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2021 Management & Leadership Training Conference

Advancing Equity, Building Resilience, Sustaining Hope

The 2021 Management and Leadership Training Conference will take place virtually February 35, 2021. The content for this virtual event is crafted specifically for emerging and current leaders at Community Action Agencies. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Dr. Ibram X Kendi to Provide Keynote Remarks


Dr. Ibram X Kendi is one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist scholars. He is a National Book Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. Kendi is a contributor writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News Racial Justice Contributor. He is also the 2020-2021 Frances B. Cashin Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for the Advanced Study at Harvard University. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Kendi is the author of three #1 New York Times bestsellers, HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, an international bestseller that has been translated in several languages; STAMPED: RACISM, ANTIRACISM, AND YOU, co-authored with Jason Reynolds and a Kirkus Prize Finalist; and ANTIRACIST BABY, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST also made several Best Books of 2019 lists and was described in the New York Times as “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”

What to Expect


The 2021 Management and Leadership Training Conference will include:


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Core values of the national Community Action Partnership are equity and respect. Partnership members and event participants are expected to foster an inclusive, cooperative environment where all are welcomed, open dialogue is encouraged and all perspectives are appreciated.

Every member and event participant is expected to act in a professional, responsible and respectful manner while engaged in Partnership events and activities. Unprofessional behavior, including disparaging comments and unwelcome conduct related to sex, race, color, gender, age, disability, orientation or religion, will not be tolerated.

If any member or event participant engages in unprofessional behavior, Partnership leadership may take any action it deems appropriate, ranging from a simple warning to the offender to expulsion from current and future activities.
The Partnership’s intent is to foster the respectful behavior embodied in the Code of Conduct. Partnership staff will be happy to help event participants with Code of Conduct concerns.