ASSOCIATES FOR INCLUSION
Certified Diversity and Inclusion Professionals

Our Services

ASSOCIATES FOR INCLUSION 

Consultation

Our consultation service provides the opportunity for us to listen and learn about your Mentoring, Motivational or Diversity and Inclusion needs.  In addition, the consultation is a chance for us to answer any questions you might have, as well as the chance for us to ask questions about your goals.

We offer a FREE 15 - 30 minute pre-consultation.  Consultations can be conducted in person, if feasible, but in most instances by telephone or other electronic devices; skype or video conference.​

Associates for Inclusion pre-consultation service is a FREE service, however we encourage you to prepare your issues, concerns and goals beforehand, as our time and yours is both limited and valuable.  ​  

         Assessment


Our assessment services further the data collection process and help us to better determine your Mentoring, Motivational or Diversity and Inclusion needs.  Often times, it is presumed that Mentoring, Motivation, Cultural Diversity or Diversity and Inclusion is simple training, but it's much more.  The assessment will provide us with the information we need to assign the appropriate delivery of services.

Much of the assessment will involve questions and surveys, however in some instances "boots on the ground" may be necessary in order to fully assess the service needs.  In addition, some assessments require more time than others and, if so, that will be explained in more detail should it become a necessary component.

Once the assessment has been completed, we will have a follow up meeting to discuss our findings.  Our recommendations will present what are referred to as critical competence points, that really need attention, and less critical points. In addition, we will include our service recommendations for increasing mentoring skills, motivation or cultural competence and attaining your goals: personal development, inclusion, increased productivity, and increased return on investment.

Associates for Inclusion Assessment service is a stand-alone service not requiring any complimentary service with purchase but does however include a required consultation.  Please follow the link to register and know that we look forward to providing high-quality, efficient and effective assessment services.

Mentoring Program Development


Our Mentoring Program Development services involve a definite need for consultation respective to the overall committment, purpose, design, resources and the capability of your organization. 

No matter if your ambition is to develop a program for youth or a program for career professionals, the most important aspect to developing a successful mentoring program is whether your organizations leadership is committed to the task which often times can involve painful and noticeable changes.  

Mentoring program development not only requires a near perfect structural design, that is what we see from the outside, but more importantly, what happens, what you experience and feel within the program, how well does it function or operate, simply put, how well does the human parts work together.  At Associates for Inclusion we'll ensure through proper assessment and reoccuring evaluations that your mentoring program is strucuturally sound and operating at the highest capacity possible for achieving maximum results. 
                                                                                         *Mentoring Program Development Workshops:

*Developing a Comprehensive & Successful Youth Mentoring Program
We'll help your program develop a strategic plan aligned with your organization’s mission, which includes all the necessary elements for a successful program: program design, program staff, operational budget, understanding the mentoring process, recruiting/ interviewing/ training mentees, mentors and volunteers, program services, program/ service implementation, program marketing/ promotions, identifying/ developing community partnerships, data collection/ tracking and more.

*Developing a Professional Mentoring Program
We'll develop a strategic plan aligned with the company’s goals, which includes the support of the company leadership, presentation of program goals/ objectives, recruiting/ training professional mentors, understanding the mentoring process in the workplace, providing detailed descriptions on the roles of the professional mentor, developing the professional mentoring relationship on paper and in practice, and increasing professional performance and productivity of participating employees.

Associates for Inclusion Mentor Development service is a stand-alone service, complimented by our FREE pre-consultation.  Please, follow the link to register and *know that we can design a mentor workshop specific to your conference or event. We look forward to providing high-quality, efficient and effective mentor development services.

Mentor Development


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*Mentoring for In-School and After-School Programs
We'll help mentors in the elementary/ middle/ high school and after-school programs  learn the mentor role/ responsibilities, learn what and how to establish mentor/ mentee boundaries, learn how to assess mentee “Individual, Family, Educational and Community Domains”, learn how to work with mentees to fulfill teacher/ parent goals, learn how to encourage/ boost mentee attendance/ participation, learn how to encourage/ boost/ reinforce positive mentee behavior in the classroom and at home, learn how to record mentee/ teacher/ parent contacts and more.

