Delaware River Watershed Initiative – DEIJ Initiatives

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Initiatives:
Fall 2022


Starting in September 2022, the Institute for Conservation Leadership will host multiple opportunities to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in the Delaware River Watershed. Organizations and individuals will be able to choose from the options below.

Delaware River Watershed POC Program: Professionals of Color Cohort 2022

A one-year pilot program to build a cohort of professionals of color, with a special emphasis on staff from organizations in the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI) and other William Penn Foundation (WPF) Watershed Protection Program grantees. The cohort will have opportunities for career development, network building, and skills development to enhance and advance their professional pursuits.  Applications closed on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 and further information and eligibility criteria can be found here.

Two September Webinars: September 13 and 22

Attend a webinar to learn about the topic. You’ll also learn about in-depth workshops on these topics that are available to DRWI members.  If you can’t/couldn’t attend a webinar and would like the recording, provide your contact information here.

BUILDING AND SUSTAINING TRUST; Tuesday, September 13: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Read Description and Pre-Register here.

JEDI IN CONSERVATION PLANNING; Thursday, September 22: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Read Description and Pre-Register here.

In-Depth Workshops

Does your organization want to do any of the following?

  • Build your collective ability and plans to build and sustain trust with a greater diversity of communities?
  • Equip a group of leaders with knowledge, skills and plans to incorporate Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice into conservation planning efforts so that projects and investments can systematically advance equity from the start?

If yes, you can nominate your organization or a group of leaders from your organization to participate in an in-depth workshop. More information about the workshops can be found here.