YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix’s REAL-TOC (Racial Equity Action & Learning – Theory of Change) experience leads Phoenix-based organizations to understanding and investing in more internal equitable practices. Participating teams build a Race Equity Theory of Change (you’ll learn what this is through the program!) that is crafted by the team, for the team. This is DE&I work in ACTION. More than diversity and inclusion–this work is transformative.
This program is designed for those who want to learn how an organization can move beyond racial equity discussions and into action. By committing to this experience, participating organizations join a learning community that explores and then implements strategies for improved equity within their work place.
Interested organizations will need to consider organizational goals, necessary conditions, barriers, opportunities, and internal capacity. REAL·TOC is not just a learning experience, it’s a transformative journey. Critical to this program is the ACTION portion. Participating organizations are committed to enacting REAL change within their work policies, procedures, or practices.
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What to Expect
This twelve-week interactive program is designed to further participants’ capacity to:
- Unpack and understand the root causes and dynamics of systemic and structural racism
- Craft a comprehensive Racial Equity Theory of Change goal-setting tool to inform the organization’s progress towards accomplishing their equity goal
- Enact strategies to dismantle structural racism and promote equitable practices
- Collaborate with other leaders committed to improving equity in their community
Fall 2023 | September 7th start date
February 2024 | Spring Session
REAL·TOC will be delivered via Zoom with some in-person sessions. Participants are committing to 12 weeks of active learning at 3 hours per session every other week. Some group work-time may be required between sessions for reflection and “homework.”
The $5,000 program cost covers all learning materials, facilitation by trained Racial Equity Guides, access to a safe co-creation space, and other resources for your team.
Seeking Active DE&I Leaders
We’re looking for engaging Racial Equity “Facilitrainers” for our REAL·TOC cohorts! These opportunities are compensated for their time and talents. Learn more about our two options below and submit an application if interested.
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