Inclusive Workplaces Cohort: Achieving Equity Together

Inclusive Workplaces Cohort: Achieving Equity Together

的 application period for the next cohort will open soon. An information session for all interested businesses will be held on Wednesday, January 10 at 11am.  




Please continue to check back for more information and the application to be released shortly.

Thank you for your interest in the Inclusive Workplaces Cohort!  If you have questions about participating in the Inclusive Workplaces Cohort or the application process, please contact Becky Milbrandt at 丽贝卡


的 劳动力 Innovation Board of Ramsey County (WIB) is providing Ramsey County businesses with an Executive 领导 Cohort learning experience. This initiative, in alignment with Ramsey County’s Economic Competitiveness and Inclusion Plan, will support employers in becoming more inclusive workplaces to ensure we are amplifying the diversity of our community as a tool for economic growth. 业务es in Ramsey County will have the opportunity to participate in a peer learning community while advancing equity and inclusion in their organizations.

的 cohort will lead by an experienced facilitator who will create a learning environment that fosters discussion and sharing of ideas, while encouraging accountability through safe and brave spaces for confidentiality. 的 facilitator will guide the participants’ learning journeys using a comprehensive racial equity lens and the levers of systems change.

This program is sponsored by the WIB and led by the WIB’s Equity Committee with assistance from the Partnership and Outreach Committee. 

的re is no cost to participating businesses. 


Eligible employers must: 

  • have a presence in Ramsey County.
  • designate two participants who have decision making power or can facilitate organizational change.
  • commit to attending all nine sessions at 的 Center for Economic Inclusion (June and August sessions will be virtual).
  • complete a final project (Racial Equity Accountability and Action Plan) to demonstrate impact and change within the organization.
  • agree to have their participation in the cohort shared out by Ramsey County and the WIB.

Up to 20 businesses will be selected to participate and influence the advancement of racial equity, diversity and inclusion throughout their organization. Preference will be given to businesses with 10-250 employees (including all locations). 


的 goal of the cohort is to accelerate employers’ ability to advance racial equity, diversity and inclusion within their organizations and to support businesses that aim to leverage and sustain a more inclusive and sustainable workforce that supports better bottom-line results.


A welcome orientation for cohort participants will be held on February 9, 2023. 的 cohort will then meet monthly for 90 minutes over the course of nine months beginning in March through December 2023 except as noted in the full schedule below.

Want to learn more about this cohort opportunity? 请联系 丽贝卡

Cohort Session Dates 2023会议标题
Thursday, February 9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. ——虚拟Cohort Welcome and Orientation
Thursday, March 9, 3:30-5 p.m.Economic Imperative of Racial Equity and Inclusion
Thursday, April 13, 3:30-5 p.m.美国的排斥.S.:过去和现在
Thursday, May 11, 3:30-5 p.m.                                    Racial Equity Approach
Thursday, June 8, 3:30-5 p.m. ——虚拟Racial Equity Dividends Index
Thursday, August 10, 3:30-5 p.m. ——虚拟领导 & Organizational Action and Result
Thursday, September 14, 3:30-5 p.m. 招聘 & 有前途的实践
Thursday, October 12, 3:30-5 p.m. Retention and Advancement & 战略发展
Thursday, November 9,  3:30-5 p.m. 文化 & Accountability and Action
Thursday, December 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.Cohort Recognition Event with the Ramsey County WIB