Changemakers of Color

CHANGEMAKERS OF COLOR

People of color are underrepresented in leadership roles in the healthcare sector, undermining the quality of care provided.

People of color who seek leadership positions in the healthcare industry often lack the personal and professional connections necessary for upward mobility. In addition, they often do not have access to training opportunities.

As a result, our industry is not reflective of the diverse communities we serve and represent, to the detriment of all involved. A diverse and inclusive workforce would produce more innovative strategies to addressing racial and ethnic health disparities. By increasing the number of diverse leaders in the health and human services sector, we can:

Improve access to care in underserved communities

Increase patient choice and satisfaction

Improve health outcomes

Enhance healthcare quality for vulnerable populations

You’re Invited! Learn More About Changemakers of Color.

The CoC Model was piloted January 2019 – January 2020 with 8 leaders of color in California thanks to generous support from The California Endowment. Join us on Monday, July 27, 2020 for Changemakers of Color: A Model for Racial Equity in the NPO Sector Webinar. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the nonprofit racial leadership gap presented by Dr. Lakeya Cherry. A panel comprised of changemakers and mentors will talk about their experience during the one-year leadership development program. A Q&A session will invite participants to engage in an open discussion with the panel.

Monday, July 27, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT/2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

Changemakers of Color, 2019-20 Cohort
January 2020 Final Immersion
Los Angeles, CA

Changemakers of Color
(CoC) Pilot Program

To level the playing field, we have developed the Changemakers of Color (CoC) pilot program. CoC was created in an effort to improve the ability of people of color to compete for managerial and leadership positions in the health care sector in California, and to prepare them for success by enhancing their leadership skills.

CoC is an intensive, one-year leadership development training program targeted at innovative, visionary, and emerging leaders of color.

PROGRAM FEATURES

◦ Facilitated peer coaching twice per month

◦ One-on-one mentoring every month

◦ Two-hour management training sessions every other month

◦ Opportunity to connect with local leaders in government and the nonprofit sector

◦ Admission to the NSWM Annual Management Conference

◦ An invitation to present your work at the Annual Management Conference as part of a panel

◦ Certificate of Completion and HSM Certificate

◦ Recognition on our network website and in promotional campaigns

◦ Access to our exclusive network of thought leaders

Through the course of the CoC training program, you will expand your personal and professional networks, learn how to make valuable connections on your own, and strengthen your leadership and management skills.
All of this will give you the tools and supportive network you need to compete for and attain positions of leadership in the healthcare sector, succeed in those roles, and bring about impactful change.

Support Changemakers of Color!

Partner with The Network for Social Work Management and its Changemakers of Color Initiative to bridge the racial leadership gap. If you or anyone at your organization is interested in supporting the Changemakers of Color Initiative, please complete the interest form below.

CoC APPLICATION

REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS

Changemaker Eligibility Criteria:

◦ Member of The Network for Social Work Management. Membership is free! Join here.

◦ A minimum of a Bachelor of Arts degree (social work degree not required)

◦ Currently employed with a health organization

◦ Currently a manager, and/or demonstrates the capacity to move into a leadership role (as shown in a letter of recommendation from a current supervisor)

To apply for the CoC program, applicants must submit the following:

◦ CV/Resume

◦ Letter of recommendation from current employer

◦ Professional head shot (Note: if accepted to the program, we intend to use it for the NSWM website & campaigns)

◦ Description of:

● Why you are interested in the CoC program and hope to accomplish.
● Your career aspirations.
● A biography

◦ A personal statement on race equity and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI)

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Mentor Eligibility Criteria:

◦ Member of The Network for Social Work Management. Membership is free! Join here.

◦ Academic credentials: MSW or other Master level degree

◦ 10+ years of executive leadership experience in the human service sector

◦ Availability to participate through the length of the program

◦ Access to equipment (internet and telephone)

To apply for the CoC program, mentors must submit the following:

◦ CV/Resume

◦ Cover letter

◦ Professional head shot (Note: if accepted to the program, we intend to use it for the NSWM website & campaigns)

◦ Mentors will receive a complimentary registration to the NSWM’s Annual Management Conference.

◦ Mentors are volunteers and will not be offered any additional remuneration.

◦ Mentors are expected to meet with their Changemaker once per month for a minimum of one hour.

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  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    • Submission of the Changemakers of Color application and signed mentor and Changemaker guidelines.
    • Availability to participate through the length of the program.
    • Access to internet connection: minimum- DSL or cable connection.

    By submitting this form, you are acknowledging that you are committed to actively participate in the Changemakers of Color program and will follow the Changemaker guidelines. Please note that your participation in this program will require discussing and addressing topics such as systemic racism, privilege, microagressions, and unconscious biases.

  • By submitting this form, you are acknowledging that you are committed to actively participate in the Changemakers of Color program and will follow the Changemaker guidelines. Please note that your participation in this program will require discussing and addressing topics such as systemic racism, privilege, microagressions, and unconscious biases.
  • Education & Work Experience

  • Interests

  • Uploads

  • Accepted file types: pdf, dox, docx, rtf, txt, png, jpg.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, dox, docx, rtf, txt, png, jpg.
  • ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    • Submission of the Changemakers of Color application and signed mentor and Changemaker guidelines.
    • Availability to participate through the length of the program.
    • Access to internet connection: minimum- DSL or cable connection.

    By submitting this form, you are acknowledging that you are committed to actively participate in the Changemakers of Color program and will follow the mentor guidelines. Please note that your participation in this program will require discussing and addressing topics such as systemic racism, privilege, microagressions, and unconscious biases.

  • By submitting this form, you are acknowledging that you are committed to actively participate in the Changemakers of Color program and will follow the mentor guidelines. Please note that your participation in this program will require discussing and addressing topics such as systemic racism, privilege, microagressions, and unconscious biases.

The application period for Changemakers of Color is currently closed