Training and Support

Equity, Inclusion and Cultural Relevancy

Justice Outside offers training in equity, inclusion, and cultural relevancy, including organizational culture and individual commitments to cultural relevancy. We define cultural relevancy as the ability to effectively reach and engage communities and their youth in a manner consistent with the cultural context and values of that community, while effectively addressing disparities of diversity and inclusion within an organization’s entire structure.

Our trainings focus on social and environmental justice. To achieve cultural relevancy, one really has to dig into the work of equity and inclusion. We can support organizations or individuals who are looking to further their understanding of cultural relevancy.

Contact Shivani Chanillo, Training and Support Manager, at, if you’d like to discuss the trainings that Justice Outside can offer you and/or your organization.


  • Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Outward Bound USA
  • Whole Kids Foundation
  • National Parks Service

Common participant prompts for trainings include the following:

  • How does your organization assess who is most impacted by the unjust cultures, systems, and structures your organization seeks to change? Is intersectionality taken into consideration in identifying who is prioritized by your movement?
  • How can you use the power and privilege that you may have to make more space for the leadership of those who are directly impacted by your work?
  • What needs to shift in your practices and policies to center the voices of those directly impacted by your work? How can the leadership of those directly impacted be better supported and celebrated? 
  • How do the ways we experience marginalization hold wisdom for everyone? How can this wisdom help guide the transition to a world organized around resilience and justice?
  • Authentic Leadership: Understanding and supporting different leadership styles