With issues of diversity and inclusion at the forefront of many industries and sectors, organizations and institutions have become increasingly concerned with reflecting equity consciousness in their internal and client-facing content. However, they are often limited by a lack of expertise on equity and an inability to articulate their organizational goals in this area. These organizations may also fail to recognize the ways in which their current content contradicts the messages around equity that they wish to convey.
This results in issues like job postings that deter members of equity-seeking groups from applying because the language does not suggest they would be hired or would thrive in the organization; internal organizational documents that leave diverse staff feeling unrepresented; and marketing materials that fail to engage clients from certain communities because it unintentionally suggests that the services/products are not intended for them.
Kojo Institute guides organizations and institutions through the research and development of content that reflects equity consciousness. This includes qualitative and quantitative research practices like community consultation and data analysis, processes to clarify, name, and effectively articulate their equity goals, and development of various kinds of content from speeches and statements to official organizational documents.
We consult with the appropriate departments and personnel to ensure that their public-facing content properly reflects the value the organization places on equity to attract and reassure both potential customers and talent of diverse backgrounds and equity-seeking groups. We also assist organizations in the midst of equity-focused crises to develop content that demonstrates a genuine understanding of the issue and describes their commitment to creating real solutions. Whatever content is required, with Kojo Institute, organizations can feel confident that they are articulating goals and messages that might otherwise be unclear or unexpressed.
- Engaging the Board of Directors
- Impacting Staffing Strategies
- Examining the Accountability Framework
- Maximizing the Use of Data
- Implementing Fresh Training and Learning
- Amplifying Communications Strategies
- Widening Community and Stakeholder Relations
- Revisting Service or Business Models
- Equity & Human Rights
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression
- Unconscious Bias
- Employment Equity
- Human Resources Diversity
- Organizational Culture Change
- Executive Coaching
- Community Consultations
- Content & Research Development
- Keynotes & Guest Lectures
- Multi-Session Programs
KOJO Institute leads executives, managers and organizations through an innovative approach that reconstructs their paradigms and systems connected to equity, diversity and inclusion. We amplify the vision for change through deep-dive explorations that identify the scope, segment competencies and quantify resources required to birth social innovation.
With a clear focus on client expectations, we aim to produce actionable frameworks and solutions that ultimately better the lives your people and organization. Contact us.
We thought we already had a pretty good handle on equity, diversity, inclusion and unconscious bias, but Kike’s presentation was enlightening. I have used her concepts several times since. Her style is energetic and engaging and she has a very positive manner. Our thirteen board members were engrossed by her work. Extremely effective.
Kike Ojo has the depth, knowledge and experience to engage participants of diverse backgrounds with highly complex subject matters that are relevant to all organizations. The sheer brilliance of her mind and ability to connect ideas is masterful, which allows everyone in the room to powerful moments of learning.
Kike’s style of facilitation and training is extremely effective; she provides the raw truth wrapped in empathy and understanding. She helped Peel establish a strong and lasting focus on anti-oppressive practices resulting in Peel leading the way across the Province.
I rate Kike’s influence as one of the most substantial in the development of MSW students. She engages them with interesting ideas and invites their participation in dialogue, stretches them to consider what needs to change in organizations to ensure that children and youth of colour get a fair start in life.
The Diversity & Equity training session delivered by Kojo Institute had our participants locked, leaning in and totally focused. Kike was phenomenal!
Often people say Anti-racism and Anti-oppression training does not work. After Kike’s training session for OCAD University academic leaders, we have had hard follow up conversations about “where are the fences” in our institution. This was possible because of the foundation, concepts and language that Kike provided us.