Leading with Equity In Mind

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Leading with Equity In Mind

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

11:00am to 1:00pm ET


Presenter: Charla Cannon Yearwood, LCSW


NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $40

Non-Members: $50

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
This workshop will dive deep into principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in leadership. The presenter will explore strategies for social workers to integrate DEI principles into their leadership practice and examine real-world examples of equity-centered leadership. The workshop will also showcase intentional approaches used by the presenter in the development of her group therapy practice, Connected in Community. The workshop will equip participants with actionable insights to lead with equity at the forefront of their social work practice.


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Define key concepts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and their significance in leadership.
2. Identify strategies for incorporating DEI principles into their leadership practices. 
3. Analyze real-world examples of organizations and individuals successfully implementing equity-centered leadership.
4. Describe ways to apply principles of equity leadership to their own professional context.
5. Develop a personalized action plan for integrating DEI principles into their leadership practice.

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Charla Cannon Yearwood, LCSW. Charla Cannon Yearwood (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker deeply dedicated to anti-racist and liberatory approaches in mental health care. She co-founded the Social Work Coalition for Anti-Racist Educators (SWCAREs), a pioneering organization addressing racial bias in social work education and practice. Charla and her colleagues curated a special issue of Advances in Social Work, focusing on dismantling white supremacy in social work education. Her expertise led to an advisory role for the Council on Social Work Education, influencing anti-racist competencies in accredited social work programs nationwide.
Today, Charla is the Founder & CEO of Connected in Community, an Indianapolis-based mental health and wellness practice prioritizing Black, Queer, and social justice-oriented individuals. She also facilitates Racial Justice and Liberatory Practice continuing education at esteemed institutions like the University of Houston and Columbia University. Beyond her professional commitments, Charla, her husband, and their two children, along with their beloved dog and cat, embrace Disney adventures and heartwarming sing-alongs.


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December 6th, 2023 from 11:00 AM to  1:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $40.00
Non-Member $50.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00