Racial equity and tech planning
NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.
Use racial equity questions to guide conversations and decision-making.
Technology and equity
Learn to identify and address how equity impacts everyday technology decisions.
Gain strategies to begin (or continue) influencing and stewarding equity work into your current role and organization, regardless of position in organization.
Your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion must reach beyond the DEI committee or equity officer. A DEI policy and a focus on racial equity have implications that stretch across an organization, including hiring practices, event planning, equipment acquisition, technology roadmap development, and beyond.
This course will address and inform the decision-making practices that demonstrate a commitment — or lack of commitment — to racial equity. You’ll learn how nonprofits have infused diversity, equity, and inclusion rooted in racial equity into all aspects of organizational operation.
You’ll build the skills you need to create opportunities for all staff (most importantly staff of color, LGBQTIA+, and staff with disabilities) to authentically and meaningfully engage with internal DEI conversations, decisions, and strategic planning.
You’ll examine how technology decisions and practices are connected with DEI work. You’ll come away from this course with an understanding of how organizational DEI practices relate to technology in the nonprofit context, as well as your organization’s technology roadmap.
It’s best if you come to this course interested in building a foundation in racial equity and DEI work.
Tristan PennSenior Manager of Equity and Accountability
Tristan began his professional DEI work with Pacific Educational Group's three-year cohort/professional development initiative "Beyond Diversity: Courageous Conversations" while working for Boys & Girls Club and Lawrence Public School in 2009. Additionally, coupled with his lived experience as a Black and Navajo Professional, Tristan has served on previous organizations' Equity Teams and has been a facilitator for DEI (rooted in Racial Equity) in the workplace and nonprofit programming.
Tristan earned a B.S. from the University of Kansas in Psychology - Child and Family Development with a Minor in Classical Greek Antiquity and is currently working towards his Masters in Organizational Leadership and Psychology from Colorado State University.
In his free time, Tristan likes to sample the beers that Portland's breweries have to offer, go to shows, lift weights, watch KU basketball, travel, socialize with friends, and spoil his niece and nephews.
Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits
In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits: