Bryan W. Jackson provides subject matter expert advice, insight and strategic direction to clients. He oversees complex client engagements, manages projects to completion and designs and facilitates DEI 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 supports and ongoing staff development to promote organizational behaviors that created an inclusive and diverse professional environment. When working with boards, Bryan helps senior leaders identify areas of growth related to equitable practices and create facilitated professional development workshops to address these needs. In addition, he has provided oversight and support for racial affinity groups within organizations and DEI best practices to support the longterm 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 the last 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.
Throughout his career, 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 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, school leadership, community connectedness, solid professional mentorship, child resilience and the significance of males of color in teaching roles. In addition to these awards and honors, Bryan is also a 2017 Surge Institute Fellow.