Strategic Planning

InclusionPro Professional Services

Our Inclusion by Design™ approach helps you build sustainable and inclusive cultures.  Our work happens over three main phases – Aligning, Building and Scaling.  To build true diversity, equity and inclusion within your business, aligning board and executive leaders as stakeholders is the first step, establishing a strong foundation for success. This phase includes integrating your diversity and inclusion strategy with your core business strategy. While 68% of CEOs have a DEI initiative, fewer than 35% of CEOs tie their DEI work to their core business strategy.  Integrating your DEI strategy with your business strategy is challenging, but ensures more sustainable outcomes.  Next, we work on connecting leaders and managers in your organization to the business strategy and training on DEI skills and identify equity gaps.  This creates a foundation of allyship across departments and teams in your organization.  And finally, we scale best practices across your organization, which is enabled through aligned leadership and allyship throughout the organization.

InclusionPro offers strategic analysis, program design, program execution, and coaching.  We have performed many quantitative and qualitative data studies and can segment demographic populations based on gender, ethnicity, role, and other characteristics.  Professional services are highly customized and we offer both flat fee pricing and hourly billing.

InclusionPro makes every effort to create a safe and comfortable environment where all participants’ voices are respected – including differing personalities, gender identities, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and other areas of multi-dimensionality. We know these topics can be sensitive and uncomfortable for many people. We provide a practical and meaningful learning environment so that participants can feel confident improving their leadership skills and building their D&I strategy. We believe everyone has room to learn and grow – thanks for taking us on your journey!

Strategy Development & Analysis

We create strategic plans and analysis to provide guidance on how to become a high performing organization.

  • Executive Training
  • Executive DEI strategy, analysis and planning
  • Inclusion Committee strategy and best practices
  • Leadership 360 studies
  • Leadership succession planning
  • Equity assessments and site evaluations
  • Company policy strategy
  • DEI communication design, branding strategy, marketing strategy
  • D&I Best Practices
  • Employee engagement/growth studies
  • Data analysis and visualization studies

Program Design and Execution

Our deep business experience enables us to scale strategic D&I work throughout the organization.  Exemplary work includes:

  • Global training content design and execution
  • Inclusive external content review and design
  • Recruiting programs
  • Retention programs
  • Employee resource (affinity) group design
  • Employee experience programs
  • Leadership and mentorship development
  • Career pathway programs
  • Community partnership programs
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Photo by Marisa Bomis
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Photo by Marisa Bomis

Professional Services Testimonials

"When I became President of Women@eBay I envisioned a program that would build leadership skills across our entire organization spanning 17 countries....To bring my vision to reality I enlisted InclusionPro to create a tailored training program based on 12 leadership skills identified in the book "How Women Rise".  The program was customized for eBay to meet specific change management and training goals.... Building and scaling this program with Sara and my core team was an energizing collaboration." -- Trina Limpert, President, Women @ eBay, CS Technology Planning & Performance

"In a three-hour training for our inclusion committee Sara provided thoughtful and strategic leadership training, reworked the committee’s mission statement around inclusive values, and gave the group a myriad of best practices. This experience was invaluable for our organization and taught leaders at our organization what inclusion actually means. I would recommend InclusionPro to anyone looking to implement this type of work." -- Jason Myers, Senior Director, Brand Marketing, Children's Miracle Network

"Sara provided content strategy to scale an Inclusive Leadership training to our entire global workforce (13 sites, 1400+ employees).  This was no small feat.  She came with a depth of experience in building online courses, live training, and program implementation which allowed her to effectively partner with us to launch a blended learning program in less than 3 months." -- Becky Frost, Sr. Director Corp Communications & Head Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Instructure

"We’ve especially appreciated how Sara quickly became familiar with our company culture and helped us to capture that culture in the ways we communicate with ALL of our community members in mind. But more importantly, as we’ve worked with Sara, she’s helped us develop on the individual level as well so that diversity and inclusion are now more natural parts of who we are as people. We value this as we strive to establish a company with genuine transparency and honesty in all that we offer." -- Brooke Avery, Dir of Marketing, ngconf.

"We reached out to Sara and she immediately spotted processes that needed to change for us to attract diverse talent. We went from 0% diverse job candidates to 70% diverse job candidates overnight." -- Skyler Carr, CEO Infini D

"We brought InclusionPro early on in planning for ngconf 2019 to ensure that our conference was as welcoming to our community as possible." -- Aaron Frost, Co-Founder ngconf

"Sara was very helpful in researching best practices for Employee Resource Groups across larger companies."  -- Shelly Johnson, EVP Zions Bank

"She made a challenging and sensitive topic interesting, engaging, and even fun." -- Marva Sadler, CEO Veracity Solutions

"One of my priorities was building a strong founding team.  Sara came in weekly, coached team members, and partnered with me to work on areas of improvements." -- Mark Pittman, CEO Blyncsy

Coaching

Many organizations benefit from executive, management and career coaching on a more individual basis.  Coaching is offered in person or remotely, depending on specific organizational needs.

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