Organizational Culture Redesign & Implementation Over the last 20 years workplace conversations around Diversity, and most recently Equity and Inclusion (DEI), have taken center stage as organizations seek to create welcoming spaces for diverse individuals and voices. From the point of setting an intention around DEI, to manifesting an affirming, culturally responsive, inclusive, diverse workplace; is a journey. The true work in pursuit of equity and justice is intensive, intentional, and multi-faceted. Shifting Hearts & Minds specializes in supporting organizations and individuals as we navigate together on this journey.
Our consultation supports include (but are not limited to):
Articulation - Setting the vision and naming the aspirational values for your organization in a manner that embraces the voices of the collective (versus a top-down approach), garners shared investment and ownership across the organization and is critical in setting the course for the future.
Assessment - An essential step of moving to a new state of being is understanding where you are to begin with. Assessing the tenor of organizational culture through a variety of means, while also examining policies, practices, and historical resource investments are revealing in determining the implicit culture that exists.
Raising Awareness - To understand a need for change and cultivate a desire for something different, raising awareness around the roots of institutional and systemic inequities and how they impact individuals is vital to the change process. A variety of training workshops are offered and curated for your organizational context in an effort to raise awareness around systems of power, marginalization, defense mechanisms, racialization, and variety of related topics.
Change Management - While change is constant and inevitable, it is often the hardest thing to navigate. Old habits die hard, and we are creatures of habit. We offer coaching and support across the organization through the change process co-creating the path towards change with a series of shifts leading to significant impacts.
We also specialize in the following services:
Customized training design and facilitation
Board Leadership Training
Conflict resolution and Mediation services (*Authorized via Northwestern University's training program)
Participatory process design (centering the voices of those most impacted)
DEI- focused Strategic planning and implementation support
Project-Based Support Shifting Hearts & Minds recognizes that the journey toward operating as an equity centered individual and organization is an ever-evolving process. We are available to support your needs across this continuum, and make ourselves available to consult on short and long term projects based upon your organization’s specific needs, in addition to the options described above.