As a follow-up to our recent 3-part series: A Discussion About Race, this webinar offers nonprofit professionals an opportunity to come together once again for deeper introspection about ourselves, our organizations, and our community as a whole through the lens of equity.
The session addresses the following concepts that can affect how leaders operationalize equity:
- Mercy + Justice = Just Mercy
- Questions that guide us to becoming a more diverse, inclusive, equitable and just organization
- Difference in Programmatic change vs. Systems change
We'll also explore the impact of the four P?s of Operationalizing Equity:
- Pedagogy: What ideologies ground your organization?s mission?
- Policies: How has equity or inequity been codified in your policies?
- Practice: How does your organization make decisions and carry out your mission?
- People: Are you, your organization, and your culture inclusive?
In addition, small group discussion via breakouts will allow attendees to share thoughts, discuss ideas and gather information regarding best practices and approaches to restructuring their workplaces to advance the core values of diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion.
Attendance is limited. Register early.
Stephenie K. Smith
, MSW is co-founder and managing partner of Sophic Solutions. She is a lead authority on operationalizing equity, executive project management, organizational structure & design and operations improvement, and serves as a key community leader throughout the entire Kansas City region. With over 20 years? experience, Stephenie has leveraged her social work background to explicitly focus on the effects of poverty and oppression. In so doing, community revitalization, change management and diversity, equity & inclusion have taken center stage.
Dr. Rodney D. Smith
is co-founder and managing partner of Sophic Solutions. He is a lead authority on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Over the course of a 25-year career his scholarly interests have taken aim at the implications of race and racism in American society. Dr. Smith recently wrote and published Are We Really Crabs in a Barrel: The Truth and Other Insights About the African American Community
as well as a chapter in an anthology entitled The Trayvon Martin in Us: An American Tragedy.