4. Beyond Best Practices: Creating Anti-Oppressive HR Policies for the Community Sector
1 février 2023
Beyond Best Practices: Creating Anti-Oppressive HR Policies for the Community Sector
“When we identify where our privilege intersects with somebody else’s oppression, we’ll find our opportunities to make real change.” ― Ijeoma Oluo, So You Want to Talk About Race
Human Resources (HR) covers everything from administering payroll and leaves to performance and evaluation to employee well-being. When organizations want to align their HR policies and practices with anti-oppressive values, more questions than answers can emerge.
What makes an HR policy anti-oppressive (or oppressive)? How can an organization approach policy development in a way that balances organizational needs and employee well-being? How does organizational culture interact with and influence successful policy development and implementation?
Join us on Wednesday, February 1st, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Zoom. This workshop will be facilitated by Emily Yee Clare and Madeleine Aldana Cohen, HR consultants in the community sector (find more information below).
Please note that this workshop is geared towards people who have a foundational knowledge in anti-oppressive concepts. Formal or informal policy development experience is not required so we invite you to register if you are interested!
This 3-hour workshop invites participants to reflect on policy development as one tool in building towards anti-oppressive organizations. Together we will:
- Explore case studies using an intersectional anti-racist, queer, and disability lens
- Define key questions and considerations to guide anti-oppressive policy development
- Reflect on the relationship between organizational culture and formalized practices in effective policy implementation
- Map out the first steps for bringing these learnings into their organizations
We aim to host an interactive and dynamic space where participants will delve into complexity and curiosity by:
- asking questions that don’t always have answers, and
- sharing knowledge and experiences with other community sector workers.
est une série de moments d’apprentissages pour les organisations soutenues par Centraide du Grand Montréal, un espace pour se rencontrer et apprendre les uns des autres.
Au cours de l’année à venir, ateliers/C souhaite créer des espaces de formation et de discussion, chaque fois sur un thème différent. Ces moments se veulent une opportunité de présenter de nouvelles idées, stratégies ou encore des outils inspirants… Et surtout d’offrir un espace pour se retrouver et partager des connaissances.
Ces moments sont offerts gratuitement au réseau des organisations financées par Centraide du Grand Montréal. Ateliers/C est un projet de Centraide du Grand Montréal réalisé en partenariat avec le Centre des Organismes Communautaires (COCo).
Emily Yee Clare
Emily Yee Clare is a mixed-race (Hong Konger/White) consultant and facilitator with over 10 years of experience working with team dynamics, anti-oppressive change management, conflict engagement & human resources. They are passionate about co-creating interactive processes that enable more authentic and courageous workplaces & organizing spaces. They were previously COCo’s HR & Anti-Oppression Coordinator.
Madeleine Aldana Cohen
Madeleine Aldana Cohen is a white settler based in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal) with mixed Guatemalan and Jewish ancestry. She offers facilitation and coaching to groups seeking support with human resources, leadership development, program design, frontline capacity building, and team wellness. She is dedicated to supporting social justice groups to align their practices with their values and draw from 15 years of experience working on the ground in grassroots service and advocacy organizations. Her approach is grounded in anti-racism, feminism, and queerness. She was previously COCo’s HR Coordinator.
3680 Jeanne-Mance, #470 Montréal (QC) H2X 2K5
Lundi – Jeudi 10h00 – 16h00
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