McCord Consulting Group is a subject matter expert on diversity and inclusion issues. Meeting people where they are at, we help groups create a foundation to understand diversity, equity, and inclusion. This comprehension demonstrates to current and future employees, customers, and stakeholders the purpose and overall intention of diversity as it relates to a distinct organizational culture.
We bring enthusiasm, emotional safety, and structure to meetings – giving groups permission to execute bold ideas to change communities and the world. Using innovative problem solving techniques, McCord Consulting Group guides teams to prioritize the most impactful actions and sets them on a path to immediate implementation the moment the facilitated session is complete.
Tailored to the needs of the individual organization, McCord Consulting Group leads Board of Directors through their roles and responsibilities as they relate to both the mission of the organization and the job of the CEO. Incorporating diversity and inclusion into all training reinforces its importance in sustaining innovative and relevant institutions.
McCord Consulting Group principals have been in the governmental affairs, business consulting, and board development fields since 2004.
With a notable career in the legislative field, some highlights for the MCG team include:
Additionally, the team has worked on educational and labor policy at the Colorado General Assembly, bringing a unique expertise and proven lobbying style to the West.
The team has consulted with organizations looking to implement organizational change from board of director engagement to recruitment of minority employees and board directors that is culturally competent and supportive.
MCG’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Public Policy from Michigan State University.
Ms. McCord’s civic and professional board participation includes the Boulder Housing Partners Board, the Community Affairs Council of the Boulder Chamber, and the Boulder Philharmonic. Ms. McCord is the past President of the Notre Dame Club of Denver and she is the Diversity Council Region West Director for the University of Notre Dame. She has been named a Boulder ‘Young Pro to Know’ by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce.
After publishing last month’s newsletter, several of you reached out to me personally, asking what you could do to dismantle systemic racism in our country. Here are two actions you can implement today:
Take DEI Training Every Year
Taking one training on diversity, equity, and inclusion does not make you proficient. Remember how you took Pre-Algebra, Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, and Calculus II (well, I petered out at Calc II) in order for your high school could deep you proficient in math…to then go on and take MORE math in college? Well, one DEI training in your lifetime is not going to cut it. Allocate the funding in your budget and train your board and staff every year.
Measure Your Diversity
Every organization measures their impact. An organization impact could be the amount of participants who move from homelessness to permanent housing. An organization impact could be the amount of people who buy a product. In the same way you diligently measure your organizational impact, measure your board diversity. Does your board lack female representation, youth representation, hispanic representation? Does your board reflect the people you are serving? Set goals for board diversity, make a plan to achieve that goal, and measure this goal frequently.
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