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An Equity Audit of the Rose Fellowship: Current Screen Captures

Effenus Henderson, HenderWorks, Inc and Mark Matel, Enterprise Community Partners

Thursday, June 24th
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST / 10:00am - 11:00am PST

Co-sponsored by the AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Committee

Session Description:

In 2020, Enterprise Community Partners anticipated celebrating our 20 year anniversary of the Rose Fellowship. Like many organizations we had to table our plans for the health and safety of our families, host partners and fellows. We took this as an opportunity to pause and reflect on where the Rose Fellowship program stood in our equity journey. Through partnerships with NOMA, we were provided an opportunity to perform an equity audit, a comprehensive benchmarking process that assesses diversity, equity, and inclusion for schools, nonprofit organizations, and companies. We partnered with Henderworks, Inc. to help us unpack our journey. We want to share and provide a window to the field of what this process looks like and to give a perspective of where we are as a program and our aspirations to expand on our work.

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Speaker Bios:

Effenus Henderson

Senior Advisor

Effenus Henderson is President and CEO of HenderWorks, Inc. and Co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Diversity and Inclusion. He served as Chief Diversity Officer for Weyerhaeuser Company, Federal Way, Washington until his retirement in December 2013. In this role he advised the CEO and senior management team on diversity, inclusion and affirmative action related matters. He has over 40 years of experience in a variety of human resources roles and responsibilities.

He is an internationally recognized diversity thought leader and has been invited by numerous companies and organizations to share his expertise. He has provided advisory support on diversity to the US Federal Government’s EPA office, Office of Personnel Management, US Forest Service, State Department and the USDA.

He has addressed members of the General Assembly of the United Nations on intercultural and interreligious diversity, and also addressed a high level panel of the Alliance of Civilizations in Madrid, Spain in 2008, Istanbul Turkey in 2009, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2010 and Doha, Qatar in 2011. He was a keynote speaker at the 9th and 10th Forum at Fez Morocco (2012, 2013) and at the 2nd World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue held in Baku, Azerbaijan (2013). He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Dialogue Foundation, located in Melbourne, Australia.

He has served as Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Standards Project sponsored by the Society of Human Resources which will lead to national standards, approved by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in the areas of lead diversity professional competencies, diversity programs, and diversity metrics. In September 2016, he was named convener of the International Organization for Standardization's Technical Committee on Human Resources (TC 260), Working Group 8 to co-lead the development of global diversity and inclusion standards.

He has served on numerous boards including the International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals (ISDIP) where he is a member of the founding board, the National Urban League Board where he has served as a national trustee and president of the Council of Affiliate Board Members. He is also a past chair of the Attrition Retention Consortium, a national group studying turnover trends in Corporate America. He has served as member of the Board of Advisors, School Business, Florida A&M University.


Mark Matel

Senior Program Director | Enterprise Community Partners

Mark serves as program director for the Enterprise Rose Fellowship. His professional experience includes real estate finance, design director, and non-profit community development. In his community development capacity, he led the redevelopment of Bartlett Place, a cultural and equitable model of affordable housing development in Roxbury, MA. In Virginia, he has developed and managed affordable rental and home ownership opportunities. As design director, Mark helped develop affordable housing and tax credit developments. Mark holds a Master in Architecture from Hampton University and a Master of Design Build from Auburn University. He currently serves on the board of JCOC, a Virginia Beached based organization serving formerly houseless individuals.

June 24th, 2021 1:00 PM through  2:00 PM
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