Building a Resilient Organizational Culture
NOTE: This event is open to network program advocates only.
In this workshop, we will discuss the patterns presented in Maurice Mitchell’s article, Building Resilient Movement Organizations (https://forgeorganizing.org/article/building-resilient-organizations). Participants will grapple with the complex reality that comes with navigating harm in a movement that intends to prevent and mitigate harm. With this article as a guide, we will discuss many of the common problems faced by movement organizations, their causes, and strategies for overcoming them.
● Identify common patterns and trends that show up in movement organizations
● Increase their understanding of these patterns by drawing on their own experiences
● Develop strategies to navigate the patterns and trends discussed and build more resilient organizations
Darin J. Dorsey is the Principal and Co-founder of Rooting Movements, a consulting firm that helps organizations assess their practices, policies, and culture to ensure that their values are reflected in how they operate. Over the last 15 years, Darin has been engaged in the movement to end gender-based violence and has fulfilled many roles including survivor advocate, prevention educator, policy advocate, and organizational consultant.
Outside of this work, he spends most of his time with his partner, Cecily, and their toddler-aged son. His favorite hobbies are gardening and BBQing. In addition to herbs, tomatoes, and other fruits and vegetables, he grows at least 10 different hot chile pepper plants each year and uses them to make hot sauces, marinades, and seasonings for his cooking and BBQing adventures.