1. Facilitation Guide
This Guide (the document you are reading) was developed to support the person(s) leading the EDI Action Planning process for your education abroad office, institution, or organization. You will find in it guidance on how to facilitate discussions and use the other Toolkit resources effectively to develop and implement your EDI Action Plan.
2. Framing the Conversations Slide Deck
Framing the Conversations Slide Deck is a PowerPoint presentation that you can use to facilitate the first meeting of the EDI Action Planning Team. It will guide you through the process of establishing norms of engagement for EDI work, developing a shared understanding of terminology, and determining shared goals and priorities.
4. Guidance on Using Data to Take Action on EDI
How can you tell whether your EDI Action Plan is resulting in meaningful change? Digging into your data can help you build and follow evidence in establishing a baseline, setting goals, and measuring progress. This resource outlines the basics of data collection to inform EDI Action Planning.
5. Guidance on Policy Review
This resource on policy review aids colleagues in their efforts to dismantle structural injustices within their institutions/organizations and education abroad operations. It does so through guiding colleagues’ analysis and revision of current policies and their considerations for new policy development.
6. Recommended Readings and Supporting Resources
This curated list of readings provides context to support various dimensions of your EDI Action Plan. It includes excerpts from four volumes of The Forum’s Standards in Action book series and references to peer-reviewed journal articles, research-to-practice briefs, and practical resources.
7. EDI Action Plan Template (spreadsheet)
The EDI Action Plan Template is an Excel spreadsheet providing over 100 suggested actions to include in your plan, which align with the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad. Designed to be customized by your institution/organization, the Template helps you to formulate a comprehensive plan that ties your actions to the Standards, as well as your EDI Statement and strategic plan, and helps you set timelines and assign tasks to responsible parties.
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