WHO WE ARE
We are a premier diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), employee learning and executive leadership training provider to Fortune 500 companies in the United States, Europe, Africa and China. Our specialties include: Facilitation and Training, including industry Training-of-Trainers, (TOT), Interest-Based-Resolution (IBR), and TransformativeCommunity Relations, and Thought Leadership. We are a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), which provides diversity, equity, inclusion, ally building, and anti-racism facilitation and training, in addition to leadership in community relations, and interpersonal and intercultural communication, to our clients through a combination of master planning, presentations, robust and thematic listening sessions, workshops, trainings, one-on-one coaching, informational and bridge-building community forums, and other activities designed to provide the knowledge, skills, attitude, sensitivity, and resources that organizations need to engender healthy, positive, and effective cultures of collaborations and inclusion. No one does it better. Our passion at Diamond Strategies is helping our clients understand, embrace and leverage DEI to make themselves more happy, efficient, resilient, competitive, and successful at navigating our dynamic, often contentious, and constantly changing world. Indeed, our skilled leadership, combined with first-rate analytics and data-driven technology, will help your organization move the needle in the area of DEI and community relations.
OUR MISSION AND VISION
Our Mission is to be the catalyst our clients are looking for to assist them in creating inclusive, collegial, and successful environments, by providing innovative and effective strategies that are tethered to their business plan and mission, to increase synergy, performance, productivity, profitability, and a sense of belonging. Our Vision is to answer the persistent call for a more inclusive and productive world, by deploying our experts to increase cultural competency and leverage difference to create innovative office and educational environments. W.E.B. DuBois, wrote “there can be no perfect democracy curtailed by color, race or poverty, but with all we accomplish all.” We at Diamond Strategies believe that “with all we accomplish all.”
All of us are keenly aware of, and have deep interests in, many aspects of our culture. We are outspoken, resourceful, and enterprising diversity and inclusion gurus, who are uniquely suited to help you and your institution. We are particularly adept at communicating comfortably and effectively with people from many walks of life. We are professional and collegial, and we do whatever it takes—putting in countless hours—to produce the best work possible. Not surprisingly, we are devoted to issues that affect the everyday lives of people, particularly those who have been rendered marginal by virtue of their race, class, and gender. Our team has coached and mentored executive leadership, administrators and emerging leaders within 6 K-12 school districts, 13 community colleges, 11 universities, over 15 non-profits, and over 30 businesses and large corporations. For this proposed partnership, Dr. Whitaker and Rory Gilbert, would be your lead consultants, and Dr. Whitaker will have the direct reporting and administrative responsibility to CopperPoint Insurance Companies.