Keywords: Chile, consultancy on inclusion, training

Fundación Ronda

The Inclusive Social Responsibility (RSI) model is the service through which we transform companies, public and private bodies into inclusive from their DNA, through the generation of diversity and inclusion plans, a process that adds value and gives content to the organization. It is created in a collaborative way, generating social and economic profitability. The proceeds from this activity allow us to run training and self-determination programs for PwD, caregivers and support networks (TransformarSE). During 7 months they are given tools of self-management, communication and leadership, to promote their autonomy, independence and thus improve their quality of life. They can choose what they want to be in their lives and we support them to make it a reality.

About the practice at a glance
Name of OrganisationRonda
Type of organisationFoundation
Country
of Implementation
Chile
Year started2015
Funding modelThe consultancy includes a fee for at least one year for the implementation of the comprehensive plan, the amount is defined based on the size of the company and the frequency of the advice. This plan plus timely advice from RSI, are the main source of funding that we have and is intended to maintain the operation of the foundation and execute training and self-determination projects for PwD, caregivers and support networks.

IMPACT

Impact and growth 
  • 100 public/private partnerships: more than 2 million beneficiaries; 600 PwDs included in our alliances;  
  • More than 280 empowered PcDs alongside their support networks; 
  • 27 Accessibility Gap Uprisings  
  • 50 organizations and social entrepreneurs advised;  
Innovation 

Since the enactment of Quota Law No. 21.015 in Chile, the demand to comply has been exponential, and our differentiating seal is the advice in RSI, as a comprehensive and careful supply of inclusion processes, which evolves from the strategic review that is carried out in conjunction with companies to take them to a new level in diversity and inclusion for example, opening their doors to entrepreneurs with disabilities, through the purchase of their services / products. 

Our innovative seal is the trisectoral approach: with the State, Companies and Civil Society, we have managed to generate a greater network of collaboration that favors inclusion. In addition, we operate sustainably seeking replicability: with the sale of products and services in the RSI area, we can create projects to empower PwD and their support networks, free of charge. 

Target group 

The RSI model is designed to encourage the inclusion of communities with barriers of access, especially PwD that we support throughout Chile, as well as the internal and external clients of the organizations and their collaborators that we advise 

Other outcomes 

Participation in Councils of public interest; Presentation of Projects for the Promotion of Public Inclusion Policies and monitoring contingency in areas of inclusion at the plan, policy and programme level. 

THEORY OF CHANGE

We asked projects to outline their impact model (also called Theory of Change) – their main target groups, the key activities they offer these target groups, and what impact they want to achieve:

Target GroupActivityImpactIndicator
RSI Model Private Sector and Government OrganizationsIntegral accompaniment in matters of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), that is to say, we work to strengthen groups with access barriers that are identified as relevant in the companies. The way we work is through D&I plans, adapted to the needs of each organization. This includes 6 axes that generate a cultural change:
1. Universal Accessibility
2. Diversity Management and Organizational Inclusion
3. Workplace Inclusion and Affinity Groups
4. D&I Training
5.Inclusive Communication
6. Linking the Public/Private World
Implementing Diversity and Inclusion Plans from the Social Inclusive Responsibility approach in public/private organizations in Chile, transforming the way diversity is viewed in them. To include communities with access barriers in their organization, mainly people with disabilities, to develop Diversity and Inclusion policies and management systems, to incorporate accessibility and universal design in their infrastructure as well as in their processes and the delivery of their information, to raise awareness among collaborators in the different topics of diversity, among others.Average percentage of implementation of diversity and inclusion plans in the public/private organizations that work with Fundación Ronda. In addition, a survey of the perception of diversity and inclusion issues was carried out with all the company’s collaborators, at the beginning of the partnership and in the second year of work, in order to see the progress made.
TransformarSE People with disabilities and their support networksPsychological intervention and coaching.They show a remarkable empowerment of their lives and responsibilities, they have less emotional dependence between the person with the disability and the caregivers or support networks, they show a proactive attitude to take advantage of new possibilities to become what they want to be in their lives and to choose their talents and potentials.Percentage of compliance with the objectives set out in the commitment letter associated with the development of an individual autonomy project, as well as the Lyubominsky and Lepper scales that allow us to measure the impact on the participants’ perception of well-being and happiness.
RSI and TransformarSE Communities with access barriers and society in generalRaise the level of awareness of society, through communicational actions, massive activities or awareness of citizenship regarding the various issues of diversity and inclusion, mainly in non-discrimination and breaking the paradigm of assistance or pity associated with groups with access barriers.To create societies that value differences, diverse talent, that develop their full potential by recognizing their skills and talents, eliminating stereotypes as well as creating a cultural exchange based on empathy and respect.Percentage of increase in social participation in people served by Ronda through mass events and partnerships with organizations.

REPLICATION EXPERIENCE

We have not replicated our innovation yet, but it is a strategic priority and we have a clear idea about what to replicate, where and with which partners 

At Fundación Ronda we want and are already laying the foundation to be able to export our RSI model as well as our TransformarSE project, initially to Latin American countries. 

We already have done study visits in Uruguay and Peru where we have leads and interested partners. In both countries, there are regulations that make companies require services such as those we offer. 

ORGANISATIONAL CAPACITY AND STRATEGY

Capacity 

There are roles created specifically to assume the coordination and execution of the RSI model and transformarSE, as well as a multidisciplinary base team that supports different technical trainings to increase the knowledge and development of new skills from the public that is deemed relevant. 

In addition, a role was created at the end of last year, who will be in charge of the expansion process of Fundación Ronda for other countries and will be responsible for implementing and bringing to life the scalability of these processes. 

Strategy 

One of the objectives of the foundation’s strategic plan aims to have the RSI and TransformarSE model implemented in other countries. We envision that Fundación Ronda will be born in each of the countries of Latin America and ultimately manage to self-finance or be invested as part of a state program or defined from public policies in each of these geographies.  

Through Pro Chile and the Women Exports program with whom we already have an alliance and are working in recent years, we can create networks to build strategic partners of social organizations or consultancy, in each of the countries that we want to export, a possibility is that they manage, manage and execute our programs, and for our part, we train them and grant a license to be able to do it. 

We also ambition to bring our RSI counseling to the education sector 

In the long term, we believe in adaptability and reinvention with new initiatives, such as the Factory of Talent and Social Innovation, emerged in the wake of the pandemic, as a collaborative network of labor inclusion in remote and flexible modalities. 

MOTIVATION

Since our inception in 2014, we have been revolutionary in how we do things, as we believe in collaboration and “nothing of us without us”. This has made it possible for our impact to date to be:  

For this reason, we have already started approaches with several countries in order to export our gaze and with their support, we are convinced that we will be able to exponentially expand our work and thereby reach many more people and communities with barriers of access in the world and that it is a win for all. 

In particular, on these exploration trips, we have realized that our RSI model has been listed as innovative and necessary by companies in other countries. Likewise, our methodologies and projects to facilitate the empowerment of PwD and its caregivers and/or support networks, such as “TransformarSE” and “My Decision”, are pioneering and innovative projects especially in Latin America, as it seeks to make PwD and its nearest environment, challenge to be protagonists in their lives and connect with what they really want to be, breaking myths and stereotypes culturally linked to disability. 

What is the organisation hoping to learn from taking part in the programme? 

We believe that this program can be a great contribution to our organization to know how other organizations structure these scaling processes and to develop our methodologies, package our models, and make then light and adaptable to the different geographies and cultures.  

In addition to being able to create networks that empower us to take the final step to make the export of RSI and TransformarSE a reality.