ANCA CONNECTS: DEI Discussion Group — Equitable Compensation and Hiring Practices in Environmental Education

Jan 17 2024


Time:  10-11:30am AKT  /  11am-12:30pm PT  /  12-1:30pm MT  /  1-2:30pm CT  /  2-3:30pm ET

Do you strive to make your organization equitable and inclusive? Connect with other nature center professionals working on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through the ANCA CONNECTS: DEI Discussion Group. This group allows professionals in our field to share experience and insights with each other, exchange relevant resources, and make plans for action. 

A blue outline of a letter-sized paper with "eeGuidance for Equitable Pay and Hiring in Environmental Education" at the top, along with the SEEA logo: Southeastern states filled with royal blue. Below, four square pictures including multiple hands with different skin tones, a mountainous landscape, a tree, and people working at a computer.This session will provide an overview of the recommendations in the Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance’s eeGuidance for Equitable Pay and Hiring document related to equitable compensation, position design, recruitment, and hiring processes. We will also discuss recommendations and resources for employers to use this document highlighting the Maine Environmental Education Association’s recent work on equitable compensation as a case study. The session will be interactive with time for participants to connect in small groups to discuss their own reflections on this complex issue, share challenges and solutions.

This program is open to anyone who wants to advance DEI efforts within their organization. If you’re just curious about this work, starting out recently, or you have years of experience, we invite you to join us for learning and sharing together. You can expect:

  • An insightful conversation and sharing of professional experiences
  • Exchanging resources and educational materials
  • A supportive community that encourages taking action to promote DEI

Facilitator: Olivia Griset, Executive Director, Maine Environmental Education Association; Advisor on the SEEA eeGuidance for Equitable Pay and Hiring document

Registration: $15 members, $30 non-members


For your convenience, all DEI Discussion Group programs use the same registration form. ANCA CONNECTS Annual Pass holders register for free.

Future DEI Discussion Group Sessions
March 20, 2024 — Indigenous, Native, Natural: What Do These Words Mean to a Living Culture?
May 15, 2024 — What Does Equitable Engagement Mean for YOUR Nature Center?

If you have questions, please contact ANCA Membership & Programs Coordinator Daniel Auer, at . This CONNECTS program will not be recorded. ANCA Members receive a 50% discount code; if you are a member and don't have the code, please email Daniel at .