Inclusion and Diversity | David Couper Consulting

Inclusion and Diversity

Inclusion and Diversity

At DCC, we value all people. We also know that BIPOC (biracial, indigenous, and people of color), women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and other disempowered groups deserve to be heard and to be part of a just and equal society.

Organizations that value diversity and inclusion are not only doing the right thing for their people but the right thing for their organization.

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How Diversity and Inclusion Issues Show Up

A respected doctor we work with is sometimes mistaken for the janitor. A group of people at a party talk about how “those people” had no right to be there. The CEO of a hospital says, “we are not racist” when his executive team is 70% white and cisgender male. An acquaintance asks me where my son’s mother is. He’s adopted, and I’m his only parent.

Our skilled and experienced consultants and coaches can:

  • Start difficult but powerful conversations.
  • Listen to both what is said and what is not said.
  • Help individuals and groups being open to new ways of thinking.
  • Work with senior teams on meaningful actions.
  • Communicate challenges, opportunities, and successes.

 

Recent work includes:

  • Analyzing diversity needs for a department of Kaiser Permanente.
  • Creating a strategy for a Health Plan organization.
  • Developing collaboration activities for a major Healthcare Company.
  • Conducting diversity and inclusion workshops for a Technology Company.
  • Consulting with a global Non-For-Profit on their strategy to combat institutional racism.
  • Leading discussions with professionals of color for an Academic Institution.

 

All Our Work is Custom.

We want to change cultures, so we partner with you to make that possible.

Our work centers around a four-step process:

  1. Self-Awareness
    • We are all different, which means we will have different thoughts, judgments, and prejudices. Looking at those first is critical. Group-Awareness
  2. Group-Awareness
    • Understand how our viewpoints impact others in groups and teams is the next step.
  3. Leadership
    • Leaders must facilitate conversations about the vision of the organization.
    • Create a conversation about diversity and inclusion.
    • Build new opportunities for equity.
    • Create structures, policies, and procedures to support change.
  4. Organization
    • Walk the talk
    • Implement change to transform goals into reality

 

To learn more about bringing these transformative programs into your organization, contact David Couper at (888) 676-2120 or dcouper@davidcouperconsulting.com.