We partner with clients to drive accountability from the top while supporting employee-led and grassroots efforts. We provide training, coaching, and consulting to equip your workforce — from executives and managers to individual contributors — with the skills they need to create inclusive, equitable environments where people feel like they belong.
Research indicates that compliance-oriented unconscious bias training doesn’t make a difference. We studied what really drives change, and designed a new approach that actually works. Our trainings help people understand how unconscious bias undermines diversity and inclusion, effective decision-making, collaboration, and management, and motivates them to engage in specific, effective behaviors that create more effective leaders, more productive teams, and a more inclusive organizational culture.
An inclusive culture is an effective culture. We use our proprietary Inclusive Leadership Framework — organized around Objectivity, Belonging, Voice, and Growth — to help companies proactively foster inclusion at every level of their organization. Our Inclusive Leadership workshops equip managers and leaders with the skills they need to build and sustain an inclusive culture: we facilitate a discussion on key barriers to inclusion that leaders have a unique opportunity to influence, and specific leadership behaviors that establish inclusive norms and drive equitable outcomes. Our Inclusive Workplace workshops are designed for all employees: we equip participants with the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to an effective culture where people from all backgrounds can thrive.
A wealth of research supports the value of designing inclusive organizations. When people don’t feel like they belong, they either they leave the organization or cover up their differences and try to assimilate. As a result, organizations miss out on important perspectives, social networks, and creativity. These workshops share research on the importance of belonging and provide strategies employees can use to cultivate a sense of belonging in their environment.
A growth mindset is the belief that abilities and talents are malleable rather than fixed traits. Research shows that many of the qualities of effective leaders — pushing yourself, taking risks, and staying resilient in the face of setbacks — are more common in people with a growth mindset. These workshops teach participants about the impact of a growth mindset, how to foster a growth mindset in oneself and others, and how to infuse a growth mindset into company culture.
Having a plan in place that helps your employees remember and use what they learned during a workshop is essential. We work with you to create a strategy and resources that help ensure training takes hold in your organization, from guides that facilitate follow up group discussions to D&I checklists and timely nudges for key people processes where bias and non-inclusive behavior can emerge.
Executive commitment is one of the most important elements of successful D&I programs, but many leaders don't have the skills they need to understand and champion key efforts. We advise CEOs, Executives, and Boards on organizational philosophy and accountability, and coach HR, Talent, and D&I practitioners on effective execution.
We support employees in creating and sustaining effective employee resource groups (ERGs/BRGs) and councils. We lead chartering exercises to set groups up for success , advise on goals and group structure, and support the implementation of programmatic efforts.
Michele Bousquet, Senior Director of Organizational Development, GoProSee More Impact
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