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PAHRTS: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The Continued Journey

February 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Performing Arts Human Resources Toolkit Series: Creating holistically healthy cultures in our performing arts communities

Join the Minnesota Theater Alliance, with presenting sponsor Kaplan Insurance, for six half-day sessions focused on the health, safety, and well-being of our performing arts individuals and organizations. This series will feature content applicable to both individual practitioners and representatives of performing arts organizations!

Attendees will come away with resources, information, skills, critical thinking on real world scenarios, and connections with fellow practitioners to help build healthy, safe, and stronger cultures within organizations and production processes.



Session 5 | Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The Continued Journey

February 18, 2020 — 9:30am – 12:00pm

Wellstone Center, Rm 272 (179 Robie St E, St Paul, MN 55107)

Presenter: Seena Hodges



  • How organizations and individuals can continue the steps on this journey of building inclusive and equitable organizations and performing arts experiences, recognizing that this is a continued conversation, with mistakes, successes, challenges, and opportunities.

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Seena Hodges is a connector with a passion for equity, intersectional feminism, and access to brave spaces for all.  She is the Founder + CEO of The Woke Coach ™ and partners with clients to facilitate conversations and complete projects that live at the intersection of equity, diversity, inclusion, education, and empowerment. The mission of The Woke Coach™ is to help individuals deepen their analysis and develop an understanding around issues of racism, bias and injustice in order to help them become the best, most understanding, empathetic version of themselves.



  • Members: $25 per session or $100 for six session package (2 free!)
  • Non-Members: $40 per session or $200 for six session package (1 free!)

Thanks to IATSE Local 13, we are able to offer a limited number of scholarships for independent contractors. To request a scholarship, please select “I am an independent contractor requesting a scholarship” on the registration form. Scholarships will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

* Funds are available through the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council (MRAC) to help offset the costs of valuable trainings like these! The Management Training Fund program provides grants of up to $600 for the staff and volunteers of nonprofit and fiscally sponsored arts groups to attend management-related workshops, seminars, or conferences in the state of Minnesota. Application deadline is minimum 2 weeks before proposed training. More information at https://mrac.org/grants/management-training-fund/


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2.   Hiring People: Classification, Onboarding, Compensation, and Equity
November 19, 2019 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
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3.   Insurance and Workers Comp Basics
December 17, 2019 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
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(Please note location change.)

4.   Taking Responsibility for Health, Safety, and Wellness
January 21, 2020 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
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5.   Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: The Continued Journey
February 18, 2020 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
Wellstone Center, St. Paul

6.   Liability Questions, Obligations, and Ethics
March 17, 2020 — 9:30am – 12:00pm
Wellstone Center, St. Paul



The Minnesota Theater Alliance connects, supports, and advocates for the statewide performing arts community. We envision a vibrant and complex Minnesota performing arts ecosystem in which practitioners’ flourish in companies that are stable, accessible, safe, and healthy; achieving their missions through enthusiastic engagement with their communities and audiences.


February 18
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Minnesota Theater Alliance


Wellstone Center
179 Robie St E
Saint Paul, 55107 United States
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