As part of ULI SF’s continuing efforts to increase member and staff awareness and understanding around racial equity, diversity, and inclusion, we have engaged Dr. Kira Hudson Banks to conduct a training on Developing an Equity Mindset. The training will take place virtually over two half-day sessions on February 4 and February 5. This is an invite-only training that is open to our Executive Board and committee leaders.
Session 1 will lay the groundwork on the systems-focused approach of applying a racial equity lens to create lasting and sustainable change. Dr. Banks will lead us through understanding the distinctions between equity and equality in addition to diversity and inclusion and provide examples to aid in making the complex topics related to racial equity more accessible.
Developing an Equity Mindset: Next Steps
Session 2 will focus on the role of an individual within an organization committed to system-level change. It builds on the foundation from part 1 to help identify a personal sphere of influence to move equity forward within ULI and the industry. We’ll be breaking out into small groups to discuss topics including unconscious bias, intergroup interactions in the workplace, developing a common language and vocabulary, and how to be accountable for change.