Workplace Culture at
TerraCorps

Committed To The Process

At TerraCorps, staff are encouraged to bring their whole identity to the workplace and the mission.

At TerraCorps, we strive for a culture that demonstrates our collective willingness to be in a constant state of learning and growth. For this reason, our culture is not a set structure but a reflection of where we are in our ongoing evolution. In fact, we view our ability to examine and improve structures and systems as evidence of our organizational impact. For TerraCorps, diversity, equity, inclusiveness, and belonging are processes rather than a end goals and we are committed to learning together as we continue on this journey.

Our Core Beliefs

Real change occurs when boards embrace the value that diversity brings to their own organizational governance

People engage with organizations where they see themselves represented and stay when they feel they belong

Organizational effectiveness is enhanced by the respectful exchange of diverse (different) ideas and perspectives

Organizational impact is strengthened by a range of knowledge and life experiences

Our Workplace Culture Goals

Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Learn to value open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement in seeking to create cultural change.

Challenge Assumptions

Build an awareness of each of our own blind spots and biases as a motivation for challenging workplace norms and values.

Maintain a Learner’s Posture

Be curious, acknowledge the limits of your own understanding, and look for reasons why other’s ideas and beliefs may be right.

Go Together

 

Welcome people where they are, work together constructively, and go far over the long-term.

Where we’re Headed

TerraCorps continues to learn and grow as an organization. As we look toward the future, we are hoping to:

  • Increase our staff-hiring reach to underrepresented groups through expanded job postings
  • Expand our DEI training program for TerraCorps Staff, Board Members and Partners
  • Support leadership development for managers
  • Increase our capacity and expertise to self-evaluate to enact change needed to further internal DEI
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