You may have heard that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work is a journey or an ever-evolving path. It’s true, but only marginally helpful. You still have to figure out where and how to take the first step, or the fiftieth step. In this webinar, Kellie Richardson and Vanessa Elena López will introduce the concept and practice of an internal DEI change team. These teams are comprised of current employees who create guideposts and steps along the path to meet organizational equity and inclusion goals. They may also be supported by an internal or contracted DEI manager.
View this webinar if you’re curious about whether a change team strategy might help your organization and what you need to get started. You’ll also hear from real change teams at environmental non-profits (including TREC!) about how they navigated this strategy and how it has facilitated change at their organizations.
- TREC Change Team Webinar Supplement (with resources/guides)
- Systems Change & Deep Equity Article
- Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
- DEI Development Plan Template
Contact: Vanessa López and Kellie Richardson, TREC
DARCI Decision Making Model
The DARCI Decision Making Model clarifies your organization’s decision making process by explicitly naming who is involved in decision making. If used early and often at your organization, your team will have clear expectations for their role in each decision or project and will feel more connected to and engaged in their work.
Getting Woke, Staying Woke: What Does it Really Mean?
Being "woke," the state of being aware of and attentive to issues of racial and social justice, is a state you may or may not be in now–in this session, learn how to get there and stay there, and turn this attention into practice. This webinar focuses on key components of designing and implementing equitable practices. More specifically, we will examine the equity paradox: how we believe in equity, yet our behaviors and decisions don’t always reflect that belief.
Bolster the Health of your Team by Building a Culture of Engagement and Inclusion
Engaged staff members who feel not only seen but valued for their diverse perspectives and experiences are more likely to innovate, take on challenges, stay on the job, and work […]
Developing an Inclusive Culture
Developing an inclusive culture sounds great in theory, but what does that really mean? What is the difference between inclusive behaviors and inclusive culture? Through interactive content and discussion, we unpack why inclusive culture is critical for effective supervision and leadership. We examine components of organizational culture and identify elements of inclusive culture.
DEI: Holding Ourselves and Each Other Accountable
This session will explore the myriad of ways accountability can show up as we journey towards more equitable and inclusive workplaces. How do we know we are doing it right? What happens when mistakes are made, or harm is done? We will look at accountability strategies to support your goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion and discuss how those intersect with your organizational culture.
Laying the Foundations for DEI Work in Your Organization: An Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
In this webinar, The Avarna Group will build the foundations for DEI with TREC clients by (a) introducing precise language around diversity, inclusion, cultural competence, and equity so clients can become more fluent in foundational terminology; (b) map out the various reasons why DEI work is critical to the future of the conservation movement; and (c) provide an overview of what DEI work entails.