Collaborative. Flexible. Relational.
Organizational change for diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice is a collaborative and iterative process. We start with a clear plan based on what we know at the time, and we’re always ready to see where the process takes us and make adjustments as we go.
We pay particular attention to the ways in which each organization is simultaneously an institution and a community – a structure of policies and roles, and a network of human relationships; Institutional solutions and human solutions must align to create deep and lasting change.
Equity and Justice Frameworks
Our consulting services incorporate a variety of DEIJ-specific tools like Equitable Design processes and the Multicultural Organizational Development framework. We also bring our understanding – and our critique – of established best practices in HR, management and supervision.
For trainings, we draw on a variety of approaches including Freirean popular education, intergroup dialogue, creative expression, and hands-on skills training, all involving the interplay between theory and practice (praxis). Participants can expect a lively combination of presentations, small- and large-group discussions, structured activities, and practical exercises, drawing on the wisdom and experience of the group as well as providing new information and tools.
All of Think Again’s work is based on a Social Justice Education model that assumes
- that the various systems of oppression – racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, ageism and so on – are deeply intertwined, and that the most effective work on such issues addresses them all, even as it must sometimes focus on a particular piece of the puzzle
- that systems of oppression operate on many scales, which are not separable: individually, interpersonally, culturally, institutionally, and at the level of whole societies
- that people are able to learn and change, and that we all have a common interest in working within our spheres of influence toward justice and collective liberation