Sample Interview Questions
Review these questions keeping in mind your organization's needs, goals, and inclusiveness process, and add or subtract questions as necessary:
Tell us about your philosophical approach to inclusiveness training. (Ask probing questions to see if his/her general philosophy is consistent with the training strategy or strategies you identified on Selecting a Training Approach.)
What is one of your most successful (and one of your least successful) inclusiveness consulting experiences? What do you think worked and what did not work? What would you change?
Why are you the best consultant to work with our organization?
What will you need from us to ensure a successful consulting relationship?
Tell us about similar inclusiveness work you have done in the way of designing a full inclusiveness initiative, information gathering, cultural competency training, and/or evaluations. (Select only those that are applicable to your organization.)
Have you worked with an organization during a six to eighteen-month-long process (rather than for one-time or day-long sessions)?
If you are hiring a consultant to do inclusiveness training, add the following questions:
How do you prepare for a training session?
How do you evaluate training sessions?
Would you bring in other consultants to aid in our training sessions? If so, what can you tell us about them?
What strengths do you have that will be particularly useful in our training sessions?
This worksheet was created by The Denver Foundation's Inclusiveness Project (http://www.nonprofitinclusiveness.org/) to support organizations doing inclusiveness work.
Users are encouraged to customize the worksheet (both content and formatting) to meet the needs of their respective organizations.
- Step 1: Creating Structure
- Step 2: Consultants/Training
- Why Hire a Consultant?
- Role of Consultant
- Qualifications of Consultant
- Budgeting for a Consultant
- Hiring Process
- What Is Inclusiveness Training?
- Who Does and How Much?
- Who Should Participate?
- When To Do?
- Training Approaches
- Training Goals
- Training Dynamics
- Training Format
- Step 3: Making the Case
- Step 4: Gathering Info
- Step 5: Creating a Blueprint
- Step 6: Implementing the Blueprint
- Sample Documents
- Next Steps for Your Organization