The Shift® DEI Business Accelerator
Ready to build a DEI function that will lead to meaningful change and progress? Let’s build it together!
Our signature program combines live coaching, training, and tailored support to push you past the beginning stages of DEI work, where you may be feeling stuck or losing steam and into a position to build a transformational DEI infrastructure that leads to real change for your business & team.
With a customized equity assessment, implementing a 3- year strategic DEI plan, and creating an onboarding DEI training for new hires, you’ll have the tools needed to sustain a solid DEI business function and principles that can be embedded across your organization.
Building an effective DEI strategy and infrastructure is not an optional side project but rather an imperative business priority.
And while many organizations have acknowledged this important priority, they have yet to take action to build a DEI function that goes beyond a few “quick-win” initiatives annually or buried as a side project in the business work.
You’re in a different place as a company, ready to commit to making shifts and having a solid foundation but you need a clear approach for how to build this and you’re just not sure where to start or what to do next.
You might also be in a place where your organization doesn’t have a dedicated DEI leader and/or department to drive this work forward and if you do… that they have capacity to do it alone.
The tough news: you are not alone in the place that you’re in.
The good news: you’re in the right place to change this in less than a year from now.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Googling resource after resource and calling friends in other organizations hoping that one of them will actually give you some real insight into how to actually build a strategic DEI infrastructure.
Made good momentum with a few DEI initiatives but now feeling stuck as an organization and not sure where to take the work next.
Recognizing the need to build out your organization's DEI function but not quite ready to hire for a full-time role or you have hired a full-time role but you know it's unsustainable to expect them to complete this work alone.
Suddenly being asked to lead DEI work in your organization (in addition to your current role) and unsure what to focus on in the first phase that will make a meaningful difference.
Realizing your team members are in varying places in understanding the organization's commitment and strategy for DEI and need all members to have the same core knowledge to progress critical conversations, outcomes, and decisions forward.
Nervous to figure out how to build a DEI 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!”, The Shift® DEI Accelerator is right for you!
Inside The Shift® DEI Accelerator, you’ll:
Develop the foundational vision and guiding principles for DEI work aligned with your organization’s mission.
Develop your organization's 3-year DEI strategy and implementation plan that is aligned to your broader organizational strategy.
Create benchmarked DEI target outcomes to measure progress, including developing your own DEI data dashboard.
Revamp your current DEI council/committee infrastructure to support the implementation work of your DEI strategy and target outcomes.
Set up your DEI onboarding process so new hires can seamlessly step aboard and get up to speed to continue this work with you.
Design a core DEI education and accountability plan that will help all team members across your organization begin to embed inclusive practices in their daily work.
I’m Dynasti Hunt, Creator of The Shift® and I’m here to support you in creating sustainable change without needing the indefinite support of a consultant.
After sitting in the CDO seat and leading the implementation of a full program from design to foundational launch, I found that there are a fundamental set of tools and operational systems that all organizations should have in place to build a sustainable DEI business function. The Accelerator is designed to support an organization directly in building the foundational DEI infrastructure needed to move forward in the work in a collective way.
Imagine after your time in the Accelerator:
1. You know exactly where the inequities are in your organization and have strategies to begin addressing them.
2. Your entire organization has a clear, connected vision for DEI work, including guiding principles that name specifically your organization's approach to DEI.
3. Leaders across your organization, particularly at the executive and board levels, are clear on the organizational strategy for DEI (clarity), how it connects to the overall business strategy (alignment), and how to ensure everyone is able to execute on this strategy (accountability).
4. You have created and launched a DEI strategy implementation plan that is connected to your organization's broader strategy and is developed by a set of cross-functional stakeholders.
5. You can seamlessly onboard new team members to your organization's DEI journey while also having a clear education roadmap for all current team members.
6. You know how to embed DEI principles into your the day-to-day work of every team and individual in the organization.
7. Your DEI Council/Committee has a strategic roadmap for its work and how the group will align with the organizational DEI strategy.
Over the course of the Accelerator, your organization will have a:
Completed DEI assessment provided by our team to your entire organization.
Finalized organizational DEI vision statement and guiding principles that guide your core work.
3- year strategic DEI plan including target outcomes and benchmarked measurement goals that aligns with your organizational strategy.
3- year implementation plan for your identified strategic priorities.
DEI onboarding program that can be used to engage new team members immediately in the work.
Clear roadmap for organization-wide DEI Education Plans, Communication Strategy, and Sustainability Planning.
DEI Council action plan and strategy that is aligned with the organization's DEI strategy.
What Makes ourAccelerator Learning Space Unique:
Expert Training + Guest Facilitators
Modules are designed and led by Expert Coaches that focus on teaching real-life application of our frameworks that participants can apply as soon as they complete each module.
Executive Assessment and Implementation Coaching
Each participating organization is provided with live group coaching spaces to provide them with more tailored support on implementing the strategies taught in each module.
Accelerator Private Community
Our private community is filled with organizations who are in a similar position or functional role in order to be able to build relationships that last well beyond the learning space experience.
Over the course of 10 months, the Accelerator focuses on 4 phases:
Phase 1: Examine
Understand the strengths and gaps of your organization through our equity assessment.
Note: If you have already completed an equity assessment or audit, we’ll review this data and move quicker into phase 2.
Phase 2: Reimagine
Define and design your organization’s DEI vision, guiding principles, and shared definitions in order to ensure your entire team has a common understanding of your approach to this work and why.
