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DEI strategy & programming

Our customizable DEI strategy and program development services are comprehensive in scope and support achievement of long-term, enterprise-wide workforce, workplace and marketplace goals.

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What is a DEI consultant?
Diversity consultants with exceptional skills, knowledge and practitioner experience can help organizations become more diverse, equitable and inclusive through customized DEI strategy development, DEI assessments and DEI training services, for example. When done effectively, execution of these diversity and inclusion services in a customized fashion helps organizations achieve their respective workforce, workplace and marketplace goals.

What is a DEI strategy?
A DEI strategy is a comprehensive plan of action designed to achieve an organization’s major DEI-related goals. To be effective, it must align with and support overall organizational goals in terms of workforce, workplace and marketplace. 

How we create DEI strategies
Our DEI consulting on strategy and program development services aren’t one-size-fits-all. In our comprehensive approach to diversity consulting, we use an inquiry-based discovery process with clients to connect to their core values and listen to identify priorities and focus areas. We value thoughtful collaboration and work together to set goals, articulate expectations, and define deliverables that drive desired DEI outcomes. Our customized diversity and inclusion solutions are presented on time and on budget and make a measurable impact.

Our strategic planning services look across the enterprise to cover all aspects of our clients’ work, from workforce (attraction and retention strategies, selection processes) to workplace (employee engagement, professional development) to marketplace (product development, marketing, sales, supplier diversity). We use our proprietary strategic assessment framework to uncover organizational realities and recommend policies, processes and procedures that enhance inclusivity.

Our background as human resources practitioners uniquely positions us to consult on building people-centered practices that help your organization compete for top talent – and keep it. We cover all elements of creating robust recruitment processes and engineering inclusive employee experiences.

How we develop DEI programming
We partner with human resources teams to develop customized and robust DEI programs that harness the potential of an inclusive environment to accelerate growth and inspire innovation. Whether you are looking for guidance on launching employee resource groups, initiating an ongoing training schedule, developing a mentoring program, creating a robust Affirmative Action Program (AAP) or other customized programming, we can explore opportunities for deepening your organization’s commitment through demonstrated action.

What is a supplier diversity program?
Having a diverse supplier pool is a competitive advantage and a powerful business tool. Supplier diversity programs provide fair and equitable opportunities for small, diverse and historically underrepresented enterprises to do business with you. When you have a supplier diversity program, you proactively identify, build relationships with, and purchase goods and services from enterprises owned by people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ+ community that can help you achieve your organizational objectives.

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Testimonials

“Claudia and her team know their stuff. Claudia is a pleasure to be around. She has a way of disarming people and creating an open and safe space for sharing and learning — on topics that are not always comfortable for many people. I highly recommend Schabel Solutions services for organizations wanting to ‘normalize inclusive behaviors and build the skills, plans, confidence and workplace culture needed to achieve their long-term goals,’ as Claudia puts it.”

– David Tharp, Executive Director, International Association for Food Production