Race is a

social construct

to create differences between the haves and the have nots.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are intended to shift the organizational culture to respectfully include, understand, and recognize the contribution of its stakeholders through intentional, research-based practices for inclusive community building. This is effectively achieved through dedicated personnel who understand the scope and relevance of their role.

The Carter Development Group employs the GOMABCD Strategic Planning 7-Step DEI Process as its methodology, a signature approach further developed by the Carter Development Group, LLC and ICB Productions, Inc to assist entities

1) explore their intentions

2) understand their stakeholders

3) commit to inclusive community building, and

4) take transformational action.

The seven steps are Goal, Objective, Method, Attitude, Behavior, and Discipline. The resulting acronym is GOMABCD. The process is a social development framework for program implementation. It was created by sociologist Dr. Deryl G. Hunt, the founder of ICB Productions, Inc. 

DEI Assessment & Strategic Planning with

Quantitative and qualitative assessment of the organization's racial, gender, age, and economic inequities and disparities. Includes a summative report, the development of a series of strategies, an equity plan for implementation.

DEI Courageous Conversations with Adrian

COURAGEOUS CONVERSATION™ is an award-winning protocol created by the Pacific Educational Group for effectively engaging, sustaining, and deepening interracial dialogue.


CDG is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations address persistent racial disparities intentionally, explicitly, and comprehensively.

DEI Equity Training & Workshops with Adr
  • Diversity to Unity to Community

  • Understanding Systemic Racism: Internalized, Interpersonal, Institutional, and Structural 

  • Understanding Implicit Bias 

  • Understanding the DEI process

  • Microaggression Development

  • White Fragility

Carter Development Group DEI GOMABCD Model
Carter Development Group, LLC The Ellison Model Trifecta
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Understanding DEI
Understanding DEI