Organizational Change that centers racial equity and inclusion is necessarily an ongoing process. Dismantling the manifestations of systems of oppression within our organizations requires honesty, intentional intervention, and ongoing work.
Our Creating Equitable Organizations (CrEO) program works to support local organizations in deepening and broadening their equity practices, and works to bring 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.
Our support for organizational change for equity can 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
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 energy:
- 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. The first step to connecting with us for CrEO support is to fill out the Organizational Services Request Form.
Once we have received that information, someone from our team will follow up with you to determine possible next steps. The next step is frequently to coordinate a time for us to connect with you to further discuss your needs. Based on this information, we would then be able to put together a proposal for services that we see as being responsive to your current context.
It is important to note that our team is currently receiving a high number of requests for support for equity work. We will be making decisions about who we work with based on our team’s capacity, ability to to be responsive to your needs, and alignment in intentions for the process of transformation for equity.
If you have any additional questions regarding the Creating Equitable Organizations process, please contact our Race & Gender Equity Manager, Libby Tucci.