Action Learning Cohort

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What is the Diversity, Equity, Belonging & Inclusion (DEBI) Action Learning Cohort?

As a response to the current climate and layers of challenges for today’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) professionals, Path Forward Consulting (PFC) is launching a 12-week action learning cohort to accelerate the skills and provide the tools required to meet the expanded expectations of individuals tasked with moving the needle on DEI initiatives.

This is a consulting cohort program designed to support individuals in these roles and their organization. Many companies have invested in Chief Diversity Officer role but not necessarily a comprehensive strategic plan to achieve the stated goals.

Participants from multiple business segments will have the opportunity to obtain expert-facilitated learning experiences that leverage each other’s problem-solving process through similar challenges. Each participant enters the program with an assessment of their organization’s priority needs.  By the end of the three-month experience, each participant leaves with a customized plan and strategies that address their specific situation. The program runs from September 13 to December 6, 2021.


By the end of this program, participants will: 

Sharpen professional  skills as a DEI leader in their organization
Receive essential  perspectives from HR, talent management and DEI experts
Create or enhance their strategic plan with input from PFC and confirm implementation tactics informed by other members of the cohort 
Gain strategies to deal  with traditional barriers to DEI
Be able to apply  their learnings immediately

Who facilitates the program?

Allison V. Manswell is a seasoned HR executive, author and recognized subject matter expert with over 25 years of experience in talent management strategic interventions employee and leadership development, organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion. In addition to an MBA in Leadership, she also holds the industry credential of Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) from the Association of Talent Development. Allison is also a faculty member of the Forum on Workplace Inclusion Coaching Center. 
Our senior consultants and support team are a group of seasoned professionals with extensive industry and global experience in various disciplines and industries.

What are the benefits of the program? 


  • Customized consulting support to create a strategic DEBI plan for your organization
  • Facilitated strategy session for your organization’s key stakeholders
  • 14 facilitated sessions consisting of content and group coaching for each focus area facilitated by Allison V. Manswell and guest experts
  • HRCI credits towards SHRM and ATD credentials
  • Peer network and private forum to share ideas, questions and solutions to your most challenging issues
  • Professional development to build the personal skills required to be successful in these roles
  • Discounts on additional PFC products and services

Participant applications will be approved based on organizational commitment and personal bandwidth for participation.

Reserve your space today as registration will be limited to maintain optimal session size. Early registration discount of 10% available until June 15, 2021.


Why should you learn from Path Forward Consulting?

Path Forward Consulting, LLC (PFC) is a talent management firm that delivers products and services that shift organizational behavior from good intentions to business impact. We offer consulting, training and coaching services in the areas of leadership development, organizational effectiveness, diversity and inclusion.

We are the trusted partners for many of the nation’s most respected Fortune-ranked companies, small and mid-sized organizations, government agencies and non-profits. We are proud of the industry recognition we have received for our work:

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  • Top 10 Diversity & Inclusion Firm
  • Top 10 Leadership Development Firm HR Tech Outlook Magazine
  • Most Influential Workplace Race Specialist (USA) Acquisitions International Magazine

Most importantly, the fact that 99% of our business comes from client referrals is an on-going testament to the results we deliver. 

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  • Complete application form and send email to to schedule initial conversation for the approval process
  • Share program material with decision-makers, secure funding and make non-refundable deposit of $5,000 to secure your space
  • Receive approval confirmation and accept calendar invitations for all sessions
  • Schedule 2-3 hours to complete program pre-work by August 31, 2021
Check out this video testimonial from one of our particpants.


Vandy Densmore
Densmore attended 2 Path Forward Consulting Sessions - Understanding Race in the Workplace and Undderstanding Allyship - and she describes what she experienced and why she wanted to participate.

I felt like this was a personal training session because of the intimacy of the delivery and the small group size. I also enjoyed the way each module was laid out and the fact that I was forced to ask myself some very deep questions. It’s the kind of program that stays with you long after you’ve taken the webinar – it starts to feed into your daily interactions and I definitely am experiencing a mindset shift.

A PFC Program Participant

I had my career Coaching Session with Allison today. It was really life changing for me. I am now ready to start a journey that is going to allow me find my true purpose. She was totally relatable and was easy to talk to. I received some excellent take-aways. I strongly encourage others to take advantage of this opportunity. For me, this was awesome.

A PFC Program Participant