DEIA: Equity & Inclusion: Activating Efforts

Thursday, April 29, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Webinar #2: Equity and Inclusion: Activating Museum DEIA Efforts

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The Florida Association of Museums DEIA webinar series is a resource for our Florida Museums that are seeking to activate their DEIA programs. At the core of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, is being thoughtful, purposeful, anti-racist, and authentic in your work, and human-centered in your actions and practice. For a museum, this includes everything from your facility to your collections, from your exhibitions to your programming, from your board and staff to your outreach into the community.

How does your museum put equity and inclusion into practice? What does equity mean and how can it help you reach new audiences? The second in a four-part DEAI webinar series will be hosted by professional facilitator, Dina Bailey, CEO of Mountain Top Vision, and will focus on what goes into a DEIA plan and understanding how to activate that plan through practical application tips and ideas, as well as an authentic case study of equity in action at Naples Botanical Garden. The webinar includes the following presentations, as well as a healthy Q&A, resource lists, and group discussion:

Planning and Activating DEIA Efforts
Speaker: Dina Bailey, CEO, Mountain Top Vision

Dina Bailey is the CEO of Mountain Top Vision, a consulting company that focuses on organizational transformation in the non-profit and educational sectors. Dina has over 15 years of experience in formal and informal learning. Since 2008, she has focused on collaborating with museums, cultural organizations, and nonprofits. She has a proven record of fostering organizational growth and strengthening institutional infrastructure while resolving multiple and complex issues. Dina is a national thought leader with extensive experience in developing inclusive solutions in collaboration with volunteers, staff, boards, and stakeholders. She is a recognized trainer, author, and speaker on the trends, challenges, and opportunities facing organizations in transition. A skilled facilitator, Dina has developed exceptional approaches that lead to both a breadth and depth of inclusive action. She has developed tools that increase the likelihood of successfully transitioning from theory to practice. Dina holds a Bachelor's in Middle and Secondary Education, a Master's in Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation, and a graduate certification in Museum Studies.

Dina Bailey, Mountain Top Vision

Equity in Action: Gardens for All at Naples Botanical Garden
Speaker: Kara Laufer, Director of Community Relations, Naples Botanical Garden

Kara Laufer joined the staff of Naples Botanical Garden in 2012 as the Director of Business Development overseeing all exhibitions and events, communications and marketing, social media, website, and public relations. Today Kara is responsible for all community marketing of the Garden with an emphasis on audience and partnership development. Kara holds a BSBA in Marketing from the University of Arkansas and since moving to Naples 27 years ago, has served in management and director roles for several other non-profits in the community including the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, and the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Kara served on a cross-departmental leadership team to develop, plan, and launch the Garden for All membership project and remains the Garden’s liaison with agency partners for Garden for All and manages logistics with promotion of the membership.

Kara Laufer, Naples Botanical Garden

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