Colaborativo de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Program with Greater Mankato Growth
New session coming up

October 2023 - April 2024

$749 per participant (GMG member)
$849 per participant (non-member)

The Greater Mankato Growth Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Collaborative supports area leaders in developing the skills, mindsets, and networks needed to drive inclusive change for greater equity within their organizations.

A limited number of partial small business or nonprofit scholarships are available.

If you or your business are interested in sponsoring the DEI Collaborative, please reach out to Shannon Gullickson o learn more here.

Recursos clave y apoyo

Facilitators will provide local and statewide resources and support as participants dive deeper to understand how they show up as leaders and begin driving DEI in their organizations.

This program will focus on a small cohort of no more than 30 participants, ensuring the opportunity for collaborative networking. We encourage multiple participants per business and recommend one of them is a decision-maker within the organization.

Copresidentes: Dr. Cuong Huynh y Ceceli Polzin | 2023 Greater Mankato Growth Voluntarios del año
La Colaborativa DEI:
  • Is a seven-month program designed to help employers create and maintain an environment that welcomes and celebrates diversity within their workplace.
  • Cree que el desarrollo de la empatía y la comprensión interculturales es vital para las necesidades futuras de la fuerza laboral de Greater Mankato.
  • Offers a unique opportunity for participants to work across business and nonprofit sectors in our region to develop best practices together.


A limited number of partial small business or nonprofit scholarships are available.

For more information, please reach out to Shannon Gullickson. To register, complete the DEI Collaborative Participant Commitment Statement Form (abajo) y regrese a la dirección de correo electrónico en el formulario.

Información de la sesión colaborativa de DEI

During the first session, participants will commit to a set of norms that will guide them through the DEI Collaborative experience. They will define their DEI purpose, vision, values, and leadership commitment, and receive an overview of the developmental model of intercultural sensitivity, as well as the DEI Collaborative’s group IDI profile.

Participants take the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and begin individual, 30-minute debriefs with Tobias Spanier, a certified IDI facilitator.

Los participantes definirán la humildad cultural y la agilidad cultural, y darán ejemplos de estos conceptos en acción. También explorarán la importancia de estos conceptos en la creación de lugares de trabajo equitativos e inclusivos.

John Harper, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) for South Central College will lead cohort members through activities which will help them understand unconscious bias and how history and culture have affected the way we see others.

Leaders from local organizations that are champions of change and acceptance will share about their work and how Greater Mankato businesses and organizations can partner with them to create a more accepting workplace.

This session will provide information, lively discussion, and activities for cohort members who wish to help create an inclusivity plan for their employers. Many local organizations offer resources for employers who wish to gain a better understanding of the ways they can accommodate and embrace different cultures in the workplace.

Presenters from area organizations that have created a framework for an inclusive workplace will share their processes, as well as success and challenges they have experienced along the way.

Presenters from area organizations that have created a framework for an inclusive workplace will share their processes, as well as success and challenges they have experienced along the way.

Each monthly session will take place from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

Patrocinadores Presentadores
Dan & Angie Bastain - Presenting Sponsors of the DEI Program 2022-2023
Patrocinador de becas para pequeñas empresas
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Patrocinadores de apoyo
Patrocinador de instalaciones y hospitalidad
Patrocinador de producción de video
Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto:
Shannon Gullickson
Directora de Programas de Liderazgo

Teléfono: 507-381-2068
Correo electrónico: 
[email protected]

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