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Diversity Council Program Portfolio

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Collaboration Flow Chart

This is a proposed process flow chart for DC collaboration.  

 

 

The following shows a sample of DC-led programs and DC-partnership projects in flight. 

Diversity Council Programs

Allies & Advocates (Available)

Allies & Advocates is a community response program that nurtures and supports individuals experiencing heightened anxiety, uncertainty, or incidents of hate/bias in this challenging social and cultural climate. We have been receiving communications regularly and increasingly from individuals deeply affected by what is transpiring here in Rochester, in our state, nationally, even globally. We want to be able to field these calls with empathy and wisdom. We decided to tap our greatest resource – compassionate people.

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Bystander to Upstander (Available)

Bystander to Upstander Sessions are participatory scenario-based sessions that provide opportunities for individuals to learn about and practice responses to incidents they might encounter in business, on campus, and in their daily lives. Unlike traditional diversity training, these activity-based workshops focus on real-time interventions. The sessions include general instruction in courageous listening and observing, as well as culturally-specific insights and role-playing exercises with tips and tactics for de-escalation, respectful intervention, and accountability.

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Community Leaders Creating Change (Available)

Community Leaders Creating Change (CLCC) is a leadership training program that aims to help close that gap between the diversification of our local population and our community leadership—and to prepare those from majority groups to work effectively in a diverse environment.

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Diversity Council Education Equity Plan (Plan)

Educational Equity exists when all individuals are fully prepared for the roles of their choice, regardless of personal or social circumstances. Educational Equity requires systems of support that result in full access to opportunities that lead to personal growth.

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Diversity Council Rochester Area Racial Attitude Survey (Available)

Update to the 2006 survey. The Diversity Council first collaborated with a community task force to survey local attitudes toward race in 1990. In 2006, a second survey was conducted in association with Luther College. The 2006 survey duplicated many questions from the original survey in order to accurately measure how attitudes have changed over time. This latter survey also included additional questions focusing on immigration, and on actions as well as attitudes.

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Diversity Council Staff Blog (Available)

 

 

Diversity Council's weekly staff blog to share staff perspectives and stories on diversity.

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Diversity Toolkit (Available)

A tool kit to ensure your organization leads in maximizing human potential.

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EquityLogic (Becoming the Solution) (Available)

A tactical approach to building cultural agility and diversifying organizational strategies. Designed to impact: Employee retention Workgroup and individual productivity Customer/client satisfaction Problem solving and crisis management Inter-workgroup relationships Organizational innovation and adaptability Cross-organizational collaboration Market penetration

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FUSE: Fun & Unique Social Encounters (Available)

Social contact breaks down barriers of stereotypes and prejudice. Plus it’s fun! Come meet some new people at FUSE! At this month's event, you'll have the opportunity to meet UMR's first Health CORE cohort. Health CORE is a program that recruits students from underrepresented backgrounds for health care careers.

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Human Libray of Southeaster Minnesota (Available)

The Human Library, an initiative developed by the World Culture Center in Denmark, allows people and organizations to check out human "books" for a unique learning experience. If you want to know what it's like to be, say, a single mother, a homeless person, a refugee, or a gay man, you check one out of the library and they share their personal story and answer your questions.

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Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) (Develop)

The Intercultural City Initiative is a bold effort on the part of a wide variety of organizations and individuals to align the collective power, creativity, expertise, and energy of our cities toward a future of inclusive growth. Inspired by the comprehensive and coordinated approach of the Council of Europe Intercultural City program, Minnesota’s Intercultural City Initiative is focused on using high leverage influence strategies to realize this future faster.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Poetry Contest (Available)

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Poetry Contest sponsored by the Diversity Council is open to Olmsted County students in grades 3 - 12. Themes and deadlines are announced each year in October, and winners are announced in January.

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Rochester Community Garden Project (Plan)

A garden for local minority groups to grow ethnic vegetables.

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Student Leaders Creating Change (SLCC) (Available)

Training SLCC provides students with 12 weeks of in-depth training. Defining bullying and cyberbullying Reporting bullying incidents Prevention & intervention Understanding biases, stereotypes, and prejudice Unconscious biases Mindsets Microaggressions Race and privilege Gender and sexual expression Interfaith conversations Mediation and conflict resolution Becoming changemakers Role playing: safe ways to intervene Restorative practices: healing the hurts

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Youth & Whole Families (Available)

This initiative takes a comprehensive approach to anti-bias education by providing programming that addresses the needs of the entire school community: students, staff, and parents.

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Partnership Projects

Community Networking Group (CNG) : Maintain and Evolve the 2016 Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points (Community Dashboard) (Concept)

The 2016 Rochester/Olmsted County Compass Points report has been available since Oct. 2016. The new project is to look at ways to maintain and sustain the dashboard. Working with Minnesota Compass to implement a social indicators dashboard that measures progress in Olmsted County. Compass tracks trends in topic areas such as education, economy and workforce, health, housing, public safety, and a host of others.

