Building a Shared Understanding

The need for open dialogue which is non-confrontational and sensitive to all stakeholder’s emotions is a critical and foundational step in advancing reform. To accomplish this, leadership and staff participate in a four-part series of workshops focused on cultural competency, unconscious bias, and organizational culture to foster a practical understanding and application of the topic areas within an organization to broaden, deepen and connect core principles with specific dynamics to build individual skills, strengthen institutional capacity and further systemic effort.  The series covers the following topics:

  1.  Pursuit of Equity: Deconstructing “Safe-Space”
  2.  Identifying Unconscious Bias & Challenging Institutional Racism
  3.  Power & Privilege: Exploring Key Elements of Organizational Culture
  4. Embedding Equity & an Equity-Informed Approach