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Are you, is your team, POWERED BY SOLIDARITY across our differences?

Measure  unconscious patterns w/ the PDA

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DEI & HR Leaders: Take the Power of Difference Assessment FREE ($200 value)

 

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~ NAOMI TUTU

The Power of Difference 5-Step Revolution

(it begins inside you)

Step 1: GIVING UP

I give up trying to change other people, organizations, and the world. It’s exhausting. And it doesn’t work very well. I don’t want others to try to change me…just hear, trust, believe in, and support me. The harder I try to change people or organizations, the more they resist.

 

Step 2: GOING INSIDE

Trying to change the world can be a way I avoid going inside. Inside I have to come to terms with my excluded parts and my unconscious patterns. These can drive me without my awareness. I will not, cannot, inspire a world of solidarity if I’m hiding an apartheid inside me!

Step 3: PRACTICING SOLIDARITY WITHIN

Honoring differences within me is a necessary prerequisite to honoring differences in the world. As I learn to make room at my “inner table” for all my disowned parts, what I love, my deepest dreams, power, freedom, joy, gratitude, and noble brilliance begin to rise.

Step 4: ILLUMINATION & IGNITION

On a scale from 1-10: “How clear, loving, and powerful is my purpose and path?” I Illuminate and ignite them by deliberately noticing, focusing on, and following whatever lights up the sparkle in my eyes, the radiance of my heart, and the fire in my belly (ALL THREE!)

Step 5: BECOMING THE CHANGE

These steps aren’t linear. I may repeat them many times a day! But I come her to step 5 more, & easier, & stay longer. It’s here I’m given to live more effectively, powerfully, & compassionately from solidarity across the rich tapestry of our differences. I become the change I want to see in the world and I find myself at the same time! I become a model, a spark for others. Ironically, I become the seed for the change I gave up in step one!

together we are greater

Race    Gender    Religion    Sexual Orientation    Disability    Class    Culture

Are you, is your team,

POWERED BY SOLIDARITY

across our differences?

 

Measure yourself and your team using the Power of Difference Assessment (see reliability/validity study by NCSU)

Decide where you want to go

Get our support to get there

Measure your progress

Celebrate!

Recalibrate

DEI & HR Leaders: Take the Power of Difference Assessment FREE ($200 value)

 

The Power of Difference 5-Step Revolution begins inside you

Step 1: GIVING UP

I give up trying to change other people, organizations, and the world. It’s exhausting and it doesn’t work very well. I don’t want others to try to change me…just hear, trust, believe in, and support me. The harder I try to change people or organizations, the more they will resist.

 


Step 2: GOING INSIDE

Trying to change the world can be a  way I avoid going inside. Inside I have to come to terms with my excluded parts and my unconscious patterns. These can drive me without my awareness. I will not, cannot, inspire a world of solidarity if I’m hiding an apartheid inside me!

Step 3: PRACTICING SOLIDARITY WITHIN

Honoring differences within me is a necessary prerequisite to honoring differences in the world. As I learn to make room at my “inner table” for all my disowned parts, what I love, my deepest dreams, power, freedom, joy, gratitude, and noble brilliance will rise.

Step 4: ILLUMINATION & IGNITION

On a scale from 1-10: “How clear, loving, and powerful is my purpose and path?” I Illuminate and ignite them by deliberately noticing, focusing on, and following whatever lights up the sparkle in my eyes, the radiance of my heart, and the fire in my belly (all three!).


Step 5: BECOMING THE CHANGE

These steps aren’t linear. I may repeat them many times a day! But I come here to step 5 more, and easier, and stay longer. It’s here I’m given to live more effectively, powerfully, and compassionately from solidarity across the rich tapestry of our differences. I become the change I want to see in the world and I find myself at the same time! I become a model, a spark, a “servant leader” for others. Ironically, I become the seed for the change I gave up in step one!

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Team with us!

Only 29 more $5 subscriptions will cover one year’s baseline operations!

  BUILD WITH US: a thriving & just world where our aliveness, commonality & our differences are honored.

  DONATE ANY AMOUNT: one time, monthly, or yearly–choose the programs you want to support.

1. Model

2. Assessment

3. Support

To catalyze effectiveness across differences so you, your people & organization thrive.

1. MODEL

Discover unconscious patterns related to our differences & how these play out in you & your organization.

2. ASSESSMENT

“The Power of Difference Assessment is an innovative, reliable & valid measure”    -North Carolina State University

3. Support

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“THIS IS THE MOST IMPACTFUL LEARNING I’VE EVER EXPERIENCED IN MY LIFE. IT HAS TOTALLY CHANGE ME AND MY WORK

~ LAURIE YAUSSI Teacher, Thompson Valley Sch00l District

What’s the Power of Difference Model (PDM)?

