Equity and Inclusion: A Strategic Organizational Approach

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With the dust still settling from the social unrest that marked last summer, it's more important than ever for local governments to pursue organizational policies that center social justice. To that end, ICMA has developed a series of workshops that will provide an comprehensive approach to implementing the principles of equity and inclusion within your organization. Covering everything from basic terminology to the application of racial equity tools, this three-part series will be an invaluable resource for anyone looking to begin (or continue) their journey towards equity and inclusion. This package includes the following three workshops:

  • Establishing Inclusion as a Value: March 31
  • Kickstarting Inclusion: April 28
  • Keep Moving Forward: May 26
  • Free Webinar: Establishing Inclusion as a Value

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 03/31/2021

    Learn how to weave the values of equity and inclusion into the fabric of your organization.

    This interactive workshop is designed to offer participants a jumping off point for conversations and reflections vis-à-vis diversity, equity, and inclusion. To do so, it provides participants an overview of key terms and definitions such as: diversity, inclusion, equity, bias, privilege, disparate impact, and disparate treatment. A second part serves as an introduction to moving towards diversity, equity and inclusion as a central organizational value with particular attention paid to capitalizing on the diversity dividend.  

    Geoffrey Silvera

    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Auburn University

    Geoffrey A. Silvera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University. His research centers on healthcare administrators, especially chief executive officers, patient care quality, experience, and safety as well as diversity and inclusion. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the Patient Experience Journal (PXJ) and is on the editorial board of Health Care Management Review (HCMR). Recent work has appeared in Public Integrity, Patient Experience Journal, State and Local Government Review, Health Care Management Review, and the International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.

    Jonathan Fisk

    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Auburn University

    Jonathan M. Fisk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University and core MPA faculty member. His research centers on state and local policymaking and administrative practices. His recent work has been published in journals such as Energy Policy, American Review of Public Administration, State and Local Government Review, Review of Policy Research, and Public Integrity. He is also the faculty advisor to the Auburn ICMA Student Chapter.

  • Kickstarting Inclusion

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/28/2021

    In the second of this three-part series on equity and inclusion, you'll learn how to actually implement the inclusive principles your organization has established.

    This interactive workshop is built around the article: https://icma.org/articles/pm-magazine/managing-diversity-and-inclusion as well as identifying strategies that leaders may utilize to make their organizations more diverse and/or inclusive. Specific leadership strategies are identified and discussed include: building trust, getting data, and changing internal organizational policies. Participants will also map their home organizations relative to diversity and inclusion as well as establish diversity and inclusion goals. Diversity, equity, and inclusion policies and practices may include revisions relevant to employee recruitment, staffing and engagement, training, implementation, and budgeting strategies, etc. 

    • Take a deep dive into the Developing and Defining Diversity Tool/Framework;
    • Learn and discuss how to apply the Developing and Defining Diversity Tool/Framework in your office, team, or community;
    • Establish goals and exchange ideas on how to move within the Developing and Defining Diversity Tool/Framework.

    Geoffrey Silvera

    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Auburn University

    Geoffrey A. Silvera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University. His research centers on healthcare administrators, especially chief executive officers, patient care quality, experience, and safety as well as diversity and inclusion. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the Patient Experience Journal (PXJ) and is on the editorial board of Health Care Management Review (HCMR). Recent work has appeared in Public Integrity, Patient Experience Journal, State and Local Government Review, Health Care Management Review, and the International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.

    Jonathan Fisk

    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Auburn University

    Jonathan M. Fisk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University and core MPA faculty member. His research centers on state and local policymaking and administrative practices. His recent work has been published in journals such as Energy Policy, American Review of Public Administration, State and Local Government Review, Review of Policy Research, and Public Integrity. He is also the faculty advisor to the Auburn ICMA Student Chapter.

  • Keep Moving Forward

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 05/26/2021

    In the third and final webinar in this three-part series, you'll learn how to use racial equity tools to evaluate your organization's equity and inclusion efforts.

    This interactive workshop introduces participants to the growing use of racial equity tools (RET) as well as the process of conducting a diversity and/or cultural audit. Such tools are designed to integrate equity in organizational policies, practices, operations, management functions, programs, and budgets and can lead to more equitable outputs and outcomes, and success for your organization. Examples are presented and discussed.

    • Take a deep dive into Racial Equity Tools and Cultural Audits;
    • Reflect on current practices and how Racial Equity Tools and Cultural Audits are tools in your diversity, equity, and inclusion toolbox;
    • Generate and exchange ideas on how to utilize Racial Equity Tools and Cultural Audits in your community

    Geoffrey Silvera

    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Auburn University

    Geoffrey A. Silvera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University. His research centers on healthcare administrators, especially chief executive officers, patient care quality, experience, and safety as well as diversity and inclusion. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the Patient Experience Journal (PXJ) and is on the editorial board of Health Care Management Review (HCMR). Recent work has appeared in Public Integrity, Patient Experience Journal, State and Local Government Review, Health Care Management Review, and the International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.

    Jonathan Fisk

    Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Auburn University

    Jonathan M. Fisk is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University and core MPA faculty member. His research centers on state and local policymaking and administrative practices. His recent work has been published in journals such as Energy Policy, American Review of Public Administration, State and Local Government Review, Review of Policy Research, and Public Integrity. He is also the faculty advisor to the Auburn ICMA Student Chapter.