Strategy & Consulting
At DeEtta Jones & Associates, our strength is that we bring an equity lens to “traditional management” models and practices. Our approach incorporates, with the traditional strategy and consulting elements, acknowledgement that there are systems, structures and legacy culture that sometimes create barriers to inclusion and compete with our aspirations for the future.
Our work with clients includes understanding social and organizational structures, identification of the desired future state, and active pursuit of alternatives that reflect shared values. We bring process expertise to ensure that strategy and consulting efforts are implemented for maximum effectiveness. Our emphasis is in the “how” of any process--from strategic planning to change management.
DeEtta Jones & Associates offers organizations its signature strategic planning process. This five-phase approach builds upon our deep dive analysis into your current reality to recommend a future-driven set of priorities that account for your organization’s unique culture and setting. All along the way, DJA ensures that equity, diversity, and inclusion are infused into every step of the process.
Organizational Assessment and Recommendations
DJA is consistently tracking trends and best practices related to equity, diversity and inclusion and workforce effectiveness. Our wide array of relationships across industries and globe uniquely positions us to share current information, expert analysis and guidance to executives, enabling real-time decision-making and communication.
Our research capacity includes organizational assessment using methodology best suited to our client’s organizational structure and culture. Typical approaches include interviews, focus groups, listening sessions, surveys, and document review. DJA’s assessment process provides a unique space for leaders to take a deep dive into a systematic review of their
- Internal processes (e.g., promotions and hiring)
- Work environment, policies (e.g., communication strategy)
- Organizational structure (e.g., EDI integration and accountability)
All assessments result in a detailed report that includes DJA’s expert analysis and prioritized and specific recommendations for immediate and long- term action.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy
EDI Strategy incorporates the organizational assessment data and contemporary best practices to create a roadmap of strategic priorities and high-level goals that move the organization from recommendations to action.
We are at a significant moment of redefinition. Now is the time to articulate our values and create a shared strategy for ensuring that those values guide our cultural transformation. I am honored to partner with you on this journey.
Our approach at DeEtta Jones & Associates infuses a focus on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion across the roles, processes and systems that are already in place. We want to enable you to make changes that leverage your current assets, are consistent with the aspects of your culture that are most prized, and make choices about where, how and when to implement changes that are going to yield breakthrough results for you.
Our expert team provides industry, peer, and aspirant peer analysis by examining internal assessment, past assessment, performance to-date, along with policy review, employee engagement via interviews, listening sessions, and surveys. The analysis is brought to you through a lens of DJA insights, EDI experience, and expertise.
Board Process and Advisory
Leadership development and executive coaching are two key tools used by organizations to enhance, strengthen, and build internal and external leadership. DeEtta Jones & Associates provides executive coaching to C-suite executives and managers, focusing on helping leaders increase their self-awareness, goal clarification, unlocking their potential, and assisting with personal development. In addition to advising current executives and board members, DJA guides leadership on the creation, recruiting, and management of Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors.
"DeEtta is a masterful keynote speaker. She weaves together research-based concepts, her own riveting personal story and techniques for practical, immediate application. I highly recommend her."
– Beth Sowder : Director of Social Sustainability City of Fort Collins, Colorado
"DeEtta designed and delivered a leadership program that has been instrumental in building relationships and leadership capacity within and across the divisions of the Department of State. Her positive focus—building on strengths and anchoring to a strong sense of shared purpose—deeply resonates with us."
– Ken Detzer : Secretary of State Florida
"Very seldom have I come across a more compelling and expert trainer than DeEtta Jones. Her command of concepts related to inclusive leadership, equity and social justice paired with her appealing style, she captivates and inspires audiences. DeEtta knows how to communicate complex ideas in attractive, understandable and persuasive ways. She interjects humor appropriately and connects with her audience in memorable ways. It’s not uncommon for groups to remember and quote her as they describe key moments in their learning journey. DeEtta has touched and inspired many lives in her remarkable career and I have been very fortunate to benefit from her vast impact."
–Alma Vigo-Morales : President and Co-Founder Diversity Solutions Group, LLC