Professional Supervision and Support

Providing effective support, supervision and professional development for diversity practitioners

Professional Supervision and Support

The Challenges

With the push for greater diversity and inclusion that has emerged in many industries and sectors, organizations and institutions have begun to appoint or employ staff who are responsible for addressing these issues. These leads, officers, or managers are often tasked with creating or executing initiatives and overseeing and addressing concerns around equity and diversity within the organization. An ongoing and pressing concern for these employees is a lack of professional supervision and support in their roles from their superiors.

Often, the diversity/equity practitioner is the only employee with any critical knowledge on equity and its frameworks, so the dominant normative model where an in-house supervisor supports an employee’s professional development does not work in these contexts. While their supervisors may be able to offer them general support, they are unequipped to direct them specifically in their capacity as diversity/equity staff.

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This lack of support directly impacts the effectiveness of diversity/equity leads, managers, and officers. They are unable to grow professionally in their roles, they struggle with feelings of isolation, and their confidence in the initiatives they design is often shaky because they received no direction or affirmation.

These employees are plagued by a fear of failure and uncertainty about the support they will receive when they propose significant changes or challenging ideas. While some organizations and institutions consider external support, the challenge becomes finding a supervisor in the community who is a reputable expert in the field of equity.

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Our Solutions

Backed by two decades of experience working on equity within a broad range of organizations and institutions, KOJO Institute provides professional supervision and support to organizations and their diversity leads, managers, and executives. We lay the groundwork by guiding organizations to articulate policies that allow them to be supportive of the work their diversity staff is doing from an equity perspective and implementing a culture that makes equity-centric goals possible. We work one-on-one with diversity practitioners on a regular basis over a specific time frame to increase their base of knowledge on equity and its frameworks, provide direction and feedback on their initiatives, and support them as they undertake strategic planning and problem-solving.

With judgment-free professional support and supervision from KOJO Institute, diversity practitioners become more competent in their roles and more confident in executing their duties. The plans they implement will be effective and the organization as a whole will benefit from equity-centred programs, initiatives, and practices that lead to more content staff, better company culture, and a greater ROI.

8 Levers To Organizational, Institutional and Systems Change

  • 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

What We Do Well

  • Equity
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression
  • Anti-Black Racism
  • Organizational Culture Change

How We Prepare You

  • Training
  • Executive Coaching
  • Community Consultations
  • Content & Research Development
  • Keynotes & Guest Lectures
  • Conferences
  • Multi-Session Programs

Building Transformation Skills

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.

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