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Necessary Change Consulting LLC undergirds organizations, businesses, and leaders to create cultural and structural shifts through the critical examination of policies, practices, and procedures. NCC’s focus for cultural and structural shifting includes climate assessments, critical diversity and inclusion work, leadership development training, team dynamic strengthening, and personal leadership coaching.

meet the Founder

Angell Howard is a two-time graduate of Illinois State University, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work, and currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration. Angell’s 14-year career consists of support and development of students and staff from minoritized populations and staff professional and career development. She has spent the last 12 years creating and facilitating diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings, challenging professionals to create change within their organization utilizing an antiracist lens.
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What can I assist You with Today?

NCC has the tools to address the necessary institutional, ideological, interpersonal, and individual changes that your organization may need. Through consultation, we will create a customized plan to develop systems that foster understanding, adaptability, and commitment toward sustainable DEI efforts.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consulting

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Topics & Training Specialties

  • Bias

  • Allyship

  • Hard Conversations

  • Courageous Leadership

  • Stereotypes, Myths, & Misconceptions

  • Understanding the People You Work With and How to Influence Them

  • Recognizing, Interrupting, and Responding to the Marginalization of Others

  • Conflict Management

  • Creating High Performing Teams

  • Decolonizing Your Curriculum

  • Protecting & Serving Through an DEI Lens

  • Outside the Box Thinking

  • Antiracism

  • Antiracist Leaders

  • Microaggressions

  • The Privilege, Ethics, and Humanity of Volunteering

  • Self-Care Chat for Those Doing the Work

  • Addressing Some of the Missing Pages of History

  • Building an Antiracist Organization

  • Empathy and Its impact on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Leading Change

  • Creating Sustainable Change

  • Creating an Effective Diversity Team and Strategy Plan

Don’t see it here? Want to talk through a custom presentation? Contact Angell.

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“Working with Angell is a delight!  Angell Howard has a unique ability to connect with people from all backgrounds and experiences and guide them to a greater understanding of what it looks like to be a culturally humble leader with a clear vision for social change.” Josh Kuehl, ISU

Organizations Who Have Trusted NCC
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