Making sure that your employees are working in inclusive and psychologically safe environments where they can be their authentic selves can be challenging for many companies.
DDW takes a topical approach to create culturally inclusive environments. Using a lived-experience perspective and scaling impact, we help you understand and address complex diversity and inclusion challenges in business environments.
I focus on helping organizations understand how to align their values to build an open culture that facilitates conversations about race, ethnicity and inclusivity.
I work with Executive Management (C-Level), other key decision-makers and Human Resources to understand why they are focused on diversity and inclusion.
Next, I get anonymous input from employees in the form of a survey about their lived experiences. I then work one-on-one with executive management, marketing, communications and HR based on our initial consultation and the findings of our employee engagement by:
1. Creating a psychologically safe space for communication.
2. Exploring the language used around race, ethnicity and inclusion.
3. Listening and questioning assumptions and biases.
4. Discussing how to convert learning into a strategic action plan for management.
After the one-on-ones, a telephone call follows to review outcomes and learnings to determine the next steps. We also provide a report with recommendations.
Using recent events like the deaths of Abdirahman Abdi and the impacts of academic streaming, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Canadian criminal justice system, I help leaders and decision-makers understand the impact of systemic racism from a Canadian perspective. I share my journey and ask them to relate it to their own lives. I assist leaders to communicate better with their teams and work toward positive outcomes by focusing on:
• DEI Strategy
• Organizational Change Management
• Employee Communications Development
One-to-one private C-Level conversations.
A company-wide survey to measure current DEI initiatives, if any, and to assess where growth opportunities might exist.
I compile data and developing a report with objectives and key recommendations (OKRs).
I implement DEI objectives and recommendations focused on employee engagement and communication.
I assess the impact of DEI best practices and making any necessary adjustments.
Whether you have already tried - or are in the process of implementing a DEI strategy for your organization, my approach can help you achieve measurable results.