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everyone feels valued.

Pope Consulting provides Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consulting, education, and organizational change solutions to help organizations of any size better understand and strengthen the relationships between co-workers and others – both internally and externally.

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Diversity will either be a tremendous source of strength or weakness, but it will never be neutral."

— Merlin G. Pope, Jr, Co-Founder

Your organization’s success
is closely tied to your
DEI culture.

When your organization embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion, it experiences more success, greater productivity, and a more engaged and loyal workforce.

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We change cultures,
not check boxes.

Pope meets organizations wherever they are in their DEI journey and creates customized solutions using dynamic programming, highly effective facilitation, and in-depth, collaborative dialogue to build inclusive, high-performing teams that are empowered to make positive change.

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Following the tragic events of May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis Minnesota there are many organizations that have popped up that profess to be DEI experts. In truth, many have merely pivoted to DEI recently to avail themselves of commercial opportunities. Conversely, Pope Consulting has been in the DEI space for decades and accumulated a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, data and experience to tackle any corporate DEI need regardless of the size of and sophistication of the organization. Our organization has benefited greatly by working with Pope to conduct (1) current state assessments, (2) senior leadership preparation and (3) unconscious bias/inclusive leadership training. The team that Pope has formed to assist in such efforts is Tier 1 and can only be describe as exceptional. I would strongly recommend Pope Consulting to any organization that is serious about their DEI efforts.

Justin Aida

Monster Energy

Small Girls PR was looking for a company that could provide affordable, yet effective Unconscious Bias training to our employees and leadership team, and Pope Consulting did it all! The Pope Team, including Merlin, Brandi, Amber and Grant, all were such great individuals to work with. The team was very attentive to our needs and each member was constantly there as a support system and really dug down into the roots of what we were looking to achieve. Our company took part in Unconscious Bias training for general employees, as well as Inclusive Leadership for managers. We also had a wonderful roundtable session for managers led by Grant, that really honed in on how to tackle Unconscious Bias in the workplace. This session was the most engaging and impactful experience, as leaders were able to take away best practices and actionable tips & tricks. Managers overall felt grounded in the reality of what can be said & done when dealing with gray area situations. Overall, it was a pleasure working with Pope Consulting!

Small Girls PR

Pope Consulting has delivered high quality DEI content to key leaders across all areas of our business. From new managers and senior-level executives to international transfers doing business in the U.S. for the first time, Pope has helped us build a common language around diversity. Our learner’s regularly name Pope’s Inclusive Leadership workshop as one of the most impactful trainings they’ve attended. As a growing retailer, Pope’s various offerings help us meet our people where they are. Whether that be our frontline workers or remote leaders, there has always been something for our needs.

Jessica Desormo

Talent Management at Lidl US.

I couldn't be happier with the experience we've had collaborating with Pope consulting. Merlin Pope and everyone on his team are professional, knowledgeable, and add value to every DEI and Leadership focused call they
have facilitated. Our employees get particularly excited when they hear Kendall is participating in/or facilitating a session. We've received
several requests for Pope to come back and speak to promote DEI on our teams and at EBRG sponsored events.

Gabi Bradley

Solenis

Pat, your session brought awareness of Diversity and Inclusion to these budding executives. The Illusion of Inclusion data was very telling. We appreciated the valuable insights presented on the signals of inclusion and our tendency to confuse status and power with inclusion. On behalf of the U.S. WIN NEXT Oversight Committee, Thank You Again!

Jhansi Kandasamy

Chair of U.S. WIN (Women in Nuclear)

As Holman has embarked on our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion journey of listening and learning, implementing changes and supporting our employees - Pope has been an invaluable partner. Their thought leadership and research has allowed us to raise education and awareness throughout all levels of the organization while delivering solutions that meet the needs of our evolving business and employee base. The Pope team is a truly talented team of experts and we are proud to have them as an extension of our HR team as we navigate this path together.

Kristina Nicoles

Holman

Our Company

Others practice
diversity, we
defined it.

Grounded in real-world research and experience, Pope Consulting was founded in the 1970s by Merlin Pope, Jr. and his wife, Patricia. For nearly 50 years we have partnered with organizations to help them embrace and leverage the benefits of a diverse workplace.

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