Let’s Work Together
Adèle’s facilitated trainings are creative, highly engaging and rated – both in person and virtually. Trainings often weave together multiple methodologies including small and large group discussion, video, music, storytelling, individual and group reflection.
Training topics include but are not limited to diversity, equity, inclusion; strategies for addressing bias; understanding, identifying, and countering white supremacy in organizational policies and practices; team building, effective communication; fostering strong organizational programs; and coaching skills for managers and leaders.
Associate Director for Supportive Services, Mercy Housing
“I was so fortunate to connect with Adèle for coaching sessions. I never knew what question, meditation, or prompt she would pose. Even when I thought I knew what to expect, she would always surprise me. She asked tough and insightful questions, challenged me to really dig deep in myself, and was reassuring and uplifting in an authentic way. Through working with her I gained a deeper understanding of myself as well as a clearer vision of my connection to my work.”
About Adèle James
Adèle James brings a wide range of professional experiences and perspectives on organizational capacity and diversity.
Her work includes leadership as a former program officer for The Women’s Foundation of California, The San Francisco Foundation, and The California Endowment. Over her career, she has managed over $180 million in programs and funding for a diverse range of communities.
In Adèle’s consulting practice, she has worked with public and nonprofit organizations, associations, and foundations from small grassroots nonprofits, collaboratives, and coalitions, to statewide and national organizations. She founded Adele James Consulting Inc. in 2009 to bring her vision of organizational development and equity consulting to fruition.
Combined, this expertise has given Adèle the ability to support organizations in bridging the gap in moving from understanding to action and accountability on important decisions. Adèle holds a B.A. from Columbia University, Barnard College, an M.A. from Stanford University in International Development Education, and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC).
What Can We Do For You?
Equity Capacity Building & Action Planning
(online & in-person)
Equity means closing the gaps so that the identities of minoritized communities are not predictive of success across key life outcomes, while also improving outcomes for all. Areas for life outcomes and the social determinants that influence them include but are not limited to housing, education, family income, social support, community setting, access to health services, childhood experiences. Adèle utilizes the Government Alliance on Racial & Equity (GARE) MODEL as a key framework for equity planning.
(online & in person)
Structured facilitation to enable inclusive, meaningful, and energized group collaboration that supports successful outcomes for retreats, focus and working groups.
Utilization of the Institute of Cultural Affairs’ Technology of Participation (TOP) methodology, and other participatory methods.
(online & in-person)
Engagement with clients to identify staff, membership, contractor or community educational needs, and formulation of training outcomes, appropriate instructional methodologies, and delivery.
Trainings are designed around an Adult Learning Theory focus that encourages participant self-direction, allows for drawing from participant experience and orientation to problem solving.