Hand in Hand has had the privilege of partnering with several incredible organizations since our founding in 2019. Our projects flexibly apply our services (program design, facilitation, and coaching) to meet the unique learning and development needs of clients from a variety of sectors.
Hand in Hand’s projects have included:
Belonging & Inclusion in a Microschool
A microschool in Georgia wanted to increase belonging and inclusion across their school community. For 2 years, Hand in Hand engaged staff, students, and families in workshops and conversations that: (1) increased participants’ confidence discussing topics related to race and racism, (2) centered student voices, and (3) used design processes to guide innovation.
Diversity Coaching for Executives at a Fortune 500 Company
A Chicago-based Fortune 500 company wanted to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within its organization. Hand in Hand provided diversity coaching to executives using insights and tools from the Intercultural Development Inventory.
Allyship Workshop for a Real Estate Development Company
The DEI Committee at a Chicago-based Real Estate Development Company wanted to create a workshop offering for their community on the topic of allyship. Hand in Hand designed and delivered a 60-minute participatory learning experience for about 100 members of the organization.
School Culture Design Support for a Start-Up Charter School
A Georgia charter school scheduled to open in Fall 2023 wanted to collaboratively develop a school culture strategy, policies, and practices. Hand in Hand designed and facilitated workshops in which participants: (1) established a shared school culture vision, (2) identified and analyzed a wide variety of school culture “levers”, (3) and created a work plan that prioritized and delegated next steps for operationalizing the school culture vision.
Anti-Racism: From Awareness to Action, in a California School District
A school district in California wanted to support its staff members in taking action on teachings that were part of the district’s anti-racism professional development. Hand in Hand facilitated a customized version of the Developmental Sprint® (a 4-week, peer-driven personal growth program based on Dr. Robert Kegan’s Immunity to Change framework) for about 100 district staff members from all levels of the organization. Program participants described it as the best professional development they had experienced.
Career Coaching for Female Managers
A mid-size advertising agency in Chicago wanted to retain and develop female managers at all levels of the organization. Hand in Hand provided career coaching to women that centered on topics such as: (1) balancing commitments to career and family, (2) taking a coach-approach to management, and (3) effectively exercising “loving accountability”
Fentanyl Education Resources for a Federal Agency
A federal agency wanted a set of resources that could be deployed in schools and youth-serving organizations across the country to educate young people about the risks of fentanyl use. Hand in Hand designed and developed a package of resources that included presenter notes, slides, and participant materials for each of five age groups: grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, and college. In addition to subject matter experts that the federal agency engaged to inform the curriculum design, Hand in Hand organized student focus groups to provide input and feedback on all materials.
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