Everybody’s Business: Strengthening Engagement, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in Great Lakes ENGOs is an ambitious, bi-national collaboration that will help leading environmental organizations better reflect the communities they serve and move them from good intentions to real change.

The initiative will have two tracks:

  • A bi-national DEI Learning Network, three multiday diversity trainings in 2017 and 2018 for board/staff organizational teams; and,
  • A project each organization undertakes that involves establishing and developing a serious working relationship with an NGO or community that reflects the full diversity of the audience that ENGOs need to embrace.

Everybody’s Business is a collaboration with the DC-based Institute for Conservation Leadership. The training sessions will be led by Shakil Chouhury of Anima Leadership and/or Heather Berthoud of Berthoud Consulting, an ICL Associate.

The first cohort will be comprised of approximately ten Great Lakes ENGOs including five Canadian participants: Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Bay Area Restoration Council, Environmental Defence, Freshwater Future and EcoSuperior.