Transformative change that centers racial justice, equity and belonging within organizational culture and systems is deep, complex and ongoing work. It requires steadfast honesty, deliberate attention, committed practice and collaborative action.
Our Creating Equitable Organizations (CrEO) program offers collaborative consulting services to support organizations in bringing forth transformation centered in racial justice. It is important that this work be done in a holistic way that is responsive to the contextual, relational, and process needs of each organization.
In our experience providing support for organizations seeking to engage in transformation for equity over the past 7 years, we have found that there are three main areas in which it is important dedicate intentional action:
- Structural Change: Policies, Procedures, and Practices
- Learning and Unlearning: Training and Skill Building for Staff
- Relationship and Conflict Transformation
The specific combination of supports that will be responsive to each organization’s needs are co-determined through a proposal process.
Some examples of our services include:
- Facilitating Learning and Unlearning Experiences on the System of Racial Inequity for Staff.
- Engaging Key Leaders in developing Skills and Practices that will make transformation for equity possible.
- Facilitating an exercise in honesty in which you have the opportunity to explore what is currently true about your culture and practices
- Providing consultation and collaborative support to key staff to move the change process forward
The first step to connecting with us for CrEO support would usually be to fill out a Services Request Form. However, we are currently working with the maximum number of partner organizations that we are able to, so we are not taking on new partnerships at this time.
If you would like to be notified when we begin to consider new organizational partnerships, or if you have any additional questions regarding the Creating Equitable Organizations process, please contact our Race & Gender Equity Manager, Libby Tucci.