3 Making a difference as an organisation
In many of the activities in this course, you’ve spent time thinking about your own organisation, or one that you are familiar with, and reflecting on how the diversity agenda might be improved.
While this is a process that ultimately needs to be done in collaboration with colleagues, the thinking that you’ve been doing over the last seven weeks should enable you to raise issues with your leaders from a point of careful consideration.
Activity 4 Reflecting on your organisational learning
Here’s a list of the activities you’ve already completed on your organisational journey:
- Week 1, Activity 3 – Indirect discrimination [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]
- Week 1, Activity 5 – Organisation values
- Week 1, Activity 6 – Researching the benefits
- Week 3, Activity 2 – A high profile case
- Week 3, Activity 5 – Enhancing the social capital of others
- Week 3, Activity 6 – Recognising intersectionality
- Week 4, Activity 4 – Perceptions of diversity training
- Week 4, Activity 5 – Reflecting on the impact
- Week 5, Activity 2 – Communicating with colleagues
- Week 5, Activity 5 – Researching diversity statements
- Week 5, Activity 6 – Choose a tool
- Week 5, Activity 7 – Identifying an action
- Week 6, Activity 1 – Social media research
- Week 6, Activity 2 – Who do you need to target?
- Week 6, Activity 3 – What is wrong?
- Week 6, Activity 4 – Learning from the experience of others
- Week 7, Activity 1 – Training ideas
- Week 7, Activity 2 – What could a diversity network offer your organisation?
- Week 7, Activity 3 – How does communication work in your organisation?
- Week 7, Activity 4 – Who could your organisation connect with?
Reflecting on those activities, what feels like a priority for your organisation? Depending on where things stand within the diversity and inclusion agenda, it could be raising your organisation’s profile externally with key target groups, or starting at the beginning to develop a diversity statement.
When you’ve chosen what goal(s) you’d like to set your organisation, you need to work on an action plan, focusing on what your personal role in that might be. Think about who you will need to collaborate with in order to make progress. Remember to choose something that you can make into a SMART goal.
There may be many things that you want to take forward within your organisation, but breaking this down into a manageable process will make them easier to achieve. In the next section, you’ll revisit the goal setting process to identify what you can do to stimulate progress.