Over the past few years organizations have increasingly considered the all important issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). Yet, depending on the size and scope of your business and your background, the kind of services that can best match your goals are unique. Whether you’ve worked with DEI consultants in the past, or are totally new to the area, sifting through this growing market to find the support you need can be a big challenge.
Popcorn RFP’s kernels for DEI purchases are custom built to support your search for the best consultants, whether you’re testing the waters with an RFI, or launching into an RFP. By including standard industry language terminology, and prompting you to consider everything from your own priorities to a consultant’s style, approach, and theoretical background, we take the guesswork out of the purchasing process.
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As a service, DEI consulting needs to be closely tailored to the particular circumstances of your organization. This includes everything from your size and the scope of your business to any ongoing challenges or concerns in the diversity and inclusion space. We prompt you to set this information out in detail.
DEI consultants vary widely in approach and style. Finding the best fit for your needs depends upon being able to spell out what it is that you’re looking for. While some DEI consultants are most experienced with facilitating large group sessions, others focus on working with individuals or small teams. You may be looking for consultants who can work well both remotely and in person, who are particularly patient or enthusiastic about their work, or some other feature. We ask you to consider these factors and detail them for potential respondents.
Although DEI is practical in its application, as a discipline it is informed by a variety of ideas about the way that learning and change work. If your organization has worked with DEI consultants or even had DEI support internally in the past, you may have a sense of what things work well for you, and which less so. Here we give you the option to mention particular approaches that you’re after – whether that’s design thinking practices, growth mindset theory, or something else.
Finding the right DEI consultants can mean the difference between driving real change in your organization, or a big expense that accomplishes little. At Popcorn RFP, we’re determined to help you find the right fit in your next RFx process. We hope you’ll give our tool a try for free and let us know how we can further support your purchasing process!