Please join us for this upcoming webinar:
Thu, May 28, 2020 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Your equity trainings are completed and the equity plan is finalized and approved. What's next? Following training and planning, the reality hits that implementing the equity plan means real change not just for the organization and leadership, but how people have to deal with each other day-to-day, moment-by-moment. The political and social resistance that was not addressed in the planning and training begins to surface. Often this invisible resistance has been called "the re-negotiation" or "stutter step" or "not right now" phase, but rarely is it named explicitly as a key component to consider when preparing to implement your equity plan.
In this webinar panelists will share how they navigated the re-negotiation moment in their organizations, what difficult conversations they had, what pitfalls they encountered—sometimes anticipated and sometimes not—and what strategies they used to continuously foster collective agreement and accountability on a path forward. We will discuss the importance of building internal capacity and how to strengthen external partnerships, incorporating critical questions that have to be asked and answered, establishing systems and organizational infrastructure, and creating tools to deploy measurements and milestones to monitor the organization's transformational shift in service of equity. There is no one 'right' way to strive for equitable outcomes. Our goal is to share a few ways organizations are strengthening their organization's 'muscle' to integrate their equity plans into the fabric of their organizations’ way of being.
Amber Trout, Managing Associate, Community Science
Steve Nakana, Social Equity Program Manager, Port of Portland
Kacey Baker, Director of People, Digital Promise