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CHANGING MINDS

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MELISSA A. LITTLE CONSULTING AND MEDIATION SERVICES LLC

Melissa A. Little Consulting and Mediation Services is committed to

creating safe and inclusive environments. We educate clients on anti-discrimination laws; provide customized diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) services; and work with individuals on ways to address day-to-day racism. 

BUSINESSES & GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Our consulting firm offers tailor-made diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings and services to meet the needs of your organization. This includes helping to identify problem areas and developing an actionable plan for change that will ultimately result in performance improvement. We also specialize in helping clients recruit, hire, and retain a diverse talent pool. 

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LAW FIRMS & BAR ASSOCIATIONS 

Melissa A. Little Consulting and Mediation Services helps firms, legal institutions, and bar organizations design and implement diversity and inclusion strategies that contribute to business goals, as well as the legal profession. This includes workshops on how to interact more effectively within the work place, trainings on inclusive leadership, facilitated discussions on race and the legal system, as well expert advice on diversity recruiting and retention. 

​​YOUTH-FOCUSED COMMUNITY BUILDING

Melissa A. Little Consulting & Mediation Services provides trainings and facilitates discussions around complex race issues. Our consultants work with parents and youth focused organizations to teach strategies on how to build a healthy racial identity in children and youth. These discussions and course trainings provide guidance on how adults can best prepare their children for racist events, while building self-pride and confidence. In addition to virtual and in-person trainings, we offer a self-paced course, "Protecting Our Children Together", as well as the accompanying book, that is available for immediate purchase.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

As a school attorney, Melissa Little understands the numerous benefits of equity, diversity, and inclusion within educational institutions. In addition to helping our clients stay abreast of state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, our consultants work with boards, administrators, educators, staff, students, and community members to ensure that diversity, equity, and  inclusion is embedded into systems, processes, policies, and school culture. Our programming and trainings are custom-made to fit the needs of your students and employees. We also specialize in assisting educational institutions in improving recruitment, retention, and promotion of diverse talent. 

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ADULTS OF COLOR
Join our community circles or sign up for a private session

Community Circles are facilitated conversations that provide support and training to adults experiencing racial bias in their everyday life. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with other people of color, share experiences, and learn strategies to address racial bias. Our community circles are led by a certified diversity professional who will provide strategies on responding to racist comments or microaggressions, building a positive racial identity, and reducing the emotional harms of racism.

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MEDIATION SERVICES

Mediation is an informal dispute resolution process where an impartial third-party ("Mediator") assist disputing parties in resolving conflict through specialized communication and negotiation techniques.  Our mediators specializes in work disputes, race-based conflicts, school conflicts, and special education related conflicts.

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