DEI PRACTITIONERS PROGRAM

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Create a Culture of Belonging in Which Everyone Can Thrive

Here at Jennifer Brown Consulting, we’re passionate about unleashing the power of human potential, embracing diversity and inclusion, and helping people – and organizations – to thrive.

Which is why, after years of channeling our combined experience to resolve some of the toughest challenges around the world, we’ve decided to package our deep expertise in human capital and talent management into a unique training opportunity not currently available in this format anywhere else.

We created the DEI Practitioners Program to equip you, as a DEI lead, program manager, coordinator, or practitioner with the knowledge and skills you need to activate the talents of your full workforce, and create a culture of belonging in which everyone can thrive.


COURSE FEATURES

Access Online

Access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Discussion Forum

Discussion forums where you can interact with other learners and the instructors.

Resource Library

Access an extensive resource library that includes worksheets, templates, examples, reading material, and podcasts to enhance your learning.

Live Webinars

The course includes interactive live webinars with Jennifer Brown and other DEI subject matter experts.

Interactive Content

Videos, quizzes and interactive content designed for a proven learning experience.

Make a Strategic Case for Inclusion

Over the course of 16 weeks, you’ll receive feedback and guidance from our subject matter experts as you develop the diversity, equity and inclusion strategy for your organization.

This program was designed to blend online classroom learning with typical on-the-job experiences, and will include weekly coursework and video training, worksheets, recommended reading, a library of recommended resources, live Q&A, and class discussion groups.

Ideal candidates are ready to learn from a world-class partner with experience working with clients including Coca Cola, Google, Samsung, Starbucks, Verizon, Walmart, and many others, from the Fortune 1000 to government agencies and non-profits.

UPON COMPLETING THIS COURSE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of an effective DEI practitioner, and what that means when it comes to your role specifically
  • Diagnose the current state of DEI at the personal, interpersonal, group and organizational level
  • Develop the skills you need to effectively communicate the business case for building a successful DEI program
  • Socialize ideas for initiatives in order to identify champions, get buy-in from key stakeholders, and align an organization around DEI goals
  • Draft an informed, measurable and strategic DEI plan in order to help direct meaningful action

As you build on your skills, you will have multiple opportunities for reaction and practice:

Ground yourself as a DEI expert during a crucial time in your development as a practitioner.

Build relationships with key stakeholders and use your voice on behalf of diverse talent at your company — the right way, every time.

Diagnose the current state of your organization so that you can, in turn, identify future opportunities for change.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Next course starts on June 4, 2019


"Diversity and inclusion must be part of an organization’s DNA and implicit in each employee’s mission. Jennifer Brown Consulting brings fresh insights, girded with real-world examples, to a field in need of reinvigoration."

—Former Mayor, City of Houston

"Jennifer Brown Consulting understands the importance of relationship building in challenging microinequities and creating change. They have a genuine appreciation for the need to step out of one’s comfort zone in order to truly live as an agent of change."

—Commissioner & Chair, New York City Commission on Human Rights


OUR INSTRUCTORS

Claire Tse

Claire Tse is a Jennifer Brown Consulting strategic partner and client-based lead known for using her expertise as a multi-lingual master organizational development consultant, infusing her passion of social neuroscience into optimizing team performance.

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Claire Tse

Senior Consultant

Claire Tse is a Jennifer Brown Consulting strategic partner and client-based lead located in Reston, VA. She is known for using her expertise as a multi-lingual master Organizational Development Consultant, leveraging her passion of infusing social neuroscience to optimize team performance. Starting with “Why” organizations are experiencing people problems, she facilitates strategic planning to uncover root causal factors, then collaborates with clients to make solid decisions to elevate employee and manager engagement to optimize performance by achieve mission both efficiently and effectively via multiple solutions identifying the “What” and the “How” sequentially.

Her well-received, results-oriented deliverables include an infusion of global cultural intelligence, emotional quotient competency, pipeline forecasting, identifying the ROI of Talent Development, and a solid communication plan with an end-goal of talent optimization. Some of her workshops focus on Creativity & Innovation, Unconscious Bias, Global Team Cohesiveness, Cultural IQ, Transgender 101, Influencing Through Storytelling, and Resiliency have contributed to increased talent retention, improved business processes and aiding leaders to facilitate culture change using balanced techniques to honor both people and process. Claire creates learning experiences to incorporate user psychological comfort to increase communication routes for all by incorporating HBDI whole brain approaches into designs.

Current clients include Fortune 100 companies, Federal and Local government and nonprofit organizations, with the majority of clients in middle management to senior executive roles.   Claire has clients throughout the United States, and in England, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, China, Colombia and Brazil. Her early years as Mobil Oil Corporation’s first Asian woman Marketing Representative offered Claire 15 years of in-house corporate life.

Claire earned her Behavioral Psychology B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University and a Masters of General Administration from University of Maryland University College. She is an EXCEL and Leading Edge instructor at Howard Community College and previously taught at the Georgetown University Center for Professional Development. Claire is a Commissioner-at-Large for the Fairfax County Small Business Commission, and on the McLean Community Players Board of Directors. She is the co-author of “The SOLVE Communication™ Method” to support intercultural understanding via culturally respectful dialogue.

 

Elfi Martinez

Elfi Martinez is a walker of several worlds. From inner-city Chicago to Wall Street to Hollywood, he has lived a life of eclectic and profound experiences that have honed a unique worldview and creative approaches to obstacles and opportunities.

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Elfi Martinez

Senior Director

Elfi Martinez is a walker of several worlds. From inner-city Chicago to Wall Street to Hollywood, he has lived a life of eclectic and profound experiences that have honed a unique worldview and creative approaches to obstacles and opportunities. He cultivated his ability to create and communicate emotionally resonant messages while writing for television as a selectee to the prestigious Warner Brothers Television Writers’ Workshop and the CBS Writers Mentoring Program.

Elfi develops his strategic and facilitation acumen as an independent Organizational Development Consultant – specializing in Leadership Development, Emotional Intelligence, Visioning/Business Development, and Diversity & Inclusion for nonprofits and Fortune 500 clients including Microsoft, T-Mobile, LinkedIn, GlaxoSmithKline, Capital One, NPR/PBS, The Red Cross and Education Pioneers.

Elfi’s analytical skills were honed via an MBA in Corporate Finance and Accounting from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester and later as an Assistant Vice-President in Securities Lending for the Bank of New York.

Elfi enjoys giving back to the Latino Community as a member of Prospanica (formerly the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s) – where he held several leadership positions including Vice-President of Marketing and Corporate Relations for the Philadelphia chapter. He was elected chapter President for 2014 – where he led a Board of 11 Officers and over 500 members and served as the key liaison with corporate partners, universities, chapter members and community organizations.

 

Jeffery L. Smith

Jeffery L. Smith is a dedicated HR executive with a successful track record of improving employee productivity and contributing to employee growth and development. He has been recognized as a leader in ERG strategy development and infrastructure building.

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Jeffrey L. Smith

Senior Consultant

Jeffery L. Smith is a dedicated HR executive with a successful track record of improving employee productivity and contributing to employee growth and development. Known for his ability to build highly effective teams and deliver operational excellence, Jeffery has consistently enhanced the strategic performance of several business units within Fortune 50 companies. He partners with influential business leaders to prioritize and meet organization goals.

As a business leader with over 25 years’ experience, Jeffery has been recognized in Sales and HR for delivering breakthrough results at Procter & Gamble, a Fortune 50 company. Throughout his career, he has developed expertise, and was sought to lead in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion, Strategy Development, Recruitment & Selection, Organization Assessment & Design, Employee Relations, and Leadership Development.

Jeffery was Associate Director, Global Diversity & Inclusion where he was instrumental in driving organizational efficiency, developing strategy, and improving public relations. Through his leadership significant funding was secured to support employee resource groups and a multimillion dollar, multi-year partnership was initiated with strategic external partners. Jeffery was able to improve operations by developing a global strategy that streamlined diversity curriculum, improved scorecard delivery, and standardized communication processes. As an HR Business Partner, Jeffery led organization designs that closed budget gaps up to $5 million. He also successfully managed a range of high risk employee relations cases and served as regional recruiter for multiple sales regions.

Most recently, he was Executive Director of Diversity Best Practices where he worked with Fortune 500 C-Suite leaders to develop diversity and organizational strategies. He was also recognized as a leader in ERG strategy development and infrastructure building. He was also a featured speaker and panelist at DBP’s domestic and global conferences.

A global leader, he has led training and development sessions in Western Europe, Latin America, North America, and Asia. He has also been a featured panelist and speaker on Diversity & Inclusion at several conferences throughout the country.

 

La Mikia Castillo

La Mikia Castillo is a native Angeleno whose roots are firmly planted in Los Angeles, CA, but whose career has taken her from coast to coast developing leaders, cultivating partnerships, and engaging elected officials in critical policy change initiatives.

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La Mikia Castillo

Senior Consultant

La Mikia Castillo is a native Angeleno whose roots are firmly planted in Los Angeles, CA, but whose career has taken her from coast to coast developing leaders, cultivating partnerships, and engaging elected officials in critical policy change initiatives.

In her most recent role, La Mikia served as the National Organizing Director of the National Foster Youth Institute, where she developed and implemented the organization’s strategic plan for building a national movement of foster youth leaders and who were empowered to advocate for the transformation of the child welfare system. In her role, La Mikia engaged Members of Congress representing over 100 congressional districts in efforts to improve outcomes for foster youth and families across the country. She also designed and implemented leadership development trainings for hundreds of youth and young adults.

Prior to joining the National Foster Youth Institute, La Mikia was the Associate Director, Western Region, of Education Pioneers, a national education management organization that identified, recruited and trained individuals to become leaders and managers in the education sector. During her time at Education Pioneers, La Mikia managed the team responsible for recruitment, selection, admissions, placement, partner cultivation and program implementation for the Graduate School Fellowship Program across the region. She helped place and develop nearly
300 Fellows throughout her tenure. Additionally, she co-managed the organization’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group, with a focus on increasing diversity among the organization’s staff, as well as the talent that the organization recruited for their partner organizations across the nation.

La Mikia earned her Master of Public Policy and Master of Urban Planning degrees, and received Certificates in Public Management and Political Management from the University of Southern California, where she teaches as an adjunct professor. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Ethnic Studies and Urban Studies & Planning from the University of California, San Diego.

La Mikia is an active member of Fountain of Life Church in Long Beach, CA, where she served as a founding board member and volunteer in the church’s Family Center tutoring program. She enjoys writing, traveling, and vegan cooking with her husband, Daniel and their dog, Ginger.

 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Register now for the next course start date: June 4, 2019

FAQs

 

How do I know if this course is right for me? Do I have to be at a certain level with DEI to participate in the program?

The program is designed to equip you with the technical skillset you need to make a strategic case for inclusion, whether you are a DEI lead, program manager, coordinator, or hold any other DEI practitioner role. Many newcomers to DEI come from a variety of backgrounds. Practitioners who are brand new to the DEI role will benefit from the base level terminology and how to get started navigating their career.  More senior practitioners will benefit from bolstering themselves with foundational basics and working through the first five steps of the JBC DEI Strategy Development Process.

How much time will this course take? 

During this 16-week course, you should expect to spend 3–6 hours per week reviewing course content material and completing activities and assignments, some of which involve meeting with business unit leaders and/or individuals within your organization.

Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?

A Completion Certificate will be awarded for all learners who receive a Complete status on all Assignments. A Completion Certificate will be sent to you automatically at the end of the course.

What are the completion criteria for the course?

You should complete all activities, discussion boards and assignments. In order to receive a Completion Certificate, you will need to receive a Complete status on all of your assignments. Your instructors will review and provide feedback on all submitted assignments.

Is there an application process?

There is no specific acceptance criteria or application required, but we will gather some information about you during the registration process.

Is there a payment plan available?

No, we are not offering a payment plan at this time.

What’s your refund policy?

You are entitled to a full refund if you request a refund more than one month prior to the course start date. Only 50% will be refunded if you request a refund more than 2 weeks and less than one month prior to the start date. No refund will be given if requested within 2 weeks of the course start date.

Do I need to buy any additional resources or materials to participate? 

No, everything you need will be provided.