The Inclusion Change Agency's
The signature 6-phase Inclusion Change Agency approach is rooted in collective impact and design thinking principles. Our approach, while data-driven, centers the humanity of all the stakeholders informing the data. Leveraging direct experience leading DEI efforts within institutions, research, and promising practices from various industries, the ICA team helps organizations identify and address challenges through assessments, customized learning experiences, and the co-creation of sustainable DEI strategies.
1. Defining Purpose & Values
Developing a shared understanding of organizational values and DEI principles on a conceptual and operational level.
2. Assessing the Current State
Assessing skills and examining sentiments around DEI principles within the context of the organization (via an organizational survey, focus groups, 1:1 interviews, and an audit of current systems and processes).
3. Envisioning the Future
Developing a clear vision that provides clarity across staff and operations, supports prioritization, and provides a foundation for the DEI strategy.
4. Developing a Strategy
Cross-departmental/sector collaboration to develop a comprehensive strategy and implementation plan.
5. Navigating Barriers
Cross-departmental/sector collaboration to identify roadblocks and barriers to the successful implementation of the DEI strategy and goals.
6. Evaluating Change
Determining an approach to tracking the progress of DEI strategy and goals and operationalizing a commitment to continuous improvement.
The Impact of the Inclusion Change Agency Approach
Interactive Learning, Community Building, and Accountability are woven into each phase of the ICA approach.
By working with us you can expect:
Increased collaboration rooted in shared power and decision-making
Innovation strengthened by diversity and a sense of belonging
Relationships that provide space for accountability to impact and outcomes