the innovation tapped from recruiting a deeply diverse workforce
The purpose of EDI Mindfulness Consulting is to help leaders, teams, and organizations to collaboratively build and sustain racial equity, diversity, and inclusion within their workplace and in support of the communities they serve
EDI Mindfulness provides organizational development support with tools to make racial equity, diversity, and inclusion competency an integral part of design for important decisions about people, policy, and culture.
Together we create the structural change necessary for teams and clients in which people of different racial and other intersecting identities experience an inclusive workplace and equitable outcomes.
We can make this ideal real
What are the benefits of equity, diversity, and inclusion?
Although it is not always recognized, equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are essential in strategic planning in organizations to enhance culture, management, and decision-making at every level
Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Training
You can help your teams develop key competencies for organizational equity, build trust and connection within your workplace, and deliver your best work.
You can develop the skills to create impact-oriented policies with an intersectional racial equity framework and tools for sustainable institutional change to increase belonging, shared purpose, and equity for all.
You can better understand how challenges to racial equity, diversity, and inclusion are showing up in your workplace culture, teams, and operations. Data collected on inequities informs recommended prioritization for structural changes.
You can cultivate calm, compassion, and concentration with accessible mindfulness tools that support self-awareness, bias intervention, and psychological safety.
Engaging with Mindfulness
Mindfulness is an essential practice for racial and social equity engagement, as it generates the calm, clarity, and compassion needed to meaningfully show up for this work. Practicing mindfulness of equity involves paying attention to the impacts of our actions with non-judgmental observation of the flow of internal and external stimuli. In racial equity, diversity and inclusion foundational workshops with Nathan, simple breathing exercises are introduced to help participants pay attention inward and ground themselves to stay open. There are many techniques used to develop mindfulness. The term “mindfulness” is a translation of the word “sati” in the Pali language that dates back to around 5 B.C. from the Indian subcontinent. It is an ancient practice for the development of awareness and serenity. It is associated with meditation and is deeply rooted in ethical and philosophical teachings of Buddhism.
People and organizations aligned with the work of EDI Mindfulness share the beliefs that:
- Our mission is larger than simply benefiting ourselves
- Racial and intersectional equity are fundamental for all human beings to live healthy lives
- We are at once locally and globally interconnected and interdependent, and therefore our actions -or inactions- have important consequences for our collective wellbeing
- Achieving measurable impacts to advance anti-racism and intersectional equity is a shared practice of mindfulness that changes how we understand and engage with people, and power