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Developing Your Personal DEI Statement

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ALL Program & Event Categories |  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility
Teniqua Broughton, M.Ed., CNAP
Course Levels:
1 hr 2 min
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Nov 18, 2021
Hosted by:
AZ Impact for Good


Course Description:

Championing diversity, equity or inclusion within an organization requires that individuals reflect deeply on their own lived and personal experiences, belief systems, and culture. By understanding your own core values, leadership strengths, privileges, and skills, you will be a stronger advocate for equity and will develop the confidence to stand up for the organization’s shared values. This workshop will provide you a process and tools for reflection to draft the first iteration of a personal DEI Statement. 

Learning Objectives:


As part of this workshop, you will:

  • Build a draft of a personal DEI statement

  • Create a personal inventory of meaningful reflections about your values and goals for DEI

  • Develop confidence to stand up for the organization’s values shared or need to develop DEI practice, policies, and procedures



Anyone who wants to begin or deepen their DEI journey.


This event will have automated captions via Zoom’s transcription function. Please note that these captions are generated by Zoom's computer software and may not always accurately transcribe what is said.



Teniqua Broughton, M.Ed., CNAP's Profile

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Founder & CEO

VerveSimone Consulting

Teniqua has over 20 years’ experience working in the arts and culture sector leveraging her experience initiative and insight to identify strategies that support the sustainability of organizations. She ignites creativity and challenge mediocrity to drive desired outcomes through public speaking, facilitating workshops that focus on nonprofit governance consulting, event and project management, and leadership and equity empowerment.  

In 2014, Teniqua established VerveSimone Consulting to build an organization where she could control the fruits of her labor. She wanted to exercise her own capacity as a community leader for the issues and topics most dear to her heart, arts and culture, women and girls, and marginalized communities.  

As the Executive Director of the State of Black Arizona, she has proven efficacy in enhancing systems, educating communities, and equipping citizens of Arizona. She’s passionate about using data to advance the organization’s mission by compelling both leadership and the grassroots community to create solutions that benefit the lives of others.  

Teniqua is the founder of the Monarch Society and Council at the Desert Botanical Garden, where she established a membership and leadership group to integrate age diversification within the garden during my tenure as a Trustee. She led the change in equitable grant-making practices as the commissioner chair of the City of Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission. She also executed the transition of leading and new curriculum for the SBAZ’s African American leadership institute from Valle de Sol and the launch of the inaugural institute in Southern Arizona. She served as chair- elect for Western States Arts Federation’s Board of Trustees.   

In 2021 Teniqua was awarded the Arizona State University MLK Servant Leader- Leadership award and Phoenix Business Journal’s 2021 Most Admired Leader recipient. She was the individual nominee for the 2020 Governor’s Arts Award.  In 2017, she was selected as the recipient of the AZ Central Who’s Next award, emerging leaders making a difference in the arts. She was the recipient of the Arizona Champion Award for the Central Arizona region from the Flinn Foundation’s Arizona Center for Civic Leadership, for my significant contributions to civic leadership. 

Teniqua has a master’s degree in education with a focus on Educational Administration and Supervision from Arizona State University, and a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology, with an emphasis on theater for youth from Arizona State University. She is a certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP), with certificates in Nonprofit Leadership and Management from University of Arizona and in Equity and Inclusion from Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. 

Teniqua enjoys traveling to places with water as it provides both healing and relaxation. She is a lover of shoes and a collector of snow globes.