Emerging Consultants Training Program

This program engages a diverse group of social change leaders interested in increasing their understanding of organizational development consulting. Participants must have experience with and identify as part of communities of color.

The Emerging Consultants Training will provide organizational development (OD) practical frameworks, collaborative learning, and mentoring to participants. The cohort will receive training and coaching to build consulting skills so that they can go on to support organizations that engage in movement building and social change work.

We believe that seeding knowledge and building skills of social change leaders will help build the capacity of organizations and increase the transformative impact of organizational development consulting.

Through the Emerging Consultants Training, participants will develop:

  • An increased understanding of organizational development frameworks and tools
  • A deeper understanding of their individual skills and strengths in relation to organizational capacity building
  • Concrete knowledge about the field of consulting, including how to set up consulting engagements, the consulting scoping process, and more
  • Access to a depository of supplementary materials & resources
  • Coaching through real-life participant-identified consulting engagements
  • Connections with other social change activists and leaders interested in organizational capacity building

Who is this program for? Social change activists and leaders who are interested in expanding their skills and knowledge to encompass organizational development consulting. Individuals from communities directly impacted by racial, economic, and social disparities with the following qualifications:

  • 8 years or more experience in social change/movement-focused organizations or groups
  • Interest in supporting organizations/groups to achieve their long-term goals by improving organizational capacity
  • Some exposure to consulting or coaching
  • Some exposure to organizational change processes (e.g. strategic planning, internal change committees, etc.)
  • Deep roots in communities directly impacted by social change/movement focused work