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Strategizers

Build a high-powered strategy for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability (IDEA)

Strategizers is an accelerated cohort development experience that will empower you with expert guidance, 'plug & play' templates, and proven practices to create an actionable IDEA strategy in 6 months.

My Journey

with Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability

In my early years as an "IDEA" Leader, I had many questions.

  • What can I do to build momentum right away?

  • How do I build realistic long-term goals?

  • Who can I convince to help me?

  • What resources do I need to ask for?

  • How do I get funding?

  • How can I manage the inevitable resistance I will face?

  • What metrics do I need to measure success?

  • How can I keep myself from burning out?

  • How do I engage other leaders?

  • Can I really do this?

It turned out that yes, I could do it, but I had to learn a lot of things the hard way. I'm launching Strategizers so you won't have to.

 

I've designed this group cohort experience to be everything I wish I'd had starting out. You'll be joining a community designed to give you the practical tools and support you need, right from the start. This isn't just a course; it's a shortcut to success for IDEA leaders.

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INTRODUCING

Strategizers

Emerge from this accelerated program with a tangible, results-oriented IDEA strategy that will guide your organization toward a more inclusive and equitable future.

What you'll gain

STRATEGIZERS gives you access to a unique set of benefits unlike any other program:

  • Customized Deliverables: Walk away with a tailored set of metrics and priorities that align with your organization's unique goals for inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability (IDEA).

  • Expert Guidance: Receive direct support, insights, and guidance from a seasoned IDEA strategist with a track record of driving meaningful change in organizations.

  • Proven Tools and Templates: Gain exclusive access to a curated suite of tools, templates, and resources designed to streamline your IDEA strategy development process.

  • Peer Connection and Networking: Connect with a community of like-minded leaders on a similar journey. Find a confidential and supportive space to share insights and challenges.

  • Energy Protection: Discover tools and techniques to center your own wellbeing and prevent burnout, allowing you to sustain momentum. 

  • Change Management Support: Build the momentum for IDEA, manage inevitable resistance, and drive positive culture change, creating an environment that enables everyone to thrive.

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“Angela is smart, strategic, practical and understands corporate dynamics. I could not recommend her more!”

—Jennifer Deitloff, Vice President, Senior Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity Officer, Scoular

What's Included

1

MONTH

The BIG IDEA

Anchor with knowledge (JEDIA+)

Your IDEA Power Tools​

Clarify the why ​

Build your IDEA Aspiration 

After month 1, you’ll have a solid

foundation for the future you want to create, and the tools to move toward your IDEA Aspiration.

2

MONTH

Metrics Matter

Customize your IDEA Scorecard

Define IDEA Objectives

Identify success measures & vehicles

Center IDEA outcomes 

 

After month 2, you’ll have your IDEA Scorecard with drafted objectives and potential success measures.

3

MONTH

Dive into Discovery

Get unstuck

Assess the current state of IDEA

Capture data disparities

Identify the biggest gaps 

 

After month 3, you’ll have a clear understanding of your baseline and data that reveals emerging areas of focus.

4

MONTH

Activate!

Brainstorm actions

Consider impact vs. effort

Secure resources

Identify and stage priorities

After month 4, you’ll have priorities identified that align with the focus areas and opportunities identified on your

IDEA Scorecard.

5

MONTH

Manage Change

Frame your change approach

Support stakeholders

Build core message points

Design communication plans

After month 5, you’ll have a clear core message to use in ongoing communications, and an understanding of how to influence positive change.

6

MONTH

Sustain Momentum

Build accountability

Monitor progress, evaluate & refine

Capture impact 

Communicate progress & celebrate success! 

After month 6, you’ll have all the components

of a strong IDEA strategy and a plan to sustain the valuable approach you’ve created! 

Who you are

Strategizers has been designed specifically for you if:

  • You are responsible for leading Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in your organization

  • You have some IDEA work in progress, but aren’t sure what comes next

  • You need a defined process to help you organize a clear plan

  • You are a go-getter who can take and run with outlines, tools, and templates

  • You wish you could get advice from a strategic consultant, but don’t have funding to hire one

  • You want to connect with other IDEA leaders in a confidential, supportive space

  • You could devote at least 30 minutes per workday (2-3 hrs/week) to your IDEA strategy

  • You are carrying the kind of workload that puts you at high risk for burnout

Bonuses

As a Strategizer, you'll unlock the same resources

available to Mindpower Strategic's consulting clients.

It's a level of support  that will supercharge your strategic journey. 

Power Tools

You'll get a customizable IDEA Scorecard, Storyboard, and Change Management Plan

Templates & Frameworks

Outlines to help you "clarify your why", define project details, manage stakeholders, and lead change.

Worksheets & Guides

Guides and worksheets you can use to collect rich data, fine-tune metrics, and uncover insights.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What makes Strategizers different from other
IDEA courses?

Unlike traditional "sit and listen" courses, Strategizers offers a hands-on experience, guiding you through the process of developing a robust IDEA strategy. You'll design practical deliverables, including an IDEA Scorecard (Excel) and IDEA Storyboard (PowerPoint) with priority actions and change management resources.

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Is this program suitable for those who are new to the field of DEI?

Absolutely. While some familiarity with IDEA initiatives is beneficial, this program is designed to cater to a range of expertise levels. It provides the necessary guidance and resources for both newcomers and experienced DEI leaders.

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How does the structure help participants stay on-track and engaged?

Each cohort is limited to 12 participants to maximize connection and focus. Strategizers receive regular communications and instructions. They engage in a structured cadence with task assignments, progress reporting, follow-up guidance,  and a monthly 90-minute interactive session online.

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Will the content be relevant and applicable to my organization?

The program content is designed with adaptability in mind, making it applicable across various industries and organizational sizes. The strategies and tools are intentionally flexible, ensuring effectiveness in a wide range of settings. As participants customize their plans, they are encouraged to maintain a strong connection with their direct leaders, facilitating support and alignment with organizational goals.

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What if I fall behind or need additional support?

If you miss a session or find yourself falling behind, don't worry. All program materials and resources will be accessible to you to review, even after the program concludes, allowing you to catch up at your convenience. Participants also have the option to add an "office hours" package for ongoing guidance the month following the program.

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I'm interested!
How do I sign up?

The registration process involves answering a few questions to ensure participant alignment with the goals and requirements of the program. To get started, click one of the buttons on this page to access the registration form. Complete the questions and agreements,

then hit 'submit'.  Within a few days, you'll get notification of your status. Once approved, you'll receive a registration confirmation

and an invoice.

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Participant Pricing

Most Flexible

Six monthly payments

(Beginning in January 2024)

Most Savings

One -time payment

(Billed upon acceptance into the program)

$597

$2,997

Let's build your IDEA Strategy together!

Registration for the Spring Strategizers Cohort (January - June 2024)

is open through December 1st!

Spots are limited - register today!

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