A Standard of Inclusion: Power, Privilege, and Oppression CEUs

Lisa Weems, CI and CT, NIC

Translated by Dr. Lisalee Egbert

Since 2014, RID has been recovering from organizational crisis and seeking the most effective solutions in defining the organization’s future. One of the primary concerns is membership engagement and the need for deliberate inclusion of members who identify with cultural groups that are divergent from the general RID demographic. The RID leadership recognized the need to explore how individual and organizational responsibility play a role in achieving informed and sustained engagement. The Board sought insight from the membership as to what authentic engagement means at the local, state, and national levels. The response from the membership challenged RID to renew their commitment to membership engagement and deliberate inclusion.

At the 2015 RID National Conference, a motion was presented to the membership that each cycle, 1.0 of the required 6.0 Professional Studies (PS) CEUs be related to topics of Power, Privilege, and Oppression (PPO). The motion