Concurrent Session
Assessing Organizational Racism and Advocating for Anti-Racist Workplaces
Wednesday 10/21/2020 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM   Add to calendar
Intended Audience: Trailblazing, Growing, Experienced
Workplace Application:
Explore evaluative tools to determine how racism shows up in your organization.  

Creating and supporting teams with diverse skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences is essential to developing vibrant workplaces where we value people and their journeys, as well as leverage their talents.  Yet, workplaces persist where racism continues to disrupt employee engagement, belonging, collaboration, innovation and productivity. Over time and with intention, organizations, like individuals, can evolve to become anti-racist. The evolution begins with assessing organizational culture to gain a comprehensive understanding of how racism and oppression operate.  In this session, we’ll explore evaluative how characteristics of organizational.  From decision-making and budgeting to accountability and power, you’ll have a chance to think about your work environment and learn ways to advocate for the change necessary to transform individuals, teams and organizations. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the commitment required for an anti-racist organization 
  • Learn stages of anti-racism organizational development 
  • Discover a framework for assessing organizational anti-racism 
  • Assess Yourself. Recognize ways you may be helping or hindering your organization on its anti-racism journey 
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Deborah Biddle, Founder and Chief Consultant,
The People Company LLC