*Mentoring to the Title-I African-American Male Student
We help mentors in Title-I schools develop engagement and assessment skills for improving the African-American male school attendance, classroom participation, academic performance, behavior improvement and with decreasing potential for delinquency involvement.  Mentors will learn to assess mentee in “Family, Social, Education, Political, Economic, Spiritual /Religious,and Community settings”, learn how to work with mentees to fulfill teacher/ parent goals, learn how to encourage/ boost mentee attendance/ participation, learn how to encourage/ boost/ reinforce positive mentee behavior in the classroom and at home, learn to present mentee status reports and make preliminary referral recommendations based on face-to-face assessments, learn to record mentee/ teacher/ parent contacts and more. 

*Mentoring in Culturally Diverse Community After-School Programs
We'll help mentors in the community after-school program develop environmental adaptation skills, engagement and assessment skills for facilitating Individual/ Group sessions at after-school programs within the community.  Mentors will learn individual/ group protocol for dispensing after-school snacks, learn techniques for managing individual/ group behavior, learn the importance of establishing boundaries, learn to facilitate successful homework/ tutoring sessions, learn time management and mentee temperament, learn about appropriate/ engaging group activities and more.

*Professional Mentoring for Performance and Productivity Improvement 

We'll help mentors in the professional setting understand the goals/ objectives/ process of the company's professional mentoring program and the mentor role/ responsibility as the facilitator within the program.  Mentors will learn how to facilitate individual mentoring sessions, learn how to transfer the HR or management request for assistance in increasing the referred employee/ mentee prospect performance and productivity levels, learn to explain the impact of the employee/mentee prospect performance on the bottom line and the value of improvement to the employee/ mentee, the mentor, the company and more.

Associates for Inclusion Mentor Development service is a stand-alone service, complimented by our FREE pre-consultation.  Please, follow the link to register and *know that we can design a mentor workshop specific to your conference or event. We look forward to providing high-quality, efficient and effective mentor development services.

Diversity & Inclusion Plan Development 

Our Diversity & Inclusion Plan Development services bring together all of our research efforts: assessments, surveys and focus groups, in order to design the best plan for attaining your goals and increasing cultural competence.  

In developing your Diversity & Inclusion Plan, we work to link the power in diversity & inclusion to your goals such that your aspirations for success can be achieved.  The standard process usually includes an extensive review of individual or organizational history: issues, problems, complaints, as well as a close review of goals, mission, policies, procedures, and so forth, in order to identify the presence of any inclusion gaps that may exist.

Once your plan has been developed, minus the removal of barriers to inclusion, we are then prepared to present your individual or organizations plan for success.  

Associates for Inclusion Plan Development service is not a stand-alone service and must be complimented at a minimum of FREE pre-consultation and assessment services.  Please, follow the link to register and know that we look forward to providing services that move your organization toward change in increased productivity, increased cultural competence, increased employee engagement/recognition, and greater return on investment.

Diversity & Inclusion Plan Implementation Strategy

Our Diversity & Inclusion Plan Implementation Strategy is a plan specifically designed for you, your community or business.  Implementing a plan that is designed to bring about change is not often an immediate occurrence and may even require some plan adjustments before showing promise of change.  

Of course, one certainty is that Associates for Inclusion will weather any bumps in the road and provide assurance that we can and will attain your goals of increasing productivity and getting a greater return on your investment - and yes, increasing cultural competence in the process.

The primary and key element to having a successful plan implementation strategy that effects change is having a sincere commitment in two areas.  The first priority commitment is having the buy-in by the leadership, the individual or community leaders, Chief Executive Officer or business owner.  Next, is the committment of resources that are necessary to sustain the level of professionalism and the time needed to complete implemetation and potentially on-going assessment of the plan.  

Associates for Inclusion Plan Implementation Strategy service is not a stand-alone service and must be complimented by FREE pre-consultation, Assessment, and Diversity & Inclusion Plan Development services.  Please, follow the link to register and know that we look forward to providing high-quality, efficient and effective assessment services.

Diversity & Inclusion Educational Training‹ Program

Our Diversity & Inclusion Educational Training Program is half hour to 1 hour listening sessions, designed to provide a journey, some experience and much motivation.  Not just your normal speaker, we really work hard at delivering substantive discussions, based on historical facts and outcomes.  

