Thu, Jul 14|
Gender Equity Advocates Seminar & Workshop: Cohort 10
We invite your application to become a Gender Equity Advocate, working together toward equal, unbiased hiring & employment processes, language & behaviors in Jewish workplaces, building organizational capacity for gender equity. Additional curriculum and scheduling information inside.
Time & Location
Jul 14, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
About the Event
We invite you to join our tenth cohort of Gender Equity Advocates.
As a Gender Equity Advocate, you'll join the communal effort to address gender bias in the Jewish workplace, with a specific focus on how employees are hired, retained, employed and advanced by our Jewish organizations. We begin with our biases, contemplating where our personal stories intersect with our work. We then step into these biases, examining how they function in our lives and work, how they influence our communication and decision-making, and where our biases emerge in intersection with hiring and employment. We then consider the multi-phased work of the hiring committee and our professional partners, and the various steps of the hiring process, as we imagine how to constitute these committees and professional roles to effectively combat bias and strive for equity. As we reimagine this process, we consider our first strategies toward building equity into our work through the makeup of committees, our questions and our planning and design.
Our Learning: As we engage in close textual reading as a tool to consider how language influences behavior, we continue to consider our biases, as we notice and observe social and cultural norms and shift our behavior. We using job descriptions to evaluate language and evaluate ourselves, as our primary text to lift up opportunities to create gender equitable internal and external organizational processes.
We design for action, as we uncover helpful, practical strategies for identifying challenges in hiring and employment processes, with templates for advocacy located in thoughtful, organizational strategy and a desire to create supportive, equitable workplace cultures. Our work is deeply relational, and we focus on considering and mapping the roles we play in our organizations, and those with whom we are in relationship. In order to more deeply understand power and connection, and clarify our images of leadership, we tap into our own power to advocate and make change.
We believe that hiring and employment processes that are more gender-equitable enable women rise to positions of leadership, and will also enable our Jewish organizations to hire the best candidates at the same time--and that a rising tide will lift all ships, supporting all those who work in the Jewish not-for-profit sector to be enriched and satisfied by their work, regardless of gender. We believe that designing for equity in hiring and employment processes requires us to be intersectional in our thinking and our practice, and we invite you to join us in this space. Our work is to tap into the greatest potential our community has to offer, and to enable us to release our biases and preconceived notions that hold us back from recognizing the powerful human resources in our midst. If you are ready to begin advocating for yourself and your colleagues, and this is a change that you feel committed to amplifying, we invite you to join us.
Schedule: The Gender Equity Advocates Seminar meets on Thursdays for a total of 4 sessions, from 1:30-4:30pm ET/10:30am-1:30pm PT.
- Thursday, July 14
- Thursday, July 21
- Thursday, July 28
- Thursday, August 4
Registration is limited to 20.
Time Commitment & Participation: Expectations
Our virtual sessions are 3 hours each over the course of a month, with scheduled breaks over each session for stretching our bodies and minds (for a total of 12 virtual hours). We also expect that each Advocate will prepare for each session with a combination of pre-learning, time in chevruta (dialogue and conversation with learning partners) and independent learning, drawn from a fantastic curated selection of short articles, blog posts, podcasts, videos and a multitude of other creative sources (approximately 3 hours over the full month, for a total of 15 hours, including our virtual sessions). We expect that those who enroll will participate fully for the duration of the month-long program, in all parts of the program, to the best of their ability.
Gender Equity Advocates Network: Upon the completion of our learning together, you will join a network of 120 Gender Equity Advocates engaged in changing their organizations from the inside, working toward bias mitigation and changing our Jewish ecosystem. Membership in our Gender Equity Advocates Network is included.
Accommodations & Learning Modalities: Our learning together involves dialogue, small group work, discussion, writing, reflection, chat/polling and other forms of active virtual participation. Each session will include pre- and post- work. It is not a webinar format. If you need support or any accommodations, please let us know how we can welcome you and support you best.
GEiHP Equitable Fee Policies: Because our work is rooted in equity as a value, we bring an equity lens to our payment and fees as well. We believe that equity is about giving people what they need, in order to make things fair. The concept of equity is synonymous with fairness and justice. Here, we can use equity to build a system of trusting each other to pay what they can, to be willing to give and to receive, and to see all of us as one whole, working together to build a more equitable world.
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GEiHP Refund and Cancellation Policies. Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least one week before this scheduled course begins. This gives us the opportunity to fill the course. Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 3 - 6 days will incur a 25% fee. Unfortunately, cancellations made within 24 hours of the beginning of the program will be non-refundable, and cancellations (or withdrawals) after the beginning of the program are also non-refundable.
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