After an initial consultation, Catherine customizes an approach to meet each client's needs and organizational culture. Below are some of the ways she can support your organization with advisory services, written materials or disability inclusive learning.

Strategic Advice

Having a trusted thought partner with the experience and expertise in disability inclusion can make all of the difference in how quickly and effectively you advance disability inclusion. Whether you're looking to implement comprehensive organizational changes or need ad hoc support from a field expert, Catherine has a wealth of experience to bring to your organization.

 

She offers a variety of strategic advisory services, including:

  • Leadership coaching and serving as a trusted thought partner to executive and program leaders on issues such as organizational change, theory of change development, and staff capacity and structuring;

  • Development of strategic plans to advance disability inclusion tailored to your organization's goals and capacity;

  • Support for operational changes that infuse disability inclusion throughout your entire organization, including events/facilities, communications, human resources, and finance;

  • Approaches to advance inclusion in grantmaking processes, including proposals, grants management and grantee communications;

  • Grantmaking advice on both strategy and individual grantmaking decisions; and

  • On-call advice for the development of job descriptions/searches, disability strategies, staff communications and more.

Writing

As a fluid and enthusiastic writer, Catherine translates complicated concepts into accessible resources for grantmakers,  human rights experts, program staff, Board or other external stakeholders.  She has experience producing a variety of work products to meet client demands, including:

Examples of Catherine's previous writing, can be found in this list as well as work produced for past clients.

Learning

Trainings can be an important first step to catalyze disability inclusive learning. Building on trainings, Catherine helps clients implement the systematic changes needed to include disabled people in programs and on staff. She develops both formal and informal learning approaches to meet people where they are and provide the resources needed to achieve long-term, systemic change. She works with clients in a number of different ways including:

  • Disability cultural competence training: Catherine customizes 60-120 minute introductory learning sessions on disability inclusion to deliver a tailored training with compelling content.

  • On-boarding support: Catherine creates orientation guides, integrates a disability lens into existing orientation processes, and/or briefs staff on disability inclusion.

  • To help staff of human rights or social justice organization understand the importance of disability inclusion, Catherine creates customized briefs about how disability relates to specific issues or geographic areas. 

  • Inclusion workshops: Catherine coordinates practical workshops, including case studies, to build staff's capacity to assess disability inclusion in programming and budgets.

  • To support learning, Catherine coordinates roundtables with guests speakers addressing disability rights and justice.

  • To support leadership, Catherine delivers compelling presentations for Boards or senior executives about the importance of disability inclusion customized to your strategic plan and mission.