Creating a More Diverse & Inclusive Environment Through the Mechanisms That Engage Volunteers

  • January 28, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Offered remotely via Zoom

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Injecting practices of DEI and anti-racism is a must for the long-term sustainability of any institution engaging volunteers. Participants will learn how to more purposefully design volunteer engagement mechanisms within the formalized institutes where they work and support.


Participants will understand a foundational level of the following;

  • The historical background of formalized volunteerism through the institutions supported.
  • The practices that can be implemented to increase inclusion of diverse communities you seek for support.
  • Identifying and acknowledging the policies and guidelines within the institutions supported that may adversely affect the diversity of the volunteer populations engaged.

Presenter Jerome Tennille is the Manager of Social Impact & Volunteerism for Marriott International. Jerome is also an independent consultant and advisor in the subject matter of Sustainability and Social Impact. Prior to that Jerome held the position of Senior Manager of Impact Analysis and Assessment for Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), a national organization that offers help, hope, and healing to all those grieving the death of a loved one serving in America’s armed forces. Jerome also served on the board of directors of Peace Through Action USA for four years and also serves on the PsychArmor Institute Advisory Committee for the School of Volunteers & Nonprofits. Jerome holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in operations management and a Master of Sustainability Leadership (MSL) from Arizona State University. Jerome is designated as Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA) and is also a veteran of the US Navy.


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