This reflection tool was created within the Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) Network’s Improvement Network for Equity Inquiry Group (IN4E), co-facilitated by Shift and the National Equity Project.
It was designed to help network teams seeking to intentionally promote equity and avoid reproducing oppressive structures to do the following: a) reflect on and celebrate the strengths of their network and b) to identify opportunities to revisit, strengthen and improve. These reflections are intended to serve as a starting point for conversations with your wider community, and as a tool to prioritize areas of learning.
The categories in this reflection tool highlight six dimensions we seek to develop in a thriving improvement network operating with equity at its core. Please note that not all questions will be relevant for all improvement networks/ organizations. If a question feels like it is not relevant to your context, please feel free to skip it. If you feel stuck on one dimension or question, move on and come back to it at another time.