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OUR MISSION

To build the capacity of organizations and individuals to work in more collaborative and equitable ways.

WHY "INTEGRATIVE INQUIRY?"

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The field of development consulting is crowded, and it can be hard to tell what exact services are provided.  HR development consultants offer a myriad of strategies and frameworks claiming to "optimize organization efficiency" and "support managerial growth." We want to change the dialogue on what development looks like. What makes our consultation unique is that it approaches projects from a foundation of integrative inquiry.  

 

Our work is integrative in that it borrows from a variety of techniques and theories and that it believes true effective programs and curriculum are co-constructed with all stakeholders involved.  That means you shape the work. The key to our process is that it is equitable and collaborative in nature. Our aim is to foster an organizational culture that encourages individuals in any role to lead from the top, middle, or bottom of a management structure.

It is also based in inquiry, in the hopeful space of continual progress. Knowing that no organization, project, or team is ever "complete" or "perfect", our approach maintains a fierce commitment to continued learning and growth.  This isn't a "one and done" model, with one-off trainings and mandatory checklists that employees must go through.

 

We focus on capacity building and agency, so that organizations can take on these principles and continue to transform and evolve the way they work together long after we part ways.  

INTEGRATIVE + INQUIRY

Borrowing from a variety of techniques & co-constructing with all stakeholders

Continual progress of learning & growth

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How Our Work Intersects With Racial Equity

Integrative Inquiry is a firm committed to equity across all dimensions of identity, including race. Our team represents a wide spectrum of perspective and experience, and we use this to inform all aspects of our work. 

 

That said, the focus of our work is to develop organizational cultures where individuals have the interpersonal communication skills to help foster psychological safety. This ensures that difficult conversations can be addressed with transparency, vulnerability, and integrity.

 

We do not explicitly teach on racial equity and prefer to refer interested clients to one of the many incredible organizations that specialize in these conversations. Instead we aim to offer a complementary service that fosters space for this work. 

Our Principles

EMPOWERMENT COMES FROM WITHIN

Empowerment is not something you can bestow.  People empower themselves when given the tools & opportunity.  Strong leaders seek to provide space for others to take on leadership and agency to reflect, challenge, and impact decisions around us. 

EMPOWERMENT COMES FROM WITHIN

KNOWLEDGE IS CO-CREATED

Everyone brings valuable skills, experience, and perspective to any discussion.  To learn and grow as an organization, it is essential that all members of a team are tapped for insight, perspectives, and concerns. 

KNOWLEDGE IS CO-CREATED

GROWTH IS PERPETUAL

The process of improvement is always ongoing. We must always challenge ourselves to do better, to rethink old strategies and cultivate new approaches.  The work is never done. 

GROWTH IS PERPETUAL

Our Commitments

1. Commitment to Community

We are explicit in our work to use our talents to benefit the communities we work in. Our community initiatives are designed to teach others how to facilitate dialogues, advocate for change, and amplify their voices. 

 
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This is not something to simply check off a list. ​

 

We foster organizational culture change that engages employees at all levels, to move past one-off trainings and diversity requirements.