DACDI: Working-Groups

Strategic Planning group

The Strategic Planning Working Group is comprised of leadership and community members from a number of different offices and departments. This group’s work will not only guide the direction of the committee, but it will also facilitate the various phases of strategic planning, iterative content development, data review and implications, and community engagement. The strategic planning process is intended to develop a resourced and three-year diversity plan intended to foster measurable progress with our diversity priorities.

Assessment

The Assessment Working Group will identify approaches and prioritize critical areas for review and assessment along the lines of equity and inclusion. This will include attention to sequencing of such activities, as well as determination of school wide climate assessment practices, review of policy, process, and curricular experience, and focus groups to better understand group/intergroup experiences, for example.

Anti-racism/Culture & Belonging Group

The Anti-Racism/Culture & Belonging Working Group will help build an inclusive Harvard Chan community grounded in understanding & affirming others, mutual respect, and an understanding of what it means to support diverse communities. This working group will support the identification of best practice approaches for infusing learning into our departmental/office based settings, and steps for implementing diversity focused and anti-racism learning activities within the school- with attention to implementation of activities at the departmental level as well. This group will strive to align best practices with action planning + metrics, peer engagement and learning, debriefing implementation, and identify resources + training needs. In addition, we will appropriately serve as another resource to – and collaborate with – other groups and networks within the School community.

Recruitment + Retention/Success

The Recruitment and Retention Working Group works to understand and respond to current opportunities for enhancing recruitment and retention practices within departments that also complement School level efforts. This working group will support the identification of best practice approaches for the departmental setting, and steps for implementing various recruitment and retention practices within the school- with attention to implementation of activities at the departmental level while also providing recommendations for School level practices and policies that can increase retention and success across the Harvard Chan School. Supported by the Assessment working group, we will identify unaddressed barriers to entry for specific target populations.