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 those 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.
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:
Conduct power mapping by analyzing the organizational history and current power structure
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
Design partnerships with local, community-based organizations for involvement at the grassroots level
Make sure the strategies work
We help translate your unique vision into elaborate implementable responsibilities with defined outcomes in agreed timeframes with measurable results.
Change happens when it is rigorously monitored and measured. We help define clear responsibilities and timing for actions, with defined outcomes, cost, and milestones.
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.
“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