What we do…

Equity Solutions provides engaging and innovative trainings and consulting services for state agencies, social service organizations, schools, and businesses so participants gain tools for strong client, staff, and leadership/management relationships. These strong relationships create a work environment where all are valued and thriving, and can actively contribute to a collective response to root causes of economic and racial inequity.

We use 5 key tools throughout all of our services:

  1. Vulnerability. We recognize and name our own personal experiences - we tell our stories and we listen to the stories of others.

  2. Recognize larger context of racial and economic inequity we are living in. We need to continue learning so that we can make informed decisions and interrupt assumptions we are making about people.

  3. Interrupting Assumptions and Unconscious bias. We all carry bias with us and it is important for an equitable society that we can recognize with this bias is harming others, and take steps to interrupt this bias. We can change many of these neural pathways.

  4. Trauma-informed practice. Trauma, whether from a one time event or from generations of marginalization, has a profound impact on humans. It is important to recognize this and to put 6 trauma-informed principles into practice so that people in our workplaces can be safe, valued, heard, and work towards healing.

  5. Equity at 4 levels: Personal, Interpersonal, Organizational Policy & Practices, Larger Systems. By using an equity lens we move beyond “helping” to transform relationships among people living in poverty and the organizations meant to serve them. This model empowers all stakeholders to co-create short and long-term solutions that work.

What We Offer

  • 1 hour presentations

  • 3.5 hour trainings

  • 1 and 2-day trainings

    • Racial and Economic Inequity and what we can do about it

    • Poverty in an Unequal Economy

    • Unconscious Bias and Microaggressions

    • Trauma-informed Practice

  • Consulting Services tailored to your needs

    • Equity Assessments

    • Developing Community Engagement Plans

    • Policy review

    • Coaching

    • Monitoring and Evaluation services

    • Strategic Planning services

    • Research

We are committed to working in a cross-class team and to providing livable wage for all trainers and consultants. We provide a dynamic and effective experience and are committed to excellence.

We are currently fiscally sponsored by the Peace Development Foundation and are in the process of becoming a worker cooperative. Donations of all sizes are welcome in this kick-off phase.

Be in touch to set up a free 1 hour consultation or to schedule a training or consulting service.

What's in a Training?

We use a dynamic, creative, and innovative combination of storytelling, presentation, small group work, pair share, activities, group brainstorming, action planning, and relationship building. We bring both data driven solutions and a commitment to connection through story sharing.  

Click on the image below to scroll through a few photos of a training with Substance Abuse Prevention people from around the state of VT in 2017.

Especially as a session at the end of the day at the end of the conference, really appreciate how the facilitators made this crucial topic come to life through various activities. Also as someone who has been a descendent of multigenerational trauma and poverty, I appreciated the care with which you helped hold the space. Also, we had some good discussions. The facilitators worked collaboratively and organically together. Also the emphasis on empathy!
YES!
— Participant, Health Equity Conference