Why Social Justice Frameworks are Necessary for Successful DEI/JEDI Initiatives

As a DesignOps professional, your work holds power—the power to reinforce systemic marginalization, or the power to dismantle it. Spencer Stultz will focus on the intersection of Operations and equity, and explore the power dynamics and cultural norms that can impede true organizational change. In this session, you will:

  • Learn about ways that Design Operations can (unintentionally) enforce harmful dominant cultural standards
  • Explore alternative approaches to Operations that center equity—by examining community-oriented social justice principles that can address institutional failures and foster change
  • Gather tools to enable and empower you to dismantle harmful systems and processes within your own practice