You’re Not Alone: Peer Equity and Inclusion Coaches in the Workplace
Day 3Session Code: S6-F
When: April 7, 2022
Presenters: Gina Kundan, Minnesota Department of Transportation | Sara Taylor, deepSEE Consulting
Organizations everywhere are beginning to wake up to the serious effect of identity-based trauma on their employees. Peer Equity and Inclusion Coaches (PEIC) are a front line of support for all staff. These coaches are trained to provide culturally competent developmental coaching for their peers and to be a resource for them after trauma-filled events (national events such as mass-shootings, local events such as racially charged violence, and organizational events such as the experience of micro-aggressions, etc.). They also serve as a resource for leadership to better understand equity and inclusion issues in the organization.
This session provides case-study examples from organizations implementing PEIC programs and a solid grounding in the five-step PEIC framework, including immediately usable templates and examples of content for each step. Advice will also be provided on how to tailor the entire program to specific organizational needs.
• Describe the necessary qualifications for an effective PEIC program
• Explain the five-step PEIC framework
• Identify the specific needs of the participant’s organization at each of the five steps