D E I Focus: realizing the opportunity

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
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DEI Focus

Why is DEI non-negotiable?

We believe that developing a dynamic strategy around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) is key for realizing unlocked organizational potential. An organization that hires, includes, and recognizes employees based on their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives will outperform others that do not. 

Celebrating differences, providing equal access to opportunities, and actively incorporating diverse voices leads to a healthy organizational culture. Similarly, understanding the DEI effectiveness of organizations is becoming central to informed impact investment. 

To thrive and stay relevant in today’s world, a meaningful and actionable DEI strategy is progressively becoming a source of competitive advantage. A DEI strategy informs an organization’s program/product positioning, staff recruitment, volunteer and donor retention, and brand value. 

Conversation, even if sometimes challenging, forms the starting point for breaking down stereotypes and unconscious bias. Conversation is vital for integrating DEI into organizational structure and staffing, programs, products, and culture. 

The Almora Advantage: DEI 360

A comprehensive 360° approach

To help organizations make DEI a strategic priority, Almora has designed a comprehensive, 360° approach, DEI360, which starts with a cultural audit that is calibrated through our proprietary DEI assessment process. It helps to assess an organization’s DEI baseline, allowing us to design tailored recommendations and solutions to energize organizations in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion and a rigorous implementation plan for sustained behavioral and cultural change. Our approach includes rigorous evaluation, monitoring, and implementation.

Making the change happen

DEI is a sensitive topic to address in an organization

Diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations are complex and sensitive topics to address; therefore, many organizations are reluctant to engage in the work. 

However, Almora believes that to thrive and stay relevant in an increasingly globalized and ever changing world, having a meaningful and actionable DEI strategy is progressively becoming a source of advantage for an organization’s program/product positioning, staff recruitment, volunteer and donor retention, and brand value. 

Celebrating differences, providing equal access to opportunities, and actively incorporating diverse voices is a competitive advantage.  

Almora has been at the forefront of understanding the potential of DEI, and how to facilitate conversations so they lead to real organizational change. We help achieve the competitive advantage of DEI.

Services

What We Can Do For You

Almora has been at the forefront of understanding the potential of DEI, and how to facilitate conversations so they lead to real organizational change. We help achieve the competitive advantage of DEI through:

Culture Audits

Conduct power mapping by analyzing the organizational history and current power structure

 

DEI Roadmaps

Create a strategic roadmap that analyzes all the equity domains of the organization 

Workshops & Trainings

Conduct workshops to engage leaders of the organization in DEI conversations

Partnerships

Design partnerships with local, community-based organizations for involvement at the grassroots level

Process

Make sure the Strategies work

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implementation

We help translate your unique vision into elaborate implementable responsibilities with defined outcomes in agreed timeframes with measurable results.

monitoring

Change happens when it is rigorously monitored and measured. We help define clear responsibilities and timing for actions, with defined outcomes, cost and milestones.

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evaluation

We supplement the plans by evaluating them using metrics like SMART Goals and Key-Performance Indicators. Evaluating the results are key to a successful strategy.

Testimonial

Almora Advisors developed a comprehensive and strategic Volunteer Management Plan for C-Change Conversations. They were very professional in their approach and provided a well-conceived structure to guide us through the process, helping crystalize goals and strategies and providing strong recommendations for implementation.  While the undertaking was quite rigorous, we enjoyed it and felt we had strong partners guiding us.

Kathleen Biggins, President & Founder of C-Change Conversations