Do You Need Help Training Your Workforce?
If your company is already taking action in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion we can help you create a work environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and can reach their full potential.
We offer a full range of diversity and inclusion services designed to help support individuals and organizations.
Some of our most requested and popular services include:
- Training & Workshops
- Keynote Speaking
- Diversity Audits & Reviews
- Assessments & Surveys
- Consultant Retainer Service
- Strategic Diversity Planning
- Lunch and Learn Series
- ADA Compliance and Accessibility
- Board Member Training
- Establishing Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
We have served clients in a variety of industries including law firms, government agencies (local, state & federal), corporations, non-profits, foundations, and educational institutions.
Although we provide a range of services our overarching goal is to help each client safely navigate across the broad spectrum of diversity issues that can be encountered in today’s complex and dynamic working environment.
It’s important to note that diversity is multidimensional.
As such, diversity encompasses many categories including age, race, gender, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, generations, education, political affiliation, experience, work style, communication style, cross-cultural competency, and differing perspectives.
Please reach out to us today, to discuss any diversity, equity, and inclusion needs you might have that are not listed above.
Training and Workshops
We conduct training on a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) topics to include:
- The Business Case For Diversity: Numbers Don’t Lie
- How To Improve Employee Engagement
- What Are Microaggressions And How They Negatively Impact The Workforce
- How To Recruit And Retain A Diverse Leadership Team
- Creating An Inclusive Work Environment
- How To Supervise And Value People Of Different Cultures, Religions, And Ethnicities
- If You Are Human, You Have Biases. How To Be Aware And Begin To Unpack Our Biases
Reach out to us so that we can discuss your training needs.
We can provide a dynamic and engaging speaker for your next event. Our speakers deliver entertaining and thought-provoking messages that resonate with your audience. Leaving them inspired and ready to take action.
Before delivering the keynote address our speakers spend considerable time researching your industry to better understand the audience and their issues. Then the message is uniquely crafted combining thorough research blended with the diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives of the speaker.
When it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion our speakers can develop and deliver keynote speeches around a variety of topics.
Some topics you may want to consider include:
- Reaping the Benefits of a Diverse Workforce
- How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative
- How to Overcome Implicit Bias
- The World Needs All Kinds Of Diversity
- The Power of Diversity Within The Workplace
- Why Your Business Should Embrace Diversity
- Don’t Underestimate The Power of Diversity
- How to Deal With The Diversity Backlash
Don’t see a topic of interest listed above?
We can work together to customize a keynote speech to meet your organizational needs.
We’d love to hear from you so give us a call today!
Diversity Audits & Reviews
Are your policies, processes, and procedures helping or hurting your business case for diversity and inclusion?
It’s important that you know the answer to this question because poorly written policies and unethical practices hamper your diversity and inclusion efforts.
When revising a policy, it is important to create a revision checklist, which includes revising sentences to be clear and concise, reviewing punctuation, revising unnecessary words, using active voice, and reviewing guidelines and procedures.
Red flags such as workplace conflicts, complaints, low morale, and high turnover rates are indicators that change is needed.
Reach out to us today for audit help.
Culture Assessments & Climate Surveys
When was the last time your organization conducted a Cultural Assessment or Climate Survey?
Assessments and Surveys allow organizations to determine the engagement rate of employees within the workplace. Studies show that when employees feel valued, respected, and included they perform above standard. Engaged employees tend to work harder, are happy to go to work, are more productive, and are less likely to leave the organization. When employees feel disengaged or isolated productivity rates are low, turn-over rates are high and the bottom line (profit) is impacted.
If you have issues with high turnover rates, low productivity, and lots of employees calling out sick, you may have an inclusivity issue. Onboarding employees is expensive and it is advantageous to retain employees as they have historical knowledge about the organization but if they don’t feel included the probability of them staying is low. Conducting a Climate Survey or Cultural Assessment can help gauge where employees feel disengaged. Gaining insight into any perceived deficiencies is the first step to address engagement issues. After conducting a survey or assessment and analyzing the data we can help you develop programs to address any perceived deficiencies.
Consultant Retainer Service
Striking a balance between workforce diversity and workplace inclusion can be a daunting task to undertake even for the most skilled professionals. There will be times when your internal staff can not get everything done themselves and will need help.
Why manage your diverse workforce and workplace issues alone when you can get outside help whenever issues arise?