Over the course of 10 months, the Accelerator focuses on 4 phases:
Phase 3: Build
Develop your 3- year DEI strategic goals, implementation plan, and measurement goals in order to ensure you have a clear plan of how DEI work will come to life across your organization, instead of just existing on a sheet of paper.
Phase 4: Implement
Launch organizational systems that will help embed DEI work and accountability for the work across your entire team, from onboarding new team members to revamping your DEI council to align with your organizational DEI priorities.
Module 1: Leading an Equity Assessment
Learn how to lead equity assessments while we conduct the first one for you!
Module 3: Building Your DEI Strategic Plan
Build your 3- year DEI strategic plan and learn how to ensure it is integrated into your overarching business strategy.
Module 5: Creating and Measuring DEI Target Outcomes
Develop outcomes to measure the effectiveness of your strategic plan, including developing an organizational DEI data dashboard.
Module 7: Organizational DEI Education Roadmap
Create an organization-wide education roadmap for all team members that is linked to the strategic plan and ensures team members at all levels understand their role in embedding DEI into their everyday work.
Module 9: DEI Communication Roadmap
Build a DEI communications strategy so that internal and stakeholders have transparency and visibility into the organization’s broader DEI work.
Module 2: Developing a DEI Commitment Statement
Develop your organizational vision for DEI, including the principles that will guide your team’s work.
Module 4: Building Your DEI Implementation Plan
Shift your strategic plan from paper to action by launching an implementation plan that your team will begin working on immediately.
Module 6: Organizational DEI Onboarding
Design a formal onboarding session for all new team members about the organization’s DEI journey and their role in ensuring inclusive practices in their day-to-day work.
Module 8: Revamping Your DEI Council
Ensure your current DEI council/committee’s work is aligned with the strategic priorities by revamping the council structure (if needed) and developing an aligned work plan.
Module 10: Continuing the Work
Develop sustainability and accountability principles for DEI work to ensure progress continues to be made towards outcomes and work does not fall to the side or as an optional activity.
The Accelerator is formatted in a structure that supports deeper hands-on learning, expert support, and cross-functional collaboration:
5 participants from your organization can participate in the accelerator:
It’s important to us that the work of building your DEI infrastructure is not done alone so each organization can have up to 5 participants in the full 10-month program, which includes access to our live trainings, coaching sessions, and a full library of resources, templates, and case studies.
Monthly Live Group DEI 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.
Monthly Live Module Trainings with Accelerator Participants
Each month, you’ll participate in a live training session where we’ll teach you the “how to” of developing each deliverable of the program, provide case study examples, and give you space for you and your team to begin working on initial drafts that you’ll submit for review and feedback.
Monthly Review and Feedback on Your Work
Each month, you will the optional opportunity to 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.
“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.”
How to Get Started:
1. Schedule an Enrollment Call
Complete the interest form and schedule a call with our team, where we’ll answer your questions about the program experience and ensure this is the best path to support your organization.
2. Complete Your Enrollment Form
Secure your participant spot in our program and share with your team!
3. Schedule Your Onboarding Call
Start your onboarding to the program through our specialized launch process, which includes an onboarding call with our team.
4. Choose Your Participants
The Accelerator program allows you to have 5 organizational participants that you’ll need to select. We recommend choosing a cross-functional group that are representative of a diverse set of roles, teams, and perspectices.
5. Complete Your Equity Assessment
You’ll complete an equity assessment led by our team in order to inform the strategic plan we’ll help you develop in the program. In 2023, we’ll be using Moving Beyond’s tool with all clients.
6. Begin the Work
You and the participants you’ve selected will begin attending our monthly live training modules and coaching sessions that will teach you how to develop each deliverable in our program.
Note: Our sessions typically last 60-75 minutes and are scheduled on Tuesdays.
When does it begin and end?
Each cohort lasts for 10 months. In 2023, our cohort start dates will be in March, May, and September.
Is there a cost to have additional participants?
No, the entire program cost is the same for up to 5 participants from your organization.
If you would like more than 5 people to participate, there is a charge of $1500 per person for the entire 10 months.
What is the time commitment per week?
2-3 hours/week, which includes attending the live training module each month, joining live coaching calls as you and your team need to get questions answered (each will be recorded so that you can watch immediately after) and having time actually to complete the deliverables of the program.
We encourage organizations to develop a support plan for participants to have enough time to complete the program and their other business workload without pushing 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. We do provide closed captioning and transcripts for all videos as well as options for you to request other support to meet your accessibility needs.
Do I get support, community, or access to you?
It depends on the pathway experience you choose! All of our options include the group coaching space but only a few provide 1:1 coaching support.
Do I get lifetime access to the materials?
You’ll have 12-month access to the entire program from your enrollment date.
Can I participate in more than one offered DEI learning spaces?
Yes, absolutely, just not at the same time! Because our experiences are heavily centered on implementation work and not just learning frameworks, it’s important you are able to give your full attention to the space you are enrolled in. As a general rule of thumb, if you are in DEI or HR and also manage people, we will ask you to enroll in your functional area cohort first
Can I enroll my entire organization into a cohort at the same time?
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds for the accelerator once the agreement is signed.
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 simply a statement that shares your commitment to DEI to a full strategy and infrastructure. 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 DEI 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 DEI strategy, core business design, and training all in one be the starting place.
” Our whole team needs training in DEI fundamentals.”
The intensive 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® Toolkit, to support the learning of team members not participating directly in the Accelerator.