Employee Resource Groups as a Road Towards Increased Sense of Belonging

Employees’ sense of belonging is a key factor in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) objectives and supports increased employee engagement. Employee resource groups emerge as a noteworthy avenue for enhancing a sense of belonging among staff. The employees’ participation is an investment into the organization, fostering new initiatives and relationship-building.     Employee resource groups (ERGs), also known as affinity groups, are collectives of employees united by common interests. These groups may form on a voluntary basis or be initiated by the organization itself. ERGs commonly revolve around racial identity, ethnicity, ...

By |2024-03-14T14:41:18-04:00March 14th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Enhancing Higher Education Diversity

The Supreme Court’s decision to prohibit race as a consideration in higher education admission is expected to decrease the matriculation of underrepresented students. Now, the key question is how to build a diverse and equitable campus within these new parameters. Prospective and current students, alumni, and stakeholders are closely watching how institutions will respond.  The Barthwell Group, a trusted DEI advisor to over 25 higher education institutions throughout the United States, proposes three key strategies to adapt to this decision.     Enhance Recruitment Outreach Strategically  Many underrepresented students may not have ...

By |2024-01-23T13:38:50-05:00January 23rd, 2024|Uncategorized|

The Barthwell Group Announces the Global White Paper

March 2021: In today’s globally interconnected environment, it is very important to have an understanding of developing local diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, as more and more companies are seeing a push in revenues coming from overseas. The Barthwell Group conducted research in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts Boston, to observe global definitions of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the methodologies used to align diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies domestically and globally. Download

By |2021-03-31T15:48:28-04:00March 31st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Analyzing OER at HBCUs

April 2020: A study performed by The Barthwell Group prepared for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation regarding OER adoption at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. A webinar presenting this study can be found on this site. Download

By |2020-09-29T14:08:19-04:00April 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Analyzing OER at HBCUs Webinar

Webinar presenting a study performed by The Barthwell Group, prepared for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, regarding OER adoption at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCU stakeholders and representatives from the Hewlett Foundation attended. Please contact us using the form on this site for more information.

By |2020-09-29T14:04:34-04:00April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

The Barthwell Group’s Chief Operating Officer to Speak at The Diana Award’s Inspire Day in Birmingham, United Kingdom

The Barthwell Group is pleased to announce that on July 10, 2015, Walter K. Evans, Chief Operating Officer, is going to be a speaker at The Diana Award’s Inspire Day in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Inspire Days are youth workshops that travel across the United Kingdom to inspire young people (aged 14 to 18) to reach their full potential through creative and skill-based workshops. Mr. Evans will be giving an introductory speech to get the participants geared up for the day. The Diana Award The Diana Award was founded to honor Diana, ...

By |2020-09-29T14:00:30-04:00July 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics Engages The Barthwell Group

The Barthwell Group is pleased to announce our new engagement with the College of Business and Economics at Lehigh University. The Barthwell Group will conduct an assessment among corporate executives in selected industries that will help the College enhance its recruitment appeal. Through the assessment, The Barthwell Group will assist the College in reaching its goal to increase the recruitment appeal of the College’s students to leading companies. Lehigh University Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, Lehigh University is a premier private residential research university for nearly 7,000 students. More than ...

By |2020-09-29T14:01:14-04:00December 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

30 in Their Thirties: Walter K. Evans

"Walter K. Evans recalls his first exposure with business, when his grandfather would ask him to count the change from that day’s drugstore receipts. “I would roll up the quarters so we could deposit them in the bank,” says Evans, whose grandfather, the late Sidney Barthwell, built up a chain of 13 drugstores and three ice cream stores, mostly in Detroit." Read More

By |2021-03-31T16:57:38-04:00September 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Barthwell Group Announces Strategic Planning Engagement with Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan (April 10, 2014) – Wayne State University, Midtown Detroit’s nationally recognized metropolitan research institution, has engaged The Barthwell Group to facilitate the development of its Strategic Plan. The Barthwell Group, headquartered in Detroit, has previously worked with the University’s School of Business Administration. The Barthwell Group past work with the School has included assistance with the development of its strategic plan, the completion of a brand awareness assessment, and execution of a competitive analysis. The Barthwell Group is proud to continue its relationship with Wayne State, home of Michigan’s ...

By |2020-09-29T14:01:58-04:00April 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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