Intercultural Organizational Transformation
Imagine a place where everyone's gifts are appreciated, where people of different racial and ethnic backgrounds find common ground and, at the same time, know their unique contributions are honored.
Imagine a place where people with physical challenges can move through their workday as freely as their able-bodied co-workers, where people can openly share their families, no matter how they define family, and where people of all genders and gender-identities feel respected for who they are.
Imagine a place where the people you serve see themselves reflected in the staff and trust they will be treated with dignity and respect.
Imagine. Just imagine.
An organization that has made a commitment to doing the hard work of full inclusion does not have to imagine such a place – they are working in it every day.
As our society becomes more diverse, an organization that wants to lead has to invest in bringing out the best in all of its people and offering the best to all it serves.
No one – no place – is doing it perfectly. Full inclusion challenges even the most committed. We all make mistakes, fall into old habits, have something more to learn.
If you’re open to getting it wrong once in a while, are understanding when behavior doesn’t match desire, and willing to keep on learning, you will be rewarded with a satisfying, creative, and productive organization providing the highest quality services to your clients, customers, or members where everyone feels welcome and included.
Marquis Enterprises, LLC, can help your organization become the diverse and inclusive place you dream about. We will assess your organization’s strengths and challenges, and then design and implement custom strategies, including educational interventions and leadership coaching, which build on your strengths and address the challenges you are facing today.
Organizational Assessment & Planning
When an organization starts by conducting a comprehensive assessment of its history, its current dynamics, and where it wants to go, then it can develop a plan for lasting change.
We guide you and your organization through an objective assessment of prior initiatives, today's internal and external climate, and what you hope to achieve with your diversity and inclusion initiatives. When we have a clear idea of your vision, we help you set realistic goals and develop a plan to reach them. This might include training and education, intercultural competency development and leadership coaching.
Intercultural Competency Development
Intercultural competency is the ability to interact effectively across cultural differences. Many of us believe we are doing this and get frustrated when communication breaks down. Although we might be interacting across cultural differences, we don't, necessarily, have the knowledge, skills and abilities to bridge the differences between us effectively.
Through use of the Intercultural Development Inventory®, or IDI®, you and your team can develop a deeper awareness of cultural competency and can learn to interact in ways that enhance communication and build true relationships.
Who do we serve?
Marquis Enterprises, LLC, is a woman-owned company, which specializes in helping non-profit organizations and faith communities develop and deepen their organizational and personal intercultural competency to become intentional multicultural organizations. We also have extensive experience in the healthcare and education fields and with for-profit companies. If you have a question about whether we might be a good fit for your organization, click the Contact Me button below and we'll talk about how I might be able to assist you on your multicultural journey.