THPRD invites full and part-time employees to get involved in an Employee Resource Group. Participation is included as regular paid time. Read on to learn more about group options and ways to participate. Employees can participate in any one of the following three groups at a time. For questions about these groups, please reach out to the Employee Resource Group Coordinator, Lindsay Lambert at L.Lambert@thprd.org.
Affinity Groups are employee-initiated and led groups that meet regularly and aim to offer safe spaces for staff to share experiences and find mutual support. These groups are typically aligned with protected status described in non-discrimination laws, but could include any group that experiences historical barriers to equitable and inclusive workplaces. THPRD invites staff to start an Affinity Group today. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions and to learn more about these groups. For questions, email L.Lambert@thprd.org
To start a new Affinity Group:
Recruit at least 3 total members and appoint one member as the group’s organizer. Need help recruiting? Email Lindsay Lambert at L.Lambert@thprd.org
Complete a New Group Welcome Form. Before submitting the form, each member should receive supervisor approval to join the group.
Look for an email in your inbox that confirms we received your Welcome Form and shares next steps. Also, follow this link to learn more about starting your new Affinity Group.
To join an existing Affinity Group:
Review the list of existing Affinity Groups:
Refugee & Immigrant Affinity Group | Refugee & Immigrant
Somos THPRD | Latino/a/e/x, Hispanic
Complete a New Member Welcome Form: Once new groups are formed, the New Member Welcome Form will be posted to encourage additional members to join.
Look for an email in your inbox that confirms we received your Welcome Form and shares next steps.
Transformation & Allyship Group
The Transformation & Allyship Group is a group of employees that meets regularly for a shared learning experience about ways to engage in personal and professional equity and justice work in the context of systemic racism and oppression. These learning experiences are intended to lean into discomfort while also actively inviting people in, encouraging mutual learning, and fostering peer-to-peer learning. This group will begin meetings in 2023 after the new year. Click here for Frequently Asked Questions and to learn more about this group. For questions or to let us know you are interested in joining, email L.Lambert@thprd.org
To drop in and learn more: FORMS BELOW COMING SOON!
To attend one meeting to learn more about the group, let us know you’re interested by emailing Lindsay Lambert at L.Lambert@thprd.org
Look for an email in your inbox notifying you about the next group meeting time.
Before you attend, discuss your attendance with your supervisor and receive their approval.
Look for an email in your inbox confirming that we received your form and sharing next steps.
Welcoming & Inclusive Committee (WIC)
The WIC is an employee-led and action-centered committee that meets monthly throughout the year to advise and implement equity and justice-based action that strengthens THPRD’s mission and vision. Here are some examples of the WIC’s accomplishments: