The CCF Rewind
Welcome to another edition of the CCF Rewind. This week, we have essays from two returning CCF contributors. Gen Z student Isabella Lock gives us tips on how her politically and socially conscious generation manages to continue staying involved with progressive movements and pushing for radical change. And consulting prospect researcher Christine Bariahtaris is back with a follow-up to her piece about why diversity plans fail. This new essay is all about working with meaningful metrics.
Plus, scroll down to the bottom to sign up for our next BIPOC Town Hall. We don’t record these because they are special events like shooting stars. (And because there are a lot of breakout group activities. The recording would be weird to watch.)
“6 lessons for broadening your mental horizons, from the perspective of a Gen Z student”
By Isabella Lock, freelance journalist and student at University of Manchester
Oftentimes as working professionals juggling many responsibilities, we can view personal learning as another thing on a long list of things that we need to check off. Sometimes just the idea of putting aside time to expand our horizons feels exhausting.
Isabella, a university student who also has a packed schedule, says that personal learning doesn’t have to be a big daunting thing! She even gives some super doable tips on how to integrate learning into daily life — and most of it can be done through the device we carry in our hands.
Isabella is also Gen Z, so her optimism and enthusiasm really shines through her piece. Take a read!
“6 steps to making metrics an ally of your diversity plan”
By Christine Bariahtaris, consulting prospect researcher and writer
Christine is the person that told us the reasons why most diversity plans are doomed (doomed!) in her first essay, which included a bit on metrics and “assigning metrics with teeth.”
Well, some folx were like, “What does that mean, Christine?”
Christine wrote this brand new essay in response! In it, she breaks down the data-oriented components of a good and doable DEI plan.
Note: In our last rewind, we wrote the phrase, ‘drink the Kool-Aid’ and were completely ignorant to its horrible origins. The term is derived from the Jonestown massacre. We apologize for misusing the term and also for using it at all. Big thanks to all of the kind folx who did us a real service in letting us at CCF know.
Save the date: “MOVEMENT” — a CCF BIPOC Town Hall Series
When: March 11
Join us on March 11, 2021 for CCF’s final (for now) BIPOC Town Hall series. Our theme will be Movement. More info forthcoming, but mark your calendars!
This event series is EXCLUSIVELY for Black, Indigenous, and persons of color, and is the third and final part of a three-part monthly series.
Registration information coming soon
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