Associates for Inclusion trainers are encouraged to supplement discussions with insightful illustrations that bring appreciation and understanding to the cultural compentence and discrimination dialogue.  The speaker is focused at delivering awareness about those classes protected by federal law to include: race, class, age, religion, sex and LBGTQ status.

Our goal is to assist participants in a personal assessment of their own competence, discuss ways in which to improve competence,  talk about the root causes of racism, prejudice and discrimination, discuss the effect and impact of discrimination upon groups or classes of people, and identify the role we each can play in eliminating this virus.

At Associates for Inclusion, it is our expectation that change, in the form of increased productivity, greater return on investment and cultural competence, is forthcoming.

Associates for Inclusion Diversity & Inclusion Educational Training Program is a stand-alone service that does not require any additional services purchase.  Please, follow the link to register and know that we look forward to welcoming you, your community, or your company into the world of inclusion.‹ 

Diversity & Inclusion Workshop


Our Diversity & Inclusion Workshops are half and/ or full day working sessions designed for participants, executives and employees, to explore their personal and professional experiences in order to enhance their cultural readiness for the workforce.  

As an individual candidate for employment, announcing on your resume that you have been certified in cultural competence as a diverse professional means something.  What does that mean and what's it worth?

Well, to answer the last question first, what's most important to the business, that would be the professional who brings "less liability" in regards to decreased potential for causing employment discrimination suits, less likely to insight incidence between affinity groups, and who, through his/her increased cultural competence, helps to motivate teamwork, increase positive employee engagement, generate ideas, increase productivity and ultimately bring a greater return on investment to the company's bottom line.  

                                                                                                  *Diversity & Inclusion Workshops

*Strategies for Americans: Coping with Racism   
How long have we been grappling with the issue of race?  The reality is that racism, discrimination and bigotry, just like bullying, is alive and well; the question perhaps should be, what are you doing about it?

Join participants in this workshop as they trace and discover the genesis of personal prejudice, learn to confront racism within both their personal and professional space, learn how to facilitate and navigate the race debate, learn practical skills for assessing and reporting racism, take part in engaging individual/group workshop activities and more.  

Who should attend: general public, employees, employers, HR professionals, business executives, and all other Americans and non-Americans concerned about issues associated with racism and discrimination.

*Victims for the Accused: A Time for Healing
Associates for Inclusion makes it a priority to always give our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the primary victims of crime and their families.  However, we also provide time, attention and support to the families, friends and co-workers of persons accused or convicted of crime.

Join in this workshop as participants learn about the types of victims associated with crime, learn about the stress and pain shared by their co-workers and neighbors, learn how to cope with the feelings of personal and professional loss, learn to navigate a probing public (including family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and media), take part in engaging individual/group workshop activities and more.  

Who should attend: family members and friends of persons accused or convicted of crime, general public, employees, employers, HR professionals, business executives, police officers, defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges and all other Americans and non-Americans concerned about issues associated victimization.

*Impact of Racism on the Mental Health of African-Americans & Marginalized Groups
Research indicates racism and discrimination contributes to the increased rates of mental illness among African-Americans, people of color, and other marginalized groups.

Join participants in this workshop as they learn to identify the mental health red flags associated with racism and discrimination, learn about specific strategies to combat the onset of mental health problems surrounding racism and discrimination, learn the importance, purpose and process for recording, tracking and reporting incidents of racism and discrimination, take part in engaging individual/group workshop activities and more.

Who should attend: mental health and human services professionals, African-American and other marginalized groups, general public, employees, employers, HR professionals, business executives, and all other Americans and non-Americans concerned about issues associated with racism and discrimination.

Now, as for the first question, what it means to be a culturally competent professional is to be knowledgeable, appreciative, adaptive and someone who respects the professional capabilities of the individual in the cubicle next to him. Even greater, you're a professional who is now culturally competent, excited about the difference your contributions will make in fulfilling your own personal goals and the goals of the team, the community, and your company - welcome to inclusion.

Associates for Inclusion, Diversity & Inclusion Workshop is a stand-alone service that does not require any additional services purchase. Please follow the link to register, *know that we can design a mentor workshop specific to your conference or event. We look forward to providing high-quality, efficient and effective mentor development services. and know that we look forward to welcoming you into the world of inclusion.

