Customized Services


Customized Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Services

Project 986, LLC offers a variety of customized diversity and inclusion (D&I) services to help businesses and organizations (for and nonprofit) successfully incorporate D&I ideals into their practices in order to realize or sustain a competitive edge in their industry and advance their brand and mission.   Partnering with us can help clients increase their organizational capacity to recruit and retain highly talented, diverse thought leaders and employees; increase workplace productivity; improve the professional and leadership development of their leadership and workforce; expand into diverse markets; develop lucrative relationships with diverse consumers, clients and communities and reach new heights in sales and service. We don’t believe in “one size fits all” models in incorporating D&I goals into your practices and prioritize the unique needs, goals and culture of your business or organization in order to maximize your capacity for success in key areas of performance.

Project 986 provides the following D&I services:


Workplace Culture & Infrastructure Assessment
to acquire qualitative and quantitative information yielding insight into your organizational and workplace productivity.
DEI Strategic Plans for Business/Organization
meant to assist clients in successful recruiting, supporting and retaining highly talented thought leaders, employees, and/or volunteers
DEI Professional Development Retreats
designed to educate key personnel within your organization about ways in which to integrate D&I principles advancement
DEI Speaker Services
to inspire and educate your workforce about the profitability and benefits of incorporating D&I ideals into your organization

Why Project 986?

Now more than ever the mission of your organization, business or agency depends upon your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as an integral aspect of your practices and objectives.  At Project 986, we recognize the complexities of and challenges associated with this important yet inspired work and are dedicated to supporting you every step of the way as you take initial and advanced steps in your journey to transform your organization, agency or group culture, systems and practices for the purpose of meeting the needs of culturally and racially diverse employees and external stakeholders.  No matter the size of your organization or the scope of your mission, investing in affordable, tailored diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) services provided by Project 986 will increase your capacity to realize your goals for the benefit of your workforce as well as culturally diverse clients and communities served in consistently evolving business, industry and social climates.

We don’t believe in “one size fits all” models for integrating DEI strategies into your organizational, agency or group goals and dedicate ourselves to identifying and designing practical and accessible methods for doing so that make sense for your brand and stakeholders.  We understand that working in partnership with you is essential to your success in supporting short and long-term DEI efforts meant to advance your organizational, agency or group goals in the following areas:

  • Transforming into an organization or agency where DEI values are embedded into and valued in all aspects of your internal and external practices
  • Aligning your organizational, agency or group vision and mission with DEI values
  • Mitigating the impact of various forms of cultural bias adversely impacting your workplace culture and the experiences of historically marginalized groups (internally and externally)
  • Supporting leadership DEI development through coaching, advising and mentoring
  • Improving your efforts to recruit and retain a diverse workforce
  • Increasing your potential to equitably and inclusively meet and respond to the needs and experiences of a culturally and racially diverse workforce
  • Prioritizing equitable outcomes in internal and external practices and processes
  • Creating a supportive and validating workplace environment for historically marginalized identities while enhancing the cultural humility and awareness of your leadership and workforce
  • Developing effective DEI marketing, advertising and community outreach strategies
  • Expanding your services into diverse markets as well as attracting diverse customers, clients and consumers to your brand
  • Cultivating mutually supportive partnerships with organizations serving and advocating for diverse populations

Whether we’re partnering with small or larger, more complex organizations, we’re excited to design customized D&I services for the clients we serve, and look forward to working with you.