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
- Anti-Black Racism
- 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.
Kike visited House of Friendship for a Leadership/Management training session last June. It was incredible and life-changing for many of us. Kike’s gift to the world is to be able to openly name and allow us to sit in the discomfort of this work, holding us accountable, but also not judging anyone. She created a…
The London Police Services Board asked Ms. Ojo-Thompson from the KOJO Institute to start off a day-long strategy session devoted to anti-racism in policing. Her presentation hit on all the right notes. In addition to challenging the Board to question long standing assumptions that are built upon racist legacies, she guided Board members towards actionable… read more
Laidlaw Foundation had the privilege and pleasure of having Kike Ojo-Thompson support our collective staff and board anti-oppression training. Our individual levels of awareness and competency on the issue was from ‘none’ to ‘well versed’. Regardless of where we were on the spectrum of knowing, she supported all of us, with patience and enthusiasm. Miigwetch… read more
Kike exceeded our expectations at Salesforce. She dynamically navigated audience demographics to provide extremely relevant Equity Training that stimulated immense conversation and insight. Her teachings should be at the centre of every organization’s strategy moving forward. I can’t wait to work with her again!
We thought we already had a pretty good handle on equity, diversity, inclusion and Anti-Black Racism, 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.