Institutional Accountability in Cultural Humility

Friday, April 15, 2022, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM-
$199 including CEUs
Institutional Accountability in Cultural Humility
Jenise Katalina, MSW, LCSW

Institutional Accountability in Cultural Humility provides strategies for management level employees to move their institutions toward being anti-racist. Attendees will apply the tenets of cultural humility at the institutional level in order to dismantle white supremacy characteristics and focus on being equity empowered designed systems.
This training will provide interactive opportunities for attendees to utilize self-reflection & self-critique, redress power imbalances and build mutually beneficial partnership with communities at an institutional level. Attendees will dive deeper into examining current structures, policies and practices at their respective institutions and build inclusive workplace cultures that promote accountability.

Following this training the participants will understand:

  • white supremacy characteristics and develop concrete examples of how they are ingrained within their organizations
  • characteristics and strategies to develop an equity empowered designed system
  • how to apply a racial equity lens to policy and practices to build inclusive workplace cultures


Jenise Katalina is the founder and owner of Rise Leadership & Coaching. A firm specializing in building equitable organizations, developing inclusive leadership through training, technical assistance and career coaching. Through Rise, Jenise supports the career growth of women of color through clinical supervision, career mentoring and coaching.

Jenise currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors and Co-Executive Director for the Women of Color Health Equity Collect, a movement building nonprofit organization based out of Western Mass that is focused on supporting women and girls of color achieving their optimal health and well-being.

Jenise Katalina is also the Healthy Families Resource Specialist at the Children’s Trust, a statewide agency focused on stopping child abuse in Massachusetts. In this role, she provides training and technical assistance to program management in home visiting programs across the state with a focus on implementing policies and practice with a racial equity lens.

Before joining the Children’s Trust, Jenise served as the Vice President of Family Services at Square One, a community-based non-profit in Springfield, Massachusetts. She joined the Square One team in September of 2011 as a Healthy Families Home Visitor and quickly excelled through multiple managerial positions. Jenise’s prior experience includes management roles within residential programs for latency-age children and developing gang aversion programs for teen youth in Springfield.

Jenise received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Westfield State University and her Master of Social Work degree from Springfield College. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Massachusetts and a certified trainer in multiple trauma focused models, specifically focusing on two generational families. She currently serves on multiple interdisciplinary workgroups and initiatives focused on Racial Equity at the state and community level. She also serves as an adjunct faculty for the Master Social Work programs at Springfield College and Westfield State University.

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