Consulting for Companies
Who Want to Get Real
Collective Consulting is built on empathy and real results, focused on removing barriers to embedding DEI into a company’s framework. Our comprehensive DEI initiatives are customized, data-driven, and holistic — and our long-term partnerships are the key to bringing initiatives to life. Moving through assessment, strategy, and implementation phases, we help forward-thinking orgs of all sizes move towards a workplace that is both equitable and representative. Together, we optimize processes and build cultures that attract and empower diverse employees.
Knowledge is power, so our consulting practice is inherently data-driven. We get real with your team from the get go, diving into qualitative and quantitative insights to fully understand your company's unique DEI challenges before presenting solutions.
You'd never launch a marketing campaign without a cohesive strategy and clear objectives, so why treat your DEI plan that way? We help move insights into action, partnering to create a sustainable roadmap for success and clear OKRs that tie back to your organizational goals.
It’s hard making moves alone! We'll assemble a team of experts to help bring your strategic plan to life. And while we love our clients, we like to think of ourselves as training wheels, focused on gearing you up to carry the work forward without us.
While getting right to work before understanding the root challenges may seem like a faster route to action, we know from experience it's actually the quickest path to building an ineffective DEI program. Our assessments are designed to examine individual and team sentiments around DEI, internal systems and processes as barriers to inclusion, and external brand. Depending on team size and needs, our assessments utilize some or all of the four components below to determine how DEI shows up in your organization.
Our research and conversations all roll into a cohesive Assessment Report, touching on actionable data, high-level insights, and key themes that serve as the foundation for your strategic plan.
A scalable way to pinpoint challenges at the team and demographic level, surveys gather the most robust quantitative data for mid-size and larger teams.
1 x 1 Interviews
In order to ensure all voices are heard, we offer 1 x 1 sessions to provide a safe space for those who might not speak up otherwise.
Want to get to the root of your team's challenges? Focus groups provide meaningful qualitative insights that quantitative surveys can't always reveal.
Our systems and processes audits do a deep dive into areas like employer brand, recruiting, onboarding, performance management, and total rewards with a lens for inclusion and equity to identify areas for improvement.
Why We Start Here
Diving in without an assessment is like self-diagnosing symptoms on WebMD — we all know that rabbit hole does more harm than good. The same holds true for a DEI diagnostic, so trust us... we’re not doctors, but we know a thing or two.
Psst! We know it can be a little unnerving to peel back the curtain on how people are *really* feeling on your team. Don't worry, we get it (and we've seen it all)! We always handle sensitive information and challenging insights with compassion, not judgment.
Rooted in design thinking principles, our multifaceted process brings together leadership and underrepresented talent to co-create strategies that don't just address the challenges surfaced by employee insights, but work towards desired solutions. Your strategist and our skilled team of associates work with you on a roadmap for change management, laying out clear OKRs, the resources to make it happen, and systems to hold your team accountable from the start.
Qualities of a Solid Strategy
Clear OKRs are the best way to check your progress and course-correct if need be, to make sure the impact you are expecting is happening.
We tackle both the tactical and transformative to address individual
skill-building and smarter systems and processes.
Supported by Leadership
We're all about leadership creating accountability structures for the team and themselves to make sure DEI stays front and center.
Our plans are comprehensive because they're designed to do more than check a box. But even with all the right tools and a clear plan in place, we know it can be helpful to have a little extra support to get you going.
That's why we work with our clients to pinpoint resource gaps and provide additional expertise to address the most common components of folks' DEI plans. Here's a sampling of how we help.
ERG's & DEI Councils
Say goodbye to perfunctory councils and affinity groups. Instead, learn how to create internal supports for underrepresented talent to amplify employee perspectives and work more strategically.
Recruiting & Employer Brand
From attracting diverse talent to making sure your recruiting practices aren't riddled with bias, we've got you covered.
Trainings & Workshops
We offer a wide variety of DEI trainings, all geared towards helping your teams level up their skills and create long-term mindset and behavioral shifts.
Events & Programmming
Internal programming is a great way to engage your employees, highlight diverse experiences, and celebrate inclusion. We've got a roster of speakers and the planning know-how to help bring your events to life.
An intersectional sponsorship program is one of the most effective ways to engage, retain, and grow your diverse talent. Want more diversity in your C-suite? We help you invest in your underrepresented talent today to create leaders of tomorrow.
Our coaches provide short-term and long-term support to help leaders feel confident managing and leveraging diverse perspectives on their teams.
Book a Consultation with the Collective Team
Wanna chat through your biggest DEI questions, work through a challenge, or walk through your consulting needs? Hit us up for a free 30-minute consultation, no strings attached.