Newsletter – September 18, 2019
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Choosing race equity and inclusion
Committed to advancing racial equity, inclusion, and justice in your organization? Want every member of your team to be fully seen, supported, and engaged? Wouldn’t you get better results if your team and organization were places where your most marginalized staff could thrive? Do you wish you could make it better? Yeah. We do too.
The bad news is that we all operate with unconscious bias that reflects and reinforces systems of oppression. The good news is that it is possible to learn to be equity-conscious by becoming aware of your own power to advance equity and acting on it.
Anyone who’s ever read a choose-your-own-adventure book knows that it’s often not a single decision, but the cumulative impact of a bunch of small decisions, that influences the ultimate outcome. In order to shift your organization’s culture and systems so your most marginalized staff can thrive, you need to zero in on opportunities to influence equity and inclusion outcomes. Thankfully, our friends at Race Forward developed just the tool to help you do that: choice points.
Read on to learn what choice points are, and 5 main steps for using them. Then, check out the rest of our choice points toolkit, so you can start using them to advance equity and inclusion today!
- Using Choice Points to Advance Racial Equity and Inclusion: Case Studies
- Tools for Identifying Choice Points: The “Bias Check”
- Tools for Identifying Choice Points: Common Choice Points
Our non-managerial staff training (formerly “Owning the Work”) is now called “Working for Change.” Don’t worry—we’ll still have the same training content to help non-managers get awesome results in their areas of responsibility.
The Management Action Center is gearing up to host their Managing to Win Campaigns trainings in four cities this fall! This is a fast-paced, one-day course for any manager working in a progressive political campaign.
Check out their upcoming trainings: