Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I)

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. - Edward Everett Hale, 19th-century social reformer and minister


Fostering more equitable and inclusive work environments

Through organizational strategy, strengthening awareness, skill building and practical application.

Our world is full of multifaceted, amazing, unique human beings. Putting together very different human beings at work can be challenging to create an environment where infinite differences are welcomed and embraced in a way that enables individuals, teams and organizations to thrive. If the world has taught us anything since 2020, it has shown us that we can do much better where diversity, equity and inclusion are concerned.

Change Essentials is committed to creating work environments where individuals and teams of all backgrounds can engage, succeed and thrive. We help people strengthen their awareness about diversity, equity and inclusion through designing and facilitating powerful awareness and skill building programs. Virtual and in person facilitated programs have included a focus on unconscious bias, different identities, equity, multiculturalism, microaggressions, empathy and other skills for effective inclusion.

For practical application and to ensure change sticks, we drive our clients to identify specific commitments to action they can make at the individual, team, and organizational level that will foster more inclusive, equitable, and engaging work environments.

We work with senior executives to build DE&I strategic plans and associated OKRs that support DE&I at the strategic organizational level.

We also infuse a healthy dose of DE&I into our leadership and team development to ensure the programs are deeply meaningful for all individuals and have the potential to be transformational.

Let us help you create workplaces where unique individuals thrive.

What clients say about us
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You’ve done an exceptional job with the D&I sessions. We are so very appreciative of you and your team! The program has changed how people talk to one another. We are more open and non judgmental

Large Federal Agency
Executive Sponsor for DE&I Program

You have a unique way of bringing out the good things in people and of helping people think about changes they might want to make.

Systems Engineering Company
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This is how we can help your organization

Strengthening Executive Team Alignment
You’ve got a critical strategic change to implement in your organization. Strategically you know exactly where you want the organization to go and you know what you want to be different. Now you need to get your executive leadership team on board, aligned with the change and committed to making it a reality. How?
Running Cohort-Based Leadership Development Programs
Change Essentials has designed, managed and facilitated highly effective tailored leadership development programs for 10-75 participants in both commercial and federal organizations.
Resilience Programs
Cultivating Resilience® is a highly effective, 4 month virtual, interactive, and research-based development program designed by Change Essentials LLC specifically to strengthen organizational capacity through increased individual resilience.
Developing Teams
Most work these days is being done by teams and yet these same teams are faced with constant changes: members coming and going; limited resources; changing goals and deadlines; not being co-located; organizational restructuring etc.
Providing Individual (1:1) Coaching Services
Sometimes we have to change because the pain of the status quo has become too much for us to bear. Sometimes we have to change to survive. Sometimes we want to change because we are bored of the status quo and want to build our capacity and grow.
Organizational Change
The rate of change facing government and commercial organizations is staggering. Changes can be driven by legislation, new leadership, old structures and processes no longer working, a change in mission/purpose, new systems, an unhealthy culture, or a need to innovate.
Employee Engagement
Strengthening your employees’ engagement is a significant performance enabler. More engaged employees tend to be more productive and willing to go above and beyond. Engaging employees in change is an effective way to increase buy-in and commitment, and ensure the change is done right from their perspective.
IT Assessment
IT Assessment is a participative 3-month program designed by Change Essentials to baseline the current organizational state, gain employee insights, and collaboratively prioritize IT roadmap.
Strategic Portfolio, Program, and Project Management
Need help implementing Strategic Portfolio Management or Program Management? Your organization has implemented Portfolio or Program Management, but there is growing concern regarding the effectiveness and the value proposition.

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We provide highly experienced quality support to senior executives driving changes in their organizations so that they can get the results they want.

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