Our EI&D Framework maps out the “how.” Creating lasting change requires commitment at both the individual and organizational level. This framework offers areas to grow as an individual, in allyship, as departments and as an organization. To become a more equitable and inclusive NatureBridge we use a BOTH/AND approach, both examining ourselves and growing as individuals, and changing systems and mindsets within the organization.
Individual-Internal: Building self-awareness and knowledge. Examples include: Understanding your own identity, uncovering and interrupting your hidden biases, confronting your privileges and power and allocating time for learning.
Individual-External: Building allyship and relationships with other people and your communities. Examples include: using inclusive language, challenging bias, addressing microaggressions, practicing micro-affirmations, receiving feedback and mentoring others.
Organizational-Internal: Building workplace culture whereby your department engages to create an equitable and inclusive work environment. Examples include using fair hiring practices, and training and evaluating physical work spaces to meet the needs of individuals.
Organizational-External: Building programs and communications that increase access and representation, and create equitable and inclusive experiences for people outside of NatureBridge. Examples include marketing, communication, fundraising, customer service, partnerships, scholarship allocations, event planning, curriculum development and program.