We can make the world a better place if we can view those different from ourselves as equally human.
Deo Mwano Consultancy(DMC) helps organizations and communities positively leverage the diversity around them. DMC helps organizations understand the experiences of immigrants and former refugees. Immigrants contribute tremendously to the economy of their community. Employers struggle with how to utilize the immense amount of skills they bring. DMC helps educate employers in ways to create a welcoming space that is less intimidating and more inclusive. DMC helps companies and organizations become more intentional in outreaching and engaging with the different cultures around. A diverse and inclusive employer, who welcomes new talents and perspectives in problem solving, increases innovation and ingenuity.
DMC created a model called We Are All Human to help organizations engage in community forums. Such discussions help individuals learn from each other’s differences. DMC trains the participants on the norms for engaging in conversations effectively. We Are All Human does not avoid tough conversations. Being heard makes everyone feel empowered. Expressing their point of view freely helps participants learn from each other -- without allowing the biases or the protective walls we build to be the driver.
Areas Where DMC’s Inclusivity and Diversity Services Thrive.
School cultural alignment and norm establishment
Creating a space where everyone feels they belong to an organization or community
How to effectively design an inclusive event
How to give everyone with a seat at the table an opportunity to contribute to the mission
Political differences and influences discussion
Designing technology with multi-ethnic representation
Designing programs to introduce technology occupations and skills to minority students
Designing an inclusive curriculum
Designing an inclusive learning model
How to work with multi-ethnic leadership
Organizations DMC Helped Build Inclusive Programming, Communities and Events
Krieva Academy board, NH Department of Education - PD training for EL Teachers statewide on designing alliances between teachers and EL students, Teacher Summit Workshop on working with multi-ethnic students, Program Designer/Manager for International Institution of New England and College For America new immigrant CBE Pilot Program, Program designer for New Hampshire Department of Education Federal Grant Teen Father Program in partnership with the National Center of Competency-Based Education, Community Advisor for Pakistani Education Leadership Institute
Individuals and organizations prosper when they can identify and confront their personal biases and, as a result, learn to treat those different from themselves with respect. By confronting personal fears influenced by deceptive perspectives, they can learn to see others as equally human.
Takes people to a place of vulnerability to search deeper and track the root of their biases through reflection and sharing of personal stories.
Provides opportunities to interact with people from other cultures. Provides simple and easy-to-use tools to engage in these tough conversations.
Train people to be open and to listen without making judgments to protect their perspectives.
Provide opportunities for people to ask questions they might otherwise hold back because they fear it would label them as prejudice or racist.
What is it?
An innovative facilitated forum that is held in schools, community organizations, businesses and nonprofits to help people move from defensiveness to open-mindedness, and to confront the personal biases and fears that influence how they treat others. An energetic forum that helps people become better listeners and develop empathy and tolerance towards others by hearing their stories and experiences. In short, to learn to see people of other cultures as equally human