CPS HR Consulting

DEIB Organizational Assessment

Our DEIB organizational assessment creates a foundational baseline with clearly guided next steps for the DEI journey. Our DEIB assessment will provide clients with an accurate assessment of the current organizational climate, culture, and overall effectiveness of any DEI-related organizational efforts. We use an analytic data system to gather Likert scale-based survey data, along with our expert-designed focus group engagement method to gather qualitative and quantitative data for internal organization evaluation.

As a part of our assessment services, our team of experts will review DEIB-related policies, procedures, and practices, to connect and engage the heart of your workforce and community.  In this theme, CPS HR will partner with your leaders to identify barriers and opportunities and recommend the best DEIB practices for equitable treatment of all employees while ensuring the best of your organizational culture is preserved.  Ultimately, the fruition of these efforts will result in an elevated sense of community among employees and an increasingly positive workplace climate and environment.

DEI Assessment Summary:

  • Develop a baseline assessment report of the Organization’s current practices and level of DEI competency and perceivable commitment (as viewed by employees),including any barriers or challenges identified through the assessment tool.
  • Review and evaluate the Organization’s internal DEI operations, including policies, practices, programs, and actions relating to the employee experience; and the Organization’s DEI operations and community engagement efforts.  

DEI Engagement Survey and Focus Groups:

  • Conduct interviews with employees across all positional levels, which will qualitatively inform the DEI assessment process for the Organization’s leadership, managers, staff, and Board of Directors.  
  • Conduct focus groups to discuss the DEI survey results, to obtain further insights on the key findings of the DEI survey.  

Evaluate DEI Assessment Process Results (DEI Survey + DEI focus groups):

  • Evaluate organizational DEIB-related policies and practices for alignment or conflict with the Organization’s current and ongoing DEI efforts.
  • Identify strengths and opportunities based on current policies and the trajectory of planned/intended DEI-centric policies and proposals.
  • Identify systemic inequities, barriers, and deficiencies related to current policies and practices, specifically as the efforts of the Organization compared to those of similarly positioned and staffed organizations and municipalities.  

DEI Assessment Presentation and Project Update:

  • Preparation and presentation of an overview of initial DEI assessment findings and provide a project update to the Organization’s leadership team and/or elected officials.


  • A baseline report that includes identification of the Organization’s strengths and areas that provide opportunities for growth and development.  
  • Focus group insights coupled with inferential information from the DEI survey.
  • A DEI Roadmap comprising a set of DEI Recommendations with strategies and an overall Implementation Strategy to prioritize and integrate recommendations and the comprehensive body of DEI strategies, which can include departmental or programmatic recommendations for DEI strategy implementation, based on the needs and desires of the District.  
  • Prioritized list of recommendations (from DEIB Assessment data).
  • Prioritized list of recommendations (from DEIB Assessment data).