Toward Equity Workshop

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. We recognize the need for dialogue about racial justice, inclusion, and equity to improve the quality of life for everyone in our community. The newly developed Toward Equity workshop challenges conventional thinking about diversity and inclusion and provides crucial support to organizational leadership looking to increase equity within their organization. It provides a framework to help attendees increase self-awareness along with tools to help participants analyze company polices, processes and procedures to move towards becoming a more equitable organization.

    Workshop Description

    This workshop introduces the concept of implicit bias and builds awareness for participants around racial equity and how implicit bias impacts us at interpersonal, institutional, and systemic levels. Before we can create change at our workplace, we need to do thoughtful reflection around our own perceptions and biases and how this manifests in our daily work and interactions. Focus then transitions to facilitating an inclusive organizational culture that keeps and retains employees. Using the Multicultural Organizational Developmental (MCOD) strategic organizational change model, participants learn how to facilitate an inclusive organizational structure through systemic, long-term culture change. This model aids participants in identifying strategic next steps to become a more equitable organization through an interactive assessment.

    Workshop Objectives - Participants will:

    • Increase awareness of racial equity and how implicit bias impacts us at interpersonal, institutional, and systemic levels
    • Increase awareness of their own perceptions and biases and how they manifest in our daily work and interactions
    • Develop an understanding of inclusive and equitable organizational culture and practices
    • Identify strategic next steps to become a more equitable organization

    What to Expect

    • Full-day Workshop
    • YWCA-certified trainers   

    Who should attend?

    • Key leadership team members
    • Human resources leaders
    • Representatives from all levels of the company
    • Employees who will participate in an ongoing change process following the training

For more information or to schedule a workshop, contact Kristi Rohrkasse at krohrkasse@ywcacin.org or 513-361-2168.  

       

 

 

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