Build a Culture Of Belonging™ from the
executive level.

C.O.B. provides ready-to-use strategies that
your team can implement immediately.

Build a Culture Of Belonging™ from the
executive level.

C.O.B. provides ready-to-use strategies that
your team can implement immediately.

DEI development is not a one-off, so that all the boxes can be checked off

It is a process where learners are given the time to practice new skills repeatedly. Practical training is a combination of an organization’s commitment to long-term solutions and exploratory learning that engages all of the sensory functions of the learner. Whether you are looking for one hour, two hours, four hours, or multi-day workshops, C.O.B. provides ready-to-use strategies that your team can implement immediately.

Many organizations will
never flip the switch in order to truly create
a Culture Of Belonging™.

Maximizing their staffs’ earning potential, increasing interdepartmental productivity and creating a space where people feel safe continues to elude them.

Unfortunately, there are costs associated with this behavior that damages an organization’s reputation and credibility. Consequently, this leaves many organizations knowing that they must put a system in place, so they create DEI initiatives and mission statements. But they find themselves in the DEI spiderweb and get entangled in a five-dimensional organizational tailspin.

Not knowing
where to start
without observation
Information Overload
Information without
Midstream current

We will walk you from the
discovery stages to creating
a Culture Of Belonging™

At Culture Of Belonging™, we understand how frustrating being entangled can be. In our strategic DEI Process, we help our clients navigate this uncertainty as we walk them from the discovery stages to Creating A Culture Of Belonging™.

We design innovative custom strategies based on our DEI Baseline Assessment™ to create long-term solutions that will change your organization from the inside out. We know that people learn and grasp information at different paces; therefore, we can pivot as we gather results from our DEI Progress Monitoring™. With this new data, we can generate personalized, adaptive learning that will challenge people no matter where they are on the DEI Journey™. This powerful approach will not only stabilize the culture and climate but will also become the place where good employees will want to belong.

Curtis designs presentations to ensure that your
people have fun while they are learning.

Here’s what others are saying about Curtis’ transformative work

“Curtis’ energy is infection and his delivery is one of the best I have ever experienced. Our members are still raving about his presentation and I give him the highest recommendation.”

Ashton Henderson

Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

“The role Curtis played at our 3-day Success Summit is a big reason why the event was so successful. In early feedback, attendees rated their experience at 4.5 out of 5 stars!”

Denise Hardin

Senior vice president
state farm

“I thought your presentation was great! It was touching and spoke to my emotions which made me remember and retain what you discussed.”

Laura Tarakam

Human Resources Manager
ProLift Toyota Material Handling

“… we’re working hard to be more intentional and strategic with how we embrace the value of DEI&B. Your presentation was impactful in this process.”

Nicolas W. Baumann

Vice President, HR

“I loved your presentation. It was very powerful message on creating an environment that allows everyone to feel they belong. I took quite a lot away from this presentation.”

Ashlin Previs

Talent Acquisition Specialist
Purdue University

“I appreciated how you encouraged community and exchange of information between participants while sharing important information for inclusive change. Fantastic!”

Natalie Wenzler

Senior Manager
Career Pathways at TechPoint

“You were able to engage us in unique ways that no one else that day was able to do.”

Marc Hardy

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager

“Best speaker of today! Way to hit alllll the feels! This topic is so important, thank you for sharing your stories and experiences with us! “

Erica Hall

People Operations Partner
Activate Care

“I absolutely loved your session today and was a wonderful way to end my work day. I loved the enthusiasm, the interaction of the attendees, and I also liked the different words/explanation of DEI.

Jan Bowman

Director of Human Resources
Future Keys LLC.

I had the pleasure to work with Curtis while I was at N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University developing the Manager Development Program. I was on the team that managed the program through the Center for Leadership and Organizational Excellence. “Curtis’s ability to story tell is well balanced with research and practical content. His presentations were the highest rated segment of the series.”

Debra Lucenti

Client Success Manager
Center for Creative Leadership

Curtis’s ability to keep an audience engaged and create the “aha moments” was paramount for our successful event. I will not hesitate to use him again for future events.

Anthony Beach

General Manager
Sophy Hotel

Engaging, Thought-Provoking and Awe-Inspiring are just a few words/phrases that come to mind in thinking about how Curtis Hill empowered our N4A Family during our 46th Annual National Convention. Curtis’ energy is infectious, and his delivery is one of the best I have ever experienced within a virtual climate. Our members are still raving about his presentation, and I give him my highest recommendation.

Ashton Henderson (He/Him)

Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Strategic DEI
Implementation Process


Fact Finding

This is the most important step in our partnership. In this phase we gather the backstory, determine your objectives, and create an implementation strategy for your organization. After close examination we will meet with the executive team, to enroll them into the Strategic DEI Initiative. We will delve why DEI makes good organizations great and great ones excellent. We will identify how other organizations are Creating A Culture Of Belonging™. Finally we will present the Strategic DEI plan for your organization.

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DEI Baseline Assessment™

Diversity is the process of differentiating the employee experience throughout the entire employee life cycle, which will lift the performance of all employees. Differentiation is employee-centered and recognizes the uniqueness of every employee. It is a blend of organic and dynamic learning that will benefit all employees across the DEI continuum, those new to DEI and those who are not. This strategic approach provides a corporate education for employees at the right place and wrong time.


DEI Data

DEI Data Disaggregation™ exposes the hidden trends to identify and address areas of concern. The DEI Baseline Assessment™ results are gathered, sorted, and presented to key decision-makers to guide the plan for the Culture Of Belonging™ implementation process. This multi-tiered system will allow the creation of IEPs , ideal for additional enrichment, implementation benchmark touchpoints, and monthly DEI&B Dip Sticking™. Fully desegregated data will be measured and analyzed to provide the scope to highlight vulnerable groups, address those on the bubble and provide rigor for those who are further along in their DEI&B journey.


DEI Debrief™

Debriefing is where managers, team leaders, and HR staff are made aware of the action(s) that will enhance the organization’s complexion. The DEI Baseline Assessment™ and DEI Data Disaggregation™ are vital steps, but they only provide the information needed to create change. Real change will occur when the data is adequately understood to become empowering tools that will build the framework to educate, overcome objections, coach, validate, and be used to design three custom DEI&B Deep Dives™. The process creates structured, targeted, and meaningful training around creating a Culture Of Belonging™.


DEI Deep Dives™

DEI Deep Dives™ are the secret weapon for maximizing people, profits, and productivity, along with driving innovation. They provide explicit and detailed learning targets. DEI Deep Dives™ provide clear, timely, and actionable feedback using accurate life data to guide instruction to meet individual needs. Deep Dives allow learners to dig deep into content and gives them multiple opportunities to engage with the subject. All learners need time to practice new learning and Deep Dives will provide space for the learner and the lesson to pivot, confirm the effectiveness, and remove barriers that interfere with creating a Culture Of Belonging™.


DEI Progress

DEI Progress Monitoring™ is evaluating progress toward a performance target based on improvement rates from frequent (usually biweekly or monthly) assessments of a specific skill/strategy. Progress monitoring is a deliberate and intentional benchmark that assesses the learner’s C.O.B. progress, examines the rate of improvement, and evaluates the effectiveness of the intervention. In addition, progress monitoring evaluates both individual employees and small groups to identify common misconceptions, touchpoints, and mastery. Finally, this evidence-based training is leveraged to make decisions and ensure that employees receive support and instruction to propel their learning and match their needs.