Addressing Unconscious Bias in Hiring
This resource is meant to address the individual unconscious biases that inform the hiring systems we create and the candidate selection process. Remaining unaware of these biases and their impact on our decision-making can contribute to the lack of representation of individuals from marginalized communities in the workplace.
DEI Data Analysis: Green 2.0 Data Discussion
Organizations across the environmental sector and other industries have been implementing DEI strategies or have recently begun their DEI journeys to increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace and incorporate it into their mission and vision. There have been many studies that uncovered why so many organizations believe diversity and inclusion efforts are valuable and worth investing in for their long-term strategy. However, there is much less research on how the strategies are being implemented and how effective they are.This resource is a 3-part series of guided workshops to analyze research and data collected by Green. 2.0 to consider the effectiveness of DEI strategies at environmental NGOs and Foundations. It can be facilitated by a DEI leader for an organization or for the board as a part of the continued learning. DEI Committees could also incorporate it into their work to assess their DEI strategy and find opportunities to increase impact.
Indigenous Lands Activity
This activity invites you to have a team discussion about the history of the lands you inhabit, the historical and present day contributions of the Indigenous peoples’ in those territories, […]
Preparing for Courageous Conversations & Personal Influence Activity
Issues of race, gender, ethnicity, and identity are personal, sensitive, and can be emotionally challenging to address, no matter how our individual experiences impact our world views, how we relate […]
SOAR Strategy Screen for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Planning
A strategy screen is a list of criteria against which you can test various strategic options, particularly when navigating crises, opportunities, growth, or change. Strategy screens help you apply your values and can provide clear rationale so that all staff members feel better equipped to either make or support decisions that align with your organization’s principles, mission, identity, and goals. A strategy screen can be particularly useful to clarify your DEI priorities and scope in a large field of possible activities.
White Supremacy Culture & Professionalism
This offering is meant to identify behaviors and mindsets that have developed from white supremacist culture that many of us exhibit regardless of our different identities, because we all exist in this culture together and are impacted by it. However, the impact disproportionately affects Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in a harmful way that often has long-term consequences both personally and professionally. Regardless of where you or your organization are in your DEI journey, assessing the impact of white supremacy culture at your organization will help support a more equitable and inclusive organization inside and out.
Accessibility and Inclusivity in the Workplace
Accessibility in the workplace is the practice of making information, tasks and activities, and the work environment practical, meaningful, and usable for as many people as possible. Inclusion is the behaviors within team culture that encourages everyone to feel heard and valued for their individual skills and uniqueness. Through this guide, we review inclusive practices and considerations to take when proactively addressing accessibility at the virtual and physical workplace. After reviewing the guide, this worksheet can be used to assess your own organization’s accessibility and inclusion policies and procedures and identify areas to improve.
Accessible and Inclusive Events
How can we be mindful of different needs while proactively providing a welcoming and inclusive experience for all at events? Accessibility and inclusion matter just as deeply in temporary spaces where we invite community to join together for dialogue or learning. Here are some considerations to provide a more inclusive and accessible experience to your audience as you go through the event planning process.
Communication Checklist for ED Transition
This communications checklist will help your organization communicate effectively during an executive director transition.
Creating a Feedback-Rich Culture
Feedback isn’t about “once-and-done.” An effective organization strives to create a feedback-rich culture which takes both organizational systems and leadership behaviors that are applied consistently over time. Systems support and sustain behaviors. Behaviors bring systems to life. Use this list to see where your organizations thrive and identify where you might need to focus on improving.
Effectively Delivering and Receiving Feedback
How feedback is delivered (and received) is as, or possibly more, important than what is communicated. If feedback is given effectively and clearly, it is much more likely to result […]
Feedback and Crucial Conversations
As leaders, facing challenging conversations is an essential part of our role. While addressing disagreement can be uncomfortable and require courage, doing so with respect invites trust, improved outcomes, and engagement. The resources below offer frameworks and tools to prepare you to step into courageous conversations.
Individual Development Plan | Sample
Individual Development Plans are a crucial tool to support employee growth and learning, which leads to greater personal effectiveness and fulfillment. A Development Plan is different from annual job goals though it ideally would complement a workplan and can be done at the same time – or even included as part of the Annual Plan. This template can be adapted to fit your organization’s needs.
Leveraging Coaching Skills for People Development
Managers who want to support the development and growth of their staff can benefit from some helpful perspectives, approaches, and skills from the field of coaching that are described in this resource. While managers/supervisors should not present or see themselves as formal “coaches” they can be more “coach-like” where appropriate.
Managing Mood, Energy, and Focus
Our emotional state impacts both ourselves and others around us through a complex set of largely unconscious, primal biology-driven signals. Both our emotions and moods impact other people, though in different ways. Because moods are a longer-term phenomenon, their impact can have more power. This article lays out strategies for managing mood contagion–a critical leadership skill.
POPP: Strategic Planning Tool for Meetings
POPP is a simple tool that helps focus and clarify the essential elements of a meeting: the purpose, the desired outcome, the people involved, and the process that will be used.