We’re just one phone call away if you need help:
- Creating a more inclusive workplace culture
- Building a more diverse talent pool of qualified job candidates
- Recruiting and hiring quality employees from diverse segments of society
- Demonstrating your commitment to building a more diverse and inclusive workplace
With our monthly diversity and inclusion consultant retainer service, you get on-call access to our in-house experts on a regular basis in the most cost-effective way.
Ask about the three affordable packages we offer to provide your organization flexibility and accessibility to our in-house staff of diversity, equity, and inclusion experts.
Give us a call today to discuss your individual needs.
Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Planning
Are you in need of expert advice and assistance to develop a Strategic Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) plan that aligns with your organization’s mission, vision, and goals?
We assist clients in developing diversity and inclusion strategic plans where:
- Employees feel valued, are encouraged to reach their full potential, and are committed to serving customers
- All employees are appreciated, honored, and rewarded based solely on their achievements and contributions
- Companies are able to attract, develop, and retain a workforce inclusive of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities
As your guide, we will take you by the hand and walk you step-by-step through the process of developing a flexible strategic plan that is adaptable to crisis events and the current business environment.
Let’s get on the phone today and discuss your needs.
Lunch and Learn Series
Over lunch, we lead a 1-hour training session were employees discuss and learn about a variety of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) related subjects.
You provide the space and we facilitate the conversation around a preselected topic of your choice.
Choose from our growing list of topics including Courageous Conversations, Microaggressions, Stereotyping, Unconscious Bias, Implicit Bias, Bullying in the Workplace, Cultural Competence, Intersectionality, and Conflict Resolution.
We have received enormously positive feedback from clients who have participated in our diversity and inclusion focused “Lunch ‘n Learn” sessions.
Many of our clients have since realized that Lunch ‘n Learn sessions are one of the most successful workplace diversity initiatives in their organization.
Let us do the heavy lifting if you are not comfortable leading Lunch ‘n Learn sessions yourself.
Reach out to us today to set up your event.
ADA Compliance and Accessibility
Our ADA Compliance and Accessibility services are designed to help businesses and public entities (state and local governments) comply with local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
By law, if you provide programs, services, and activities they must be accessible to all persons, including those with disabilities.
Ensuring that all citizens have equal access makes good business sense and is also socially the right thing to do.
We offer the following ADA compliance and accessibility services:
- Accessibility Site Surveys
- Policy Review and Development
- Barrier Removal Plans
- Training & Workshops
Contact us today and ask about our diverse listing of Title II & III services to ensure that all persons with disabilities can access your programs, services, and activities.
Not-For-Profit Board Meeting Training
Oftentimes Board members and leadership of not-for-profit organizations don’t resemble the population they serve. Issues can arise when we find a lack of diversity and inclusion in leadership at not-for-profits, which have been tasked with filling the social service gap that the government used to. Although Board members and leadership mean well, lacking an understanding of the historical institutional policies and practices that have impeded entire ethnic groups from reaching their full potential can reinforce already preconceived notions about minorities in America.
In reality, there is a direct correlation between race, a social construct, and socioeconomic status. Many people who utilize or depend upon not-for-profits particularly those that assist with housing, counseling, or food insecurities do not understand the struggles of those they serve. Being culturally competent and understanding the societal issues of those in marginalized communities are imperative if not-for-profit boards and leaders want to have a connection to the population they serve.
When can help your board members and leaders:
- Review and understand government policies and practices that have oftentimes created the inequalities we continue to see in society
- Better understands the continued struggles that some in our communities face and are working to overcome
- Understand shared language surrounding marginalized groups.
- Engage clients with cultural competency
Reach out to us so we can discuss your specific needs.
Employee Resource Group (ERG)
Is your company or organization thinking about or struggling to establish an Employee Resource Group, aka Equity and Belonging Committee?
Let us help, if you are looking to establish a diversity and inclusion employee resource group. We can help your organization develop the committee description, objectives, positions, and expectations.
We have found that creating an Equity and Belonging Committee or ERG can be a way to demonstrate to your employees that you value diversity, desire equity, and want to create an inclusive work environment. We can help you establish and get your committee or group up and running smoothly. Once established, we can work hand-and-hand with your committee or ERG to establish meaningful and actionable short and long-term goals.
As an added bonus, we can guide members through the process of celebrating diversity, while educating your organization about the beautiful differences in cultures.