EDUCATION AND CONSULTING
Tran Arrowsmith regularly provides education and consulting services to institutions and organizations in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Our approach to DEI services focuses on supporting all aspects of the journey to cultural competency and recognizing that each person and organization is starting that journey from a different point. Accordingly, all of our DEI services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client.
Serving individuals from diverse and often underrepresented and underserved communities is at the heart of everything that we do. As a result, we are uniquely prepared to address the complex, intersectional challenges of making your organization more diverse, more equitable, and more inclusive.
STRATEGIC GUIDANCE & ASSESSMENT
Through our legal-based education and consultation services, Tran Arrowsmith can support your institution or organization in:
Assessing current operations and structures;
Providing strategic guidance to become more inclusive and welcoming to those from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQ community; and
Improving not only your recruitment efforts, but also your retention rates.
TA attorneys have extensive experience in DEI education and consulting. Our Team includes Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq. who has experience providing strategic consulting and trainings for fraternal organizations, educational institutions, and corporate clients on DEI issues, with a primary focus on race and ethnicity. Rasheed has consulted and created DEI programming for Pi Kappa Alpha International Fraternity and Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity, Inc. (as a co-contributor).
Additionally, his company, The Harbor Institute, with Prevent.Zone developed Brave & Bold Dialogues™ - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, an e-learning 60 minute module completed by tens of thousands of individuals and students at numerous colleges and universities across the country.
WHAT IS DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI)?
Think of your institution or organization as a social event.
Diversity addresses only who is in the room.
Inclusion focuses on who has a voice in the room. Who feels supported and welcome at the social event?
Being at the event is nice, but how much fun will you really have if no one talks to you, and you can't get food or drinks or participate in activities?
Equity is about analyzing barriers. Who is trying to get in the room but can't? Who wants to participate in activities but can't?
Having a diverse guest list doesn't ensure that everyone feels welcome and included or take into consideration barriers to attending the event.