Amber Trout

Community Science
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Amber has expertise in organizational and leadership development, change management, and capacity building of nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors, emphasizing awareness of context as a crucial component to advance equity and inclusivity in organizations and in the communities they serve. Her experience with racial equity includes the evaluations of a collaborative of nine national racial equity organizations enhancing civic engagement and cross-racial messaging, leadership development programs with equity at the core, and the development of an organizational learning agenda for a nonprofit intermediary. Amber served as the director of the Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative at NeighborWorks America.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

So you have a vision for equity, now what?

Organizations are being called, more than ever, to respond to the elevated tensions and increased awareness of structural racism. In this session, we will discuss the role of an organizational learning agenda to build capacity and strengthen partnerships to have greater success in implementing your organization’s equity strategy. Often the reality hits that implementing an equity strategy means real change not just for the organization and leadership, but how people interact with each other day-to-day, moment-by-moment. We will share our approach to using an organizational learning agenda to foster a strong culture around continuous improvement as a process to build bridges across differences and still be able to name the root causes of inequities. An organizational learning agenda can provide the opportunity to create a more comprehensive learning and evaluation system to measure, maintain, and strengthen organizational diversity, equity, and inclusive strategy effectiveness. We will share our approach to using an organizational learning agenda to foster a strong culture around continuous improvement as a process to authentically address the root causes of inequities while building bridges across difference and accelerating progress. In this interactive session, we invite you to apply the process to your work.

Speakers: Amber Trout, Kien Lee, Yolanda Coentro