Assessing and Advancing Belonging: Overcoming Roadblocks to Inclusion

This interactive workshop provides a framework for honestly evaluating your organization's or community's stage of inclusion.

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Event Details

September 26, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (Mountain Time)
12:00 PM to 01:30 PM (Central Time)
01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (Eastern Time)


FREE for members
FREE for nonmembers

Learning Credit Cost: FREE


Closed Captioning is available for this webinar.
Learning Credits
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Webinar Outline

Moving from diversity rhetoric to authentic belonging is challenging. This interactive workshop provides a framework for honestly evaluating your organization's or community's stage of inclusion. Through facilitated discussion and reflection, participants will identify systemic and cultural barriers hindering progress and gain tailored strategies to dismantle those blockers. Leave with a roadmap of tangible next steps to advance equity, amplify marginalized voices, and foster an empowering culture where all can thrive.

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the current stage of belonging using metrics on trust, psychological safety, retention, and engagement.
  • Identify root causes and systemic barriers creating stagnation. Discuss challenges openly through story-sharing and perspectives-taking.
  • Develop a targeted action plan with tools to increase accountability, equity, and cultural transformation relevant to your organizational context.


This webinar qualifies as a Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) course (via LA CES).


Webinar Partners


Rachel Hailey (She/They), Founder and Transformationalist, DEI Outdoors
North Adams, Massachusetts

Rachel is the Owner/Transformationalist at DEI Outdoors, a national firm that deals directly with the outdoor industry to foster DEI in organizations. Her main objective is transforming the outdoor industry into a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible space. Rachel is committed to creating an industry where anyone can experience, thrive, and lead the out of doors no matter their circumstances, and has a focus on underserved and underrepresented communities. She has served and inspired over 100 organizations in the creation of actionable systems aligned with creating diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor spaces. She is a frequent writer for industry publications like Adventure Park Insider and Ski Area Magazine and has given talks on DEI & Social Justice on international platforms. Outside of her endeavor to bridge the gap between racial and ethnic diversity in the outdoors and social justice, Rachel can be found hunting magical creatures in the woods with her daughter in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, where she is based.


Closed Captioning

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Learning Credits and CEUs

American Trails is proud to be a certified provider of the following learning credits and continuing education opportunities:

  • American Institute of Certified Planners Continuing Maintenance (AICP CM)
  • Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES PDH) (most HSW approved)
  • National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) CEU equivalency petition
  • CEU/PDH equivalency petition for other accepting organizations

Learning credits are free for attendees for American Trails webinars and the International Trails Symposium, as well as for other conferences, webinars, and workshops we offer credits for. Learn more here.


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