A design leadership experience for social equity
a design leadership
We are building public interest design knowledge through interactive workshops and hands-on field experience. This program is grounded in the values of inclusion, access, co-creation, equity, diversity, justice and reciprocity.
You will learn proactive processes such as active listening, engaged research, personal self-reflection and responsive iteration towards responsible social impact design methods.The goal of this program is to view the design process through the lens of equity and justice.
* We define equity as “just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.” (Policylink)
Two weeks with in depth workshops and peer to peer community building
January 25th/26th & February 8th/9th
Two months of partnership cultivation and project scoping with community groups with continued education
February - March
Post holiday celebration with partnership storytelling and project presentations
Three months of project implementation with continued education
April - June
The second fellowship will take place in the San Francisco Bay Area from January to June 2019. We ask you devote up to 20 hours of workday time over the duration of the 6 months with the additional time being on nights and weekends.
As a Pathways to Equity Fellow, you will gain:
Hands on, real world experience with a community partner
A self reflective practice
A network of practitioners with your shared values (your tribe)
A launchpad for your leadership
We will accomplish this through:
Workshops from local subject matter experts and national industry leaders
Funds to implement community-based projects
Your commitment of 2-4 hours a week to build relationships with community partners
Peer to peer support and learning
Leadership from mentors and ongoing support
For more information and to learn how firms can support this work email us.
Schedule a lunch and learn at your firm
Receive support to advocate for your participation in your office
Ask about scholarships
Discover opportunities to sponsor the program