Announcing the Data & Equity Learning Collaborative
This series takes data driven decision making to the next level and integrates racial equity into the performance process to support delivery of quality-focused and effective services.
SERIES OVERVIEW: Data and Racial Equity
This series is designed for organizational teams committed to this moment in U.S. history as an opportunity for growth. As we hear calls to action to advance equity and to address the systemic structures that create disparities, using data will be critical to this process. It can be used as a tool to make decisions, inspire, and motivate. This series has two areas of content, racial equity and data. We will explore the broader social context’s impact on an organization and comfort and skill using data to inspire engagement in change efforts and using data to unearth barriers, assess mitigating strategies, and evaluate our actions.
The Data and Racial Equity series will use a learning community approach over five, two-hour sessions, from February to June 2021. The series begins with the macro level concept of racial equity through the lens of intersectionality, moves into a community level examination of the stories behind the data, and then onto the micro level of an organization. The role of formal and informal leadership will be a thread throughout, from creating readiness through courageous conversations to identifying barriers and strategies for mitigating them. Participants will leave with the structure and skills for creating racial equity metrics to guide efforts and an implementation plan for moving racial equity work forward in their organization.
AUDIENCE: Up to 15 Organizational Teams from OMH Organizations
· Formal leadership (C-level, director or other senior leader, cultural competence/racial equity leader, manager or lead)
· Staff who are change agents for racial equity
· Data or analytics staff
· Quality and performance improvement staff
Senior leadership is encouraged to attend throughout and is essential in the first and last sessions.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Webinars: Five, two-hour live webinars. Sessions will include presentation of key concepts and tools, facilitated conversations, and small and large group activities to both process information, and strategize implementation. Session dates are 2/23, 3/16, 4/6, 4/27 and 5/18 from 12pm-2pm!
Drop-In Office Hours: Organizations will have the opportunity, in a group setting, to process session content with content experts. Drop-in office hours will be available after sessions one and two.
Individualized Consultation: Organizations are required to participate in at least one, 30-minute consultation session and are eligible to participate in two. Sessions will be staffed by two content experts, one in each content area, racial equity and data. The focus of sessions will be to support the development of an implementation plan using data and the racial equity metrics as a tool to guide organizational efforts. Consultation will be available after sessions three, four, and five.
Reading and Reflection: A suggested reading or video clip that builds upon session content will be provided between sessions. Tools such as the Data availability Checklist and a Data Workbook for metrics will also be available!
Please watch our short video for additional info!
To fill out the application click HERE