When we founded DCCP, we realized that corporate professionals at every level of their respective organizations were struggling to have difficult but necessary conversations about diversity, belonging, equity, and inclusion.
We realized that leaders did not know what they did not know. Leaders need support doing the necessary work of embedding cultures of inclusion, belonging, and empathy with measurable outcomes over time.
To meet these needs and to support the sustainability of transformative cultures of diversity, belonging, equity, and inclusion, we created DCCP.
DCCP builds on DEEP’s educational framework, that we use with schools , nonprofits and their accompanying boards, to create transformative intergenerational impact. DCCP thought it essential to establish a company that was about deepening the connections to humanity and not having people shamed or blamed as they navigate this new channel of getting to know those around them.
We felt that making people proximate to difficult moments through storytelling and then operationalizing those defining moments could be both measured and used as teachable moments to shape equitable culture in organizations over time.
Sustaining equity increases employee retention and job satisfaction, and DCCP contributes to this goal by helping other companies to harness the impact of great conversations already being held to create lasting and sustainable change at all levels of the organization and reflect the needs of all stakeholders.
DCCP is built upon core principles:
The DEEP CCP Team
Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson President & Founder
Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson, an educational and racial equity strategist, has established a deep commitment to the study of culture, innovation, and adult development. She earned her M.A. in Anthropology from BranDBEIs University and her PhD – Educational Leadership Doctorate (Ed.L.D.) – from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she is currently a system level leadership lecturer. In a sense, this is where Dr. Amante-Jackson learned to “talk the talk” of DBEI.
For the past four years, Dr. Amante-Jackson has also been walking the walk of DBEI. As CEO of The Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP), she has used her expertise to inspire districts, district-leaders, school level leaders, institutes of higher learning, and nonprofits to establish cultures built on a common foundation of respect, accountability, and value. Leading a moderately sized team, she has been intrinsic in the development of diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies for sundry boards, executive directors, superintendents, and municipalities, executing strategies to facilitate change management and re-design.
For Dr. Amante-Jackson, DCCP – the natural evolution from DEEP – has represented the perfect opportunity to harness her years of amalgamated experience to address an acute need for dismantling systems that either implicitly or explicitly proliferate inequity and continue to suppress the voices of the underrepresented and disenfranchised. Relying on her DEEP roots, Dr. Amante-Jackson along with her team of handpicked coordinators, coaches, trainers, and general staff will work to transform organizational cultures by setting long-term DBEI goals, assessing internal value systems, and using quantitative and qualitative data driven processes to constantly measure and evaluate the state and evolution of cultural norms. Her experience working within bureaucracies, achieving equity for diverse stakeholders, and being the calmest and most reasonable voice in rooms with big personalities makes Dr. Darnisa Amante-Jackson and the DCCP team the ideal choice to shepherd any organization in the right direction toward a culture that deeply embraces the principles of DBEI
Ms. Norlander Wilson
Managing Director of Operations
Norlander Wilson earned her M.A. in Experimental Psychology from the City University of New York – Brooklyn College, where she also earned her B.S. in Psychology with a minor concentration in Neuroscience. She has recently accepted an offer to attend Tufts University School of Medicine to pursue a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Behavioral Science and Health Communication. Ms. Wilson’s interest in continued education is fueled by her desire to promote the principles of self-determination and inclusion within communities predominantly comprised of underrepresented persons.
To date, she has conducted peer-reviewed research on the health disparities affecting the African American community and the role that mistrust, engendered by years of systemic oppression, has played in widening those disparities. Ms. Wilson’s graduate studies have also included academic research on group processes and organizational behavior in addition to cutting edge concepts like Psychosocial Safety Climate, a relatively new construct that has shown promise for the prioritization of employee psychological well-being over production targets.
When first approached to become a part of the DCCP family, Ms. Wilson did not hesitate because she sees the work of this company as manifesting her own vision of empowerment for marginalized populations by placing more decision-making power in the hands of those who often have much to say but little opportunity with which to say it. As an academic tutor and mentor as well as a valued lab assistant during both her undergraduate and graduate tenures, Ms. Wilson developed the keen ability to assess an individual’s capacity, determine the appropriate pedagogical style to encourage new learning, and formulate a plan that meets pre planned objectives to the mutual satisfaction of all stakeholders. Her impressive skill set, intellectual curiosity, and passion for shrinking the impact of outcome disparities until no such disparities exist make her an exceptional asset to the DCCP family.
Join our team!
The DCCP team is currently accepting resumes and cover letters for our DCCP Training Positions.