Beth Applegate publishes article in Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry entitled: Organization Development a Catalyst for Social Change. The article is based on a framework for assessing and working with mental models utilizing the exploration of 'dominant' world views to increase individual and organizational competency to identify, assess and shift world views to foster social change. Applegate describes her methodology and results during the data collection, data analysis, data feedback, and intervention phase of a consultation with a client. She reviews literature on white privilege, mental models, power, and cultural competency. Applegate reflects on implications of the engagement for the client, herself and the discourse on the role of OD as a catalyst for social change. [Read Article].
a Catalyst for Social Change
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Beth Applegate contributed to a recently published book
on cultural competency
Author: Patricia St Onge
Contributors: Beth Applegate, Vicki Asakura, Monika K. Moss, Brigette Rouson, Alfredo Vergara-Lobo
Publication Date: July 15, 2009
Publisher: Fieldstone Alliance
There is no such thing as a “how-to” manual on cultural competency. It’s an ongoing journey organizations choose to take because they know the end-result is a more inclusive, connected, and effective organization. This forthcoming book by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management collects the voices of many nonprofit leaders and capacity builders to help nonprofit organizations begin to understand the complexity within diverse communities.
Through a range of methods—literature review, personal interviews, peer dialogue, insights of contributing authors—readers get a mosaic of perspectives that surround cultural competency. Plus, the book presents the insights of authors who represent five major ethnic communities in the United States: Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, African American, White, and Latino. [Read Press Release]