The Shift to DEI

Business Accelerator

Build a foundational, anti-racist D.E.I. business strategy & program for your organization in 1 year.

Applications open NOW for our next 2021 cohort that starts August 16, 2021!

 

After purchasing numerous diversity and inclusion books, trainings, and trying to take in all of the advice you’re finding everywhere you Google, you’re realizing you’re stuck. You know that you want to establish a diversity, equity, and inclusion (D.E.I.) function that leads to transformational change but you have no idea how to get there.

There is an approach that will ensure you have the foundational infrastructure built to start and stay on the journey long-term.

And that approach:

 

  • Provides you with the framework and tools that will help you continuously examine yourself and your business practices.
  • Centers Black, Indigenous, and Voices of Color so that their perspectives are equally heard, included, and valued.
  • Ensures your D.E.I. business journey is no longer only about listening and learning but moves to meaningful action and change.

Does any of this sound familiar?

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Signing up for webinar after webinar hoping that one of them will actually give you some real insight into how to actually build your core D.E.I. business function.

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Ready as a leader to build a full D.E.I. strategy but not quite ready to hire a full, internal team to lead the work.

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Recognizing that the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement your organization created a year or more ago isn't leading to real change but have no idea what to do next from here outside of establishing new recruitment strategies.

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Suddenly being asked to lead the development of the D.E.I. work in your organization and unsure what exact strategies will set you up for success in the first year.

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Exhausted spending money on single organization-wide trainings or varying consultants that don't result in transformational and inclusive shifts to your core business systems and practices.

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Nervous to figure out how to build a D.E.I. function that also is anti-racist and actively centers the voices of marginalized groups in your organization.

If any of these statements have you saying to yourself ” Yes, that’s us!”- keep reading, you’re in the right place!

 

 

How do I know this is the right place? Oh, I’ve been there!

And I can imagine that you’ve been feeling what I like to call the “starts and stops” of D.E.I. work in your organization for too long:

The feeling of starting to build a company D.E.I. statement but then suddenly stopping and never talking about what’s next.

The commitment to starting to work on diversifying your recruitment process but then stopping from trying to understand what else you should be focused on.

The work of starting to have the team participate in D.E.I. trainings but then stopping when you got to topics that made people uncomfortable to talk about.

The moment you started to hire support to help you build out your D.E.I. business function but then stopped because you weren’t sure what you really needed and if you could afford it.

Yes, I’ve been there.

You wish someone would just take your organization by the hand and guide you through a proven approach that will set your D.E.I. function up to have a long-lasting change in your organization.

It’s time to stop searching for yet another starting point and finally build the D.E.I. infrastructure that will shift your organization to being anti-racist, inclusive, and committed to embedding this work into its business practices long-term.

The Shift to DEI Business Accelerator

A 12-month, hybrid live coaching and online training program where you’ll learn exactly how to create a transformational core DEI business function for your business.

What We’ll Do Together in the Accelerator:

 

 

 

  • Design your organization’s D.E.I. commitment statement with clearly defined core beliefs and goals.
  • Complete an equity assessment to determine where there are inequities and/or exclusionary business practices that need to be shifted.
  • Receive facilitation training on foundational D.E.I. trainings in order to lead ongoing training for team members.
  • Using our signature framework, develop a new system for identifying, designing, and re-creating more inclusive business systems.
  • Develop and launch (or re-design) your organizational D.E.I. council.
  • Create a D.E.I. goal progress measurement plan, accountability structure, and internal communication.

Each module provides key trainings across 3 areas:

D.E.I. Program Structural Design

These sessions are designed to support you in building the foundational systems needed to lead a transformational D.E.I. business strategy.

D.E.I. Knowledge & Skill Building

These sessions are designed to support leaders build their own knowledge and competency of core D.E.I. principles so that they can lead the team through internal sessions.

D.E.I. Culture Shift & Redesign

Almost all workplaces find hidden barriers that arise as they begin the work to shifting their own workplace to D.E.I. work. These sessions address how to proactively prepare and address the barriers so that they do not stop the progress of the work.

What’s included in the program structure:

Access to our 12-month program and curriculum

This program is very intentionally designed to be a 12-month container, as it will allow us to build your D.E.I. infrastructure that will set your organization up for long-term success. This includes access to our full library of resources, templates, slides, and courses.

