Working both virtually and in person, we are a full-service consulting firm, specializing in facilitation and training in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion, board of director governance, and strategic facilitation.
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.
Meet the team.
McCord Consulting Group is a a Black-owned, woman-owned boutique firm with locations in Boulder, Colorado and Panamá City, Panamá. The group has 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 education and labor policy at the Colorado General Assembly, bringing a unique expertise and proven lobbying style to the West.
The team specializes in working with organizations organizations looking to implement organizational change – including strategic facilitation, board of director engagement, and the recruitment and retention 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.
MCG provides public speaking services, training audiences to break free of the status quo so that they can lead their teams and organizations to the next phase of development. The team has spoken before the following audiences: The University of Notre Dame, Financial Planning Association, BevNet, ExpoWest, Alliance Management Institute, and the Colorado Small Business Development Center.
Ms. McCord’s civic and professional board participation includes the City of Boulder Board of Zoning Adjustment and the Boulder Community Health Patient & Family Advisory Council. Her past board participation includes the Posner Center for International Development, Boulder Housing Partners, and the Community Affairs Council of the Boulder Chamber. Ms. McCord is the past President of the Notre Dame Club of Denver and she is the current 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.
Last month, I hosted the first fully virtual workshop for the Panama American Center (PAC). The PAC is a training and cultural exchange center that provides workshops, courses, college fairs, US program alumni activities, and cultural events such as film screenings and international conferences.
The workshop, 3 Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills – for Female Entrepreneurs was attended by more than 20 people. After I shared three presentation skills, five volunteers bravely presented a short deck completely in English and received real-time feedback from myself and the other participants. I was proud of the supportive community that was created. Some women attended to improve their English presentation skills while one participant shared it was the first time she had ever attempted to create and deliver a presentation entirely in English!
As McCord Consulting Group continues to expand into Panamá, I am excited about the business and cultural exchanges that I am facilitating.
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