Racial Equity Institutes
The Diversity Alliance has offered Institutes for Racial Healing since 2000 and has engaged a cumulative total of 385 participants. In 2012 we revised our model, infused it with the latest research in the racial equity field, and launched the newly renamed Racial Equity Institute.

Through facilitated dialogues and activities, participants are immersed in an 
educational, interactive program of learning and sharing within a racially diverse group. Participants are empowered to create a new future for our families and community. Our model encourages honest, real dialogue and discussion as we form a common language and framework regarding racial equity. Throughout the course, participants examine the four dimensions of racism  explore how unintentional bias affects choices; and are provided interactive tools and solutions.

Select courses eligible for State Board - Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs) or academic credit approved through Grand Valley State University. Additional fees apply. 

View participant feedback and pledges from recent sessions as well as register for upcoming dates on our Community Course Schedule... 


Visit our report archive to view this program's yearly outcome reports as well as agency-wide annual reports.
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Racial Equity Seminars
Racial Equity Seminars are sector-specific and are designed to provide practical solutions to address racial inequities. All seminars examine universal sector-specific values, provide a framework for understanding the system of racism that perpetuates inequity, explore current and historic barriers to racial equity, and offer solutions that can shape action steps.                              View the expanded description of each course here...
  • Leadership for Racial Equity Change
    Tools for leading your organization through racial equity change
  • Educating with a Racial Equity Lens
    Enhancing learning and performance through racial equity awareness
  • Racially Equitable Faith Communities
  • Developing a racial equity model for racial reconciliation
  • Racially Equitable Health Solutions
    From unnatural health outcomes to healthy solutions for all
  • Racial Equity in Public Safety
    Racially equitable public safety and justice
  • Racial Equity for Nonprofits and Public Sector
    Aligning outcomes and shared values