Dr. William A. Smith makes a meaningful difference in addressing race relations, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues in the United States. He has helped education, political, and business organizations understand the racialized experiences of Black and other racially underrepresented people in the United States. Dr. Smith is a leading force in recognizing and improving how racism undermines racially marginalized and underrepresented peoples’ health and life expectancy. His research has guided how schools and businesses support anti-racist practices and educational opportunities for educators and business leaders. In addition, he has provided consulting for numerous organizations to better the racial climate and recognize the additional stress that racially marginalized groups face in education and the workforce and thus improved the lives of thousands of people of color across the country.
· Improving organizational climate
· Anti-racist practices
· Supporting underrepresented students in PK-12 and higher education settings
· Supporting leadership development among employees
· Reducing racialized stress
Dr. William A. Smith is an excellent and engaging speaker. One of his expertise is distilling complex information into an easy-to-understand language applicable to various contexts. As a result, his services are sought by corporations, private industries, mental health professionals, colleges of medicine, community-based and professional organizations, PK-12 education, school districts, higher education, and agencies.
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Dr. William A. Smith has facilitated over 100 workshops for state-level government, educational institutions, private organizations, and businesses looking to change their culture to be more inclusive. In these workshops, institutions and their leaders will learn what: 1) is meant by developing an inclusive culture, 2) are the benefits and value of diversity and inclusion, and 3) are measurable benchmarks to evaluate your goals. In addition, workshops can be tailored to reach the critical areas of your needs.
Dr. Paula Smith has facilitated over 100 workshops for state, local, and private agencies as well as PK-12 and higher education organization seeking to evaluate their stakeholder impact and gaps by using state of the art evaluation and assessment methods. Her expertise lies in simplifying complex data to enable organizations to take concrete actions to achieve their EDI goals, create a more welcoming climate, increase their outreach to underserved populations, and impact their bottom-lines. Dr. Smith’s evaluation and assessment reports have also been used to support grant applications, state and federal funding requests, and justify continued or expanded funding for initiatives.
Dr. William A. Smith has been asked to be an expert witness for high-profile cases. His report writing has been labeled as “excellent.” In addition, Dr. Smith’s scholarship has provided legal teams with the research-based evidence needed to support their cases.
Dr. William A. Smith and Dr. Paula Smith are experts in helping organizations strategically plan for improvements to the equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts.
Dr. Paula Smith is an expert in evaluation and assessment. She has consulted with over 50 organizations to provide data that is easy to understand and easy to pair with concrete action steps. By developing personalized evaluation and assessment tools using advanced, cutting edge methods, Dr. Smith will provide your organization with the needed information to meet your EDI goals and achieve other critical objectives.
Dr. Paula Smith is an expert in survey construction and analysis with quantitative data. Her expertise includes translating complex data trends into simplified language for understanding by non-technical people. In addition, she is an expert in interview and focus group techniques that can elicit critical client and stakeholder feedback to develop synthesized, condensed data that can be used to achieve targeted outcomes.
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