At it’s core the PDM identifies 3 primary, typically unconscious, patterns of behavior, thought, feeling, and worldview  related to race, sexual orientation, gender, socioeconomic class, religion, disability, and culture.

 

Does one sound more like you?

Sensitivity/Scarecrow

UNDERSTANDING

TRUTH

BRAIN

I value differences, intelligence, open-mindedness and understanding. I experience the world and myself primarily through the brain. I treat others the way they would like to be treated. 

Limitations: I don’t want to offend so I can feel stuck or confused. I can be patronizing as I try to get others to “get it”, to “understand like me.” I can also get exhausted as this struggle seems hopeless.

Fear response: freeze

Politics: tends liberal

Archetype: Magician

ONENESS/TINMAN

UNITY

CONNECTION

HEART

 

I devalue differences in favor of our common humanity, unity, and collaboration. I experience the world and myself primarily through the heart. I treat others the way I would like to be treated. I see myself as a bridge builder.

Limitations: I can over-value sameness and fail to impact in alignment with my intentions. I tend to avoid conflict.

Fear response: flight

Politics: tends moderate

Archetype: Lover

STRENGTH/LION

COURAGE

POWER

GUT

I evaluate differences and value courage, loyalty, decisiveness, clarity, protection, self-sacrifice, and winning at all cost. I believe in the “survival of the fittest.” I experience myself and the world primarily through my gut.

Limitations: I seek dominance over others, and can create enemies. I can be overly combative.

Fear response: fight

Politics: tends conservative

Archetype: Warrior 

Integration/Leveraging/Glinda the Good Witch

The more we come to know our primary pattern (its assets and liabilities) and how to integrate or leverage the assets of the all three patterns, the more we unleash our effectiveness: always within us first. From here, we increasingly become a catalyst for solidarity and meaningful change across differences in our family, organization, community, and world.

Location: The crown of the head

Politics: Tends apolitical

Archetype: The Sovereign

 

Sensitivity "Scarecrow"

 UNDERSTANDING

TRUTH

BRAIN

I value differences, intelligence, open-mindedness and understanding. I experience the world and myself primarily through the brain. I treat others the way they would like to be treated.

LIMITATIONS: I don’t want to offend so I can feel stuck or confused. I can be patronizing as I try to get others to “get it”, to “understand like me.” I can feel exhausted and hopeless with what seems like an endless struggle.

Fear response: freeze

Politics: tends liberal

Archetype: Magician

ONENESS/ "TINMAN"

   UNITY   CONNECTION  HEART                                   

I devalue differences in favor of our common humanity, unity, and collaboration. I experience the world and myself primarily through the heart. I treat others the way I would like to be treated.I think of myself as a bridge-builder.

LIMITATIONS: I can over-value sameness and fail to impact in alignment with my intentions. I tend to avoid conflict.

Fear response: flight

Politics: tends moderate

Archetype: Lover

STRENGTH "LION"

COURAGE

POWER

GUT

I evaluate differences & value courage, loyalty, decisiveness, clarity, protection, self-sacrifice, a& winning. I believe in the “survival of the fittest.” I experience myself & the world primarily through my gut.

LIMITATIONS: I seek dominance over others & can create enemies. I can be combative.

Fear response: fight

Politics: tends conservative

Archetype: Warrior

Integration/ Leveraging/ "Glinda the Good Witch"

Archetype: The Sovereign

Location: Crown of the Head

Politics: Tends Apolitical

The more we come to know our primary pattern (its assets and liabilities) & how to integrate or leverage the assets of the all three patterns, the more we unleash our effectiveness: always within us first. From here, we increasingly become a catalyst for solidarity & meaningful change across differences in our family, organization, community, & world.

To take the free Race Pattern Quiz (RPQ) and discover your primary pattern related to Race, your learning edge, and recommendations:

What People Think…

This model has totally changed how I do things in my school…especially the way I use power more consciously. For me, it’s so important to do no harm.  And while I understand my role as a Latino leader in my school – I am learning from the PDA, the model, and from consultation with The Sum how my power and my privilege across many sociocultural differences can be used with more awareness, effectiveness, and care in my relationships to our school secretary, our custodian, the teachers, parents and, of course, the students.” 

Guillermo Medina,
Principal, Columbine Elementary, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder, Colorado

“As a person who is always engaged in inclusion work, whether it be in my job or in my life; sometimes we need to be reminded to take care of ourselves. This survey helped me to refocus on how I give of myself. I don’t have to give myself away. I was able to take a breath for my sake! Still carrying my torch!”

Phyllis Breland
Director of Diversity and Inclusion.
Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

 

The Team

J. Elliott Butler-Cisneros

J. Elliott Butler-Cisneros

Executive Director/Founder

Lucero Castro-Frederick

Lucero Castro-Frederick

Board President

Crystal Byrd Farmer

Crystal Byrd Farmer

Board Member/Consultant