Race Equity Culture™ Partner Training with Monday Morning Consultants

Centering Equity: Anti-Racism in Recruiting and Hiring

A virtual training for HR professionals to shift their practices away from maintaining white supremacy culture and toward an anti-racist paradigm.

As we build a Race Equity Culture™ in every workplace we need to examine how we introduce and invite new colleagues into our organizations. This workshop invites junior and senior HR professionals and hiring managers to reimagine that first point of contact with colleagues – the recruiting and hiring process – as their first opportunity to lead with equity.

During this two-part, interactive workshop, principal consultants from Monday Morning Consultants, Erica Nicole Griffin, PhD and Jamie Joanou, PhD, will lead discussions and activities that highlight common aspects of the hiring process and how to apply anti-racist updates. Those aspects include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing position descriptions
  • Advertising and networking for the role
  • Interviewing
  • Releasing candidates
  • Salary
  • Onboarding

Our aim is to help HR professionals shift their paradigm away from maintaining processes that reinforce white supremacy culture toward Race Equity Culture™.

After sincere engagement in this two-part workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Articulate how candidates with lived-experience are best suited for roles
  • Identify ways to ensure they recruit a representative candidate pool
  • Divest from the arbitrary emphasis on pedigree
  • Set clear expectations for salary and avoid negotiations that perpetuate pay gaps
  • Utilize reference checks as an onboarding tool
  • Reject tokenism

Note: Erica Nicole and Jamie bring over ten years of expertise in national and international recruiting for senior and mid-level roles. They have partnered with countless hiring managers and led dozens of successful searches across four countries. Learn more at MondayMorningConsultants.com


Our trainings are hosted on the Zoom video conferencing platform. You will need a computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone, and a quiet place to participate. A desktop computer (rather than cell phone or tablet) is ideal for accessing the training, as it allows the best ease of access to all the features in Zoom.

Trainings are interactive and most include breakout discussions. Please come ready to participate! If this is not possible for you, accommodations can be made by direct messaging the EIC Zoom host at the start of the training. We offer auto-generated closed captions through Zoom. Captions can sometimes be a little glitchy or inaccurate. Please reach out to workshops@equityinthecenter.org if you have accessibility needs or concerns.

Upcoming Workshops and Cost

In April 2022, we adopted a tiered pricing model to align with best practices in equity-focused organizations. We ask that organizations purchasing tickets on behalf of their staff purchase tickets in the tier that aligns with your organizational budget and sector. For individuals purchasing tickets for themselves, we ask that those with greater privilege purchase tickets at the higher end, which allows individuals with historically less access to wealth, disproportionately BIPOC folks, to pay the lower fees.

Refund PolicyApply for a Race Equity Culture™ Scholarship

Q3 2024 Session

Tuesday, September 24, 12:00 – 3:00 pm ET AND
Tuesday, October 1, 12:00 – 3:00 pm ET

(11-2pm CT / 10am-1pm MT / 9am-12pm PT)

Subsidized Rate Actual Cost Rate Supporter Rate Investment Rate
Non-profits with budgets <$1M Non-profits with budgets between $1M and $3,999,999; government Foundations with assets less than $10M; non-profits with budgets between $4M and $9,999,999 All for-profit companies; foundations with assets over $10M; and non-profits with budgets $10M and above
$225 $250 $275 $300

*Budget categories based on Rockwood Leadership Institute’s tiered pricing model

Your Facilitators

Erica Nicole Griffin, PhD (she/her)

Erica Nicole Griffin is a Black feminist scholar with nearly 20 years of experience as an educator, writer, and consultant. She is a radical, thoughtful partner to sector leaders as they initiate change in the interest of justice, workplace satisfaction, community alignment, and productivity.

As a grounded theory researcher, Erica Nicole relied on intersectionality to better understand how hyperghettoization and misogynoir impact Black girls and women in the US. Since then she has worked to disrupt harmful systems. She has designed and run educational programs in community, the carceral system, nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.

Erica Nicole holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University and a B.A. in Public Communication from The American University. She lives in Atlanta with her two children.



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Jamie Joanou, PhD (she/her)

Jamie Joanou is an intersectional scholar and has nearly 20 years of experience as an artist, academic, and consultant. Early in her career she studied the ways youth, particularly those living in poverty, developed and exchanged learning while navigating public spaces. Today, she uses her background to support nonprofit leaders and communities as they create programs that drive justice and dismantle white supremacy.

Jamie leverages her experience and expertise in community-based participatory qualitative research and her background in critical theory to support clients as they build strategies and learning engagements.

Jamie holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University and a B.A. in Fine Art from Portland State University. She lives in Salt Lake City with her family and enjoys spending time in nature or making art as a way of healing and self care.

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