Empower teams to lead change through dynamic professional development.
Develop Skills to Foster Equity + Inclusion
As leaders, fostering intentional, inclusive, and equitable workspaces begins with self-awareness—a deep understanding of the intricate roles identity, culture, power dynamics, and systemic barriers play in our work environments. To truly effect change, we must first grasp the existing landscape.
Our educational courses and intensive coaching programs equip participants with essential skills to enhance organizational culture and ensure team growth and success. Following an intake process, we tailor a plan based on the most pertinent leadership competencies for your organization. We then adopt a targeted approach, working either with management and leadership or with specific teams and departments.
While we occasionally offer single workshops or retreats, our recommended approach typically involves a multi-session curriculum with practical application and coaching, so that learning progresses into tangible behavioral changes.
After all, training is only worth it if it's effective.
What We Teach
Leaders must cultivate a diverse set of skills to lead transformative culture initiatives within their organizations. Our approach is centered on fostering lasting organizational change by empowering participants with the ability to facilitate challenging discussions, share power, mediate conflicts, and think systemically—ultimately driving sustainable and impactful transformation.
Our courses are all designed to follow a path of developing participants' critical consciousness:
A Cut Above
Our interactive workshops build on educational design theory to make sure your team walks away with concrete actions and opportunities to practice and reflect. Our style of training is deeply interactive, with breakouts, discussions, exercises, and reflection opportunities. Whether virtual or in person, we create engaging and immersive learning opportunities.
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Unlike many consulting firms, our trainings are done with a background in instructional design ensuring that the workshops you attend are designed to maximize learning and skill-building.
Continue to work on topics long after we are gone with toolkits, resource lists, and participant materials. Every session we offer comes with further opportunities to learn.
adaptable to any work environment
We can work in person or virtually, across platforms and in different sizes. No matter what you need and whatever barriers face bringing your team together, we keep our programs interactive and engaging.
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Finally, most of our sessions are designed with breakouts and application opportunities so that participants can practice and get feedback from our subject matter experts while they learn.
Levels of Learning
DEI Foundations Series
Four stand-alone sessions that can be done in a series or individually to build a common language and framework on your team for participants at any level in an organization.
DEI in Practice: Developing an Equity Lens
Foundations of Inclusive + Equitable Workplaces
Cultivating Critical Consciousness
Navigating Power in the Workplace
Int Inq Courses
Our courses are typically 20 hours of content delivered over 1-3 months. These include workbooks, application sessions, and accountability partners to ensure your team gets the most from the experience. These can be customized based on client needs, but fall into two categories:
Leadership Equity + Accountability Practice (LEAP) Courses
Designed for managers and directors looking to center equity in their role within the organization.
Equity in Action (EIA) Courses
Designed for participants at all levels of an organization to come together to improve their workplace dynamics.
For a full list of available course topics and programs, check out our course catalog.
We can also build out courses based on our assessments and the unique context of our clients.
"I think this was a very dynamic and engaging training. I liked how we somehow created a space over zoom where people could be vulnerable. I really appreciated getting to connect on a deeper level with my fellow participants, and hear their story and share my own."
AmeriCorps VISTA, Portland, ME
But what if it's just me?
Don't have the budget or buy-in to roll out a full training in your organization but still want to further the professional development of individual team members? Check out our Open Enrollment options to see what courses we are running this year.
"In many respects, teaching and learning are matters of breaking through barriers- of expectation, of boredom, of predefinition."
Leadership Coaching: Amplifying Initiative Impact
Leaders frequently underestimate their influence on organizational culture and the imperative to proactively shape and enhance it. Coaching serves as a pivotal means of gaining perspective on your developmental journey, whether on an individual or collective leadership team level.
By fostering inclusive skill-building practices, we cultivate socially responsible leadership dedicated to fostering positive and productive work environments. During our coaching process, we provide clients with real-time problem-solving support alongside innovative tools and techniques to navigate complex challenges, fostering growth, and achieving their leadership goals with confidence and impact.
Our coaching service is most often integrated into larger contracts to help our clients better implement initiatives that result from them. For managers and executives interested in private personalized coaching, see our individual professional development coaching service.
In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. Rather than thinking 'Oh I'm going to reveal my weaknesses', you say 'Wow, here's a chance to grow.'"