I’ve had the unique opportunity to partner directly with Nathan for Race, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) consultancy. In four short months, Nathan offered 12 hours of highly
interactive trainings to support staff members individually and collectively in building
awareness, knowledge and skills to identify, evaluate and create actionable shifts to personal, intrapersonal, organizational and overarching systems. He offered innovative exercises to support ongoing REDI work and also skillfully integrated mindfulness-based practices to support embodied learning and a felt sense of true REDI capacity building.
The positive staff response to and timely integration of Nathans’s suggested REDI activities and resource materials led to the interest of our Board of Directors in the same training series. Additionally, the staff and Board have plans to engage Nathan in a second REDI training series, as a full group later this year. Nathan is also scheduled to support one of HDC’s flagship programs with a two-part REDI training series geared for emerging leaders within the affordable housing sector. (more below)