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Kitsap County Advisory Group Training Sessions

As a Kitsap County advisory group member or staff coordinator, we are grateful for your commitment to providing public input and supporting county programs and resources! This Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training was created specifically for Kitsap County advisory groups that make funding, policy and planning recommendations, host public presentations and engage deeply in our communities. County Commissioners approved this training, fully support it and strongly encourage all county advisory group members and staff to participate in this free, virtual training. We have also created other resources with further ways advisory groups can ensure meetings and public interactions are inclusive, engaging and productive in an environment that promotes mutually respectful conversations.

Participants in Kitsap County Advisory Group equity training will:

  • Develop a basic understanding of race, intersectionality and equity, and be able to apply those concepts (along with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) to the group's purpose/mission.
  • Gain a broader understanding of the role of public engagement in advancing equitable outcomes and ensure full participation for marginalized people.
  • Learn actionable ways to identify and reduce bias and institutional barriers.

Lucretia Robertson was contracted by Kitsap County to provide these valuable classes and resources that we hope will make your work more meaningful to you and to those in the Kitsap communities we serve. An experienced equity leader and strategic planner with a background in human resources, organizational development, positive mentorship, and board governance training, Lucretia Robertson has deep ties in Kitsap and is the principal of Clarity Partnerships.

Virtual Classes Offered October 2023

Foundations for Equitable Public Engagement
This class briefly covers the historical underpinnings of racism, other 'isms and discrimination in government and the impact of inequity on diverse population groups. The session includes discussion of key concepts of diversity, equity and inclusion. Emphasis will be placed on taking an equity-centered approach to civic engagement. Foundational terms and concepts are covered.
Both classes listed here cover the same content and are offered at different times to allow for more people to participate.

Class 1, Session 1, Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m. and Class 1, Session 2, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-noon 
(Same content offered two different times - recording is from the Session 2)

 View the recording here.  View the presentation slides.

Guiding Frameworks for Equitable and Inclusive Engagement
This class will go deeper to discuss and practice applying equity principles to public discussions and ensure inclusive practices in public engagement. Participants will be introduced to various models for inclusive meetings.

Oct. 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m.  View the recording here.  View the presentation slides.

Implementing Equity Tools for Planning and Collaborations
During the final session, participants will practice using the tools provided in earlier sessions to apply to grant application review, candidate interviews and forming recommendations.

Oct. 26, 7-8 p.m.  View the recording here.  View the presentation slides.


These will be referred to in the classes above but may also be used individually and collectively as a tookit.

Creating an Equity Toolkit for Public Engagement
Disability Terminology
Equality & Equity Reflections
Equity Lens - a framework for planning & decision making
Example of an Equity Impact Tool
Four Agreements & Community Building
Iceberg Models of Diversity
Identities Matrix
​Identities Worksheet
Key Terms
Korn Ferry Dimensions of Diversity Model
Lens of Systemic Oppression
Links to History of Discrimination Laws

Pictures Say More Than Words

Recommended Reading
Self-Guided Equity Assessment for use by Individuals, Committees, Decision Makers 
Socialization, Social Identity, Social Positionality
Social Justice Cheat Sheet
WAIT Model