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Power dynamics result from an imbalance between individuals/groups in access to resources. Those with greater economic and social capital hold more power and hold greater influence. An individual’s ability, race, gender, and sexual orientation are often associated with status, power, and privilege.

Privilege refers to an advantage given to an individual or group that either exempts liability or provides benefits that are not available to others. Privilege is often associated with racial, social, educational, and economic status. The ability, gender, and sexual orientation of individuals often dictate their privilege and power.

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  1. Identify personal and organizational privilege and power.
  2. Understand how power dynamics plays a role in building partnerships.
  3. Understand how to shift power dynamics to power sharing. 
Tools & Resources

Diversity Toolkit | USC | November 2020 

Toolkit developed by the University of Southern California to help guide discussions on identity, power, and privilege (Activities 2, 4, & 5). 

Power Awareness Tool | The Spindle | February 2020 

Tool developed by The Spindle to help identify power imbalances in new and existing partnerships. 

Power and Privilege | UCD | 2020 

Self-guided learning materials from the Office of Equity of the University of Colorado Denver’s Anschutz Medical Campus.