Keen Independent Research
Phone: (303) 3858515
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172 N. Washington Street
Wickenburg , AZ 85390
100 Fillmore Street, 5th Floor
Denver , CO 80206

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Keen Independent helps clients realize their goals for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We examine issues specific to each organization and tailor near-term and long-term actions to address inequities and barriers to diversity and inclusion related
to workforce, contracting and services to the public.

How We Do It

Clients often reach out to Keen Independent after they have made initial steps to embrace DEIB as a core value but lack the foundation to create change in their organizations. Keen Independent begins by researching issues specific to an organization and filling gaps in needed information. We often broaden an organization’s concept of DEI to include how they serve the community, along with equity and inclusion in employee hiring, promotions, retention, compensation and workplace culture. We do this through:

  • Rigorous qualitative and quantitative research with employees, residents, businesses and others
  • Close working relationships with leaders at all levels
  • Evidence based recommendations
  • Transparent and inclusive language that encourages more to embrace DEIB
  • On-going implementation support

Selected Project Examples

  • Arizona Department of Education Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy
  • City of Phoenix Fire Department Workforce Assessment, AZ
  • City of Tacoma Workforce Equity Study, WA
  • Dane County Parks and Zoo Access and Equity Program Evaluation, WI
  • Des Moines Water Works Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan, IA
  • Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission Diversity and Inclusion Assessment
  • Ohio Department of Transportation Training and Title IV equity programs implementation
  • Orange County Transportation Authority Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan, CA
  • Oregon Mental Health Regulatory Agency Diversity Audit, OR
  • Salem Area Mass Transit District (Cherriots), Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan, OR
  • Salt Lake City Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Plan, UT
  • Resource Guide for Improving Diversity and Inclusion Programs for the Public Transportation Industry, DC

Sectors We Serve

  • Studies regarding race, ethnicity, gender, LGBTQIA+, veteran status, (dis)ability and other attributes
  • States, cities, counties and other local governments
  • Transit agencies and other transportation organizations
  • Housing authorities
  • Water providers
  • Arts and other non-profit organizations