Immersive Partnerships are particularly beneficial as your organization seeks to work on a specific plan focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion or address a particular conflict; if you are determined to shift your internal climate to be more inclusive and equitable; or if you want to examine and shift the ways you explore issues and imagine solutions.
These 8-week partnerships include the services of two MCI team members working for a total of forty 40 hours (average of five hours per week, depending on arrangements and availability) to offer for any combination of these opportunities to:
- Attend meetings (observation and participation)
- Share resources that provide further guidance and information
- Lead presentations on difficult dialogues
- Meet for consultations
These partnerships would be particularly beneficial as your department seeks to work on a specific plan focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion; if you are determined to shift your internal climate to be more inclusive and equitable; or if you want to examine and shift the ways you explore issues and imagine solutions.
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The Being Circles (BC) convene six participants six times for two hours over a period of six to nine months. The participants will have access to support from consultants as well as the expertise of the research team to support both their process, content explorations, and strategy for their anti-racism organizational efforts. As part of setting up and operating BCs, we will conduct pre- and post-surveys, a climate survey. This also includes an introductory session and a training session.
You will have the opportunity to have a personal and confidential session to discuss specific challenges when facing interactions across social and political differences or as you imagine next steps in the design of your DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiative or manage a conflict. This is a support service. In other words, our consultation will not replace you. The primary responsibility for implementation will stay with those within your organization.
We will discuss ways to apply the practices and offer additional tools that are specific to your situation. This personalized support helps leaders in organizations practice the principles and practices that enable more productive dialogue and more effective implementation of a process-oriented approaches to organizational/social change efforts. Leaders can take advantage of Virtual Office Hour Sessions when faced with a specific dilemma or when befuddled about how to take the next step in their diversity or conflict management planning process.