The Center for Diversity and the Environment announces retreat opportunity
Please join us for our…
Exploring Power, Privilege, and
Tools for Change Retreat
May 2-4, 2012
Loveland, CO (near Denver)
by April 1- $950 per person
(after April 1- $1200 per person)
Many scholarships still available
Sign up now! We only have a limited number of spots.
Registration includes meals, lodging, retreat sessions and
a follow-up session via teleconference on June 6th
Retreat location: Sunrise Ranch
100 Sunrise Ranch Road | Loveland, Colorado 80538
$950 per person
Watch this short video to learn more about our groundbreaking work.
What is the Exploring Power, Privilege, and Tools for Change Retreat?
It is a two-day retreat that includes diversity training and provides tools to develop action-based solutions at the movement-wide, organizational, and individual levels. Participants explore their individual lenses and filters and the role of power and privilege in the environmental movement. The retreat provides tools to diversify organizations, including utilizing multi-cultural organizational development models and the Center for Diversity & the Environment's Equity Audit. Participants leave with an action plan, resources and tools to diversify their workplace and leadership skills to create change in their spheres of influence.
What are past retreat participants saying?
“The [retreat gave me the] opportunity to establish deeper commitment - which is a HUGE thing that I take even more seriously now. I was able to see what my participation means to the movement - that I can make a difference - and that [diversity] cannot be a back-burner project for me, for my program, my staff or my workplace.”
“Critical in the relevance of the work I am doing. It has provided the final bits of context for the job I have to do. It is the connection to something larger than yourself, your organization, or your local community.”
“[The retreat] made me look into self and analyze 'where' and 'who' I was, [it] gave me an opportunity to voice my thoughts knowing that it was always confidential and that others were genuinely concerned”
The Center for Diversity & the Environment racially and ethnically diversifies the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, diversifying institutions, and building community. We envision a healthy, flourishing planet and society that sustainably and equitably meets the needs of all its citizens through an environmental movement that is diverse, inclusive, successful, vibrant, and relevant, taking into account the needs, perspectives, and voices of all. By serving as an advocate, strategist, convener, connector, and educator for diversifying the environmental movement, the Center for Diversity & the Environment is building a movement of leaders and institutions representing a broad cross-section of environmental issues that are dedicated to a more inclusive and unified movement.
CDE's Other Services & Programs
Equity Engagement & Strategy Session
Environment 2042 Leadership Program
2042 Today: Young Professionals Re-imagining Conservation
Environmental Professionals of Color (a national network for people of color)
Progress will only occur if each one of us connects our commitment and internal values of equity and diversity into meaningful action. When that happens who knows what heights the environmental movement will achieve. Now that's exciting to think about.