IDEAS TO ACTION FIELD GUIDE

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

This field guide presents seven pathways designed to help teams on their journeys of learning and transformation.

Each pathway is goal-oriented, packed with tools to help you and your team. To dive in, select the pathway that matches your goal and choose a concept. You can also use the search bar or reach out to us at research@upwithcommunity.org.

Addressing Root Causes

Purpose and Action

How the World Works

Improving Team Health

Testing Ideas

Preparing for Change

UWC Resources

Overview

A problem is a sign of what is blocking our impact or progress—it is the symptom. An issue is the underlying cause of one or more problems that we can directly address. We must take time to fully understand our problems and issues, and the root causes of both in order to choose the most strategic focus for our learning.

Overview

Teams often begin change projects before they have clarified language, aligned their intent, and determined how a change project will connect to their larger strategic goals. Spending more time clarifying frameworks, developing personal and professional commitment to change, as well as better understanding the outcomes of the project will set a stronger foundation for success.

Overview

Major strategic initiatives need the solid foundation of a healthy organization to flourish. This includes effective internal communications, focused decision-making, useful performance evaluation, life-giving management, and conflict resolution.

Overview

Breaking the status quo and opening up new possibilities for equity and freedom in our work requires innovative experiments. Teams must ensure that all members have the ability to act on the vision and goals they are co-creating.

Overview

Our minds cannot move toward racial justice, equity or transformation if our bodies are not prepared for change. This pathway offers those preparations that we have found most beneficial to adult learning.

Gender

Here we explore the identifications that determine our governmental, economic and social outcomes.

* This concept remains under construction as we continue to add resources and tools to the field guide. If you have a link or tool to share, please email us at research@upwithcommunity.org and we’ll check it out.

Podcast

How to Achieve Gender Equality in the Workplace

Discover tools and strategies for overcoming gender bias in organizations.

KQED News
PowerPoint

Trans* & Gender Identity Staff Development Training

Better inform your team on trans and gender identity with these presentations which include case studies to help with real-life application.

Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE)
Tools & Resources

Questions Bridge: Black Males

Explore interviews and educational materials that aim to break down the negative perceptions people have about black men.

Question Bridge
Website

The Genderbread Person

A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces.

The Genderbread Person
Article

I Am Who I Am

A Lesson Plan from Rights, Respect, Responsibility: A K-12 Curriculum. Fostering responsibility by respecting young people’s rights to honest sexuality education.

Advocates for Youth
Book

Trans* Ally Workbook

Trans* Ally Workbook: Getting Pronouns Right and What it Teaches Us About Gender is an accessible, nuanced, and thorough guide that will help you transform your good intentions into respectful actions.

Think Again
Article

Agreements and Gender 101

Students will explore and discuss the gender spectrum, will increase their ability to understand and describe gender stereotypes, will understand the difference between biological sex, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

San Francisco Unified School District
LINK

The Safe Zone Project Curriculum

Our foundational curriculum is recommended for all groups to introduce them to core concepts of marginalized genders and sexualities.

The Safe Zone Project
Article

Creating a Trans-Inclusive Workplace

Learn how to proactively incorporate gender-identity-specific nondiscrimination policies and practices throughout your organization.

Harvard Business Review

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Giving thanks: We share these resources in gratitude to all of our teachers and with appreciation for the value they have brought us. The field guide is a living resource that we are consistently adding to. We receive no payment or kickbacks for sharing. Access and use of these resources should be done at one’s own discretion. If you see a resource you like, we encourage you to reach out to the author.

Have a resource to add? We are always looking to expand the resources we can share. If you have a tool/resource/link you would like to share with UWC and its partners, please email us: research@upwithcommunity.org.

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