Cultural Impact Unit

Impact Foundry has launched an initiative to address the adverse impacts of systemic racism and the overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination and disadvantage.

Through our series of trainings, workshops, and webinars, our team of experts will facilitate and guide crucial conversations with you, and your team which will help to strengthen your organization, and build capacity. You will learn to explore, discuss, and gain greater understanding of other cultures, and how to interact, in safe and compassionate spaces.

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Interested in taking the Anchored in Equity Certificate Program?

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Three modules – three weeks with 90-minute sessions, with fourth optional stakeholder 
presentation session 
This is module one of a three-module sequence leading to the Anchored in Equity Certificate. This module will introduce the Equicentricity Model as a model for equity- centered living, leading, and self-reflection. Participants will identify their stance, understand how to integrate self-care in equity work, and propose an equicentric action plan that will be developed into a final project during courses two and three.
This is module two of a three-course sequence leading to the Anchored in Equity Certificate. Continuing with the Equicentricity Model, this course will deepen the participants’ understanding of the intermediate steps of the process. These steps focus on moving into self-awareness, integrating our stories and histories, and continuing the integration of self-care. Participants will develop their equicentric action plan based on their proposal from course one and apply the iterative cycle of critical analysis.
This is the third and final module of the Anchored in Equity Certificate. Concluding our exploration of the Equicentricity Model, participants will prototype their action plan as their commitment to being part of the change process of equicentric living and leading. Participants will be invited to present their Equicentricity Action Plan at a future stakeholder gatherin

Cultural Intelligence or Cultural Quotient (CQ) is having the capacity to relate and work effectively with different groups of people, and across cultures (including Big-C “Culture” and little-c “culture”). Cultural intelligence goes beyond cultural awareness and political correctness. It articulates the core competencies and skill sets necessary for true diversity and inclusion within your organization. It provides tools to help develop your leaders and team members and give them a firm foundation in the understanding of CQ. This module will examine the various elements of cultural intelligence and how to operationalize it in an organization.

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Developing Language of CI – Building a Living Glossary

Understanding diversity, equity and inclusion in the post-2020 world requires a new language, and a new vocabulary communicated through the lens of cultural intelligence. This language reflects a judgment-free perspective which serves to bring different groups of people together through common understanding, and appreciation of the lived experience of others. This module will educate the participants on the common language of DEI to create common understanding, and common connections among divergent groups of people within an organization.

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Understanding Implicit Bias Through the Lens of CI

All human beings operate with varying degrees of implicit bias. Implicit bias are unintended preferences of people which have the ability to adversely impact the effective operations of any organization. This module will explore the various types of implicit bias, micro-behaviors, and the proper ways to address, and resolve issues that arise from this mindset.

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How to Create Sustainable Change

High performing organizations are not only focusing on the diversity of its workforce, but also on how that workforce reflects a culture of equity and inclusion. Inclusion addresses how well the organization shares power, access, and resources within all elements of the workforce- particularly those elements which represent marginalized and/or underrepresented groups of the organization. This module will discuss effective ways in which organizations may become more inclusive.

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Managing Conflict Through the Lens of Equity

When organizations commence the DEI journey of transformation, there will be conflict and communication “breakdowns”. You will face barriers on the journey to creating an inclusive organization. This module supports people and organizations in managing expectations for success and provides tools and resources for navigating conflict with individuals, and groups of people and organizations.

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Mastering the Art of Crucial Conversations

Despite technological advances of our modern civilization, humans have an even greater challenge than ever before for maintaining effective communication. In this training module, you will learn new skills to create greater connectivity and meaningful collaboration among team members. We will address and provide tools for how to effectively communicate with others utilizing understanding and awareness, and how to navigate difficult, but crucial topics and conversations through the lens of emotional and cultural intelligence.

