Mentioned in Harvard Business Review!
James D. White, one of our CEO Action Initiative facilitators, wrote an article for Harvard Business Review and mentioned J.E.D.I Collaborative!Read More
J.E.D.I Collaborative is a project of One Step Closer that aims to help natural products companies and leaders increase their ability to actualize Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts through providing educational programming, resources, and training programs designed to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills within the company
J.E.D.I Collaborative aims to empower companies and leaders to increase their capacity to create space for and work alongside underrepresented communities to thrive in the natural products industry
Pathways to Action
If you’re looking to more deeply embed justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion into your natural products company, we have four pathways to action for you to consider. Created specifically for the natural products industry, our content is tailored to reflect the unique business needs and systems of consumer packaged goods (CPG) and natural products brands. Each pathway is distinct so that you can continue to level up your learning.
Use our free website toolkit to begin JEDI work within your organization. Our 10-step JEDI journey will guide you through suggested steps to take including creating a JEDI committee, writing a JEDI statement, identifying commitments your company will work on, and developing an action plan that will help you drive organizational change.
This paced online curriculum up-levels our website toolkit to provide a greater sense of accountability for prioritizing JEDI work within your organization. Our platform will guide you through the 10-step JEDI journey and will require you upload proof of completion for major steps including creating a JEDI committee, writing a JEDI statement, identifying commitments your company will work on, and developing an action plan that will help you drive organizational change.
In this program you’ll be expected to make all nine monthly meetings with bonus learning opportunities. You’ll build skills to better lead JEDI work, including gaining an understanding of bias, power structures, microaggressions, and stereotypes as well as building skills to have difficult conversations. You’ll learn the skills and tools to support a JEDI culture and be able to conduct thorough company-wide analysis to gather meaningful data.
You will build a robust action plan framework that will ensure your company executes holistic JEDI Change. And you’ll be part of a peer-to-peer network dedicated to on-going learning.
The CEO Action Initiative was created to provide support, guidance, and knowledge for CEOs, Founders & Presidents implementing justice, equity, diversity & inclusion changes within their company. We are creating a community that holds each other accountable for making and implementing commitments while providing a safe space to deal with the real emotions, pains, and mistakes that emerge when doing JEDI work.
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