Diversity as an Outcome

By: Jessica Howard   Brittany Harris  

Organizations, institutions, and businesses across the globe have vowed their commitment and prioritization to diversity and inclusion in theory. In practice, prioritization of visible diversity traits through short-term recruitment investments have produced tokenism and revolving doors of talent in workplaces. The development of a clear theory of change for diversity and inclusion is a critical component of long-term, sustainable organizational transformation. Rooted in Systems Thinking and Logic Model Frameworks, this workshop offers a practical tool for developing a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) organizational theory of change continuously monitors the intended and unintended impacts of its tactics. Through a series of interactive small-group activities, participants will share professional insights, personal observations, and common challenges in organizational DEI work and co-create practices for 1) integrating DEI theory of change within organizations and 2) monitoring the impacts of those attempts at integration.

Social/Environmental-Justice Community-Development Workforce-Transformation
Organizational Diversity
Workshop Presentation

Jessica Howard

Consultant, United States
United States

Brittany Harris

United States
Missouri, United States