Inclusion Institute for Community Engagement (IICE)

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Institute Overview

The Inclusion Institute for Community Engagement is an open enrollment Institute for anyone in the community interested in learning more about one's self in the context of community as it relates to issues of inclusion, diversity, equity and advocacy.  The IICE builds trust among community members, helping them to recognize the strengths they bring to this work and allows for the sharing of strategies so that we can increase our ability to build stronger ties among all facets of our diverse communities.

The IICE includes two training components:

  • The Inclusion Institute begins with a 3-day Leadership Retreat, beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 8 and concluding at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 10.  The curriculum for this intensive learning opportunity is based on that of our Inclusion Institute for Healthcare, tailored for the unique dynamics facing those working in in various capacities and sectors within our communities.

  • This Leadership Retreat is followed by two daylong follow-up Planning Workshops, in early 2018 focused on concrete skills and action planning to assist participants in translating what they have learned into continuous action and lasting change within their communities.  Follow-up sessions will be held on Friday, January 12th and Friday February 16th.  Both sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


The Skills You Will Gain

The IICE has been designed with the flexibility to benefit a wide variety of sectors. Participants in the IICE will:

  • Explore how identity and culture shape experiences in community engagement

  • Learn how identity and culture underlie situations that often go unnoticed in nonprofit service workplaces

  • Communicate with people from diverse identities and cultures about diversity and difference

  • Practice skills to identify when identity and culture influence situations and take action to positively impact personal experiences and the experiences of others around you

  • Become empowered to pursue an agenda of equity and inclusion throughout your work

Become Involved with the IICE

To enroll in the IICE, please (enroll online).  Our office will contact you to make payment arrangements.

Costs:  $2,500  This includes;

  • room and board for the three day retreat,
  • 2 follow-up sessions to be held in January and February, 2018  and
  • continental breakfast and lunch for the follow-up sessions.

For questions about the IICE, please contact Dewitt Campbell ( 314-432-2525 Ext. 101.