In some circles recently, diversity, equity, and inclusion have become taboo words. NACSA, however, stands strong by the idea that a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive authorizing profession will result in stronger school and life outcomes for students.
That is what led us to create the Closing the DEI Gap In Authorizing toolkit. This guide is for authorizers committed to improving their work cultures and making authorizing a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive field. A Seat at the Table is our companion webinar series.
While the webinar series has concluded, the work is never done. Building a culture of belonging is an ongoing endeavor. Whether your office is just getting started or is further along in its journey, NACSA is here to be a resource.
Thankfully, there are more resources, tools, and experts on DEI than perhaps ever before. That said, it can sometimes feel overwhelming to figure out where to start when you’re trying to transform your work culture. These resources may be helpful:
- For a guide on what DEI is and why it matters in authorizing, start with NACSA’s Closing the DEI Gap In Authorizing toolkit.
- Check out this resource guide from the Ed.ucateD Approach for:
- Ground rules for conversations about identity and lines of difference
- DEI-related vocabulary and definitions
- A TED Talk about stereotypes and the dangers of a single story
- For some of the latest and most popular writing on DEI research and its impact in the business and nonprofit sectors, check out the Harvard Business Review’s Diversity and Inclusion section.
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