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Diversity Council: Intercultural Cities Initiative (ICI) (Develop)

The Intercultural City Initiative is a bold effort on the part of a wide variety of organizations and individuals to align the collective power, creativity, expertise, and energy of our cities toward a future of inclusive growth. Inspired by the comprehensive and coordinated approach of the Council of Europe Intercultural City program, Minnesota’s Intercultural City Initiative is focused on using high leverage influence strategies to realize this future faster.

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Diversity Council: Social Justice Coalition (Concept)

Explore to build a coalition of organizations with shared intention to advance the rights of all individuals in the region, convening around the desire to build awareness and collaboration,improve responsiveness, and help one another thrive.

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Diversity Council/Lotus Foundation: Food for Thought for Diversity Wellness (Concept)

Food and nutrition is important to all people. Access to nutrition is especially important to marginalized groups. This project educates people how good food can be made available. This project will promote and help identify affordable, good tasting, nutrient-rich foods" to difference cultural groups. Taking into account: (1) embracing cultural traditions (2) learn from each other (3) combine with other healthy living ideas.

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Family Service Rochester: Rochester Area Non-profit Coalition (Plan)

Local nonprofits are working collaboratively to develop shared services to increase operational efficiencies. The top priorities identified by the community are health insurance, IT tech support, and joint purchasing.

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Olmsted County: Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 (Plan)

Complete Count Committee is being formed to achieve the shared goal of counting EVERYONE in 2020. A CCC comprises a broad spectrum of government and community leaders from education, business, healthcare and other community organizations. A successful complete count committee involves many people, organizations and businesses from every part of our community. Watch this space to get involved.

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United Way of Olmsted County and Rotary Clubs of Rochester: Cradle to Career (Plan)

Every child and young adult succeeds cradle to career, through shared purpose, alignment and accountability among community partners This is the purpose of the Cradle to Career initiative in Rochester, Minnesota. Education is a powerful strategy to improve educational outcomes resulting in healthy individuals, families and community who have economic stability with productive careers and contribute positively to a civic and equitable society.

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openBeam.net: SharePoint Usage Enablement (Develop)

MS SharePoint and Office 365 have been adopted and installed by many area non-profits, which is a good step toward cloud-based collaboration so that information and document sharing can take place outside the office. However, much of the power of SharePoint is not known to these organizations, such as how it can be used to build intranet/extranet websites and workflow applications that manage essential operations such as contact (Client/Donor) management. This project will lead to: (1) Getting small non-profits to better use SharePoint and (2) Build simple CRM (or other apps) to demonstrate the quick app development capability of SharePoint.

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Diversity Council Mission Vision Goals

Our Mission

To educate people to embrace diversity as a foundation for building a healthy, inclusive and prosperous community.


Our Vision

An inclusive and welcoming community in which every individual is respected.


Our Goals

Global: An equitable and inclusive community, where all individuals are empowered, conscientious, and courageous.

Civic Equity: Civic Equity is the realization of a society where all individuals receive equitable access to resources, protections, and opportunities. Each person enjoys: (a) equal treatment under law, both through law enforcement and the judicial system; (b) equitable access to and
representation in the political process; and (c) equal opportunity to engage in the design of and benefit from inclusive public policy.

Educational Equity: Educational equity exists when all individuals are fully prepared for the roles of their choice, regardless of personal or social circumstances. Educational equity requires systems of support that result in full access to opportunities that lead to personal growth.

Health Equity: Health equity is the attainment of the highest level of wellbeing for all individuals, regardless of personal or social determinants of health. Health equity requires the social, economic, and environmental conditions that result in full access to opportunities that lead to healthy lives.


Board Calendar

D&I Status/News

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Community for Health Workgroup Log (December 11, 2018)

DMC EDA initiated Community For Health group effort notes.

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Collective Impact Model to enable Housing Coalition (December 09, 2018)

11/13/2018 Housing Coalition meeting starting a series of conversations regarding the future and role of the housing alliance in our community.  To start these conversations, Elaine Case will be presenting on the Community Impact model.

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County prepares pitch for crisis center (November 22, 2018)

"The answer for Lawson, Clements and variety of other collaborators is the proposed crisis center, which would tap into a portion of the $28.1 million state lawmakers earmarked for creating such facilities."

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Olmsted County Complete Count 2020 Planning Kickoff (November 21, 2018)

Invitation from Sheila Kiscaden, Olmsted County Commissioner & Chair of Olmsted County Complete Count Committee

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Action Groups being formed (November 20, 2018)

Action Groups being formed to make progress on: Health Insurance; IT: Tech Support; Joint Purchasing of Goods and Services

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Age Friendly Community Survey (November 18, 2018)

How well is Rochester meeting your needs as you age? A survey.

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Race Exhibit 2018 (November 17, 2018)

Reviving 2009 Race Exhibit in a condensed version.

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Kiwanis Club of Rochester 4Q 2018 Community Services (November 17, 2018)

These are some of the volunteering activities that we participated in.

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Diversity Council newsmaker (November 12, 2018)

A sample of Diversity Council community engagement activities.

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DMC Transportation Plan Status (November 06, 2018)

Status reports and documentations presented to DMCC.

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