33rd Annual Conference

March 8-12, 2021


Mission-Critical: Inclusion, Innovation and Transformation at Amnesty International USA

75-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S2-G
When: March 9, 2021
Level: Intermediate
Track: Non Profit
Presenters: Minjon Tholen, Amnesty International USA  |  Suhayl Santana, Amnesty International USA
Prerequisite: Experience with leading DEI and HR strategies, organizational development, leadership development and culture change; familiarity with nonprofits, mission-driven organizations and innovation


How can inclusive culture innovation increase the integrity and impact of mission-driven organizations? Learn how Amnesty International USA is building a bigger, bolder, and more inclusive human rights movement and organization inside and out, and how you can make inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) core to your comprehensive organizational transformation strategy as well. Though we will discuss the unique challenges and opportunities for NGOs, the learnings can be applied to any organizational context.

This session will provide tangible examples and practical strategies of how we embed IDEA into everything we do, including our internal culture and systems, and the way we do our mission-driven work itself to ensure our IDEA strategy goes beyond human resources and training — and instead serves as the guiding principle for holistic organizational development and culture change aimed to build a strong, inclusive foundation for the future.

Learning Outcomes

• Gain new insights into the synergy between IDEA, strategic innovation and culture change
• Identify ways to strengthen your organization’s mission and purpose through IDEA work
• Learn and co-create practical strategies to holistically integrate IDEA in your organization

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