Organizational Culture
and DEI Solutions

Our Theory of Action: Caring | Culture | Comprehensive | Customized | Collaborative

We believe that the legacy of any leader, organization, or school is ultimately defined by how they treat their people and how they support the communities that they serve. We are passionate about caring for people and helping organizations create communities that see people for their humanity, help them grow, and support them in authentic ways. When organizations get culture right, people feel that they belong to something greater than themselves, that they are important and invested in, and are inspired by contributing to something significant and meaningful. We have seen how getting culture right leads not only to personal fulfillment but ultimately organizational success, and are inspired by supporting organizations to make the changes needed to bring this to fruition.

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Our Novel Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

At NewSummit Leadership, a Culture of Reciprocity and Belonging establishes the vision and foundation of the work we do to support our partners to create dynamic, 21st-century workplaces that empower employees, inspire leadership, and transform organizational culture. Our approach is designed to bring people together in mutually supportive relationships that lessen divides and foster more fulfilling and productive organizations.

A Culture of Belonging:
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. – Maya Angelou

In short, a Culture of Belonging is what a person seeks in their life. Human beings define themselves through the relationships they have and the work they do – belonging brings these two together to form alignment between identity and purpose in life. Building a Culture of Belonging allows people in a community to realize their full potential and bring that potential out in others.

A Culture of Reciprocity:
Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging. – Deepak Chopra

Reciprocity is the method by which belonging is fostered and strengthened and holds the key to creating and sustaining more inclusive, equitable, and diverse communities. Far beyond “Quid Pro Quo”, reciprocity is based on an understanding that collaboration achieves far more than individual effort and requires authentic relationships and consistent self-reflection. A Culture of Reciprocity is present when everyone within a community is invested in the success and well-being of others.

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Comprehensive Programs Designed for Your People

We design and support implementation of comprehensive programs for businesses, k-12 schools and districts, non-profits, and governmental organizations using an iterative planning cycle to ensure every project is personalized to the needs of our client. This approach balances current best practices, our expertise, and the strengths, talents, and needs of each client to create a customized solution for any organization. Our collaborative approach ensures that we are listening and responding to our clients’ needs, not prescribing a program without consideration of the unique culture, history, strengths, challenges, and opportunities that exist within each organization.

Government and Corporate Offerings

We offer the following comprehensive programs for any organization:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Programs and Services
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Project & Change Management Support
  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership Training
  • Organizational Culture Transformation Support
  • Equitable & Inclusive Policy Review and Development
  • Equitable & Inclusive Hiring Practices support

K-12 District and School Offerings

Our K-12 offerings are inclusive of the above services with the addition of programs for:

  • District Strategic Planning
  • School Improvement Implementation Support
  • District Improvement Implementation Support
  • Culturally Responsive Instructional Planning and Coaching Support
  • Developing Equitable Assessment Systems
  • Transformation of Student Culture & Discipline Systems
  • Family & Community Engagement

Other offerings:

  • Keynote Addresses
Foundational Mindful Practices

Cultural Responsiveness | Equitable & Inclusive Practices | Embracing Diversity Growth Mindset Development | Asset-Based Thinking | Fostering Collaboration

Pillars of School Success
  • Personnel
  • Mission/Vision/Values
  • Prof. Development
  • Communication
  • Budget
  • District Partnerships
Inclusive Community
  • Student Life
  • Discipline (noun)
  • Traditions
  • Families
  • Partnerships
Authentic Instruction
  • Planning for Engagement
  • Norms & Routines
  • Coaching
  • Assessment
  • Technology
Nurturing Environment
  • Mental & Emotional Health
  • Facilities Management
  • Visual Culture
  • Safety & Security
Supportive District
  • Personnel
  • Mission/Vision/Values
  • Communication
  • Budget
  • School Leadership Support
  • Career Pathways
  • Facilities
  • Technology
  • Prof. Development