Conceptual Framework For Advancing Equity
As an organization, we are undergoing significant board and staff development around equity, diversity, and inclusion; and we will continue changing how we offer professional development opportunities to ensure we are meeting our commitment.
We have created a conceptual framework to guide these choices based on these four components: Equity-Minded, Cultural Humility, Evidence-Based, and Distributed Leadership.
Equity-Minded is a perspective or lens underpinning the operations of the organization that centers on recognizing and redressing systems of oppression in its policies, practices, and actions. This underpinning includes self-reflection, examining and prioritizing who is/has been most directly impacted, and interrogating the status quo to ensure equity is at the forefront of the work. To access resources in our Digital Library related to Equity-Mindedness, click here.
Cultural Humility is the ability to reflect critically upon and acknowledge our own biases, perspectives, shortcomings, as well as the limitations of our expertise is part of the process of learning and building the capacity to improve both our internal community and the communities we serve. Honoring the work, voice, perspectives, and experiences of those who interact with our organization and institutions across the state. To access resources in our Digital Library related to Cultural Humility, click here.
Distributive Leadership is an equity-minded approach to leadership that represents a collective commitment to lead and implement change, unified by a shared vision. It welcomes a variety of perspectives and leadership potential, and is not limited to one person or position, ensuring those impacted by implementing the vision are valued, included, and empowered to implement change within their roles. To access resources in our Digital Library related to Distributed Leadership, click here.