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The Constellation of Accountability

Within equity journeys, education is often seen as the starting point for both individuals and organizations. Education to create a sense of shared understanding. Education to address an issue or conflict that has arisen between colleagues. Or simply education to further one’s personal and professional growth. In combination with education though, accountability is imperative to ensure that the equity journey does not falter or fail. Through proper accountability, equity goals become a reality instead of an aspiration.

Revisiting Established Partnerships with Your New Equity Lens

We must be weary of partners that are not evaluating their work with each other, for each other, and for the community. Historically, societies which operate with extreme inequality generate more restrictive institutions that uphold existing power dynamics (Nathan Nun). We must prevent our organizations from operating parallel to these oppressive structures, especially when that work is deemed a success – that’s when we must be most conscientious of falling into the complacency of doing ‘enough’. The key impetus for partnership revaluation should be to break down silos and transform individual organizations with a shared mission into innovative coalitions.

The Value of Mentoring Across Culture & Identities

I heard once that our personalities are made up of one-fifth of the five people who we are around the most. Over time, we begin to pick up traits and develop a unique personality that takes all of the parts of those we love into our own self, and this process is always evolving as new people come into your life.  As I sat with this, I thought of who those five people were in my life – family, friends, colleagues – and how grateful I was that they poured into me. Each person played a critical role in my development and helped me grow personally and professionally.

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Coaching in Equitable Organizations

That last meeting we had–where you said that thing that made some folks flinch–wasn’t great and I would like to offer some coaching on this topic that I am familiar with so we can avoid challenges like that in the future.”

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