Leading Organizations for REI

Tools to Support Aligning Values

About Leading Orgs for Race Equity Impact

At the core of leading organizations is a commitment to aligning values by establishing congruence between stated racial equity beliefs and values and actual organizational policies and procedures. Aligning values sets the foundation to interrupt white dominant culture and establish organizational practices that integrate racial equity throughout the organization — from the culture to the operations across all departments. It also includes changing ways of working so that leaders at all levels, in particular BIPOC staff, are co-creating culture, sharing responsibility, and supporting strategic direction. When aligning values, leaders focus on people’s experience within the organization, establish policies to sustain racially equitable outcomes, and compensate for the invisible, underpaid, or unacknowledged labor within the organization.

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