Annual Re-Evalution & Educational Training Program

Our Annual Re-Evaluation & Educational Training Program is designed to keep you, your community and your industry current and culturally competent.  Once we've assessed, treated and made the necessary changes to attain your goals, we want to ensure that the level of success you're experiencing is maintained.  

In re-evaluating the implemented Diversity & Inclusion strategy, we focus our attention on any changes or occurrences, inclusion gaps, barriers, systemic policy or procedural flaws and make recommendations accordingly.

In many instances the Educational training is provided in conjunction with the Re-Evaluation in order to address any current events or episodes that might make the organization goals and cultural competence advances vulnerable.  Additionally, it provides the opportunity to train new employees and adjust for any identified policy changes that are negatively impacting the overall strategic plan.  

Associates for Inclusion Annual Re-Evaluation & Educational Training Program services is not a stand-alone service and must be complimented with a FREE pre-consultation, Assessment, Diversity & Inclusion plan development, and Diversity & Inclusion Plan Implementation Strategy.  Please, follow the link to register and know that we look forward to providing high-quality, efficient and effective assessment services.

Diversity & Inclusion Support Group

Our Diversity & Inclusion Support Groups are both actual and virtual support groups designed as a public outlet of expression for community members to gather peacefully and dialogue about cultural diversity, inclusion and any current diversity events or issues of the day.  

As a participant, members are encouraged to enter our group forums as mature adults and to adhere to our participation guidelines, which include being respectful to the opinions of others and having patience as they freely express themselves for greater understanding, increased level of cultural competence and personal development.

We ask our members to encourage, share and demonstrate the power of inclusion within their family, circle of friends, co-workers and wherever possible - "talk about your experiences." Please, let them know that we invite them to join our dialogue and our movement to eliminate racism, prejudice and discrimination - JOIN US!

Please, follow the link to register and know that we look forward to providing high-quality, efficient and effective assessment services.

Associates for Inclusion Public Speak & Motivation

Associates for Inclusion Public Speak & Motivation is our means of voicing our opinion against Racism, Prejudice, Discrimination and encouraging the world to join us.  

As diversity professionals, we welcome the opportunity to share with your audience either a pre-designed or customized presentation about the ills of discrimination, its history, its impact upon the people it has so often tormented and the coping strategies for going forward free of its hold.  

We deliver a high intensity, engaging and dramatic presentation that's intended to honor those who have suffered and shine the light upon those who have ridiculed inclusion, and seemingly escaped justice.  

In our discussions, we take a journey back in time: theorize as to the origins of humans and their migration (Asian, African and European) in relation to diversity, we speak of their biological transformation over time and we track them via development and biology, we highlight the divisive nature, the collective self and we bring your audience together, united by the realization of our wholeness as one people.  Your audience will be challenged and changed, as we welcome them into the world of inclusion. 

Associates for Inclusion Speak & Motivation is a stand-alone service not requiring any complimentary services be purchased.  Please, follow the link to register and know that we look forward to providing high-quality, efficient and effective Public Speak and Motivational services.

Referral Services

Our referral services are intended to guide your interest in the direction toward resources which might be beneficial in addressing your issues, concerns and fulfilling your goals.

Associates for Inclusion Referral Service is a courtesy service of which no purchase is required.  We wish you the best of your aspirations and thank you for contacting Associates for Inclusion.


  1. Where cultural divide exists between people, communities and industry, we facilitate inclusion.
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  2. We consult with politicians and political campaigns on the importance of measured political discourse or rhetoric and its impact upon a diversified voting public.
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  3. We work with citizens and community leaders to strengthen relations with local government agencies.
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  4. We work with Sports Organizations and Programs to address employee and player diversity issues.
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  5. We provide guidance and support for people seeking to increase their cultural competence.
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  6. We help businesses make the link between diversity, increased productivity and greater return on investment.
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  7. We provide cultural diversity training and workshops to line staff, managers, directors, executives and business owners.
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  8. We work with law enforcement agencies on community policing initatives.
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  9. We provide training to low income, middle class and wealthy people about the hidden rules of culture.
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  10. We promote the right of ALL people to have their own identity, opinion and the opportunity to express themselves.
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