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RAO Consultants

RAO Consultants provides strategic leadership to corporations and educational organizations, supports new diversity professionals as they transition into DEI, and helps employees navigate workplace culture. We strive to move our DEI practice beyond metrics and best practices to create customized heuristics and technologies that will help organizations keep up with the demands of an ever-changing world. We work with/in companies and institutions at the leading edge of organizational change to scale their operations, embed their diversity change agenda at every level, and empower their people and organizations to use the tools of DEIB to solve social, people, and organizational problems.

Our Services


DEI Strategy Planning, Audit, & Consultation

This service is for any organizations looking for thought partnership on an aspect of your strategic diversity plan or DEI messaging for recruitment. It is also ideal for any DEI professionals looking for strategic partnership as they plan an initiative, design a workshop, or implement their organization's strategic diversity plan. This service also helps to draft messaging for BIPOC recruitment and edit language used for institutional statements and communiqués.  



Committee Development

This service is designed to help organizations foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture. We offer customized consulting, training, and coaching programs to support the development and growth of your organizations DEI and ERG committees to drive change, build more inclusive high-performing teams, and create a workplace culture where everyone feels valued and respected.


DEI Workshops

Our experienced trainers will provide your team with a comprehensive understanding of DEI concepts and how they can be applied in the workplace. Through interactive and engaging sessions, your team will learn how to identify and address biases, communicate more effectively with diverse groups, and create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees. By the end of our workshop you will notice a stronger, more cohesive team that is better equipped to succeed in today's diverse and dynamic workplace.

DEI Workshops

DEIB 101


Cultural Competence in the Workplace

Difficult Conversations / Difficult Decisions

Recognizing & Interrupting Implicit Bias / Microaggressions

Inclusive Leadership

Hiring, Recruiting, and Retention of Diverse Employees 

LGBTQ+ Allyship

Fostering a Culture of Belonging

Becoming Anti-Racist

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