We work with communities, individuals, and businesses to create points of reflection to how we operate in groups and as individuals. High performers need the right context to deliver the best results. We design culture from scratch to support effective work environments.
Our approach is based in the concept of community practice, the development of intentional, ethos and outcome based group dynamics that support individuals to be fully participatory and engaged in collaboration by identifying and affirming their personal contribution. This includes practices of organizational development, conflict management, and policy recommendations.
Objective Oriented Strength-Based Operational Methodologies (OOSOM pronounced “awesome”), clarify the intentions of team efforts and leverage their motivators to generate cultures that are highly optimized and have high morale.
We work on event specific interventions and long term process architecture development.
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Elevate the dialogue
Identify the concerns
Engage stakeholders in solution
We know that everywhere there are people, there will be conflicts, compromises of ethical values, and communication issues. These stressors can make an already difficult practical problem impossible to solve. Whether we are discussing how to improve a community or how to increase revenue, clearing the foreground of these human centered obstacles saves time and resources.
Social Sustainability Consulting Case Study:
Real Estate Investment Firm Seeks To Address Gentrification:
Citizens Of Culture was hired as a cultural consultant to advise a real estate investment firm on creating socially responsible business practices that effect marketing, strategic investments, and operations. Through one on one coaching, qualitative social research, and community events we influenced the business’s out look on how they do business adopting a public a ethics and values statement to be adopted by their company and 5% of annual revenues donated to local community programs.
Community Programs Case Study:
Racial Trauma Therapy Support for Americans of African Descent
V.E.N.T. (Verbalizing Emotional Needs Together) is an 10-week closed group therapy session produced by Citizens Of Culture and facilitated by family therapists Brittany Richardson (ASCW) and Sakeena Hakim (LSCW), that meets once a week to create empathy & healing as a community. This is delivered by open sharing, journaling, and instruction.
For More info visit http://citizensofculture.com/vent/
Cultural Literacy Programs:
To improve our interactions we aim to provide spaces that examine how we show up in society and how our shared ethics inform our behaviors. We host various social experiments aimed at highlighting the places in our culture most sensitive to our values. By assessing these, we are able to better understand environment.