Approach

Designing for progress and transformation for the collective.

Let's start with what is necessary -not with what is allowable. 

Let's create a vision of what is possible and take action.

Saathi's approach centers communities that have been systemically marginalized and radicalized.  The approach is rooted in meeting the needs of the mission and the client teams to make progress together. Through weaving together necessary learning and consulting services clients receive impactful support. 

curious      |      adaptive      |      responsive

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This work is not transactional

Saathi’s point of view on anti-oppression focuses on deeply connecting one’s self with the actionable strategies that move the work ahead. This work requires presence, trust, relationships, and authenticity – a deep sense of humanity.

A technical and transactional approach that overly-intellectualizes this work severely limits sustainable and transformative success. Saathi bridges how we do our work with adaptive strategies to create measurable impact. 

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Values matter when others experience them

The work of inclusion, justice and equity requires that we place our full selves as change agents in the process. This means we need to understand our own biases, privilege and colonization; shifting from a stance that only takes in information, and instead puts into action our learning, intentions, and values.

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This is collective labor

Our partnership requires that we both give - you as the client team and Saathi as the consultant and facilitator. This is a partnership and relationship - our collaboration to bring together collective will and wisdom is what creates progress.  It’s not about one of us, it’s about each of us.

The work is collective. We each have gifts to offer as we build towards a future that is liberated, equitable, and inclusive. Saathi’s approach helps you find a way in and amplifies your agency. 

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We are the systems change

We have more power than we sometimes realize - as individuals, as a team, and as organizations. We can indeed change the system.

 

Saathi’s framework addresses the interconnectedness of individual change with adaptive systems change. 

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You are not expected to be an expert or be perfect

You are expected to participate and contribute.

 

Saathi’s approach helps you clear your pathway so you can show up strong. 

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We must investigate what we have inherited that no longer serves us

Without tending to the roots, what are we nourishing? 

Doing this work means we interrogate the business-as-usual practices, behaviors, mindsets, and policies that we’ve inherited. Often, the opportunity to affect change at systemic and structural levels is hiding in plain sight. We have to reach to the root level of our current situation to better understand how to stop perpetuating harm and exclusion.

Elements of Change