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Policy Development

Building a Foundation of Equity

Policies have the power to perpetuate inequities or drive systemic change. That's why we've developed a rigorous approach to crafting and revising policies that advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in organizations. Our Equity Advisors, part of our Nuance Culture Consulting team, apply a proven four-question framework to assess, revise, and develop policies through an equity lens.

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policies aren't neutral

The Question Framework for Equitable Policy Making

What is the purpose of the policy? 

The journey to equitable policy begins with clarity of purpose. We work with you to articulate the specific issues the policy aims to address, grounded in data-driven insights rather than assumptions. By clearly defining the "why" behind the policy and establishing measurable goals, we create a North Star for evaluating its effectiveness in advancing equity.

The Nuance Difference

Lived Experience + Subject Matter Expertise

Our Equity Advisors bring a unique blend of lived experience navigating systemic inequities and deep subject matter expertise in DEI best practices. This powerful combination allows us to provide nuanced insights and practical recommendations for advancing equity through policy.

Intersectional Lens

We understand that identity is multidimensional and that individuals can face compounded marginalization based on the intersection of various factors such as race, gender, ability, and socioeconomic status. Our approach to policy analysis and development accounts for these intersectional experiences, ensuring no one is left behind.

Collaborative Partnership

We believe that equitable policymaking requires co-creation, not top-down imposition. We work closely with your team, leveraging your institutional knowledge while bringing an outside perspective to challenge assumptions and spark innovative solutions. Our goal is to build your internal capacity for equity-centered policy development that endures beyond our engagement.

Measurable Impact

We help you establish clear metrics for success and build in accountability mechanisms to equity outcomes over time. Polices are living documents that can and should be improved over time based on the equity outcomes your employees experience.

Are You ready to "Break" Your Policies to Unbreak Them?

Policies are a powerful lever for driving systemic change. By embedding equity into the fabric of your organization's rules and procedures, you create a foundation for transformative, sustainable impact. Our Equitable Policy Development Services help you move beyond good intentions to intentional action, ensuring that your policies reflect your values and advance your DEI goals.

Whether you're looking to revise existing policies or develop new ones, our team is here to guide you every step of the way. We invite you to partner with us on your journey to creating a more equitable, inclusive organization. Together, we can craft policies that unlock the potential of all individuals and communities.

Contact us today to learn more about how our Equitable Policy Development Services can help you turn policy into progress.

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