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Navigating Conversations About Race and Equity in Your Organization

July 13, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT



How can I get people to talk about race when they always want to change the subject in my organization? How can I keep a conversation about race-focused and productive? Join us for a conversation about how organizations are navigating feelings and reactions to the news of the violence and threats of violence toward communities of color, especially those toward the Black community. We’ll discuss available supports to foster healthy conversations about race and equity in organizations.

Target audience:
  • Organizational leaders committed to addressing race and equity in their organization
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Keith H. Green is an accomplished Senior Executive, Thought Leader, Speaker and Facilitator with more than 30 years of success in nonprofits and defense. Leveraging extensive experience in organizational administration and operations as well as direction of training programs and staff in not–for–profit, commercial, and industrial environments, he is a valuable asset for health and wellness companies or programs for Education and children, of various sizes and stages of growth that are seeking expert assistance with project management, creating structure around human capital, staff development, strategic planning, or policy and practice development. His broad areas of expertise include board governance, strategy, strategic planning, business planning, and human resources.

As a veteran Board Member, Keith currently holds seats on the Board of Directors for University Hospital-­Newark, Programs for Parents, Inc, and Boys to Leaders Foundation. He has served as a Member on dozens of community organizations, schools, and nonprofits. He holds a Bachelor of Science – HRM from the Union Institute & University and completed the Executive Leadership Program at UCLA as well as the Advanced Leadership Program with United Way Worldwide.


Rodney Fuller is formerly the President of The Rensselaerville Institute (TRI) and now a Sr, Consultant to the organization. For more than 50 years, TRI has helped improve peoples’ lives by focusing relentlessly on the results that matter to them. Prior to TRI, Rodney, has been the Chief Executive Officer at several other organizations, most notable, was his tenure as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Boys and Girls Club of Newark. One of the largest Boys and Girls Clubs in the Country, an anchor institution in the city of Newark and the city’s largest after school provider.

Rodney has been featured in local and national media. He was selected as an outstanding African American role model and featured in a series of ads that aired on NBC television. He has appeared on Good Morning America, Good Day New York and New York 1. He has been featured in articles published by the NY Times and Daily news newspapers. Rodney is a UnionSquare Award Recipient, a Robert Bowne Foundation Research Fellow.

Rodney has been an adjunct professor, teaching macro practice, administration, community organization and social welfare policy Courses, at Marymount Manhattan College, Lehman College, Hunter College School of Social Work and  Ramapo College New Jersey and the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Rodney has an MSW from Hunter College, Silberman School and is a licensed clinical social worker/Therapist, trained at Ackerman Institute for the Family. Rodney is a Ph-C at Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.Ever pushing himself and others who wish to #pursueyourexellence, Rodney is an InternationalCoaching Federation (ICF), Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach (ACPEC), through the College of Executive Coaching.

Brigid Lang, MPA, CFRE, has worked in nonprofits for more than 25 years, with particular passion for organizational development and fundraising. She is currently Interim Deputy Executive Director at the Human Services Council. Most recently, she served as Interim Chief Development Officer at Oliver Scholars and Executive Director at Grace Institute, a workforce development program. Brigid has done extensive consulting and is presently a consultant and coach providing fundraising, nonprofit management, C-suite coaching, multiracial/multicultural team building and diverse board development & governance. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University and B.A. in English from Vassar College and is a graduate of the Support Center’s Interim Executive Director program.

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