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Equity Offerings



CNM is committed to evaluating our programs and offerings through the lens of equity. In an effort to expand resources and equity-focused offerings to our members who are also interested in equity, CNM will be hosting a variety of workshops and events in 2020.  Workshops range from introductory content to more advanced content. Please refer to the details of each listing to determine which trainings would be the best fit for your organization.

All events through the end of 2020 have been moved to a virtual space.

This series is generously sponsored by:


With generous support for Crossroads trainings from:


Introduction to Systemic Racism

National experts, Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training, will bring their expertise to Nashville for four offerings of their one-day course, Introduction to Systemic Racism. This virtual training is ideal for organizations that have initiated work in equity and want to dive deeper. Teams are highly encouraged to attend as a group.

Please note that this is the same event, offered at four different times. Participants should only register for one of the listed offerings. 

$100 for CNM members; $200 for nonmembers

Dates & More Information

February 11, 2020

February 12, 2020

August 25-26, 2020: Cohort 1

August 25-26, 2020: Cohort 2

Critical Cultural Competency 

This interactive virtual workshop is designed to help participants create the spaces to be self-reflective about our cultural shaping as individuals and institutions. Participants will understand the power dynamics in society that impact the shaping of individual and organizational behaviors of bias and privilege.

$100 for CNM members; $200 for nonmembers

Dates & More Information

August 27-28, 2020

Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism (2.5-Day Course)

This 2.5-day intensive will focus on how systemic racism shapes institutional identity, commitment, and work, while also providing strategies for teams seeking to dismantle racism within their organization. This workshop is designed for teams that include the organization’s CEO and at least one board member.

Limited scholarship opportunities will be available, and participating organizations will be asked to complete a self-assessment prior to the session.

Please note that this 2.5-day course is offered two different times. Participants should only register for one of the listed dates.

Dates & More Information

April 21-23, 2020