Guided by our journey toward our End: Success For Each Child & Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by Leading with Racial Equity, the Agency-Wide Competencies were renamed to Antiracist Leadership Competencies and announced at the 2020 Fall All Staff (see supporting reasons below). In addition to the new name, the competencies now have a new look.
- These competencies (Cultural Proficiency, Racial Equity Advocate, Racial Equity Mindset, and Transformational Values) center antiracist ways of being (behavioral indicators).
- They are intended to build our personal and shared accountability as we collectively work to become an Antiracist Multicultural Organization.
- They contain elements of our Principles and 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership attributes (Kouzes & Posner).
- The term Antiracist Leadership Competencies was commonly used by PSESD staff, and the change more effectively aligned our goals with our language.
Thank you all for choosing to be on our collective journey to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization.