Your Organization: Diverse. Inclusive. Fair.
Let's build a world where all thrive.
We are a women, Afro-Latina, and LGBTQ-owned consulting firm that works to live its values for diversity and inclusion every day. As a team, we vary by race/ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender, educational attainment, personality, and more. Through this diversity, we unite to bring best practice, high-value concepts to life so that your organization can realize its DEI commitment in the rhythm of the business. We engage across industries and also have staff specialized in science and biotech, arts and culture, professional services, and high-growth startups.
Diversity North Group - formerly The Impact Seat/Consulting
Assessment & Strategy
For your organization: archival review, scientifically grounded data collection (interviews, listening sessions, focus groups), and organization wide surveys will lead to our collaborative creation of a 2-3 year custom DEI Playbook—including goals, metrics, timeline, milestones, PLUS.
Third Party Data Collection
If you want a clear view of your employees' POV, values, commitments, and behavior, ongoing exit interviews and employee surveys (pulse, culture, diversity profile) conducted by Diversity North provide real value for decision making.
Training, Learning, & Dialogue
Employees (including managers) expect regular professional development. Sometimes that's knowledge sharing, sometimes it's practicing new behaviors, sometimes it's talking it through together with expert facilitation.
Boards & Trustees
We have deep experience working with Boards to bring them up-to-speed on DEI concepts in relation to their fiduciary duty, and to support their building their own Board to be more diverse and inclusive. It's easy to fail or flounder in this work without expert help.
People & Culture
We have expert credentials (SHRM-CRP, PhD, MBA, MPP, MIS) to address the full range of DEI related policy and practice issues embedded in the employee lifecycle (attraction, hiring, recruitment, promotion, and exit). We will support your existing team, or operate as a temporary team while you're hiring to build a culture that attracts and retains talent.
Our Principals can provide expert support around DEI related organizational crises (employee, manager, customer, board member) that you should expect to arise in today's world of work. Make the right decisions, at the right pace, with seasoned guidance to enact your values, and protect your good name and intent.
"The recent learning session presentation at the League was terrific! It totally hit the sweet spot between concrete learning and opening space for discussion and relationship building. I loved the story telling and personal relationship to the work."
Simon Woods, CEO
League of American Orchestras
"Our leadership forum CEOs were unanimous in their appreciation of the insightful and intimate dialogue sessions that the team provided for us on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion over the last year."
Lower Cape Leadership Forum
"It's a demanding job bringing us best practices across the entire people + culture function, while still keeping an eye on our culture in place - and a critical one that, I believe, will allow us to attract, hire, and retain the very strongest talent in our field moving forward."
Matt Patsky, CFA
Trillium Asset Management
"Over the last 5 years, we've had a trusted partner in fundamentally integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into our strategic planning and implementation function. If you need consulting help, call them!"
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Handel and Haydn Society
Let’s talk specifics about what’s next for you on the DEI journey:
Address a non-diverse talent pipeline
Tackle a lack of direction in how to move from talk to action for DEI
Boost manager capability to lead inclusively
Make the case for a diverse workforce
Improve your people and culture (HR) policies and processes