At YWCA Minneapolis, we help organizations of all kinds — business, government and nonprofit — transform performance through the power of inclusion. Inclusivity is the bedrock of any successful workplace, and is a guiding principle that nurtures understanding, opportunity and harmony between employees. By appreciating the differences and commonalities of its people, your team can create a more productive, innovative and positive work environment that drives better business results.
Our Inc.lude™ Diversity and Inclusion Consulting empowers your business to build more inclusive and productive workplaces for all your employees. Through diversity, equity and inclusion training programs, we work with you to help improve employee dynamics — delivering improvements to your bottom line in the process. Making a Difference. That’s the Difference.™
At YWCA Minneapolis, we help organizations of all kinds — business, government and nonprofit — transform performance through the power of inclusion. By exploring how to make institutional practices and policies more inclusive, your organization can amplify the power of every person to achieve your team’s greatest potential.
Our goal is to help your employees acknowledge and break down biases that inhibit cooperation and connection through a tailored selection of training and educational resources. By helping your team members recognize and respect the characteristics that divide them, you strengthen inclusivity across your organization — and pave the way toward better business outcomes and a better world.
Through our free initial consultation, we can help your business uncover key insights into the status of inclusivity and diversity within your organization. If we identify areas in need of improvement, we collaborate with you to create a strategic training solution that meets your team’s unique needs.
We tailor our Inc.lude consulting to your organizational goals in the complex arena of diversity, equity and inclusion. From individual intercultural courses to enterprise-wide disability equality strategy, we work hand in hand with your team to affect positive cultural and behavioral changes to create a connected, inclusive and productive workplace for everyone.
Together, you and your YWCA diversity and inclusion consultant can craft a custom solution to achieve your organization's diversity and inclusion goals, whether those include simple assessments or the development of new inclusivity initiatives. To give you a better idea of how we can support your business, here are three consulting categories we specialize in:
It’s difficult to assess the impact that inequity and prejudices have on your business, which is why we provide a variety of in-depth inclusivity assessments — including the Qualified Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI). These powerful tools give you access to critical information on the status of diversity and inclusion at your organization, as well as potential next steps when creating solutions.
Once we understand the scope of the inclusivity challenges your team faces, we can assist you with developing customized strategic plans and curriculums to address and break through those barriers. Come to us for counsel on the most cost-effective way to transform your business culture and policies to encourage diversity, equality and cooperation.
With a strategic, data-driven plan in place, your Inc.lude consultant can help you seamlessly incorporate new diversity and inclusion initiatives into your workplace. We specialize in creating intuitive techniques to keep employees actively engaged and on-board during the process of business changes. Your diversity and inclusion consultant will empower employees with the knowledge and skills they need to come together and connect with every member of your team.
“Great dialogues, strong facilitators. Live sessions are phenomenal. References from others definitely put YWCA Minneapolis over the top. And the fact that it is a nonprofit and this work is part of their mission is key. They are not profiting from people’s need to learn about diversity, inclusion and equity; they are doing it because it is just what they do.”
“Our organization recognized that in order to meet its vision of health equity externally we needed to gain a better understanding of our internal beliefs, approaches and practices (seen and unseen) of diversity and inclusion. YWCA administered the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), facilitated individual and group feedback sessions and, honestly but respectfully, provided staff with a deeper awareness of their own unconscious biases. We are moving forward with individual development and an organizational roadmap which will identify the next steps to advance our organizational growth and realize our vision.”
“The staff at YWCA Minneapolis worked with us to finalize our mission, vision and goals; provide us with combined team building and skills development training and help us with program planning. We are feeling motivated, inspired and equipped to move STAND (Students Together Advancing the Need for Diversity) to the next level.”
"Working with YWCA Minneapolis has been invaluable in terms of helping each board member to understand their strengths, weakness and biases around this work. YWCA has helped us to understand our overall cultural competency, as well as some of the deep-seated structural sources of inequality that we need to address."
Ready to learn more about how YWCA Minneapolis can advance inclusion, equity and productivity in your organization? Then be sure to connect with us. You can also reach out to us with more general questions on diversity and inclusion consulting.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-215-4161 today.