revolutionizing the public sector
We are on a mission to transform the public sector to a space where collaboration and innovation can thrive. We work with public agencies from the local to federal level and any value aligned organization that does social impact work.
Effective Collaboration is Equity at Work
Change IS possible
A Community of Support Awaits
The Collective Consultancy is a boutique consulting firm that is BIPOC and queer led. We coordinate services and collaborate with other value aligned firms who offer complementary Read More expertise to provide exceptional service to our clients and community. We provide bespoke training and facilitation, peer coaching, and communities of learning and care. Read Less
this is our recipe for change
A global perspective of the networks and communities of stakeholders your work Read More resides in. Mindful attention to that social capital and treating it as the valuable resource that it is. Deep understanding and respect of community perspectives, needs and interests. View Less
Real Talk About Power
Developing a shared understanding of the dynamics of power. Restorative Read More accountability to use that power to heal, not harm. Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives without mindfully embeding equity practices into each cell of an organization are doomed to fail and are actually harmful to the communities they purport to serve. View Less
Facilitation of deep dialogue and collaborative process. Guides by the side whose
Read More expertise is in the design of interactive and engaging experiences grounded in equity principles. Process facilitation can help diverse teams create the safe spaces to get creative and find consensus. View Less
I really enjoyed the tone of this training. It was inspirational, informative and transformational. The responsiveness of the trainers to our needs (sometimes on the fly) was top-notch. The humor that was interwoven allowed for a space of genuineness and growth. "Growth edges" is new vocabulary that I have integrated into my life. Thank you, thank you!
This training is always very helpful with generating crucial conversations among our team and building mutual understanding between members.
Working with the Swell team was a tremendous experience, both as a participant and as a fellow facilitator. Emily took the time to understand our context and what we were hoping to achieve at the end of our time together. Her facilitation brought in new methods that were truly appreciated by our attendees.
I would give the service and training provided us by Emily and the Collective Consultancy 10 out of 10 stars. I have been a part of the classified negotiating team since before interest based bargaining (IBB) was introduced to Los Alamitos Unified School District, to be honest I hope we never stop using this creative way of negotiating. It has given us the ability to work together as one team to come up with solutions for contract and budget issues. By working together it takes the us against them mentally out of the process. Also our relationship outside the negotiating table never been better...
Emily was a great IBB facilitator for our negotiation session. She was able to help the teams navigate several contentious topics always steering the room back to the basic tenets of the IBB process.
I can't thank Swell enough for the support! They helped us do what we needed to do, but often with small organizations it is hard to find the capacity to fill the need. Swell made that a lot easier. Having an outside organization to help facilitate our conversations was amazingly beneficial, as my company is organized into various tired groups with different levels of hierarchy. I found that having the 2 facilitators from Swell was particularly efficient in staying on track and keeping us all organized, as one could lead the conversation in an organic way and the other could focus on note-taking so we could all reference those pieces of information later.