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Determine your strengths and your areas of opportunity when it comes to creating more inclusive and equitable work environments. 

finding a place to start. 

It can be hard to quantify need and articulate exactly what has to change and how to start working on it. This is where the work of assessment can help. By identifying specific areas of challenge, we can better design strategies to address these needs. Whether you've already done extensive equity audits or you are brand new to the process, we will help you figure out what your next steps need to be. 

Our team can work with previously collected data and reports, and we can recommend the right assessment tools to help you determine target areas and goals for culture change within your organization. Based on our initial call, we may recommend that you use one of a variety of assessment tools to dive deeper into the challenges in your organization, so that our work can be targeted and effective. 

Internal Equity Assessment

For organizations as the beginning of their culture change journey, we recommend all of the following components of our internal equity assessment process, but we can also build off of work you have already started. 

Demographics Report

Report to understand the diversity of your organization, considering race, gender, ability, religion, orientation, and language. We help you discover trends of these demographics across department, location, and hierarchy across time.

Policy

Analysis

Review of hiring, onboarding, exiting processes,  functionality and use of feedback mechanisms, decision-making processes, and professional development and promotional practices to make sure your organization operates equitably.

Organizational Culture Map

Our custom-built survey with an aggregated report highlights the areas of strength and opportunities to improve in the 5 key culture domains. Take advantage of having a customizable tool to really get at the questions you need answered. 

Focus

Groups

Throughout all steps, we hold live discussions with groups based on identity or department with qualitative report documenting experiences and perspectives across all levels of an organization. Particularly useful for accessibility and cross-cultural concerns. 

 
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Organizational Culture Map (OCM)

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Process

The Organizational Culture Map assesses your workplace culture the five characteristics of optimal culture. We are looking to understand the extent to which employees feel able to raise and discuss challenges and make the changes needed to foster more inclusive and equitable practices.

Unlike compliance audits, our process focuses on the extent to which inclusion and equity practices exist from an HR perspective. The report generated provides leadership with key indicators of strengths and opportunities for creating more inclusive policies and intervention strategies.

Our five characteristics are each intrinsically tied to improving the sense of psychological safety, which is how employees perceive their ability to take interpersonal risks with one another. This in turn is what creates an organization’s ability to hear constructive feedback and make the changes needed to truly further equity and inclusion.

For more information about what an internal equity assessment could look like for your organization, download our OCM Guide. 

Strategic Planning

All organizational and departmental plans should be designed with clear goals, outcomes and measures.  We frequently work with executive leadership teams and DEI committees to help them establish a clear path forward, measurable timelines and benchmarks, and ensure that the decision-making process is collaborative and equitable.  

 

We provide strategic planning and design for newly created projects or programs within an organization, tailored to your mission, organizational capacity, funding requirements, and core competencies.

Consensus- Building
Facilitation

Get essential buy-in through expertly-led consensus building facilitation that is designed to help all stakeholders voice their perspectives and come to a shared vision for the next steps. 

Strategic Retreats

Plan for success with a meaningful well-executed retreat. Walk away with immediate next goals and a roadmap to success. 

Project Management
 Design & Development

Now it's time to make sure your systems are built out in clear, organized steps so that every employee knows what's expected of them and how they fit in to the overall initiative. 

​"AN EMPOWERED ORGANIZATION IS ONE IN WHICH INDIVIDUALS HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, DESIRE, AND OPPORTUNITY TO PERSONALLY SUCCEED IN A WAY THAT LEADS TO COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL SUCCESS."

STEPHEN COVEY, AUTHOR OF "THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE"

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Creating a Roadmap

We can work with your executive leadership, a high-functioning committee, or your Board of Directors to figure out the next steps for infusing equity and inclusion more deeply into your organization. Set short term and long term goals and plan how to roll out your initiative in phases, with clear timely objectives and accountability structures in place. 

 

Order & Process:

The Key to Results

We can also provide assistance in designing or improving your systems for tracking program progress, ensuring replicability, and developing comprehensive evaluations. Rethink how you define and measure success right from the beginning of the project.  We can help build the design in a variety of different project management and learning management software systems.

 

We work with you to ensure you have all the systems set up for long-term success: 

Office Forms & Templates                              

Client Tracking & Management                  

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Report Generation & Design                            

Company Policies & Procedures