Do any of these sound familiar?
"I believe that equity is important, but I don't know what to actually *do* about it."
"I don't have the words or ways to tell people when I feel -- in my gut -- that we should or shouldn't do certain things."
"I need to train my team to be able to do equity work, but I don't know how to do this in a way that is practical and also not problematic."
"My organization says equity is important, but we just keep missing the mark."
It’s time to defeat the struggles that have resulted in endless conversations, feelings of guilt and overwhelm, and/or no method by which to make real progress.
Build your capacity as an equity designer.
Learn how to diagnose problems, listen and understand better, develop equitable relationships and communities, and create dramatically more effective solutions to equity problems.
equityXdesign will equip you with:
#ProTip: we offer all four of our classes in a discounted bundle ($274 off the regular price)! Learn more by clicking "four plus four bundle" at the bottom of this page.
Word on the Street:
"I feel more empowered to say what I really think to members of the firm that I did not feel comfortable sharing with before. I think the ideas around power and the 10+1 were very transformative in particular."
"I am noticing more the role of identity and power in my projects, my interactions and my everyday life. I have also engaged in more conversations with project team members and clients about issues of race and inclusivity. On my projects, I'm noticing there are small ways to change how we approach our work that elevate all team members expertise."
"Process = product. I've never been through a process like this before, and I love the outcomes we are already getting, even though we haven't put pen to paper to draft a solution."
Things are different here (really).
(Here's the Tough part)
1. We keep the camp-fire hand-holding to a minimum.
Most of us have been asked to sit in a circle and reflect upon bad racist experiences we've had, with nowhere to go from there...which oftentimes left us feeling frustrated and powerless.
At eXd, we focus on growth and action, and the conversation/reflection we'll ask you to do will serve those things.
2. This isn't a hit and run.
We want to see this work out for you, in the long-term. We've been burned by post-it-note filled brainstorm sessions that are super-fun in the moment but ultimately leave us high, dry, and solutionless.
3. We ask you to get up off the bench.
We've created courses that will take you through a full design cycle and help you actually solve an equity problem, create something equitably, and/or train your team. The work you put in is equal to what you'll get out of this, and the courses will require you to be an active participant in the process.
(Here's the Love part)
1. This will be highly-guided.
We know equity-work and design-work can get ambiguous and overwhelming, so we've created worksheets, activities, rubrics, etc. to go along with the course content, and we make a special effort to walk you through your very first equityXdesign cycle <3. Needless to say you can retake the course multiple times for multiple problems you are or will be working on!
2. We build your capacity as a designer and a teacher.
This full design cycle also includes notes for how to facilitate this to other people, so that your capacity as an equity designer is replicated and multiplied -- and that's pretty cool (and equitable!).
3. We are both in-the-know AND on the up-and-up
(and you will be too).
Equitable design is the next generation of design. Throughout the course, we'll share how we're improving on traditional design and why we've changed/eliminated/added certain pieces. We'll transparently narrate the difference, so you can understand how we've equitably created and iterated this equityXdesign process (meta right?).
four plus four bundle
Intro to equityXdesign
The problem with problems
Getting to solutions
Psssst. Yes, you. Remember what we said above about the ~discounted bundle~? It's like, right there...down below, slightly to the left. So close to you. Click on "four plus four bundle" to learn more!