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This series of trainings provides a comprehensive overview of how to begin and implement an equity initiative within your organization.

Organizations beginning such a process are encouraged to send at least four representatives who can return and spearhead efforts internally. Each module is comprised of three separate trainings totaling 9 hours of training. All three modules combined total 27 hours of training. Individuals can attend all three modules or attend the module that best meets their organizational needs.

Consultant Team

Tiffany McDowell

Director, Equity Institute

Tiffany brings years of expertise in using an equity lens to inform policy and advocacy. A trained psychologist, she is co-founder of the Chicagoland Equity Network and former director of the Institute on Social Exclusion at Adler University.

Eileen Hogan Heineman

Director, Racial Justice Programs

Eileen has been a racial equity facilitator and trainer for 20 years. In nine years at YWCA, she has developed workshops and institutional training modules, and consulted with education, community and faith-based organizations, and civic groups.

Carol Jungman, MSOD

Organization Development Consultant

Carol has been a consultant and trainer for 15 years, specializing in team development, relational leadership, strategic planning, and multicultural and diversity awareness.

Corrie Wallace

Independent Consultant

Corrie brings decades of school and community equity, diversity and inclusion programming to her work. Corrie introduced SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) to Niles Township in 2014 has been consulting with Evanston/Skokie D65 since 2016.

Wendy Yanow

Adult Educator

Wendy Yanow is an adult educator with more than 25 years’ experience. She works with adult university students, trains faculty educators and serves as a popular education teacher with bi-lingual adult students pursuing a high school diploma.