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High Impact Diversity Consulting

Billy Vaughn
Publication date: April 2012
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HIGH IMPACT DIVERSITY CONSULTING: A Step by Step Guidebook to Develop Cultural Competency Expertise

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION             14
Why Become a Diversity Professional?             14
What is diversity?             15
What is inclusion?             17
What is diversity and inclusion?             19
Cultural Competence & Inclusion             19
Why Read this Guidebook?             22
Who Should Read This Guidebook?             24
When and How to Use This Guidebook             25
Lesson 1: Characteristics of a Successful Cultural Competency Expert             27
Lesson One Exercises             32
Lesson 2: My secrets to success in the diversity market             34
Lesson 2 Exercise             46
Lesson 3: What makes an effective diversity consultant?             47
Lesson Three Exercises             65
Lesson 4: Establishing your ground rules.             66
Lesson 4 Exercise             68
Lesson 5: Specify Your Professional Standards and Pledge.             69
Lesson 5 Exercise             73
Lesson 6: The importance of organizational assessment skills.             74
Lesson 6 Exercises             81
Lesson 7: Identifying Cultural Competency Gaps             82
Lesson 7 Exercise             86
Lesson 8: The Assessment Process             87
Lesson 8 Exercises             91
Lesson 9: Making Sense Out of Assessment Data             92
Lesson 9 Exercise             97
Lesson 10: The importance of management consulting skills             98
Lesson 10 Exercises             106
Lesson 11: Understanding organizational systems             107
Lesson 11 Exercise             113
Lesson 12: Other cultural challenges within organizations             114
Lesson 12 Exercises             120
Lesson 13: Setting the tone within the organization for your consultation             121
Lesson 13 Exercise             130
Lesson 14: Recognizing readiness for change             131
Lesson 14 Exercises             135
Lesson 15: Re-evaluating the problem             136
Lesson 15 Exercises             140
Lesson 16: How To Sell Your Recommendations             141
Lesson 16 Exercise             143
Lesson 17: Intervention Styles             144
Lesson 17 Exercise             148
Lesson 18: Organizational Change Strategies             149
Lesson 19: Reducing resistance to change             155
Lessons 18 & 19 Exercise             157
Lesson 20: Write a Dynamite Proposal             158
Lesson 20 Exercise             162
Lesson 21: Pricing your work             163
Lesson 21 Exercise             171
Lesson 22: Your Consulting Checklist             172
Lesson 22 Exercise             177
Concluding Remarks             178
ENDNOTES             181

Lesson 1: Characteristics of a Successful Cultural Competency Expert

I utilize the Diversity Training University International (DTUI) philosophy of cultural competence throughout this book. Cultural competency and diversity expertise are interchangeable concepts in the DTUI approach. You will notice that I tend to use them interchangeably in this guidebook.

From the DTUI perspective, culturally competent individuals share a holistic multicultural persona that is best characterized by the acronym SPECAS, which refers to (a) Spirituality-Enlightenment, (b) Productivity-Prosperity, (c) Ecology-Health, (d), Competence-Achievement (e) Art-Culture Creative, and (f) Social Justice-Equality. The characteristics are not in any particular order, however it is assumed that different individuals tend to place more weigh on some than others in their worldview.
Lesson 7: Identifying Cultural Competency Gaps

The challenge for the diversity consultant is to identify cultural competency gaps within the organization. Be open to the possibility that such gaps may not exist. It is not that people within the organization will likely be culturally competent. Instead, they may not see a need for cultural competence to be productive. This is often the case in a monocultural organization. If everyone is satisfied with the status quo and do not perceive a need to change, then why make them.

In reality, you have been brought in to either address an immediate need or to ward off potential problems. So, it is likely you will find some gaps associated with the existing problem or those needed to prepare the organization for the future.

How do you identify cultural competency gaps? This lesson focuses on analyzing the links among organizational levels. The use of survey and interview tools will be discuss in the next few lessons.

Billy E. Vaughn, PhD is President & CEO of Diversity Training University International (DTUI), LLC, an organization specializing in the training of social and cultural competency development professionals. He received his doctorate in psychology from University of California, San Diego in 1986.

Billy has an international reputation for his cultural competency, strategic inclusion initiative, organizational development, training, teaching, and coaching expertise. He is the author of other books and numerous professional articles. His is known for his scholarly and practical contributions in the area of managing emotions in race relations training.

Billy has won awards for teaching and recognition as a cultural competency professional. He often serves as a keynote speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. He speaks Swedish and travels internationally for both scholarly and consultative purposes. His expertise in the use of e-learning to train social competency at a distance is noteworthy.

1. The book is informational
2. It does have both pictures and graphics

High Impact Diversity Consulting provides trainers, consultants, affirmative action/EEO officers, human resource professionals, project managers, supervisors, and diversity officers a guide that answers most of their questions and concerns. By applying the lessons in this guidebook, professionals will learn what to keep in mind while promoting diversity—every step of the way.

Most diversity book focus on how to implement a diversity initiative or managing diversity. The increase in in-house and freelance diversity professionals is accompanied by a dirth of resources that combine organizational development, assessment and diversity training competencies needed to succeed in the current market.

Human resource managers will find the resource important for identifying diversity professionals, determining what is expected of those in the role, and insights into leading a diversity initiative. They will also learn about how to assess cultural competency within an organization.

Diversity trainers will be able to augment their services by adding consultation skills to their expertise. The book offers all the insights and tips needed to work competently within the profession.

Managers and supervisors will have a comprehensive understanding of what diversity and inclusion initiatives are about, why they are important, and what can be expected as an inclusion strategy moves forward. They will also understand the role of the diversity professional and how to identify an expert.

When and How to Use This Guidebook
Ideally you will have read and learned as much as possible from this guidebook before you start a diversity initiative, conduct a diversity training, or take on a diversity project.

Utilizing what is offered in this guidebook enables you to plan, implement, and competently direct an inclusion initiative.

If you are a trainer, you can use the guidebook to better prepare diversity training. A manager that desires a diversity initiative to increase inclusion, such as for diversity recruitment and retention purposes, will get a good idea about what it takes to create an inclusive organization by reading this guidebook before starting.

If you are new to the diversity profession, this is the book you need to be successful. If you already know the fundamentals of training, this guidebook will help you transfer that knowledge to diversity work. If you are an organizational consultant, this book will offer you the fundamentals for identifying cultural competency gaps and corresponding training needs.

You may not need to read the entire guidebook to get started. Decide what you need and read that section or lesson.

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