A business is only as strong as its people. We believe that responsive, customized, need-based training makes the difference between a good workforce and a great one.
Studies prove that ongoing professional development is the single most crucial factor in recruiting and retaining quality employees. Our solutions include a wide range of topics, from helping managers take on greater responsibilities to helping key leaders set realistic and measurable goals. Learn how to give timely and constructive feedback, communicate effectively, facilitate meetings, coach employees, and manage your teams' performance.
Guided by Step Up's Equity Maturity Model (the model), we assess where your organization is on its DEI journey. Equity exists in a continuous cycle, and through the model, we measure the organization's ability to embed equity in its strategy, operations, and culture.
We utilize information drawn from Phase 1 to align your organization's mission, vision, and purpose. We co-create visioning pathways with a Theory of Change (TOC) process and the Technology of Participation (ToP®) group facilitation methods developed by the Institute of Cultural Affairs and perfected in organizations and communities worldwide over the past 40+ years.
Phase 3 focuses on executing a strategic action plan that creates accountability, supports stakeholders, and expands your organization's influence to center DEI policies and practices. During this phase, we will focus on knowledge sharing and learning.
Equity in evaluation requires a shift in how learning and accountability are viewed and practiced. Evaluation is rooted in defining, describing, and analyzing the world based on a history informed by white, Western culture values and experiences. As a result, many of the policies, practices, and interventions seen as effective developed through an incomplete lens. We reframe existing evaluation methodologies and shift towards more equitable practices that value the knowledge and wisdom communities bring to the process. We adapt, redesign, and reimagine policies, strategies, and ways to allocate resources, including voices that reflect the assets and needs of those experiencing the most disparate outcomes.
If a three-year engagement isn't right for you at this time, explore our other options to support your organization's growth and learning.
Organizational leaders and staff will examine and understand the context, culture, and stakeholders they serve through an equity lens.
We establish a baseline and determine priority areas for diversity, equity, and inclusion work within your organization.
Interactive, virtual blended-learning diversity, equity, and inclusion training programs.
Led by expert facilitators, workshops and labs allow professionals to explore various topics focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Guidance and expertise on policies, best practices, interpersonal relationship navigation, inclusive behaviors and competencies, and more.
Discover how to make your hiring process a welcoming, respectful introduction to your company for all candidates.