• The Good Shepherd Board of Directors has created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) task force. We are helping them design and rollout a plan that will include an assessment phase, board education phase and creation of DEI strategies.
    • A knowledge management retention process is used to capture deep knowledge of an area. It ensures critical knowledge/capabilities are not lost during a staff transition process. The community-based programs’ process will be open to all staff. Eight employees at varying levels from across the agency will be able to participate. People will be selected via a randomized lottery.
    • The core competencies project will help us decide on what skills are important for all staff to have in order to support our mission of helping children, youth and families succeed and thrive with a social and racial justice lens. Beginning conversations were held with community-based in fall 2020 and will resume in March 2021. The conversations have already included over 40+ stakeholder voices and will expand to other areas of the agency.
    • The ARE Institute includes over 126 hours of learning. A cohort launched in March 2021 for nonprofit partners in the sector. An internal cohort will launch in FY22. Many of the workshops have or will be offered through our workshops.