Inclusion Readiness Assessment Update: April 2022

Complete the Inclusion Readiness Assessment Online

On April 14, 2022, the virtual Inclusion Readiness Assessment session was hosted by Northspan in partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension’s Center for Community Vitality.

The meeting featured an orientation to the Inclusion Readiness Assessment and breakout rooms for participants to complete a portion of the assessment related to a community sector they are involved with (schools, health care, local government, businesses, law enforcement, faith organizations, and nonprofit organizations). Over 50 community members participated in the session.

The Inclusion Readiness Assessment is used to establish a baseline to understand how inclusive our communities are for individuals from all backgrounds and differing lived experiences. This includes individuals from underrepresented groups including but not limited to BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, veterans, persons with a disability, elders (65+), and youth (18-23).

Using the results from the assessments, Northspan’s Welcoming Community programming is launching learning cohorts centered around inclusion topics in these three communities:

  • Cloquet School District
  • Cook County School District
  • Rock Ridge School District

Do you live or work in one of the learning cohort communities?

Please visit this link to view the video of the orientation session and complete the assessment online.

The next step in the process includes a two-hour Zoom action planning meeting for each community where the results of the assessment are reported and used to inform the learning topics for the Inclusion Learning Cohorts in that community.

The Inclusion Learning Cohorts will be monthly in-person educational and conversational spaces for community members to come together to learn and discuss topics related to inclusion and take action in addressing inclusion gaps in their community. These are set to begin in each community in June or July 2022.

Please contact for more information or if you are interested in participating in the action planning session for one of these communities.

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