Anti-Racist Leadership & Organizational Equity Assessments ...done for you!

We’ll provide you with the tools to complete an equity assessment for your organization as well as an individual anti-racist leadership assessment for each Accelerator member…and we’ll prepare a summary of these results for you and your team. 

Weekly Live Group Coaching sessions with Dynasti & other Expert coaches

Live group coaching sessions are held for everyone during the middle of every month where you can bring your questions, ideas, and hurdles for feedback. For us, it’s not just about what you learn, it’s about what you actually do with what you learn that matters.

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Weekly Review and Feedback on Your Work

Each week, you will submit your work for feedback and critique. This is where we actually look at the assets you’re creating from your statements to your strategic work plans and give you actionable, expert feedback on your copy, structure, strategy, and more.

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Quarterly " Progress over Perfection" Sessions with your Coach

Each quarter, you’ll have a chance to check-in directly with a Coach on how you’re progressing through each phase of the work, get additional feedback on ways to continue to make progress, and work through any barriers you are facing in the work.

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Private Client-Only Community to learn alongside other organizations

Private community spaces to connect with, share your progress, and get ideas on how they are building out their D.E.I .business function that you might want to incorporate into your own model. It’s also a great opportunity to find long-term thought partners to collaborate with.

Plus all Accelerator members receive:

Free Access to The Shift Course

Our on-demand, 1/2 day foundational D.E.I. course provides core training of key terms, concepts, and frameworks that can be used to train all team members.

Enroll Up to 3 Team Members

For the same price, your organization can enroll 1-3 team members into the accelerator at the same time so that the learning environment can be experienced more broadly within your team.

2 1:1 Bonus Calls with Dynasti

For all pay in full members, you’ll receive access to 2 additional 1:1 calls with Dynasti that can be scheduled anytime during your 12-month program.

Imagine life after building the foundation for your organization’s D.E.I. program…

  • You’re comfortable with your identified corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and feel they are leading to lasting change.
  • Seeing continued increased retention of diverse team members, clients, and partners because of the work plans being implemented.
  • Clear on how and why D.E.I. matters to you and your core business’s success.
  • Have a foundational set of tools to help you continue on your D.E.I. journey on your own.
  • Experiencing an organization that is more inclusive and equitable to all.

“Our company went through Dynasti Hunt’s Equity Accelerator and it gave us such a strong framework to explore how we can build a better business, that’s inclusive and equitable.

Everyone on the team was able to go through the materials, gain insights, and explore the topics each week. We experienced ah-ha moments, had uncomfortable discussions in a safe space, and learned so much.

Most importantly, we’re starting to implement and take action on the things that we learned in the Equity Accelerator, and we’re engaging in more focus groups and discussions with our clients and team members directly.

We’ve stopped making as many assumptions and we’re starting to ask more questions before we act. The Accelerator is going to have a lasting impact on our company, culture, and product.

I highly recommend Dynasti’s approach and programs, you won’t find anyone as caring or tapped into what matters for small businesses who want to build anti-racist equitable organizations.”

Nathalie Lussier

Founder at AccessAlly.com

This is a Digital Program and Can be Done on Your Schedule, Anywhere in the world.

You can complete course lessons from the comfort of your office or virtual learning space, as long as you have Internet connection!

This entire program is designed to be a digital experience so that you can access it and complete the modules on your schedule. This is also great if you know that you will have a peak business quarter during the year; you’ll have access for a full 12 months and can build your implementation plan based on non-peak times.

I’m Dynasti (She/Her), and over my years of launching new programs in organizations, I realized there was a formula that worked every time.

And the reality is because no one was stopping to pay attention to it, it took even myself awhile to realize that launching a D.E.I. function for a business is complicated….but it doesn’t have to be.

As I’ve worked in senior leadership roles leading Equity, Talent Management, and Human Resources business functions, collaborating with CEOs, Board members, and Team Members at all levels, I’ve found that there are a set of core activities, trainings, and shifts an organization must make in the foundation of its D.E.I. program in order to it to actually lead to fundamental change. And we’re not talking just a change in how an organization recruits but in how an organization becomes, at it’s core, one that is an inclusive, equitable, and diverse place for its team members and its customers too.

