The format is a live two-day in-person session followed by five monthly virtual one-hour sessions and another two-day in-person sessions. It is encouraged to have members from several nonprofit organizations attend in each cohort to encourage cross-organization learning.
Ivy Child will provide training materials, resources, curriculum, activities, and an action plan/ plan work for the participants. It typically involves 6 months of intensive training for participants, giving them room to ask questions while taking this DEI work journey together. The format is a live two-day in-person session followed by five monthly virtual one-hour sessions and another two-day in-person session. It is encouraged to have members from several nonprofit organizations attend in each cohort to encourage cross-organization learning.
It includes guiding organizations to build skills development on communication, well-being, identifying and addressing bias, understanding systemic racism and approaches to implementing change from a personal and organizational perspective.
Learning methods include lectures, group discussions, guided contemplative practices, case study examples, and best practice sharing amongst participants.
The curriculum has been developed by experts in social equity, contemplative practice, well-being, and organizational effectiveness with Ivy Child International as the primary organization.
Southern New Mexico
An example of this program is the partnership between the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico, Ivy Child International, the Aprendamos Intervention Team, the Covarrubias Family Foundation Fund, and the EWS Collective. The Southern New Mexico program is a 5-year program, with new nonprofits selected for the program each year to enter as a cohort for the ASEI program.
The ASEI program is designed to directly support nonprofits participating in the program, as well as serve as inspiration for other area human service organizations to build collaborative power to ground equitable well-being efforts in the region.