I listen to my clients and put together consulting packages that best meet their needs. My services fall into three main areas: meeting facilitation, training, coaching, professional development, and assessments. I usually work with clients using a mix of services based on need and aspiration.
Due to the health, safety, and equity issues connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am only offering virtual sessions at this time. I look forward to being onsite with my clients, but I will do so when the work environment is safe is for every person. I have worked virtually with clients for a number of years, so I am positioned to meet you online in this difficult moment.
Meeting | Group FacilitationUse for hard conversations
Conversations in organizations or within groups that raise the complexities of racism can derail quickly without experienced facilitation. A facilitation engagement includes agenda planning, materials preparation, virtual facilitation, and a post-meeting follow-up plan. Rates vary based on the length of the meeting and the depth of follow-up desired by the client.
How clients use: Clients hire me for a meeting or group facilitation when there’s a need for a race explicit conversation. There is a specific skill set and experience needed for guiding these conversations in ways that do not cause harm. When in doubt, hire someone to lead the conversation.
Training, Coaching, and Professional DevelopmentUse to advance specific equity goals
Training | Shared Learning and Goal Setting
Race in the Workplace is an introductory training session for organizations that engage in policy-focused work but have never had a shared learning experience. All content is customized to your organization’s area of focus and racial equity goals.
I feel strongly that training is not an end goal. It’s one step on a path to becoming a more racially equitable organization.
How clients use: Clients use this service as an initial shared learning experience or a refresher before exploring deeper racial equity work. It can be delivered organizationally (for small organizations) or in teams (for larger organizations). This training can be delivered virtually.
I can also deliver parts of this training as a conference session, network meeting, or a community collaborative session.
Coaching | How Racial Equity Becomes Actionable
I offer customized coaching modules for teams within organizations who want to build specific competencies to support their equity work. Most modules are 2 hours in length and are based on customized topics, including communications, racial equity tools or in-depth work on team projects.
How clients use: In-person or virtual coaching is as important as having a shared racial equity learning experience. This option is a good post-training add-on to accomplish specific team or organizational goals.
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Assessments | Organizational Culture and PracticesUse to create equity-centered practices
Organizational Assessment | Identify Differential Experiences & Inequitable Practices
Organizational assessments are a way to learn where policies, practices and protocols should be adjusted to be more equity-centered. Assessments can uncover instances where staff are experiencing aspects of the workplace differently. Assessments should always be followed by concrete action steps.
How clients use: The underlying premise of this work is that racism is baked into our processes. An assessment can identify those areas. Clients hire me to review their organizational policies, practices, and processes to determine where inequities lie. Assessments are structured around the client’s needs, but can include a document review only (e.g., human resources policies), interviews with staff, a report with recommendations, and an implementation strategy.
Communications | Training and Document ReviewUse to create equity-centered practices
Communications | Language Matters: Communicating About Race Effectively
This practical, interactive session is for policy-focused organizations that have had a prior racial equity learning experience and are ready to dig into their communications practices. All content is customized to your organization’s challenge areas and racial equity goals. The session itself is four (4) hours and includes up to three follow-up virtual sessions. Session topics include:
How clients use: Clients use this service after prior racial equity training to bring written products and communication strategies in line with racial equity objectives. Clients also use this service to build the capacity of teams to incorporate an explicit racial analysis into their external communications work.
Document Review | Your Racial Analysis Matters
Problematic communications go viral in a matter of minutes. A document review includes a planning process, a document read, written feedback, and a follow-up technical assistance call. The depth of review and feedback are determined in the scope of work and will impact the rate.
How clients use: Clients hire me to review their communications products (e.g. papers, reports) and offer guidance on the use of language, messaging and framing.
By Retainer | Includes the Full Range of ServicesUse when teams or departments have different needs
Clients who use my services by retainer have access to the full range of services that include meeting/group facilitation, coaching, training, technical assistance, and assessments– all based on need and circumstance. Specific pricing depends on a customized scope of work. Rates can be paid by monthly or quarterly.
How clients use: Typically, large organizations will work with me on retainer, because I am able to design specific equity-centered interventions that may vary by department, team or unit.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about my availability and rates.