Advancing Equity in Collective Impact

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Workshop Date: Thursday, September 29. 1pm – 4:30pm ET

Faculty Office Hour: Friday, September 30. 1pm – 2pm ET

***UPDATE: This workshop is now SOLD OUT.***

Advancing equity is core to achieving collective impact, but how does leadership prepare to address equity and structure an initiative to ensure equity is at the center?

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the concept of social equity, tools for organizing collaborative thinking and work on equity, and strategies and activities for embedding equity into collective impact initiatives. This workshop will also go over key building blocks for equity-focused work as well as explore resources and practices to support equity work, including organizational equity assessments, equity impact analysis, and targeted universalism.

This session includes both a half-day workshop on September 29 and a one-hour office hour with workshop faculty to answer further questions on September 30.

Lead Faculty: Junious Williams, Senior Advisor, Collective Impact Forum

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About this Workshop

This workshop is part of the Essentials for Collective Impact workshop series. Attendees can register for the full series pass and join all four online workshops, or register for an individual workshop on a specific topic. Each workshop is paired also with a “faculty office hour,” during which attendees can engage with faculty in deeper Q&A on the workshop’s topic.

Registration Details

Workshop Rates: Individual topic workshops cost $175 each. The full series pass for all four workshops costs $595. Visit our registration site to join a workshop or the full series.

Scholarships: A limited number of reduced-price registration scholarships are available for the full workshop series. This scholarship reduces a full series registration from $595 to $100. To apply for a reduced-price scholarship, please fill out this form by Friday, August 19. Awardees will be notified if they are selected for a scholarship by August 26.

Cancellations and Refunds: Refunds are available, minus a 10% processing fee, as long as registrants contact us in writing ahead of the cancellation deadline. Please see our FAQ below for cancellation deadlines.

Workshop Faculty

Junious Williams is Senior Advisor at the Collective Impact Forum and the principal of Junious Williams Consulting Inc. (JWC), a firm specializing in research, policy analysis, collaboration facilitation, program development, and assessment focused on increasing equity and social justice. He has worked extensively over the past 25 years on a variety of multi-stakeholder, multi-sector collaborations and collective impact initiatives providing guidance and support in design, implementation, facilitation, management, and program improvement for initiatives spanning issues from full-service community schools to cradle-to-career pathways; from opportunity youth education and employment to improving outcomes for boys and men of color. He holds a Juris Doctorate in law and a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Michigan, where he also pursued graduate studies in education administration. From 1998 through 2016, Mr. Williams served as president and CEO of Urban Strategies Council, a social justice impact organization in Oakland, California.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for this workshop? Please visit our registration site to join the full series or a single workshop.

Is this workshop in-person or online? This is an online workshop. We will be using Zoom Meeting for this session.

What will this workshop entail? This 3.5 hour workshop on September 29 will include a mix of presentation, Q&A, and small group discussions. There will be a short break planned during the workshop.

What does a Faculty Office Hour entail? This is an hour of open Q&A on September 30 with the workshop faculty and attendees, focused on the topic of the workshop.

What accessibility practices will this workshop be using? We will have Zoom auto-captions on for this workshop and office hour. In the days ahead of the workshop, we will send out copies of any workshop presentations or handouts. After the workshop, we will share recordings of the workshop presentation, participant Q&A, and faculty office hour.

If I attended the Champions for Change workshop in prior years, should I join the Essentials series? The Essentials series has similar content to past Champions for Change workshops. If you have attended past Champions for Change workshops, we would recommend Essentials if you are looking for a refresher of that content, or as a new learning opportunity for your teammates or partners. If you are not looking for a refresher, but for a completely new learning experience, we recommend our annual Action Summit instead. The 2023 Action Summit will be held April 24-April 27, 2023.

What’s the difference between the Full Series and Single Workshop registration? If you are signing up for the full Essentials workshop series, you are signing up for all four workshops, including the faculty office hours that are part of each one. If you sign up for a single workshop in the series, you will be just registering for that specific workshop and related office hour.

Will workshops be recorded? The workshop presentations and faculty office hours will be recorded and shared after the workshop with those who registered. Breakout group discussions that occur during each workshop will not be recorded. Recordings will be shared within one week of the workshop.

Can my whole team sign-up with one registration? No. Each person will require their own registration as this is an active workshop where attendees will be broken up into small groups throughout the workshop time to discuss learning questions during the session.

Are there Group Rates available? Single workshops in the Essentials series do not have a group discount. If you have 10 or more people interested in registering for the complete Essentials series of all four workshops ($595), there is a 10% discount available. Please contact Christopher Pulido at to access this discount.

How do I cancel my registration and request a refund? All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing. Registered participants who decide to cancel their participation, in either the full workshop series or a single workshop, will receive a refund of their registration fee minus a 10% processing fee. The 10% fee covers non-recoupable administrative and credit card processing expenses associated with registration and event preparation. All refund requests should be emailed to We are unable to process refunds after the refund deadlines detailed below.

Refund Cancellation Deadline

Workshop Refund Deadline: If you registered for the workshop, “Advancing Equity in Collective Impact,” the deadline for cancellations and a refund is September 23, 2022.

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