Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Through Coaching and Navigation: Insights from Convening Panelists
To advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the provision of coaching and navigation services, two virtual convenings were conducted in July 2021. The first convening included perspectives from leaders of programs that offered coaching and navigation. The second convening included perspectives and experiences from coaches, navigators, and participants in these programs. Both convenings included panelists from three coaching and navigation programs serving adults receiving TANF, unemployed workers, and youth. This brief presents insights shared by panelists during the convenings and suggestions for how funders can advance DEI within these programs. These insights can inform other coaching and navigation programs on how they might consider advancing DEI in their own programs and how program funders might support their efforts.