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How to Evaluate a DEI Trainer on Disability Knowledge

The Disability Inclusion Pledge calls upon philanthropy to include education about disability in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training for board members and staff. While we strongly encourage hiring people with lived experience to lead trainings, we also recognize that your organization may already have a working relationship with a DEI trainer who does not identify as disabled. To help determine whether the trainer you’re working with or a trainer you choose to hire has an understanding of disability rights and justice principles, we suggest the following evaluation questions:

Can you recommend a consultant with disability experience?
The Disability & Philanthropy Forum does not endorse specific consultants. We recommend engaging with the disability community to seek assistance in identifying a consultant that is right for you.