What is an Equity & Feedback Fellow?
The goal of the Equity & Feedback Fellowship is to identify a diverse set of leaders in the nonprofit sector with an interest and commitment to listening and acting on feedback to advance equity in their work. The Equity & Feedback Fellowship provides support to mid-level professionals within U.S states & territories based organizations as they become feedback leaders and advocates of equity.
The Equity & Feedback Fellowship is a joint initiative of Evident Change and Feedback Labs. You can learn more about the Fellowship in this blog post here.
What does the Fellowship look like?
The Equity & Feedback Fellowship is a one-year fellowship to support individuals to:
- Gain confidence and support in talking about feedback, its benefits to the nonprofit sector, and how it is key to advancing equity in their work;
- Learn about the implications of dominant culture in the workplace and broader nonprofit sector;
- Receive training and tools in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion to build competency and skills for working effectively across diverse dimensions of identity and understand how feedback can play a role in advancing a more equitable society;
- Become a part of a broader feedback community.
Through a cohort model over the course of a year, Fellows will have access to the following benefits:
- Deep-dive feedback training in a Feedback Crash Course;
- Monthly 90 min virtual cohort learning talks to dive into topics ranging from good feedback practice; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and the intersection of the two;
- Trainings through Evident Change will focus on understanding dominant culture values and strategies to dismantle those values within individuals, organizations and communities in order to build capacity and skills to advance feedback equity;
- Writing support, publication, and promotion of one blog piece focusing on the benefits of listening and feedback to their work and diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- Opportunity to present a feedback-related challenge and receive input from the feedback community through the presentation of a LabStorm;
- Connections and invitations to join Feedback Labs and its members in conference presentations, webinars, and writing opportunities, as needed.
*Organizations that have a Fellow invited to participate will receive a grant of $5,000 to their organization to cover the time of the Fellow to participate in Fellowship.
What are the expectations during the Fellowship?
The Equity & Feedback Fellowship is a one-year partnership among the Fellows, their organization, Evident Change, and Feedback Labs. The timeline and graphic below is intended to communicate the expectations to which each partner will commit during the Fellowship.
- February 15th – March 15, 2023: Applications for Fellowship accepted
- March & April 2023: Candidate interviews for Fellowship
- April 2023: Fellows selected; Fellows complete pre-work
- May 1 – 2, 2023: In-person Feedback Crash Course (expenses paid)
- May 2023 – April 2024: Monthly virtual cohort sessions; presentation at LabStorm; blog publication
|E&F Fellow||Host Organization||Evident Change||Feedback Labs|
|Complete designated pre-work assigned by Evident Change and Feedback Labs prior to in-person Crash Course (approx. 5 hours)||Provide institutional support for participating Fellow, including time to engage in all expected Fellowship activities||Lead six virtual meetings to dive into topics on diversity, equity, and inclusion in feedback practices (i.e. cohort meetings)||Serve as distributor of reimbursement funds|
|Attend the in-person Feedback Crash Course in Jacksonville, FL (expenses paid)||Time off “regular” work to participate in Fellowship activities (pre-work; Crash Course, cohort meetings, etc)||Facilitate community and shared learning experiences among the cohort Fellows||Provide an in-person Feedback Crash Course in Jacksonville, FL May 1 – 2, 2023.|
|Attend 12 virtual meetings (90 minute session) with your cohort and actively participate||Permission to discuss the organization’s work, successes, and feedback challenges in the Crash Course, virtual sessions, blog, and LabStorm||Lead six virtual meetings to dive into topics on good feedback practices (i.e. cohort meetings)|
|Serve as a featured presenter in a 2023 or 2024 Feedback Labs LabStorm||Complete MOU to receive a grant of $5,000 to cover Fellow’s time to participate in Fellowship||Host the LabStorms in which Fellow and their Host Organization receive real-time support and solutions for solving a feedback challenge|
|Create a blog post about the work you’re doing to share with the feedback and equity community||Facilitate community and shared learning experiences among the cohort Fellows|
|Complete midterm and final feedback survey|