Organizational Change for Racial Justice Training

organizational change for racial justice training

Organizational Change for Racial Justice (OCRJ) Training
Deadline Extended! Applications open through May 20!

The OCRJ Training is a virtual learning series for FSLN members to advance racial justice in all facets of day-to-day organizational life – in organizational culture, operations, strategy, and programming. It is designed for multiracial teams of two to three people who want to develop plans for centering and operationalizing racial justice and racial equity within their organizations. This training will be designed and delivered by Curtis Ogden and Aba Taylor from the Interaction Institute for Social Change, with facilitation support from FSLN members with equity expertise who completed the Facilitating for Racial Justice Work Training.

The ideal team will include members of a new or ongoing Race, Equity, and Inclusion Team. Your team will participate in the OCRJ training as part of a cohort of teams from other organizations, learning alongside each other to design an organizational change process that includes different kinds of learning and planning activities to further racial equity in your work and internally in your organization. Teams must be able to attend all four sessions and complete action items between sessions.

Training Dates:

  • Wednesday, June 16: 1pm – 5pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, June 30: 1pm – 5pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, July 14: 1pm – 5pm Eastern
  • Wednesday, July 28: 1pm – 5pm Eastern

Training Objectives:

  • Develop the capacity to use language and analysis of institutional and structural racism that are commonly used in the field
  • Articulate a strong case for the importance of addressing racism in your organization and in your program/issue areas
  • Recognize key indicators of how white supremacy norms express themselves in organizational culture and identify ways to interrupt those dynamics  
  • Assess your organization’s “Big Picture” (context, stakeholders, current reality and goals of the process) to guide your organizational change efforts
  • Identify important elements to set your Race, Equity, and Inclusion Team up for success
  • Design collaborative processes that support ongoing learning, planning, and action for racial equity
  • Recognize the importance of integrating learning, evaluation, and assessment throughout your process

Who Should Apply:
OCRJ is a capacity building offering designed for multiracial teams of two to three people who want to develop plans for advancing racial justice and race equity within their organizations.

Your team should include 2-3 members of your organization, ideally members of a new or ongoing Race, Equity, and Inclusion Team, and at least one team member should have the authority and capacity to make changes in organizational policy and procedures.

Your organization should have a demonstrated commitment to racial equity and an eagerness for operationalizing racial justice work into its operations and culture. Your organization does not need to be a 501(c)3 nonprofit to participate.

This workshop is offered to FSLN members free of charge. Teams are expected to attend all four trainings and complete action items between sessions. Space is limited to 20 organizational teams.

Questions? Email Annalina: annalina.kazickas@winrock.org


About the CORE Project:

The FFRJW and OCRJ Trainings are being offered through the FSLN’s CORE Project– Cultivating and Operationalizing Racial Equity (CORE) in the Food Systems Leadership Network– made possible with generous funding from the Garfield and W.K. Kellogg Foundations. The CORE Project aims to embed racial equity and anti-racism into the Food Systems Leadership Network’s framework for food systems change and build the capacity of network members to operationalize racial equity and anti-racism in their organizations and their program work.

Learn more about the CORE Project, and ways to get, involved here.

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