Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Creating Openness through Connection
inKLusion Consulting offers Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) support services to professional organizations looking to deepen their knowledge of equitable and inclusive practices. Our goal is to create long-term, cultural shifts that promote a welcoming community where all of your staff, clients, students and families feel a sense of belonging.
We approach this important work through the perspective of learning about ourselves and the power of relationships in order to make sustainable change. We believe that through building self-awareness, empathy and cultural humility, we build the capacity, skills, and motivation to impact real change individually and systematically.
inKLusion Consulting will meet with you to determine where you are in the process and what would be most helpful to you and your team. We provide strategic support and offer a variety of tools and frameworks that can be immediately implemented. We begin all of our work by creating safety and community in the space through restorative practice methods and social emotional learning values.
"It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences." ~ Audre Lorde
Workshops & Training
Interactive workshops designed to explore cultural identity and unconscious bias and its impact on learning, engagement and practice.
Coaching & Consulting
Support in the design & development of a strategic plan, with concrete goals & outcomes, to meet the individual needs of your organization and community.
Keynotes & Panel Presentations
Personal insights, expertise, and relatable anecdotes that will engage your audience in self-awareness and motivational change.
*All services provided on an hourly rate scale. Prices will be determined during your free consultation and will vary, dependent on planning and travel time.
Kathy Lopes, LICSW
Kathy Lopes is a licensed clinical social worker and educator with decades of experience working in education, mental health, non-profit, and government sectors.
She began her career as a school social worker in Boston MA and Washington DC, and is now settled back in her home state of Massachusetts where she has held numerous managerial and administrative roles in the field of social work and education. Throughout her career, equity and inclusion have remained an integral part of her leadership and strategic planning priority.
Currently, she is the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Newton Public Schools and holds a longstanding adjunct faculty role at Simmons University School of Social Work, teaching courses on racism, policy and leadership. She is a sought-after guest lecturer and public speaker on topics of cultural humility, equity, anti-racism and social justice.
Lopes is the co-author of the recently published book, Change the Narrative: How to Foster an Antiracist School Culture in Your School.