4Q6 (For Question 6)

With only six weeks remaining in the For Question 6 campaign, there was a critical need to expand the reach of Marylanders for Marriage Equality beyond a core circle of stakeholders to a larger audience of supporters.

Toward this end, Campaign Consultation, Inc. was asked to help advance a series of strategic outreach interventions, including the launch of the Million Conversations campaign and a broader use of social media to help spread the word about Question 6, the Equal Marriage Amendment, on the upcoming election ballot. Coalition members, contributors, like-minded organizations, elected officials, student groups, LGBT veteran and military organizations, and others were coached and encouraged to use viral organizing tools to enhance visibility, build momentum and increase direct access to an ever increasing number of supporters.

In addition, Campaign Consultation was invited to meet with senior White House staff to discuss outreach and visibility needs and options. Soon thereafter, Campaign was extremely pleased when the President spoke out in support of Question 6. On election day, more than 1.3 million Marylanders (52.4% of those voting) said “yes” to equality and “yes” to LGBT families. As a result, Maryland became the first state to pass marriage equality at the ballot …Learn More

Chevron Texaco Diversity Awareness Training

In 1997, Texaco, prior to its merger with Chevron, received national publicity due to a lawsuit related to remarks made by members of its management that demonstrated racial bias. Texaco hired Campaign Consultation to develop and provide training and coaching opportunities for managers and supervisors.

In addition, Campaign Consultation was hired by Chevron/Texaco to design, develop and deliver the Diversity Awareness Learning Experience to corporate executives and field employees throughout the United States. The training included such topics as:

  • Dynamics of Diversity focuses on concepts such as defining what diversity awareness is and is not, understanding the difference between intent and impact in a diversity context, and exploring the dimensions and depths of diversity.
  • Perceptions and Assumptions helps participants to explore how their past experiences help to shape their perceptions and assumptions of difference.
  • Creating Better Working Relationships provides participants with strategies to overcome issues by incorporating a value for diversity and the strengths it can bring to an organization.

As a result of the learning experience, participants gained a greater understanding and appreciation of diversity and strategies necessary to achieving a high-performing workplace. …Learn More

International Multicultural Institute (iMCI)

In 2013, the National MultiCultural Institute took its mission of bringing diversity and inclusion awareness across national borders by becoming the International MultiCultural Institute (iMCI). As a member of NMCI’s faculty for over 20 years, Steven Rivelis, Campaign Consultation CEO, provided strategic assessment and communication intervention to assist iMCI in broadening its outreach efforts on an international scale. These initiatives highlighted iMCI’s position as a leader in global education, training, innovation, advocacy, and research for international matters of diversity and inclusion.

Among the trainings that Steven Rivelis provided for NMCI was the co-facilitation of a Training of Trainers/Facilitators (TOT/F) session, sponsored by Microsoft, at the National MultiCultural Institute’s Diversity Leadership Conference [November 2010]. This 3 day hands-on learning program provided the participants with an opportunity to enhance their awareness, knowledge and skills related to diversity, inclusion, cross-cultural communication, being a diversity champion, and cultural competency.

The TOT/F session focused on assessing one’s readiness to conduct diversity training, designing a diversity agenda, curriculum adaptation, and the skills required to facilitate an effective diversity learning program. The participants also received coaching tips and individual feedback.

Interested in diversity training for your company, organization or community? Steven Rivelis and other Campaign Consultation team …Learn More

US Department of Defense

The US Department of Defense is using online training to enhance the knowledge and skills of their Equal Employment Opportunity staff. Campaign Consultation is developing an online training program that will provide an overview of the evolution of the equal employment laws, skills needed to create and maintain an open and diverse workplace, and methods to deal with adverse actions. The training is delivered online with audio enhancement. This delivery method makes the training accessible in multiple locations and the training can be completed in sections. …Learn More

Washington Medical School Prepares to Serve a Diverse Population

A major goal of the University of Washington School of Medicine is to educate practitioners who will serve indigent populations. This focus of the institution means that faculty and students needed to be prepared to work with a diverse population. Campaign Consultation worked with the university to design, develop and facilitate a cultural diversity “Advance” for their diversity leadership team, comprised primarily of MDs on the medical faculty. This Advance helped the University find an opportunity to fine tune skills as well as explore effective diversity approaches and promising practices to advance the Medical School’s diversity agenda.

The University also contracted with Campaign Consultation to provide additional services in support of its efforts to create an inclusive institution and to prepare its faculty, administrators, and students to become culturally competent practitioners. This second advance was designed to recreate and build the sense of community among the leadership team; provided for intentional and meaningful community building; provided a safe forum for the leadership team to present what they’d created and accomplished; allowed for them to receive peer and issue expert feedback/tips; identified obstacles and opportunities to advance the agenda (how to get unstuck); and led to the discovery of tools, tactics …Learn More