Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consulting
We are repeatedly called upon to help organizations craft customized, strategic solutions to address their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) goals and objectives.
We are thought leaders—writing, speaking, and advising nationally on improving workplace diversity and creating inclusive cultures. Our programs are grounded in extensive research comparing effective programs to ineffective ones so that we can deliver sustainable and measurable results for your workforce or workplace.
Through our DEI work, we (1) offer assessments; (2) help clients design and implement strategic plans; (3) provide customized trainings; (4) audit and assess DEI goals and strategies; and (5) offer on-going consulting services. Where applicable, we partner with members of Greene Espel’s Employment practice group for targeted investigations and litigation prevention work.
It is hard to assess what improvement looks like without first understanding where you are. At the beginning of our engagements, we work with clients to assess where they are and articulate where they want to be. This assessment can include facilitated discussions with key stakeholders, employee interviews, surveys, and diversity assessment tools.
Once we understand your organization, we can better craft a meaningful program to drive change.
We help clients identify their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals (both qualitative and quantitative), use our assessment to draft a report detailing where you may be falling short of those goals, and identify a clear path forward to meet your goals.
But success isn’t just about having a plan, it is also about ensuring that we achieve organizational buy-in, including the executive leadership and employees. Our aim is to leave your leadership and employees feeling energized by the plan that we create together.
Our strategic plans can address:
- Institutional changes to reduce bias
- Individual actions to reduce bias
- Strategies to improve recruitment, hiring, promotion and retention of diverse talent
- Improving workplace policies and procedures
- Litigation prevention
ON-GOING CONSULTING SERVICES
Creating a diverse and inclusive organization requires more than a one-time training. We will work with you to create a long-term plan and check in on your progress as we go. Your long-term success matters to us.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Investigations
We are repeatedly called upon to conduct timely and comprehensive high-stakes internal investigations through a DEI lens.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training and Speaking
We are nationally recognized speakers who provide energizing and inspiring trainings in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion space.
Greene Espel partners with employers to foster diverse and inclusive workplaces, to develop and implement employment policies, and to advise about the myriad of employment issues that may arise daily.
Events & Presentations
- May 11, 2023. Sybil Dunlop and Amran Farah to Present for Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Read More
- October 23, 2020. Event (10/23/2020): Sybil Dunlop to Present at UST Law Journal Fall Symposium on Protests & Reform Read More
- August 21, 2020. Event (8/21/2020): Why the Legal Profession is the Nation’s Least Diverse and How We Can Do Better Read More
Articles & Publications
- February 8, 2021. After 104 years, the Minnesota Law Review Elects its First Black Editor-In-Chief Read More
- October 18, 2020. 5 Ways Firms Can Avoid Female Attorney Exodus During Pandemic Read More
- June 22, 2020. Restructure Your Organization to Actually Advance Racial Justice Read More
Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Greene Espel for Litigation in Minnesota; Jeanette Bazis, Sybil Dunlop, and Kate Swenson Named Notable Practitioners
This year’s recognition highlights the firm’s “widely respected litigation group able to provide expertise across a range of commercial disputes, including both class actions and single-plaintiff claims.”
After 104 years, the Minnesota Law Review Elects its First Black Editor-In-Chief
The Minnesota Law Review recently elected Brandie Burris as editor-in-chief, making her the first Black law student to lead the publication in its 106-year history.
5 Ways Firms Can Avoid Female Attorney Exodus During Pandemic
Law 360 offers five ways firms can avoid female attorney exodus during pandemic. It's not fair, but it is a reality that many women are bearing the brunt of childcare/on-line education while simultaneously trying to keep moving up the ladder at their law firms.
There is not a single, perfect solution to creating diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizations. A diversity program’s effectiveness depends on the specific training method used, the characteristics of the organization, and the specific outcomes measured after program concludes. We tailor our plan to your organization.