DeEtta Jones has twenty-five years of experience guiding people and organizations through the process of fundamental transformation. She has been a leading voice in shaping contemporary thinking and practice around integrated and sustainable approaches to workplace culture, diversity and inclusion. Her years of experience as a management consultant, diversity and inclusion educator, organization development and training professionals have led to her being one of the most sought-after speakers and consultants in her field.
DeEtta’s work began with her research on power and the presence of oppression in social systems, which became the foundation upon which she approached her work as a diversity educator. Her early experience includes positions as Director of Multicultural Education at Colorado State University and Director of Human Rights Advocacy and Education for the City of Fort Collins. While in Colorado, DeEtta was instrumental in piloting the Multicultural Community Retreat and the passage of a city ordinance to make illegal discrimination against citizens based on LGBTQ status.
DeEtta’s has also served for 10 years as Director of Diversity and then Director of the Office of Leadership and Management Services at the Association of Research Libraries, an international not-for-profit representing the largest research institutions in North America. In these roles she was called upon as a thought-leader to set direction for the design and oversight of numerous international, national or regional leadership programs, as well as a suite of professional development services including training and organization development. Additionally, she was regularly invited to speak to academic audiences across the world. DeEtta has been an adjunct faculty member, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on leadership and diversity, at Colorado State University and University of Maryland, College Park.
In 2005 DeEtta Jones and Associates was launched to leverage the relationships DeEtta had cultivated over the years, and to bring a new voice and perspective to the topics of equity, leadership, and building organizational capacity.
DeEtta Jones and Associates (DJA) is a minority and woman-owned business founded in 2005. We are a leading force in shaping contemporary thinking and practice around integrated and sustainable approaches to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, leadership development, individual and organizational transformation.
Our team members bring deep expertise in the fields including interculturalism, organizational development, human resources, instructional design, adult education, innovation and creativity, and business strategy.
All DJA consultants bring years of experience as practitioners and as professional consultants, designers and facilitators. Proudly, our team represents the diverse representation of backgrounds and identities that allows us to add unique perspective and cultural knowledge to client engagements.
At DJA, we are committed to delivering services that exceed expectations 100% of the time. Let us know how the DJA team can help you shape a strategy for building a healthy organizational culture and maximizing workforce performance.