Structures & Processes

Families for DEI welcomes participation from members of the Le Monde community on an activity or event basis and/or by deepening commitment through participation in the Leadership Circle. 

Participation: We encourage all people in the Le Monde community to participate in meetings and activities: teachers and staff, parents and caregivers, administrators and board members. Anyone interested in volunteering at a specific event may do so without prior participation in meetings or leadership. At any time, anyone is welcome to join the Leadership Circle, a committed planning group that meets monthly.

Leadership Circle: The Leadership Circle is a group of self-selecting individuals who have the desire and capacity to be involved in planning and shaping the direction of the group. Learn more about our Leadership Circle here.

Decision-Making: Our preferred method is consensus by discussion. We are committed to a process of decision-making that brings clarity and accountability to the leadership structure, while providing room for input and dissent from those who participate. We believe that the best decisions will be made when diverse perspectives are voiced.

Meeting Proceedings: An agenda is emailed by the co-chairs in advance of the meeting. Two volunteers will facilitate and take notes. At the beginning of every meeting, the mission statement is read with a brief explanation of the group for the benefit of any new participants. The agenda is presented, with clear goals for what the specific meeting hopes to achieve within the meeting timeframe.  Near the end of the meeting, the facilitator and note-taker will recap action steps, responsible parties, and deadline goals.

Documentation and Communication: Documentation, including meeting agendas and notes, is stored in a Google Drive folder shared with active members of the Leadership Circle. Families for DEI maintains a public website that features the group’s mission, vision, and upcoming events, as well as resources for parents and families.  Families for DEI sends a monthly email to its listserv (sign up here) and provides in-person updates to Le Monde board members at quarterly board meetings.

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