Equity work seeks to address deep-rooted social issues within organizations and institutions that have gone long-unaddressed (if they have been acknowledged at all). As such, eliminating the disproportionality and disparity that is impacting equity-seeking groups within these organizations and institutions is a significant undertaking. While single-session trainings, lectures, or coachings can offer important knowledge and direction, it is difficult to fit the full breadth of the work required into one session.
For example, if the session only includes some members of staff and not others, developing organization-wide understanding will be a challenge. Similarly, if staff are only engaged on the subject of equity in one session, there are few, if any opportunities for further discussion, progress checks, or follow-ups. The risk becomes that any progress that is made may not be sustained because there is a lack of ongoing support for the work that is done in the initial session.
Kojo Institute develops and facilitates multi-session programs for organizations and institutions in both the private and public sector. These programs are customized according to the unique needs of each client. They can include any combination of formal classroom-style training, coaching for various departments or members of the organization, a series of trainings and critical conversations for staff, and focused workshops addressing particular issues.
Our programs are typically progressive and cumulative with phases designed to deepen understanding as they progress. Multi-session programs ensure that the changes implemented are nurtured and sustained through continuous support. They also allow for follow up on the progress of the organization as a whole, from entire departments to individual staff members, and opportunities for those individuals to concretize their knowledge, process the information, and practice what they learn.
- 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.