the innovation of diverse teams
The mission of EDI Mindfulness is to help leaders, teams, and organizations co-create collective wellness within their workplace and in support of the communities they serve.
The vehicle for this work is transformative leadership learning experiences grounded in principles of mindfulness for a culture of equity and belonging.
EDI Mindfulness provides leadership and organizational development training and learning resources to make racial equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging competencies an integral part of design for important decisions about people, policy, and culture.
Together we create the conditions for individual and structural change – change that is necessary for people of all intersecting identities to experience psychological safety and equitable outcomes as the standard.
We can make this ideal real
What are the benefits of racial equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging?
Although it is not always recognized, racial equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are essential in strategic planning in organizations to enhance culture, management, and decision-making at every level
You can cultivate calm, compassion, and concentration with accessible mindfulness tools that support self-awareness, self-regulation of your nervous system, and bias intervention.
Racial Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Training
You can help your teams develop key competencies for organizational equity, build trust and connection within your workplace, and deliver your best work.
You can develop the skills to create impact-oriented policies with an intersectional racial equity framework and tools for sustainable institutional change to increase belonging, shared purpose, and equity for all.
Engaging with Mindfulness
Mindfulness is an essential practice for building a culture of racial equity and belonging for all, as it generates the calm, clarity, and compassion needed to meaningfully show up for this work.
Practicing mindfulness of equity involves paying attention to the impacts of our actions with non-judgmental observation of the flow of internal and external stimuli. In racial equity, diversity and inclusion foundational workshops with Nathan, simple breathing exercises are introduced to help participants pay attention inward and ground themselves to stay open.
There are many techniques used to develop mindfulness. The term “mindfulness” is a translation of the word “sati” in the Pali language that dates back to around 5 B.C. from the Indian subcontinent. It is an ancient practice for the development of awareness and serenity. It is associated with meditation and is deeply rooted in ethical and philosophical teachings of Buddhism.
People and organizations aligned with the work of EDI Mindfulness share the beliefs that:
- Our mission is larger than simply benefiting ourselves
- Racial and intersectional equity are fundamental for all human beings to live healthy lives
- We are at once locally and globally interconnected and interdependent, and therefore our actions -or inactions- have important consequences for our collective wellbeing
- Achieving measurable impacts to advance anti-racism and intersectional equity is a shared practice of mindfulness that changes how we understand and engage with people, and power