by Rehana Tejpar and Natalie Abdou

We want to talk about conflict. We’ve been noticing a surge in clients reaching out for conflict mediation, conflict resolution, conflict training…It seems that conflict and opportunities to work through it in more generative ways, is everywhere. Let’s face it — conflict is a fact of life. And yet so few of us have developed skills for navigating it constructively. We often situate conflict as something bad, a problem to avoid or solve, something we need to get rid of. And we get it — being in conflict can feel so hard. It can…

by Dr. Moyo Rainos Mutamba

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” — African Proverb

a clear sky — image by: Andrei Lazarev

Since May 2020, most of our clients have cited the murder of George Floyd as the watershed moment for addressing anti-Black racism in their work. Many wanted to do something immediately to show that they cared and to ensure that they were not perceived as indifferent towards anti-Black racism. I worry that while this sense of urgency can be an effective catalyst for action, the actions taken from a reactive mindset might not adequately address the…

by Rehana Tejpar

“If you have come here to help me then you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” Lilla Watson, member of the Gangulu people, Kanolo (Queensland, Australia).

Co-Director of Bloom, Rehana Tejpar

I want to talk about our approach to equity-centered change in organizations, and how we, at Bloom, think about change. It feels important to add our perspective to the many ways of looking at organizational and social transformation, because our approach itself embodies the change we are seeking and supporting organizations in. Our approach questions…

by Dr. Moyo Rainos Mutamba

me! the author & co-director of Bloom

Welcome to Moving Through It: reflections on facilitating organizational change — an exploration of the ideas and practices that anchor Bloom Consulting’s work. Throughout 2021 we will share a monthly reflection series from our position as practitioners in the field. We endeavor to share our honest and vulnerable reflections, thoughts, and questions that arise as we engage in the work. The first four months of the series will focus on Equitable Systems Change in public and private institutions.

The case for rethinking DEI

DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) is having a dual experience — it…

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