help manufacturers understand the diversity of the workforce, thereby resulting in improvements in hiring, employee engagement, and retention.
ABOUT THE YMCA EQUITY INNOVATION CENTER
The YMCA’s Equity Innovation Center is a collaborative engine of equity innovation serving the Twin Cities region and beyond. It serves as a national center of excellence that seeks innovative ways to solve intractable problems around inequity, intolerance, and exclusion.
This multi-station experience serves as a catalyst to engage participants on equity, diversity, inclusion, and global realities. U.S. history is reviewed with attention to culture and race. Participants will interact in discussions that bring all the components of the others' sessions into an opportunity for a personal transformation where they will be able to see life from anothers point of view around the topics of culture, history, and race.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
- Please note the a.m. and p.m sessions are duplicate sessions.
- Social distancing guidelines will be addressed in both sessions.
- The event will be divided into two smaller groups. Face masks will not be required, though recommended and worn by staff. Instead of food being provided, a voucher will be provided for a café within the building a choice of food and beverages.
- MPMA and the Equity Innovation Center are closely watching state and federal guidelines to ensure this is a safe and healthy event.
Equity Innovation Center
Douglas Dayton YMCA
651 Nicollet Mall, Ste 300
Minneapolis, MN 55402
A.M. Session 1: 8:00 a.m. - noon
- 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: Registration
- 8:00 a.m. - noon.: AM Presentation
P.M. Session 2: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- 12:45 - 1:00 p.m.: Registration Session 2 - repeat of a.m. session new group
- 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.: PM Presentation
*All Workspace will be cleaned prior to start and between sessions!
Class size is limited to 15 in each session.
- $150 Members Only
- $100 Members Additional Attendee (same organization)
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
- Kerry! Givens is the Vice President of Social Responsibility for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. Givens has over 25 years in executive leadership and building teams that deliver mission-critical results. Before coming to the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities in 2009, he held several leadership positions in the for-profit wellness industry and later as an executive fundraiser in the non-profit sector. Skilled in working with corporate, non-profit, volunteer boards, and advisory committees, he engages well in all levels of diverse and dynamic environments. He attended Denver Technical College and studied sports medicine.
- Dr. Hedy Lemar Walls is the Chief Social Responsibility Officer for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, providing leadership for sustaining and growing programs and strategies that demonstrate significant community impact on critical issues such as education, poverty and employment. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in engaging communities, particularly communities of color, building long-term relationships, and developing collaborations and partnerships with community stakeholders to include for profit and nonprofit organizations. Walls has a B.S. from Southern University, an MBA from the University of Minnesota, a specialist degree from Minnesota State University, and an EdD from St. Mary’s University.
- Scott Peterson is the Senior Director of Equity and Leadership Development for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. Peterson has a holds a Master of Organizational Leadership and has 25 years of executive leadership in urban, suburban, and rural communities representing a broad spectrum of diversity reflected in race, ethnicity, and economics. He has facilitated leadership training for over 25 years covering a variety of topics including diversity and inclusion, managing change, leadership coaching, and communication; and is an Intercultural Development Inventory Assessment Qualified Administrator (QA).
- UyenThi Tran Myhre is the Director of Equity and Leadership Development for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities. She received her master’s in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota and her B.A. in journalism and certificate in women’s studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Myhre has worked in diversity, equity, and inclusion settings for over 15 years, from AmeriCorps literacy and college access programs to serving as Assistant Director at the first campus-based Women’s Center in the country at the U of M.