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Rise of the JEDI.

DEI Consultant

When to Use Us

✔ When you are ready to start Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training {DEI} in your organization but do not know where or the best way to begin.

✔ When you want to take your DEI training in your organization beyond multicultural awareness and checking boxes.

✔ When you are ready to do the transformational work of building and sustaining an organizational culture that enjoys and benefits from true racial equity.

Our Approach

901 Consulting begins with our trauma-informed and trauma-ready approach. We believe that the journey to true racial equity should be guided by trauma-informed knowledge and skills. This means that all of our coaching and consulting procedures and protocols are grounded in a strong trauma-informed methodology that incorporates the following elements and achieves the following goals:

  1. Realizing the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery;

  2. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system;

  3. Responding by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices; and

  4. Seeking to actively resist re-traumatization

Our approach is inspired by a variety of successful and evidence-based therapeutic and support group modalities including Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal Therapies, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Motivational Interviewing and Psycho-Social Education. 

 

All our consultants are trained in the concept of the four dimensions of racialized trauma collectively known as “HIPP Theory” - Historical, Inter-generation, Persistent, Institutional and Personal traumas. We also support all partners and  clients with the comprehensive approach engendered by the Seven Disciplines of Sustainability. These protocols and practices ensure that we are able to engage, support, and encourage all clients and partners through even the most difficult and challenging discussions and evaluations and bring them to where they and their colleagues and partners want to be.

Why you need Us

We know that the perpetuation of racial inequities is a structural problem. It is baked into every facet of our culture - from schools and businesses to social services and government. We know that many people are not only marginalized because of their race, but also based upon their gender, sexual orientation, ability, and/or age. We believe that focusing on racial equity provides the opportunity to introduce frameworks, tools and resources that can also be applied to other areas of marginalization. This is important because:

  • To have maximum impact, focus and specificity are necessary. Strategies to achieve racial equity differ from those to achieve equity in other areas. “One-size-fits all” strategies are rarely successful.  

  • A racial equity framework that is clear about the differences between individual, institutional and structural racism, as well as the history and current reality of inequities, has applications for other marginalized groups. 

  • Race can be an issue that keeps other marginalized communities from effectively coming together. An approach that recognizes the inter-connected ways in which marginalization takes place will help to achieve greater unity across communities