Diversity Officer Selection and Coaching
Using specific analyses to select the best diversity officer and coaching that officer helps maneuver the emerging, complex campus/work environment for diversity by understanding the: 1) political nature of the work; 2) critical components of relationship-building; 3) importance of developing a vision and strategic plan; and 4) other dimensions of thriving in the area of diversity and inclusion.
Practicing diversity and inclusiveness on college and business campuses can be a daunting task particularly if you are a diversity officer, often charged with “solving” issues related to diversity for an entire institution. The work challenges include such issues as politics, strategic planning, visioning, and intergroup conflict. The interpersonal challenges involve self-care, staff development, relationship-building, work-life balance, and multiple other issues.
Our coaching services are designed to prepare diversity personnel to address the challenges outlined above and maximize success as a leader in diversity and inclusion strategies. We can coach on-line or in person.
Additionally, we specialize in assisting institutions in intensive preparation for the selection of a diversity officer by completing a comprehensive assessment of an institution's needs. In a little over a year, we've provided two organizations respectively with individualized 165-plus page reports on their D&I needs in relation to and in preparation for the hiring of a Senior Diversity Officer.
HERE IS WHAT WE OFFER
Comprehensive assessment of an organization's needs in relation to D&I and hiring an SDO
Guidance and recommendations in:
understanding the role and expectations of diversity officers related entities
improving skills in dealing with the politics of diversity, resistance, and intergroup conflict
developing strategic planning and visioning skills
managing the dynamics of conducting and applying outcomes of campus climate assessments
exploring self-care strategies for D&I workers
developing community-building skills and techniques