Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for Consultants Program

There is a significant demand for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) strategy across the nonprofit sector. In addition to this, there’s a need for the community, connection, resources, and skills for consultants to incorporate an effective DEIB lens into their work. This is why the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging for Consultants Program was developed and applications are now open.

This virtual cohort-based program, focused on racial equity, is designed for nonprofit consultants who are particularly interested in honing their skills and confidence in integrating a racial equity lens into their work with clients. The DEIB for Consultants Program and related curriculum were jointly developed and piloted by TSNE and the Institute for Nonprofit Practice.

Over the course of eight virtual sessions, participants will gain insights into the evolving field of DEIB practice, engage with key frameworks, and apply lessons to their own practice, all within a learning community of peers.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BUILDING YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF AND INTEGRATING A RACIAL EQUITY LENS INTO YOUR WORK? IF SO, ARE YOU:

  • A practicing consultant with four or more years of experience?
  • Enthusiastic about deepening the work of your nonprofit clients to create more inclusive and equitable organizational cultures?
  • Excited to learn with and from peers in a cohort-based experience?
  • Curious and willing to explore your practice and personal background?
  • Looking to engage in difficult conversations with peers and prepared to learn through self-reflection?
  • Eager to learn more about systems of oppression and the impact of structural inequities specific to race and ethnicity?

Then this program is for you. Whether your client work focuses on fundraising, financial management, event planning, marketing, or organizational development, this program will help hone your practice. Along with a consideration for race, gender identity and sexual orientation, we aim to select a cohort that is also diverse in functional expertise and experience. Our goal is to help you build your skill, confidence, and knowledge base for the rest of your career.

you will discuss key concepts in DEIB:

  • the role of the consultant in advancing DEIB practices and behaviors with their clients
  • power and privilege
  • othering and belonging
  • antiracism
  • implicit bias

Participants will engage in facilitated peer coaching to surface and problem-solve around situations present in each consultant’s practice using our highly regarded case method model and the principles of appreciative inquiry.

In addition to the sessions, participants will receive a robust set of readings and activities to incorporate into their practice.

Watch Program info session

Meet the Trainers

Brianna Boggs

Brianna Boggs, Coach and Consultant

Brianna Boggs is an independent coach and consultant focused on supporting executives and boards of directors through leadership challenges. Her practice has particular focus on executive coaching for mission-driven leaders, racial justice education, and fundraising for social justice work. Through her work she helps White leaders develop skills to push their organizations to deeper engagement in issues of race and equity, internally and externally. Her background is as a fundraiser for missions including LGBTQ legal rights, abortion access, and positive youth development.

Simone John

Simone John, Senior Organizational Development Consultant, TSNE

Simone John is a consultant, writer, and social practice artist based in Boston, MA. Prior to joining the TSNE team Simone spent 5 years at Trinity Boston Connects as the Associate Director of Organizational Equity Practice (OEP), a program that provides consulting, coaching and facilitation for nonprofits striving to become racially equitable institutions. Simone has developed curricula on topics like creating trauma inclusive organizational cultures; group facilitation with a racial equity lens; caucusing 101; and dismantling white supremacy culture in organizations, all scaffolded by three design principles: systems-thinking, relationship building, and trust. Outside work, Simone’s debut poetry collection Testify (Octopus Books, 2017) has been reviewed in The Boston Globe, Bustle, PBS Newshour, Publishers Weekly, and elsewhere.

Meet the DEIB for Consultants Program Alumni

Monique Morimoto"The program provided the space for stimulating, insightful dialogue and discussions on a topic that often feels too big to know where and how to approach it. With our masterful, heart-full facilitators, this cohort of consultants from diverse backgrounds, races, cultures and geography, co-created a rich learning environment that helped me integrate a DEIB lens both personally and professionally"

— Monique Morimoto, Founder and Principal of SoulWorks Coaching

Cost, Participant, and Program information

The spring 2023 class fee is $1,500. We are grateful for the support of the TJX Foundation in making sure we can offer this program at a reduced cost for all participants.

All sessions run from 9:30am ET to 1pm ET. Participants must commit to attending all eight virtual sessions.

  • Thursday, March 9
  • Thursday, March 23
  • Friday, April 7
  • Friday, April 21
  • Friday, May 5
  • Friday, May 19
  • Friday, June 2
  • Friday, June 16

For the purposes of the DEIB for Consultants Program, we are looking for consultants who primarily work with nonprofits to provide expertise, special knowledge, and professional advice to help create growth, improvement, or any change essential to the success of the organization. We are looking for consultants who work with organizations on significant short- and long-term engagements. This program is not designed for consultants whose work consists mostly of one-off types of engagements such as trainings.

Applications are closed. If you are interested in future cohorts, please contact us via our inquiry form.