SNA’s Professional Development Series: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

SNA’s DEI Professional Development Series

A Sneak Peek at Some of the Learning Objectives

  • Introduce frameworks and practical ways to value and appreciate human differences.
  • Apply a more intentional leadership approach to practicing diversity and inclusion.
  • Recognize unconscious biases that lead to discrimination, inequity and exclusion.
  • Describe the repercussions of exclusion and how it impacts your team and their productivity.
  • Discuss methods to create a more inclusive work environment.

SNA is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) with clearly defined strategies for meaningful action. In fact, DEI is a fundamental element in SNA’ multi-year Strategic Plan. As a part of the Association’s efforts in this regard, and to coincide with Global Diversity Awareness Month, SNA debuted a new DEI professional development series on October 1—to provide members with valuable educational opportunities on this critical topic.

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We’re pleased to partner with national authority and fearless advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, Dr. Nika White, for many of the key trainings, as well as school foodservice operators and others in school nutrition with expertise in this area.

If you missed the inaugural DEI webinar for leaders, Growing as an Intentional Inclusionist®, check it out On-Demand. Dr. White earned high praise from attendees ("This is the best diversity presentation that I have heard."), so don’t miss it!

Throughout 2020-21, SNA will offer targeted education sessions and workshops, including How to Become a More Inclusive Team Member with Dr. White, available on-demand, for the heart of every K-12 foodservice team—school nutrition employees and frontline staff. Additionally, a special DEI focus by School Nutrition magazine is planned for its February 2021 issue.

On February 4th, in celebration of Black History Month, join a webinar featuring SNA leaders who have shaped the school nutrition profession and meet rising stars. You’ll hear inspiring leadership journeys, celebrate the work of school nutrition professionals, and discuss the critical role school nutrition programs play to fuel all students for success.

We invite you to take this journey with us! Stay tuned to and this webpage for the latest details.

As SNA commemorates its 75th anniversary, we look forward to sharing this important mission with you—our valued members.

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