With experience in organizational change, program development, policy development, and conflict resolution, Jade will provide a full plan for organizational change, to consultation on a single concern or issue. This may include an spacial review of your organization, trainings, policy redevelopment, and conflict resolution sessions.
Non-profits often need unique solutions to the challenges they face including an overarching plan for diversity and inclusion. This is done with consultation with major organizational stakeholders to address specific needs. Often the plan includes a holistic review of programs, policies, and concerns of board, staff, and volunteers.
Jade's corporate review process includes an internal assessment based on concerns of staff, and an external assessment on concerns of clients. Diversity in corporate environments has consistently shown to increase productivity, and new innovative solutions to problems. In particular corporate consulting has focused primarily on human resources, and training. In particular Jade is an expert in trans-inclusion in the workplace.
Government clients have focused primarily on positive space campaigns, to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for staff. Jade has also been asked how the impact of equity legislation such as AODA, Bill 168, and human rights codes have an impact for employees.
"Jade Pichette was recommended to me as a possible speaker for our regional Employment Equity Diversity and Advisory Committee. As a regional office for the Department of Justice located in downtown Toronto, one would have thought that LGBTQ2+ events would have been a regular occurrence in our office. However, this event with this topic was the first of its kind in the Ontario Regional Office. When we started advertising this event, the response was overwhelming. We ended up with a full boardroom of active listeners and even more active participants.
Jade taught us about labels and privilege. But more importantly, in that safe space she created for us, she gave my colleagues a safe space to start the conversation. A conversation, I realized, they needed to have but didn’t have a safe space where they could start talking.
We now have a national LGBTQ2 committee and I have taken the train the trainer course. We are hoping to bring PS training in house and to have Jade back. Her approach, her frankness, and her ability to inspire conversation and change make her a definite necessity for any group, office, company hoping to start the conversation about PS and inclusion."
Theresa Herreria / Human Resources Advisor,
Employment Equity and Duty to Accommodate Human Resources Branch
Department of Justice Canada / Government of Canada