Beyond Inclusion: Advancing Equity by Fostering Belonging
Cognitive science, affective neuroscience, and educational experience all tell us that a sense of belonging is a fundamental prerequisite for effective effort, enduring learning, healthy social bonds, and intellectual risk-taking. At Beyond Delta, we believe that self-efficacy – the belief in one’s capabilities and a solid expectation of future success – is not only the foundational goal of education but is also contextual, mutable, intersectional, and dependent on a sense of belonging in one’s learning community. Our goal is to help schools shift the tone of their diversity, equity, and inclusion work to move beyond inclusion to full belonging. We do this by actively partnering with organizations, harnessing the transformative power of community dialogue, and advancing social-emotional skills. We help you move beyond change – which often leaves people behind – to truly collective growth.
Beyond Empowerment: nurturing Self-Efficacy to Advance Transformational Leaders
Empowering new leaders is a critical step in ensuring continuous and sustainable organizational growth. But empowerment isn’t enough – as you hand the mic over to a new leader, you have to make sure they have the skills and support necessary to command the stage. Self-efficacy and belonging are critical to the foundation of a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive community; so too are they essential to the development of effective, impactful young leaders. We offer workshops and retreats, as well ongoing formative coaching, to not only empower new leaders, but to equip them with the tools necessary for success.
How do we work with you?
Our team collects and digs into qualitative and quantitative data, reviews literature, does market analysis, and connects you to a vast professional network in order to offer targeted solutions for your school’s needs. We design and implement ongoing professional development, guiding successful implementation of new programs and practices. We coach existing and emerging leaders. And because we know that each growth step in a school has a different half-life and distinct needs, we build an ongoing relationship with you to ensure that the tools we help you create continue to work.