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
- Diversity & Inclusion
- Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression
- Anti-Black Racism
- 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.