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DeEtta Jones

DeEtta Jones guides people and organizations through the process of fundamental transformation. She has been a leading voice in shaping contemporary thinking and practice around integrated and sustainable approaches to workplace culture, leadership effectiveness, diversity and inclusion. Her client base spans not-for-profits, government agencies and global corporations.

Before launching DeEtta Jones and Associates in 2005, DeEtta spent ten years at the Association of Research Libraries as the director of diversity initiatives and then as director of organizational learning. Previous to that, she was director of human rights advocacy and education for the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, coordinator for multicultural training at Colorado State University, and has served as adjunct faculty for two Carnegie I research universities.

Early in her career DeEtta differentiated herself by designing and launching a leadership program for professionals from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. She subsequently helped to create and lead 9 national leadership programs.

DeEtta has published two books, the most recent being "Hot Yoga, Coconut Water and Eustress: 10 Strategies for Bringing Intention to Your Leadership Practice". Her writings on leadership and management regularly appear in a variety of publications. DeEtta has a B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Higher Education Administration from Colorado State University and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University.

Most requested topics:

Enhancing Cultural Competence
Moving from “Doing Diversity” to Transforming Culture
Reducing Workplace Bias
Repairing and Nurturing Trust
Enhancing Employee Engagement