LEE’s “Tools for Social Change” is designed to provide LEE members a variety of resources & tools that can be used to examine social issues that are impacting their communities today.
At LEE, we ground ourselves in equipping & developing leaders with the tools they need to approach equity issues. Through a specific analysis framework called “root cause analysis,” equity-minded leaders can learn to unpack these issues and find ways to make an impact.
As leaders looking to bring about macro-level and system-level change, it is important that the course of action you plan to take will address not only a particular process or a decision, but that it also prevents it from occurring again. We don’t just want to create a “band aid” solution that fixes the issue immediately, but doesn’t prevent it from happening again in the future. And we want to make sure we are not just addressing symptoms but the root cause of the problem.
Root cause analysis challenges us to think systematically about why the issues we see on a day-to-day basis exist, and what unique role we can play in addressing the cause of them.
To push ourselves to think about why challenges exist, what allows these challenges to be systemic, and what unique role we can play in addressing them.
LEE member, Director of Regional Leadership Development at LEE, and Baltimore City School Board Commissioner, Ateira Griffin, uses root cause analysis to explore the possible ways & reasons for how you may see the digital divide show up in your community.
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Read more about how LEE members are working to end the digital divide.