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BARHII/GARE Webinars 2016

 

ADVANCING WORKFORCE EQUITY – SEPTEMBER 30, 2016


The goals for the webinar were to:
+ Gain an understanding of what racial equity looks like in HR and how HR can be used to move racial equity goals forward.
+  Learn specific strategies for advancing workforce equity.
+ Explore a model of an HR racial equity work plan.
+ Share examples of workforce equity in specific HR programs including career pipeline programs, governmental hiring and employee incentive & training programs.

The webinar included outside experts who have led successful change efforts in their jurisdictions. Speakers included:
+ Angie Nalezny, City of St. Paul, MN: who shared her jurisdiction’s racial equity work plan and highlighted how career pipelines can be avenues to further equity.
+ Erin Stenson, City of Madison, WI,: who shared how her jurisdiction has increased hiring equity.
+ Felecia Caldwell, City of Seattle, WA: who highlighted how they are using employee incentive to promote equity.
+ F. Gale Baird, City of Portland, OR: who imparted how her jurisdiction has implemented racial equity training into their HR process.

Some suggestions for making the best use of this webinar:
+ Invite HR contacts to participate in the webinar.
+ Gather a team together at your site and view it in the same room. Plan to meet for 30 minutes afterwards to share ideas and talk about how to apply in your jurisdiction.
+ Spend some time before the webinar thinking about the following questions:

+ What are your workforce equity goals?
+ Do you have a specific HR initiative or program in mind?
+ What data do you have about your workforce diversity?
Does your workforce reflect the racial demographics of your community? Across job classifications, positions and throughout the hierarchy?
What gaps and opportunities are highlighted by this data?

Recording of the Webinar

PowerPoint Presentation

+ GARE’s Issue Brief: Public Sector Jobs – Opportunities for Advancing Racial Equity

Feedback Survey

CONTRACTING FOR EQUITY – OCTOBER 12, 2016


The goals for the webinar were to:
+ Gain an understanding of what racial equity looks like in contracting & procurement and how contracting can be used to move racial equity goals forward.
+ Review how realities for MWBE interact with standard contracting processes to create structural barriers and strategies to address these.
+ Begin a discussion of the influence of Prop 209 and moving forward with racial equity goals within its restrictions.
+ Share examples of contracting/ procurement policies, practices & strategies with a racial equity lens.

The webinar included outside experts who have led successful change efforts in their jurisdictions. Speakers included:
+ Nancy Locke, Seattle , WA, who talked about implementing “race neutral” contracting equity within the state with restrictions similar to prop 209.
+ Velma J Korbel, Minneapolis, MN, who highlighted several best practices including a Best Practices Roundtable and a Target Market Program.
+ Wanda Kirkpatrick, St. Paul, MN, who shared about the Metropolitan Underutilized Business Program.

Some suggestions for making the best use of this webinar:
+ Invite Contracting and Procurement contacts to participate in the webinar.
+ Gather a team together at your site and view it in the same room. Plan to meet for 30 minutes afterwards to share ideas and talk about how to apply in your jurisdiction.
+ Spend some time before (and after) the webinar thinking about the following questions:

+ What are your contracting equity goals?
+ Do you have a specific initiative or program in mind?
+ What data do you have about your contracting diversity?
+ Do your contractors reflect the racial and gender demographics of your community?
+ What gaps and opportunities are highlighted by this data?

Recording of the Webinar

Powerpoint Presentation

+ GARE’s Issue Brief: Contracting for Equity – Best Local Government Practices that Advance Racial Equity in Government Contracting and Procurement

Feedback Survey

APPLYING THE RACIAL EQUITY TOOL – OCTOBER 25, 2016


The goals for the webinar were to:
+ Gain an understanding of racial equity tools.
+ Share examples of how racial equity tools have been used.
+ Explore the challenges that may arise when using the tool & ways different jurisdictions have addressed them.
+ Get inspired by the ways people are using racial equity tools.

The webinar included outside experts who have led successful change efforts in their jurisdictions. Speakers included:
+ Andrew Scott, Portland, OR, who shared how his jurisdiction is using a racial equity tool in budgeting.
+ Jordan Bingham, Madison, WI, who shared how the use of the tool grew in her jurisdiction and highlighted how to include community in the process.
+ Patricia Lally, Seattle, WA, who shared some of the potential pitfalls in applying the tool and how to avoid and address them.

Some suggestions for making the best use of this webinar:
+ Gather a team together at your site and view it in the same room. Plan to meet for 30 minutes afterwards to share ideas and talk about how to apply in your jurisdiction.
+ Spend some time before (and after) the webinar thinking about the following questions:

+ What are your racial equity goals?
+ Do you have a specific initiative or program in mind?
+ What data do you have about your racial diversity and/ or inequities?
+ What gaps and opportunities are highlighted by this data?
+ How have you involved communities and other stakeholders?
+ Who may benefit from or be burdened by your initiative?
+ How have you (and how will you) ensure accountability?

Recording of the Webinar

Powerpoint Presentation

GARE’s Racial Equity Toolkit – An Opportunity to Operationalize Equity

+ BARHII’s Local Health Department Toolkit

BARHII’s State Health Department Toolkit

Feedback Survey


Please contact Krystal Robinson Justice  with any questions at KRobinsonJustice@BARHII.org.