Becoming Equitable Institutions
This series of trainings provides a comprehensive overview of how to begin and implement an equity initiative within your organization.
Organizations beginning such a process are encouraged to send at least four representatives who can return and spearhead efforts internally. Each module is comprised of three separate trainings totaling 9 hours of training. All three modules combined total 27 hours of training. Individuals can attend all three modules or attend the module that best meets their organizational needs.
This module gives organizational leaders and/or equity team members the foundational steps for creating your institutional equity plan.
- Session 1: Assessing your Organizational Equity (3 hours)
- Session 2: Creating your Equity and Inclusion Vision (3 hours)
- Session 3: Developing an Internal Equity Team (3 hours)
This module sets the stage for participants to begin to understand how forms of oppression intersect and become institutionalized in a way that privileges some and disadvantages others. Participants will understand how racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, ageism and other forms of power and privilege show up in our lives and workplaces.
- Session 1: Framework of Oppression (3 hours)
- Session 2: Exploring Privilege (3 hours)
- Session 3: Allyship and Empowerment (3 hours)
Having an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and part of the organization, whether employee, client, board member or supplier, requires intentionality and strategic skill development, as well as clear communication. This module is where the rubber hits the road. If you’ve completed module 1 and 2, you are now ready to bring equity to life in how your organization operates.
- Session 1: Developing Inclusive Practices, Policies and Behaviors (3 hours)
- Session 2: Delivering and Receiving Feedback (3 hours)
- Session 3: Communicating Your EI Message (3 hours)
Director, Equity Institute
Tiffany brings years of expertise in using an equity lens to inform policy and advocacy. A trained psychologist, she is co-founder of the Chicagoland Equity Network and former director of the Institute on Social Exclusion at Adler University.
Eileen Hogan Heineman
Director, Racial Justice Programs
Eileen has been a racial equity facilitator and trainer for 20 years. In nine years at YWCA, she has developed workshops and institutional training modules, and consulted with education, community and faith-based organizations, and civic groups.
Carol Jungman, MSOD
Organization Development Consultant
Carol has been a consultant and trainer for 15 years, specializing in team development, relational leadership, strategic planning, and multicultural and diversity awareness.
Corrie brings decades of school and community equity, diversity and inclusion programming to her work. Corrie introduced SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) to Niles Township in 2014 has been consulting with Evanston/Skokie D65 since 2016.
Wendy Yanow is an adult educator with more than 25 years’ experience. She works with adult university students, trains faculty educators and serves as a popular education teacher with bi-lingual adult students pursuing a high school diploma.
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