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Change Team Core Processes and Tools: Set-Up and Management Checklist

Change teams designed to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) require thoughtful planning and communication throughout the active lifecycle of the team: Launch, Management, Evaluation, and Relaunch. Change teams, like any other team, require management tools, skills, and processes to be successful. Use the following checklists to create the change team charter and core management tools and processes.

Change Team DEI Development Plan Template

A written plan of action is essential for individuals or teams working to increase diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). DEI team workplans or development plans bring clarity to expectations, enrich feedback and review processes, and help align each team member’s tasks with the DEI team goals. Once your goals are written, create a work plan using this sample DEI Development plan template to track activity and report on progress.

Connecting to your D.E.I “Why”

Everyone has a unique connection to environmental work. Awareness of your story and motivation to pursue D.E.I. can be grounding and uplifting when you are faced with difficult decisions, face barriers in your path, or need to be inspired by yourself! The following writing exercise helps you identify how you came to value the pursuit of D.E.I. in the environmental field, what keeps you motivated, and what you need to stay resilient when challenges inevitably arise.

Decision Making for Equity and Inclusion

Decision-making practices reflect an organization’s equity and inclusion values. They also reveal how authoritative a.k.a. commanding power is distributed throughout an organization. Use this decision-making mode graphic to investigate how […]

Developing an Equitable and Transparent Compensation Philosophy & Policy

To set fair and equitable compensation, it’s essential to take time to be clear on your philosophy and develop a transparent policy. The following resource and samples will help you develop strong, fair, and transparent compensation.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Terms and Definitions

Not everyone speaks the same way about social issues or experiences; having a shared understanding of terms can help groups and individuals communicate better and support their collaboration. We recognize that many of these terms in this list can feel quite jargon heavy or academic—however, precision and clarity are useful when naming and dismantling deep rooted assumptions, behaviors, or practices.

Equitable Holiday and Paid Time Off Policies and Sample

To promote belonging and to create an equitable and inclusive culture across your organization, it’s important to review your holiday and paid-time-off policies and ask yourself these questions and more. This resource will aid you in assessing your holiday and paid time off policies, consider revisions to your it, and offers a sample policy.

Fund Development Equity Reflection Questions

Fund development staff can play an integral role in implementing DEI in their work by using an equity lens to review your practices, outreach, and decisions. This resource offers questions to ask yourself, your team, and your organization to ensure that an equity lens is applied to your fund development efforts and internal work.

Inequity & Disparity Highlighted by COVID-19

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The Color of Coronavirus: COVID 10: Deaths by Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. | APM Research Lab “Data about the race and ethnicity of the deceased is known for […]

The Four “I”s of Oppression

The Four “I”s of Oppression are a common framework used to illustrate the ways systemic injustices are able to perpetuate in society and over time. Oppression manifests itself in four overlapping and interdependent ways; individually as internalized oppression; socially as interpersonal oppression; it is reinforced through institutional oppression; and perpetuates across time and space as ideological oppression. Check out this resource and the guidance on using the framework to learn more about the Four “I”s. Being clear about how oppression operates can help everyone work concretely to dismantle oppressive systems and foster alternatives individually and across society.

Background Image: Raincoast Conservation Foundation | Jamen Rhodes