Dr. Kazique Prince, Founder and Chief Equity Officer (CEO) of Jelani Consulting, LLC, empowers people and organizations to be facilitators of fairness and leaders in social innovation by producing resources and providing services that directly impact meaningful change for the social good.
Jelani Consulting, LLC staff provides executive and leadership consultation focused on cultural competency and responsiveness for individuals, teams, and organizations across industries. A premier, in-depth cultural competency assessment is used to create a customized profile and developmental roadmap, which is research validated and administered to tens of thousands globally.
With increasing demands to marshal resources while adapting to more culturally and globally diverse people, Jelani Consulting, LLC staff works with those seeking to develop an array of talents to improve job performance, work collaboratively with others, and maximize professional effectiveness. Research shows that individuals and teams with improved cultural competency increased their productivity, created greater innovation, and generated revenue significantly outperforming others with less cultural competency.
In diversity, inclusion and cultural competency efforts, we have worked in different industries providing solution-focused services, conducting research, and consulting with organizational leadership. Each opportunity required a culturally sensitive approach with thorough knowledge and exceptional expertise to ensure success. Increasing cultural competency reaches beyond building personal relationships. It offers an opportunity to improve teams and organizations that optimize performance across all functions and exceed strategic priorities.
Reeshemah (she/her/hers) works with executive leadership to develop community engagement, system change and diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. With over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience, she has demonstrated an ability to effectively manage complex operations, connect with diverse key leaders and advocate for system change. She has also coached C-suite leaders in leading change management projects affecting their operations, staff and volunteer leadership, and community relations. Past roles included Vice President of Operations/Community Development and Executive Director. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from California State University, Sacramento.
Danne L. Johnson
Danne, a Professor and attorney, works with individuals and groups to explore their past experiences, implicit biases, and self-identity in preparation for inclusion work. She assists with the acquisition of language and experiences with an end goal of the appreciation of differences and respect for all people. Danne is a Certified Diversity Professional and an IDI Qualified Administrator, and has earned a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
Dr. Alaina Szlachta
Dr. Alaina Szlachta is the principal learning architect at By Design Development Solutions, helping subject matter experts transform their unique expertise into learning products that measurably influence people’s lives. Alaina has over 15 years of experience in teaching, instructional design, program management and educational evaluation. She has proudly served industry experts in higher education, diversity and inclusion, victim services, real estate, healthcare and software development.
A change facilitator and educator with experience across multiple industries, Greta builds relationships and connections within and between communities and organizations, and provides opportunities to learn about diversity, equity and inclusion, and ways to implement principles of the work at multiple levels. She has been involved in many community organizations and initiatives focused on social determinants of health and equity, including work around infant mortality, minority and refugee health, Health in All Policies, and racial and economic equity. Since 2015 Greta has been a member of the Board of Directors and chaired multiple committees for her local Federally Qualified Health Center. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI, a Master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a graduate certificate in Gerontology from The University of Akron. Greta is a Bridges Out of Poverty, Bridges to Health and Healthcare Certified Trainer, a trained Racism Dialogue Facilitator (Everyday Democracy and deliberative dialogue models) and Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory.
Melissa is a Strategic Evaluation Consultant, who conducts traditional and novel methods of measurement that highlight systemic barriers in an organization and reveal hidden assumptions that drive daily practices. Through guided data analysis and shared storytelling, we collaboratively use the data to understand each unique organization and its ongoing path towards comprehensive equity and belonging.
Saima is a professional Video Editor and Animator with both front & back-end project experience. She has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Northern University in Bangladesh.
“All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”
— Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
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