This 90-minute self paced workshop will introduce you to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in theory and use using Story-based Strategy. Participants will be provided with a practical framework for understanding issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in their work and how using a Story-based Strategy can assist in both assessment and planning.
We will explore what it means to apply a “Narrative Analysis of Power” to DEI work and share the Story-based Strategy approach for assessing and developing work to address organizational and interpersonal work. Throughout the workshop we review critical concepts related to equality, equity and liberation to create memorable demonstrations of how Story-based Strategy & DEI work together. Participants begin practicing right away, learning how the concepts are alive in their life.
Your Instructor(s)/Tus instructor(es)
Fourthy is a fictional trainer with the Center for Story-based Strategy based on the real life training work that has been done by CSS Innovation Director, Felicia T Perez.
Felicia's previous organizing experience includes work for United Workers Congress, GetEqual, the ACLU of Southern California, No on Proposition 21 campaign, and Californians for Justice. Felicia holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction. They are a published author and co-author of social studies curriculum and in anthologies on teaching and performance. Prior to their work in strategic communications, Felicia taught social studies for twelve years in Los Angeles and was a union chapter chair for UTLA.
*Fourthy's English and Spanish voices are CSS trainers Erin O'Brien and Mariana Mendoza.
Class Curriculum/Plan de estudio del curso
"The 4th box training helped me move beyond thinking about what is, to dreaming about what could be possible, if we remove the idea that there are some things are unchangeable."
- Faith Harris
"As an English Language Arts teacher, I know the power of metaphor in discussing ideas with my students, but it's necessary to have a reminder that using metaphors to deconstruct my own work is also important. Working through this course reinvigorated me to look at the iceberg-like assumptions that are likely driving the current work in the organizations in which I participate."
- Julie Roos
"This online course is a useful overview of a story based approach to strategy and a nice mix of theory, practical application and directions to further resources."
- Lesley Anne
"The course made me imagine how easy it was to become encased in your own wall but how much easier it is to imagine your way out."
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