Make data-driven decisions to educate, engage, and empower everyone
Learn ways to collect data to assess the 4 components of healthy organizations including Connections, Content, Communication, and Culture & Climate.
Whether "creating spaces for equity and empowerment" is in your job description or not, we can better serve those counting on us when we have a plan.
Regardless of your role, you can elevate your organization's empowerment efforts by being intentional about increasing equity in your environment. I'll also give you tips on how to present your findings to others.
When it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, we delay getting started because we don't think we know enough. The problem is...we never will. If you've watched any of those shows on HGTV, very few renovations go exactly according to plan.
One of my favorite sayings is, "As you do it, you'll learn it." You know enough to get started right now and along the way, you'll learn even more. You have to accept the fact that you will probably make mistakes, you may feel uncomfortable with what you find out, and your plan will not be perfect. In spite of that, your organization will still be closer to equity and empowerment than it was before.
Let's just start...and I'll show you how to become a DIY changemaker.
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability but comes through continuous struggle.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
As long as we have breath in our bodies, we have another chance to keep pushing and pursuing justice. We have to hold on to our hope and fight for what is right. Not every organization has the budget or resources to hire someone for equity so you may have to take a DIY approach. It's much easier to do it with a group like the Strugglish Superhero Squad so we can encourage one another. Don't let this moment pass you by. Sign up for the training, block it off in your schedule, and come prepared to embrace imperfection as we create a plan to serve and empower other people. See you soon.
Yours in the Struggle,
Ashley Smith, Ed.D. aka Dr. Strugglish