We currently work nationally and internationally with non-profit, higher education and corporate clients, all of whom have varying degrees of diversity in their organizations. We work in cross-gender, cross-class and usually cross-race facilitation teams so that we are able to model the work of inclusion for our clients in real-time. We ascribe to Adams and Bell’s definition of social justice/equity, which posits “a socially just environment is one where every member of the community feels physically and psychologically safe.” This is a high standard which requires organizational commitment and sustained effort.
Clients are interviewed individually in one/one confidential meetings. The needs assessment process gathers data; perceptions and experiences through the lens of each team member. The data is used to develop program goals, objectives, and agenda. Data theme summaries are the focus for discussion at the beginning of each training, and serve as comparative long-term benchmarks.
Typically, we conduct four to six two-day customized trainings over a period of two years (usually every four-six months) to build and support identified organizational goals.
An Executive Summary is provided to clients at the conclusion of each training. In addition, a raw data program evaluation summary, interim assignment, and recommendations for next steps are distributed after each training to reinforce practical application and maximize outcomes.
- Increased individual and organizational multicultural competence – awareness, knowledge and skills.
- Increased emotional intelligence for more effective engagement and response.
- Stronger abilities to give and receive balanced feedback.
- Increased levels of one/one and organizational trust.
Increased ability to engage in constructive/healthy conflict.