Equity + Inclusion

Focusing on Team Wellness & Ongoing Wellbeing Circles

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Today, more than ever, we’re starting to be aware of the critical nature of team wellness and wellbeing in the workplace. Providing an environment of support and wellbeing can help reduce turnover, alleviate burnout, and offer people more job satisfaction.   Beyond the need to focus on wellbeing from an employer perspective, there’s a need …

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How Share Collaborative’s Trainings Align with the NASW Code of Ethics

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The National Social Workers’ Alliance recently updated its Code of Ethics to reflect some of our collectively experienced changes over the last few years. The challenges faced by social workers and those working on the frontlines of care are tougher and more prevalent than ever.   At Share Collaborative, we align our work to support …

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Racial Justice Training: Why “Training” Doesn’t Apply to Equity + Inclusion

It’s time for us to check-in about that word – “training”.  We use it so you can find us because it is likely what you are putting in the ol’ search engine.  This of course makes sense.  We’ve all been socialized to use that word.  It is commonplace.  It’s short and sweet and to the …

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Mindful Leadership from Within: Continued Conversation between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Growing Minds and Share Collaborative have a virtual conversation about Mindful Leadership

As we shared in our previous Ripple, we recently had an insightful discussion on interpersonal skills in organizations with our friends and partners from Growing Minds.   Today we continue that discussion with Susan Solvang and Izzy Solvang of Growing Minds, along with the leadership of Share Collaborative, to delve into the importance of mindful …

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Interpersonal Skills in Organizations are Vital: A Conversation between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Interpersonal Skills in Organizations are Vital: A Conversation Between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Recently, we had an opportunity to converse with our friends and partners, Susan (Solvang) Lubar and Izzy Solvang of Growing Minds. This Milwaukee-based organization helps build mindfulness practices to facilitate kinder communities and learning environments.   During our share, we discussed many overlapping areas of our two organizations and the way our missions align. One …

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J.E.D.I. Leadership: 5 Core Competencies for the Journey of Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s horrific death and the global Black Lives Matter protests that ensued, the creation of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) positions within workplaces has become the new norm. We may see hiring ads seeking J.E.D.I. leadership or hear of more Diversity and Equity initiatives in our workplaces.   According …

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Well-Beingness: Caring for Your Whole Self on the Journey to Equity + Inclusion

We’ve previously discussed the vital importance of wellness for human service professionals. Not only does a focus on self-care reduce burnout and turnover, but it helps you better care for the people you serve. We’ve shared service provider wellness skills adapted from our Healing-Focused Care model on our last Ripple blog. Today, continuing on the …

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Wellness for Human Service Professionals on the Equity + Inclusion Journey

Self-care is crucial for all individuals in many professions, but it’s especially important that we focus on wellness for human service professionals. When you’re working with emotional and complex topics, self-care gives you the energy to keep going.   In our previous Ripples, we have shared the experience of our collective journey to the summit …

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Conversation Agreements on the Journey to Equity and Inclusion

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As we engage in the important conversations surrounding equity and inclusion, it’s helpful to establish conversation agreements to guide us on our journey.   It may feel a bit formal or even awkward at first, and that’s part of the process. Throughout our Shares and group discussions, we’ve found that establishing conversation agreements gives everyone …

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Developing from Cultural Competence to Cultural Reverence: The Journey to the Summit of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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The concept of Cultural Competence has been explored and discussed for many years. And yet, the need for more awareness, sensitivity, and connection is something we’ve hungered for as evolving human beings.   Over the last several decades, those working in services sectors who have begun recognizing the humanity in each person with whom they …

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