Many DEI leaders report directly to the CEO or President. Some DEIs report to the other leaders. Where does the DEI leader sit at your institution?
The rising number of DEI leaders in the higher education, non-profit, and corporate sectors signals a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a shift from a reactionary model to an intentional model.
Organizations should consider a financial strategy to launch the DEI function and enable capability over time.
A DEI leader should be empowered with the authority to respond, implement, and execute DEI strategies to enact change, bring ideas, develop projects and assure DEI has a voice at the table.
DEI strategies should connect and engage the organization in a collaborative and nature that enhances and adds to the overall experience
WHO WE ARE
ABOUT DEI READY
At DEI Ready, Inc, we partner with leaders to identify and promote organizational behaviors that contribute to inclusive and equitable environments in the academic enterprise. We help institutions develop organizational strategies and goals rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles using an evidence-based, data-driven approach.
how it works
WHO WE ARE
We conduct a data-driven inclusive excellence audit using a survey tool to assess your readiness for change, a rubric to measure your preparedness for DEI activities, and qualitative interviews to better understand your unique organization.
We partner with your organization to identify specific opportunities for diversity, equity, and inclusion improvement.
We develop actionable steps to achieve your DEI goals with effective monitoring and
WHO WE ARE
We conduct a data-driven inclusive excellence audit using a survey tool to
readiness for change, a rubric to measure your preparedness for DEI activities, and qualitative interviews to better understand your organization.
We partner with your organization to identify specific opportunities for diversity, equity, and
We develop actionable steps to achieve your DEI goals with effective
monitoring and evaluation.
what we do
What is DEI to your organization?
Are you set up for success?
How can you help leaders facilitate
Benchmarking and capabilities assessment
Why is DEI important?
Identify 3-5 areas for
development and improvement
Methods to improve hiring practices
for faculty, staff, and students.
We will work with you if a different
activity is needed.
MEET OUR TEAM
Our Core Team
Dr. Reima Shakeir
Reima is an international scholar, author, and executive focused on improving organizational culture to be maximally equitable and inclusive.
Her extensive experience in organizational systems analysis, research design, organizational change, and diversity and inclusion informs our strategic roadmap and operating model.
Reima advises leaders and organizations in need of systemic sense-making and organizational constellation work all over the world. She is an award-winning facilitator of DEI, systems design and curricular frameworks.
Dr. Khaleel Seecharan
Khaleel’s career in higher education involves leading and advising effective executive operations and integrated strategic planning/delivery. Among his achievements: launching an all-new medical school, launching a joint Harvard-Brigham research center, and overseeing the planning and development of an institutional strategic plan.
Khaleel serves as an advisor and counsel to presidents, provosts, vice presidents and deans to help translate their vision into actionable strategy.
Dr. Darren Greeno
Darren’s work as a teacher and administrator includes certificate, associate, and bachelors degree development, the design of equity-based curriculum, the implementation of large-scale change initiatives, and the establishment of strategic partnerships with colleges, universities, and industry.
Darren’s research uses quantitative and qualitative methods to better understand the relationship between institutional performance and organizational culture.