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I-DIEM Services

I-DIEM is comprised of experts in social equity and emergency management. We work with organizations who are committed to developing strategic plans and policies so they can meet the needs of vulnerable groups in times of disaster.  I-DIEM offers training, course delivery, guidance development, policy review/recommendations, data analytics, and public speaking on disaster equity, climate change impacts, operationalized equity, and inclusive resilience.  I-DIEM works with diverse organizations to implement operationalized equity before, during and after disaster to reduce the negative impacts of unconscious bias.

Our philosophy for change intersects five basic strategies

Awareness and Education

Research and Policy

Open Dialogue

Capacity Building

Institutional Change

Let us OPERATIONALIZE EQUITY for your organization

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Consulting

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Let our consultants help you increase diversity, inclusion and equity within your organization. Fill out the Consultant Inquiry Form to hire an I-DIEM Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Consultant.

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I-DIEM Diversity and Inclusion Seminars

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This blended-learning curriculum empowers leaders with the skills they need to build more inclusive workplaces. Seminar timeframes are tailored to the organization and can be 4-hour, one-day, two-day or three-day offerings.

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I-DIEM Course Delivery

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Diversity24 is I-DIEMs proprietary Foundation Learning Program that enables leaders to develop diversity, practice inclusion and build equity within their organization. We developed tailored online and onsite training courses for your organization.

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Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Speakers

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I-DIEM Speakers will engage your audiences in a variety of ways, including keynote speeches, presentations, webinars and panel discussions. Contact us today!

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Diversity and Inclusion

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Offer training, organizational assessments and certification for emergency management organizations and other professionals interested in increased diversity, inclusion and equity awareness.

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Provide cultural competency training for local, state, federal and nonprofit deployment teams.

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Develop comprehensive recruitment, retention, and community engagement strategies to support building and maintaining a diverse 21 st Century workforce.

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Data Analytics

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Partner with academia to leverage disaster research on social to better inform the emergency management enterprise.

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Provide data to federal, state, and local agencies to encourage consideration of social vulnerability when allocating federal disaster funds.

Equitable Resilience-Building

Work with community organizations to build their capacity to equitably mitigate risk and improve community resilience before and after natural disasters.

Equitably leverage federal disaster mitigation and recovery funds through creative adaptation and mitigation projects to build resilience in the most vulnerable communities.

Increase partnership to support preparedness outreach with diverse and under served communities.

Partner with construction, architectural and other non-traditional professional associations to develop innovative, resilient and sustainable communities in opportunity zones.

Support Our Work

The Risk of Doing Nothing

There are real risks and negative consequences to human lives if the Emergency Management enterprise does nothing to prevent the inequitable, biased and discriminatory practices found within the spectrum of emergency management.  Research has proven time and again, that women, people of color, the working poor, disabled, elderly, LGBTQ and other underserved, marginalized groups suffer the most after disaster, leading to increased poverty, crime, mental health instability, and other negative impacts for society to manage. Your support can help prevent the negative impacts of inequitable, discriminatory policy and practice that hinder the well-being and lives of innocent people.

According to the Fourth National Climate Change Report, more frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes in average climate conditions, are expected to continue to damage infrastructure, ecosystems, and social systems that provide essential benefits to communities. Future climate change is expected to further disrupt many areas of life, exacerbating existing challenges and threats to aging and deteriorating infrastructure, stressed ecosystems, and economic inequality. Impacts within and across regions will not be distributed equally. People who are already vulnerable, including lower-income and other marginalized communities, have lower capacity to prepare for and cope with extreme weather and climate-related events and are expected to experience greater impacts.

How We Are Helping

I-DIEM’s approach leverages diversity, inclusion, and equitable practices to build community resilience and improve disaster outcomes, especially for the most disadvantaged individuals and communities.  Our holistic approach recognizes the value of the diverse attributes of each individual and community while understanding that historic and existing inequities creates barriers that limits the ability to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from disasters. We use an innovative, data-driven, and an inclusive approach that integrates diversity, inclusion, and equity into each aspect of the emergency management decision-making process. Our in-depth research and years of experience in equitable emergency management practices provides government, non-profit, and private sector leaders with the tools needed to sustainably advance community resilience-building goals with measurable results. We use social vulnerability assessments, focus groups, interviews, and modeling and simulation to equip leaders with timely information to equitably guide every decision. Our approach empowers communities to fully unleash the power of diversity, inclusion, and equity to build resilience and recover stronger after disasters strike.

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