Creating equitable and inclusive communities extends beyond any one project scope or planning process. Those who impact the built environment must commit to internal and external processes to ensure equity and inclusion on an ongoing basis. As part of our work at MUSE, we create custom workshops to facilitate conversations and conduct trainings for agencies, organizations, and firms.

We are learning along the way, listening and sharing. Our sessions are interactive, immersive, and encourage action.

If you’re ready to center and operationalize equity in your work through policy changes, practices, or vision/mission refinement, we can help.

We’ll start by having conversations to understand current efforts, in-house policies + beliefs around diversity, equity, and inclusion, then tailor each workshop based on needs and opportunities. We draw from best practices and lived experience to create spaces for dialogue and impact.


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Equity in Action: From Ally to Accomplice

Is being an ally enough? What does it mean to go one step further be an accomplice and support your Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) colleagues? In this workshop, you’ll learn key DEI terms and unpack what you can do to be a better accomplice and recognize retaliation in the workplace.


Organizational DEI Assessment

What do current policies say to prospective employees and clients? How can DEI policies be stronger and more effective? We work with participants to assess DEI policies through a custom assessment tool and establish measurable and actionable goals related to DEI principles.

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Recognizing Personal Bias

How can we recognize personal bias in the workplace, in our work with communities and in our personal lives? Learn techniques to uncover, acknowledge, and correct personal bias.


Planning while Black in a Crisis

A discussion about the unique challenges and opportunities of being Black in the planning profession. How does personal power and privilege affect the built environment and how can we shift our thinking to make planning more inclusive.

To inquire about working with MUSE to develop a DEI workshop for your organization, email Nina Idemudia, Director of Planning at romina@musecommunitydesign.com or (312) 416-2816


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07.16.20 Equity in Action: From Ally to Accomplice

06.18.20 Planning while Black in a Crisis