Caridad Consulting offers a wide range of consulting services, tools and expertise to engage students, educators, and workplaces
in intercultural development, leadership, and social justice. We believe that through deep, intentional, intrapersonal reflection and self-awareness, your capacity to lead for social justice can grow. This belief frames all of our services; from large group workshops to personal coaching.
Caridad Consulting: Services
Intercultural competence is critical to successfully adapt and bridge across cultural differences that are present in your personal and professional environments. Your intercultural development work starts with taking the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) which indicates how you make sense of and respond to cultural difference. The IDI can be used to measure this for organizations, too. Each IDI comes with a personalized Intercultural Development Plan to improve the intercultural mindset of yourself and the individuals on your team. Personalized coaching for increasing intercultural development is an additional option to consider for those looking to increase their personal capacity for bridging cultural differences and empathy.
Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice
The goals of the Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice workshops are to understand, unpack, and address how power, privilege, and identities matter to your organization, school or campus. These workshops are tailored to the needs of your organization but each workshop is led with a focus on anti-racism, intersectionality, and critical consciousness. The workshops include work on understanding social identities, unpacking systems of oppression, and addressing the equity issues showing up in your organization, school, or campus. Sample workshops include: Intro to Social Justice Advocacy, Power & Identities 101, Empathetic Community Engagement, and more.
Leadership & Strengths
Leadership workshops include the use of the StrengthsFinder tool. StrengthsFinder is based in positive psychology and measures your Top 5 talents, which, when coupled with time, skills, and practice can become the sources of your greatest strengths. Leading with your strengths, either personally, or as a team, can lead to positive, sustainable organizations. Our leadership workshops are tailored to your organization, campus, or school needs. Leading with Strengths workshops gives you the language to articulate your strengths and better understand the strengths of your team to increase collaboration, project management, and leadership in your organization, campus or school. Personalized strengths-based leadership coaching is also available for those looking to increase their personal leadership capacity.
About Dr. Nicole Caridad Ralston
Dr. Nicole Caridad Ralston (she, her, hers) is a social justice educator dedicated to critically understanding and unpacking systems of oppression in education. Dr. Ralston grew up in South Florida in a multiracial (White & Latinx) family and received her Bachelor's in History & American Studies at Florida State University. She earned her Masters of Higher Education Administration at NC State University. Dr. Ralston earned her doctoral degree at The University of New Orleans, where she researched the shared experiences of women of color navigating race and gender in the chief student affairs officer role. Her research interests include women of color in leadership, intersectionality, and multiracial/mixed race identity development.
Dr. Ralston has experience in first-year experience and retention initiatives, community service and social justice programs, advising student organizations, facilitating leadership and social justice workshops, designing equity and inclusion curriculum and courses, managing diverse teams, and teaching. Dr. Ralston currently works full-time with Beloved Community in New Orleans. She serves on the board of directors for the ACLU Louisiana. Additionally, Dr. Ralston volunteers as the Publicity Co-Chair for the New Orleans Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s Azucar Ball. Nicole Caridad also consults on social media marketing and promotes local, New Orleans restaurants via Off the Eaten Path NOLA and her Instagram @eatenpathnola.
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