DIVERSITY & INCLUSION CONSULTING
Ricardo Nazario y Colón is currently serving as the
Chief Diversity Officer at Western Carolina University
Chair of the North Carolina System Diversity and Inclusion Officers Council
Chair of North Carolina Governor Cooper’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs
Member of the Board of Governors’ Task Force on Racial Equity
Member DEI committee for the Outdoor Economy Conference
University of North Carolina Library Association
Panelist Inaugural Convergence International Conference on Religious, Secular, and Spiritual Identities
Culture Competence Lecture for University of Texas, Rio Grande.
Panelist for the ECHO - Equity, COVID and Campus Series
Completed Research on Building a Sense of Community for African American Faculty and Staff
Panelist Black Lives Matter: A Cross Cultural Conversation
AFFINITY, EMPLOYEE AND BUSINESS RESOURCE GROUPS
Resource groups comprise volunteers from all levels within the organization, and influence diversity strategy by promoting the interests of that demographic. Today’s leading-edge resource groups are increasingly focused on their value as sources of innovation, tackling a company’s biggest business opportunities in ways that harness their unique power and perspective.
D&I COUNCIL STRATEGIC PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT
Partner with us to create a diversity council or optimize your existing D&I council strategy for greater effectiveness. We develop and facilitate Diversity Council strategy workshops, and share diversity and inclusion executive roundtable best practices to spark innovation and creativity around how other companies move the needle.
DIFFERENTIAL INVESTMENT PROGRAMS FOR DIVERSE TALENT
AIE’s deep-dive programs for distinct identity groups are designed to identify, train and empower the next generation of diverse business leaders so they feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work. Whether the focus is African Americans, Asians, People with Diverse Abilities, Latinx, the LGBTQ Community, Veterans, or Women, participants learn valuable skills and have multiple opportunities for reflection, practice, and coaching.
ERG LEADERS & EXECUTIVE SPONSOR DEVELOPMENT
Employee Resource Groups need an executive-level sponsor who recognizes the group’s potential value and can help a group and its members tie in to business priorities. We support executive sponsors with strategies including panel discussion and roundtable facilitation, speaker preparation for diversity events, Diversity 101 coaching, keynote interview sessions highlighting diversity & inclusion initiatives, and D&I coaching.
EXECUTIVE DIVERSITY STORYTELLING
Executive Diversity Stories are some of the most powerful and underutilized tools in the arsenal of change towards more inclusive workplaces. But they must be shared to make an impact. AIE has developed a program to assist leaders in developing and sharing their stories as a tool for organizational transformation, and for creating a more inclusive environment. The program can include individual leaders, an entire executive team, or divisional leadership.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT & COMMUNICATION
AIE provides strategic advisory services at the C-suite level, as well as training for employees, assessing current state, and developing an action plan to implement change and foster collaboration among individuals and departments. We also create communications strategies that enhance your ability to resolve conflicts, align an executive strategy cross-functionally, and generate a higher return on investment.
WE CAN HELP
We have worked with clients at all stages of their diversity and inclusion journey. No matter where you are on yours, we can help. Get in touch today to assess your readiness for change with a free consultation.