Bryan Jackson, Senior Consultant, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice, Nonprofit HR | Speaker

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Senior Consultant, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice
Nonprofit HR
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Bryan W. Jackson, MA, Senior Consultant, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Justice (EDIJ), provides subject matter expert advice, insight, and strategic direction to clients. He oversees complex client engagements, manages projects to completion and designs and facilitates EDIJ training solutions and assessment services to partners and stakeholders. As a passionate trainer and driven operations and people leader, Bryan has worked with the Washington Nationals baseball team, Arlington Public Library System, and the Alexandria Department of Human Services.


His expertise is grounded in assessing and developing policies, resources, and programs to promote principles and practices of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations and beyond. Bryan also has experience in providing executive coaching, strategic planning support and ongoing staff development to promote organizational behaviors that create an inclusive and diverse professional environment. When working with boards, Bryan helps senior leaders identify areas of growth related to equitable practices and facilitate professional development workshops to address these needs. In addition, he provides oversight and support for racial affinity groups within organizations and EDIJ best practices to support the long-term sustainability of this work.


Developing and promoting policies aligned with social justice principles and equitable practices at the individual and organizational level through advocacy, professional learning and strategic partnerships have been consistent driving factors for Bryan throughout his career. This passion has guided his work within for-profit, nonprofit, and educational organizations over 15 years. Bryan has been recognized and featured in several publications for educational excellence, community leadership and racial and social justice initiatives and served on several committees and boards. In addition to academic and organizational excellence, Bryan consistently prioritizes the inclusion of community stakeholders, centering their voices and stories as integral to the work.


Bryan has been invited to share best practices as a guest lecturer at a multitude of universities including his alma maters, Teachers College Columbia University (MA) and the University of Minnesota (BS), where he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni in 2021 and the William E. Gardner Pre-K Outstanding Educator in 2011. Bryan’s lectures have addressed the importance of race equity, social justice, social-emotional learning, teacher quality, leadership, community connectedness, solid professional mentorship, resilience, and the significance of males of color in teaching roles. In addition to these awards and honors, Bryan is also a co-chair of the Nonprofit HR Affinity Groups, 2022 Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator, a 2020 recipient of the Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University and a 2017 Surge Institute Fellow.