Construct The Present to Build a Brighter Future
Be a community leader. Break down the barriers that hinder change and impede equity and compassion in your organization and build a culture where all perspectives are heard and respected. At Construct The Present, we provide professional diversity consulting and training services to help nonprofits, government agencies, and private-sector companies realize the dream of an inclusive, empathetic, and success-driven workplace.
A Focus on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Our approach to consulting and training centers around the goal of implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices in your daily workplace operations. Achieving a more inclusive and affirming culture begins with acknowledging that unfairness exists. Only when we recognize and face the systematic inequalities that exist for marginalized communities in our spaces can we begin to deconstruct them and build a more supportive and equitable future.
Driving real change begins with community members showing up for one another. It requires having the tough conversations and doing the work required to break down barriers and give voice to the unheard. We’re here to walk alongside you every step of the way, providing expert counsel and evidence-based training to help you build an inclusive, fair, and supportive organizational culture.
Diversity & Inclusion Consulting
Our consulting services are designed to foster a safe, understanding environment. This is to allow you and your team to comfortably explore and unravel the roots of discrimination and systemic bias and begin to aknolwedge, hear, and elevate the voices of the previously unheard.
We are here to guide and support you and your team as you build a more equitable, team-oriented, and successful workplace.
This initial meeting focuses on identifying areas of concern, including barriers faced by employees who belong to marginalized communities and gaps in understanding. We’ll also begin to uncover and develop possible solutions to foster a more equitable and understanding organizational culture.
Equity Assessment Consultation
Grounded in evidence-based practices, the goal of this consultation is to discern whether an equity assessment is the right next step for your organization. We’ll dive into the policies and systems within your workplace with the goal of recommending practical changes to foster a more fair environment.
Employee Support Consultation
This consultation package is designed to address challenges supervisors face when managing diverse teams across differences. These consultations take place in a collaborative peer-to-peer setting with a focus on aligning supervisor values with the ideals of empathy, diversity, and inclusion.
Diversity & Culture Development Training
Through our diversity and culture training services, we will work with you to create and nurture an organizational culture of acceptance, compassion, and inclusion. The culture you build in your organization is at the heart of who you are and what you stand for. It helps determine whether you contribute positively or negatively toward the goal of social justice.
Our training courses are designed to create a safe and comfortable space to do the hard work of creating change and building a better future. In addition to our regular training courses discussed below, we also offer in-depth keynote/breakout sessions on specific topics.
Unpacking Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
This course introduces and explores the common definitions and frameworks used by changemakers in the movement toward diversity, equity, and inclusion. It’s designed to provide the tools that are needed to begin to dismantle the dominant culture and build a more inclusive future.
Bridging to Authentic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Aimed at cultivating a transformative dialogue about race, unconscious bias, and intersectionality, this workshop supports participants and teaches them about the role that race plays in daily experiences. By inviting participants to share their personal experiences and stories, your team will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how discrimination and inequity shape our communities and stand in the way of progress.
Facilitating Conversations about Injustice
With a focus on building internal facilitation capacity for conversations about topics such as race, gender, and sexual orientation, this training prepares your team to think critically and work toward the long-term goal of progress by 1) modeling empathy, 2) affirming trauma, and 3) reframing stereotypes.
White Allyship in the Workplace
This course focuses on the concept of allyship. How can those who benefit from white privilege be better allies? What does white allyship mean for members of marginalized communities? How can we drive forward conversations about racism, unconscious bias, and inequity in order to create a better path forward? All of these questions and more will be explored in detail, providing an in-depth examination of the roles of identity and allyship in the workplace.
Understanding White Privilege
This training course is designed for everyone, whether you’re new to the concept of white privilege or you’ve spent years working toward recognizing systems of privilege and doing your part to alleviate suffering and unfairness faced by marginalized communities. This course focuses on understanding dominant culture and fostering an environment of allyship.
Building and Utilizing an Equity Lens
The goal of this course is to educate participants about the meaning and importance of an “equity lens.” Unconscious bias impacts decision-making at every level. In order to address the harmful effects of bias and discrimination, a carefully organized system that fosters the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion is needed. This training is designed to help uncover the roots of unfairness, bringing these issues into the light and understanding how to work toward necessary solutions.
Join the Movement
At Construct The Present, we consider it an honor to do our part in the struggle for progress, understanding, and inclusion. We believe that all people, regardless of background, race, gender, or sexual orientation, deserve a voice and a seat at the table. That’s why we provide evidence-backed, professional consulting and training services to help you build the skills, knowledge, and understanding needed to transform your organization into a space where diversity and equity naturally thrive.
Contact us with any questions or to learn more about our services and mission. We can’t wait to hear from you!