My mission is to help to you build that function so that you can transform your organization for the better.

 

Who is this for?

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This is for you if… 

  • You’re a CEO, Business Owner, or Executive Leader who is committed to D.E.I. work and is ready to build an anti-racist, transformational function and set of business practices for your entire organization & team.

  • You’re just beginning the work of D.E.I. in your organization and unclear where to start in building the foundation that will lead to the transformational change you are looking for.

  • You’ve started your organization’s D.E.I. journey and have created a commitment statement, engaged in some training, and even made a few changes to your recruitment strategy but aren’t sure where to go from here…and why.

  • You’ve actually been doing D.E.I. work in your organization for a few years now and felt that you had a good, foundational start but in the last year have come to realize that your current function has not directly tackled what it means to be anti-racist.

  • You’ve suddenly been identified as the D.E.I. leader for your organization and while you’re invested in doing the work…you have no idea what the work really is and where to start.

  • You’ve been in another role in your organization (Human Resources, Program) or even just got hired as a new D.E.I. Leader in a company and would love a foundational blueprint of how to start the work.

It’s Time to Shift.

You’re tired of trying to figure out on your own how to build your D.E.I. business function.

It’s frustrating watching other organizations share how they’ve been progressing in their own journey and you’re constantly wondering what do they know that I don’t? What approach are they using that’s leading to meaningful change.

You’re feeling the impact of not having a function that leads to transformation change in your revenue, team retention, and team culture goals.

Let’s change this by submitting your application now.

Frequently

Asked Questions

When does it begin and end?

While applications are accepted on a rolling basis, we strongly urge applicants to apply immediately as varying bonuses are not always offered throughout the year.

Can I join if I am a Business Owner?

Yes, absolutely, although we believe the program is most beneficial for those that have a minimum of 5 people on their team so that you can benefit from every module. One thing that is uniquely different if you have a team of 5 or less is that we provide you with the tools to complete an equity assessment with an external focus group so that you can get feedback from your audience.

Do I get lifetime access to the materials?

You’ll have 12-month access to the entire program from your enrollment date.

What is the time commitment per week?

3-5 hours/week, which includes reviewing training modules, joining live coaching calls (each will be recorded so that you can watch immediately after) and time to actually complete the assignments being given. This accelerator is about doing work so we’ll be asking you to submit your documents for feedback and review along the way.

We encourage organizations to develop a support plan for accelerator participants so that they have enough time to complete the program in addition to their other business workload without pushed beyond capacity.

Are there any other material or equipment costs besides the enrollment cost of the course?

All participants should have access to the internet to be able to log-in.

Do I get support, community, or access to you?

Yes, through our weekly live group coaching calls, you’ll get access to myself and other expert coaches guiding you in this journey. And yes, that means 52 weeks of support!

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds for the accelerator once the agreement is signed.

What’s the difference between this program and other offerings you have?

This program is our signature program and provides a full year of programming in support of building your entire DEI function.

The DEI Council Intensive is focused solely on the formation and build of the council and is provided for a 6-month period.

The Shift Foundational Couse is an on-demand course that does not include group coaching, tools, templates, and access to our team.

You Might Be Thinking,

“This All Sounds Great But…”

“We’ve already started some of this work.”

That’s great and that means you’ll be able to jump right into some of the modules that help you to move from a statement to a full strategic plan. Often times though, we find that organizations who’ve started this work even 3 or 4 years ago are often in a place of feeling stuck and our program helps to address and remove barriers in their way.

” We can’t afford to invest in D.E.I. work right now.”

Every business strategy that is a priority requires investment, often of time and money. If you’re truly ready for the shift, you’ll want to think about what investment are you willing to start with and how can a program that covers D.E.I. strategy, core business design, and training all in one be the starting place for your shift.

” Our whole team needs training in D.E.I. fundamentals.”

The accelerator is designed to provide core knowledge as well as facilitation training and workshop templates to the program participants so that they can provide internal training to others on your team.  Some teams also choose to purchase an organizational license to our foundational course, The Shift, to support the learning of team members not participating directly in the Accelerator.

Build Your D.E.I. Program

It’s time to stop searching for a starting point and build the D.E.I. Infrastructure that will shift your organization to being anti-racist, inclusive, and committed to embedding this work into its business practices long-term.

Apply Now

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