IDEA Resources

The IDEA Strategic Planning toolkit listed below assists councils in effectively incorporating the organization’s IDEA Strategic Imperatives into their strategic plans.

    Toolkit Resources

    Ongoing IDEA Updates

    • Three Strength Through Connectedness (STC) groups launched in late 2021. These affinity groups are peer-led and provide a space for belonging and action for our organization’s marginally represented groups.
    • The Council Leadership Initiative launched and supported 13 pilot councils in implementing inclusive hiring practices to increase diverse staff representation. 36% of staff hired through the pilot identified as BIPOC.
    • June board survey insights will inform work on a board recruitment toolkit along with opportunities for board member IDEA collaboration.
    • GOTR HQ is partnering with the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium (MEAC) on an external IDEA curriculum review. 76 councils provided over 3,6,000 responses from participants, coaches and families. The final results will be shared with councils in December.
    • The IDEA Subcommittees are currently reviewing the GOTR HQ Policy manual through an IDEA lens. Work is in place to launch a toolkit and cohort opportunity for councils ready to embed IDEA imperatives into their council’s strategic plan.
    • To reinforce our ongoing commitment to IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and access), GOTR HQ has developed an online module (located in the GOTR Learning Academy) called Creating Gender Inclusive Spaces Online Module in collaboration with gender inclusion expert Anne Sutkowi-Hemstreet, MPH, of Rainbow Collective for Change. This module aims to provide introductory language and tools for everyone at Girls on the Run to challenge gender stereotypes and create welcoming spaces. In this self-guided module, learners will learn about gender inclusion and why it matters, understand why gender stereotypes are harmful, and gain key strategies to create a gender inclusive space.