IBIS delivers the power of new perspectives, supporting organizations in their cultural transformations.  Our dual focus on the individual and the system along with our side-by-side collaboration with our clients distinguishes how we work and our unique solutions.

The IBIS consulting model centers on the needs of our clients, and helps them move from where they are to where they want to be.

Our work is infused with wisdom, insight, respect, curiosity, creativity, compassion, enthusiasm, and last but not least—optimism.

As IBIS reviews an organization’s existing systems, policies, procedures and programs, with a particular focus on governance structures, developing Business Resource Groups and Diversity Councils are examples of additional services we provide.

Business Resource Groups

IBIS works with clients to form and launch vital, value-added, and transformative Business Resource Groups. Now recognized as integral to providing decision-makers with multi-directional channels for marketplace and workplace information, BRG’s—typically organized by demographic descriptors (e.g., Women’s groups, LGBTQ groups, etc.) —have supplanted what were formerly affinity groups and Employee Resource Groups (ERG). BRG’s and their members are:

  • idea-generators for innovative market-driven products and services;
  • advisors regarding workplace needs;
  • career development vehicles for members;
  • opportunities for across-demographic awareness and inclusion; and
  • ambassadors to informal networks throughout the organization.

In addition to providing consultation on the creation and launch of the BRG’s, IBIS also consults on the messaging and communication strategy.

Diversity Councils

Successful Diversity Councils are powerful resources for transforming organizational culture and sustaining real D&I change. IBIS has a well-honed process for working with clients to build Diversity Councils, which, at their best, are comprised of a representative cross-section from all levels, areas, and geographies within the organization. Establishment of a Council includes developing a Charter which delineates how members are selected, length of tenure, scope of responsibilities, frequency of meeting, leadership, executive sponsorship, and other issues.

A Diversity Council serves multiple functions, it:

  • is the voice of the client organization, representing different vantage points and viewpoints from throughout the organization to ensure that processes and decisions can be executed effectively;
  • provides vital information to consulting teams about the organization’s structure, processes, and norms;
  • is a sounding board for ideas from the Executive Team and other key stakeholders;
  • helps disseminate information through both formal and informal channels, thereby increasing buy-in about the benefits of workplace diversity, and raising the probabilities of success;
  • helps funnel information, ideas, and concerns upwards to major decision-makers.

"Harvard had a three year contract with Ibis Consulting Group to assist us with organizational development and training. They always provided wise counsel, skilled facilitation, and a deep undersanding both of diversity and of the complexities of creating change in a university setting. I recommend them highly."

Joanne Doherty, former Director, Center for Training and Development Harvard University, now at Children’s Hospital