Employees assess your organization is doing in 4 key DEI areas: Leadership; Culture; HR Policies & Practices; and External Practices. We also ask employees to provide information on the major identity markers – such age, sexuality, gender identity, racial identity, disability status, and military status. Once this assessment is completed, our IDEAL consultants will provide their recommendations on DEI strengths and opportunities to advance DEI in your organization.
IDEAL Consulting Services
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Leadership
Our IDEAL services include Discovery, Organizational Strategy, Consulting, and Training to increase your DEI maturity.
It starts with Discovery!
First, we gather baseline data to assess current DEI maturity and engagement. Gathering data is a way to build and maintain the foundational phase of DEI.
Discovery includes quantitative and qualitative services, summarized findings, and a 1-2 hour executive briefing to your senior leadership team. We can use existing discovery results (for example from past organizational surveys) or Archbright’s discovery tools.How Can We Help?
Organizational Strategy Services
Our IDEAL strategy services support senior leadership teams ready to align their data with benchmarking, create attainable goals, and confidently act. We offer a three-step process: Introduction to the GDEIB, Strategic DEI Planning (roadmapping), and Defining the Business Drivers. These sessions build engagement with the senior leadership team and will take place over a series of 1–2-hour meetings.
Introduction to the GDEIB: The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarking Institute (GDEIB) is an international organization that provides DEI benchmarking indicators for organizations to assess their DEI performance. Our IDEAL team will educate senior leaders on the benchmarking system and help them draw alignment on where they believe the organization is operating regarding 15 DEI categories.
Strategic DEI Planning (roadmapping): The IDEAL team will then support the senior leadership team in identifying areas of opportunity at their organization. Together, we will create an attainable organizational short-term and long-term roadmap focusing on KPIs, action, responsibility, and timelines.
Defining the Business Drivers: The last phase of this service is to help define and support the business drivers for WHY the organization is investing in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Leaders who can clearly define their WHY will feel more confident overcoming adversaries and will be able to sustain the concept of DEI as a lifelong practice, not a short-term checklist.
DEI Cohort Roundtable: Archbright's DEI Cohort Roundtable is a great opportunity to network with other leaders who are passionate about DEI. These virtual meetings will comprise of a small cohort of peers who are engaged in DEI at their respective organizations either as an executive sponsor, DEI leader, or HR leader. Our IDEAL consultants will faciliate these virtual meetings, supporting cohort members with DEI resources, advice, and lively discussions on key DEI topics and strategies. The DEI Cohort Roundtable is available as an annual subscription, and will be offered on a quarterly basis.
IDEAL trainings (virtual and in-person) are privatized and tailored around your organizational needs. All DEI trainings are facilitated by a subject matter expert (SME) and handled with sensitivity and compassion. They are designed to be interactive and engaging with opportunities for breakout groups, whole group discussion, and individual reflection.