While our JEDI work shows up throughout IslandWood in a variety of ways and each department has it’s own specific work and initiatives, we identified three organization-wide goals to focus on for this fiscal year. They are below:
#1 Develop and launch a staff JEDI training program.
#2 Ensure those we serve are stakeholders in the assessment of our JEDI work.
#3 Ensure JEDI culture is supported consistently across the organization.
While within the organization we are working to continually assess our JEDI progress, we know that without authentic feedback from people that participate in our programs, we run the risk of blind spots, areas where good intentions may have resulted in negative impact, and potential bias on where and how we need to continue to push ourselves to grow and improve.
This quarter we designed a survey to engage a variety of community stakeholders in providing feedback and an assessment of our JEDI efforts. Stakeholders included alumni from our graduate program, school teachers, conference and wedding guests, docents, and donors.
The community stakeholder survey was sent in October and received 55 participant responses. Our key learnings and takeaways include the following:
This quarter, in response to feedback from the community survey, we began working on documenting and sharing tangible examples of how JEDI is showing up across the organization in a variety of departments. We worked to clearly outline how we’ve incorporated JEDI into our policies, instruction, curriculum, and more. While we had planned to share this information out by the end of this quarter, we realized what a critical, but lengthy process this was and didn’t reach our goal of sharing by the end of the quarter. We plan to share this work by the end of Quarter 4.
This quarter, in response to feedback from a community survey in the fall 0f 2020, we shared tangible examples of how JEDI is showing up across the organization in a variety of departments. We worked to clearly outline how we’ve incorporated JEDI into our policies, instruction, curriculum, and more. You can find that work here.
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
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