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DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Panel

This module will bring together a panel of subject matter experts to share practical experiences about the journey of organizational transformation. The panel members will share successes, setbacks, and other experiences they’ve encountered on the DEI journey. Participants will have an opportunity to connect with these experts to gain practical wisdom on the keys to implementing a successful DEI program.

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Sublime Digital Marketing Group

About Ken

Ken Henderson is a seasoned entrepreneur and digital marketing professional, presently serving as the CEO of Sublime Digital Marketing Group, a respected marketing agency located in Rancho Cordova, California.


Boasting over two decades of industry experience, Ken has cultivated expertise in numerous facets of digital marketing, such as website design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), copywriting, communication, CRM systems, and advertising on platforms like Facebook and Google. As a certified Google Partner and Zoho Partner, Ken’s knowledge is both extensive and cutting-edge.


Alongside his marketing abilities, Ken has delved into automation and artificial intelligence applications, integrating them into his collaborations with businesses and non-profits. His work with a wide array of clients, including non-profits, law firms, property managers, political campaigns, private schools, and small to medium businesses, has aided them in achieving their marketing goals.


Beyond his business accomplishments, Ken is an active community leader. He sits on the board of the Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce, contributing to the shaping of the region’s economic outlook, and is also a special advisor to MLK365, a group dedicated to making positive impact in communities. Moreover, he is a graduate of the prestigious Rancho Cordova Leadership Program and also a Certified GENEIUS, attesting to his remarkable leadership qualities.


Ken’s speaking engagements provide valuable insights into digital marketing, automation, and artificial intelligence and creative finance for businesses. His goal is to encourage others to embrace innovative marketing strategies and utilize technology for business growth.


Social Venture Partners

About Brad

Brad brings over 20 years of executive leadership in both the for-profit and non-profit sector. As a technology entrepreneur, he has helped to launch several enterprise software startups, one of which he led as Co-Founder and Vice President from 2002 through to its exit in 2016. He brings a people-centered style of leadership that leads to healthy organizational culture. He enjoys developing systems, strategy, and structure that set the foundation for organizations to scale and grow. Brad is considered a purpose-driven person and always seeks to “start with why” in everything he gets involved with. 
Beyond the enterprise technology roles he’s held, Brad was also instrumental in launching several community-based social entrepreneurship endeavors. He is the founder of the Orangevale-Fair Oaks Food Bank, Orangevale Food Bank Farm, HART of Orangevale and Fair Oaks, and the Big Day of Service. He also served as President of the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce from 2018-2022 where his impact led to a re-energized business and nonprofit membership community. Under his leadership, the Chamber secured $10M funding from SACOG for Greenback Lane streetscape improvements, 3x membership growth, 5x budget growth, formation of the Orangevale Community Council, and a more vibrant culture throughout the community. Brad currently serves on the boards of several other nonprofit organizations in the Capital Region. 
Brad currently serves as the Executive Director for Social Venture Partners of Sacramento, an organization seeking to build nonprofit connections and capacity by bringing together leaders from the business and nonprofit community. He oversees partnership growth strategy, daily operations, portfolio engagement, and major events such as the annual Fast Pitch social innovation program.
In 2018, Brad and family also launched a 10-acre u-pick flower farm called Heirloom Acres Farm. Thousands of people visit their farm all summerlong for flower u-pick events, and they also host a holiday barn market and have Christmas trees available in December. 
Brad’s superpower and life mission is about bringing people together for a purpose. He believes our community will be stronger when leaders are connected and engaged. 



About Debbie

Debbie is the founder and Executive Director of Health Education Council. Her two primary areas of expertise are cross-sector coalition building and reducing health disparities in diverse low-income communities.



About Michelle

Michelle Odell is the Director of Public Affairs for Kaiser Permanente in South Sacramento, where she oversees all aspects of Public Affairs including community relations, government relations; community health and community benefit planning; and internal and external communications, including media relations.

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Kristi Rolak is Sales Director in Sacramento for One Workplace, a full service commercial interior furnishings company headquartered in Santa Clara and serving greater Sacramento.