About US

Building Equitable and Inclusive Organizations

Cook Ross is a full service consulting firm with 32 years of experience addressing the most challenging issues facing organizations in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.  We are proud to partner with organizations committed to creating workplaces where everyone can thrive, regardless of identity. 

We find the stories hidden in organizational data and culture to help you design a comprehensive approach to support your IDEA efforts.

Let us know how we might partner with you on the journey toward becoming an equitable and inclusive organization.

Our Methodology

Cook Ross offers a comprehensive approach to IDEA which includes consulting, assessments, training, product support tools, and strategic advisory. Our end-to-end solutions are intended to support an organization’s entire journey towards becoming more equitable and inclusive.

By utilizing our Cook Ross IDEA maturity model as well as our ECO model for learning, we are able to support organizations along various stages of the IDEA continuum.

Having gained international recognition for our breakthrough work on Bias and its impact in the workplace, we can support a variety of IDEA content learning paths to support an organization’s learning journey.

Our History

1993

Cook Ross becomes an independent office with several employees located in the Washington, D.C. area.

2005

CultureVision is launched as a subscription website to provide on-demand access to culturally competent patient care.

2011

Reinventing Diversity by Howard Ross is published. The book provides insight into why most diversity programs fail, and how we can make them work.

2017

After years of rapid growth, Cook Ross continues to expand rapidly and becomes known for systems-level interventions and a strategic assessment process.

 

 

2020

As workplaces rapidly shift to virtual and remote, Cook Ross is able to support clients with a multitude of virtual consulting and learning experiences.

1989

Cook Ross is founded by Howard Ross and Dottie Cook at a kitchen table.

2002

Unconscious Bias becomes a part of Cook Ross’ training curriculum.

2008

Cook Ross develops its first eLearning tool to support cultural competence organization-wide.

2014

Everyday Bias is published by Howard Ross. The book explores how to identify and mitigate unconscious bias in our daily lives.

2018

Michael Leslie Amilcar, Cook Ross’ Managing Partner, becomes CEO of the company, leading it into a new generation.

2022

Cook Ross reimagines its brand and continues to support client partners from Fortune 100 corporations, U.S. and global healthcare companies, public and private universities and colleges, federal and state agencies, non-profits, and foundations who are committed to advancing equity and inclusion within their organizations.

1989

Cook Ross is founded by Howard Ross and Dottie Cook at a kitchen table.

1993

Cook Ross becomes an independent office with several employees located in the Washington, D.C. area.

2002

Unconscious Bias becomes a part of Cook Ross’ training curriculum.

2005

CultureVision is launched as a subscription website to provide on-demand access to culturally competent patient care.

2008

Cook Ross develops its first eLearning tool to support cultural competence organization-wide.

2011

Reinventing Diversity by Howard Ross is published. The book provides insight into why most diversity programs fail, and how we can make them work.

2014

Everyday Bias is published by Howard Ross. The book explores how to identify and mitigate unconscious bias in our daily lives.

2017

After years of rapid growth, Cook Ross continues to expand rapidly and becomes known for systems-level interventions and a strategic assessment process.

2018

Michael Leslie Amilcar, Cook Ross’ Managing Partner, becomes CEO of the company, leading it into a new generation.

2020

As workplaces rapidly shift to virtual and remote, Cook Ross is able to support clients with a multitude of virtual consulting and learning experiences.

2022

Cook Ross reimagines its brand and continues to support client partners from Fortune 100 corporations, U.S. and global healthcare companies, public and private universities and colleges, federal and state agencies, non-profits, and foundations who are committed to advancing equity and inclusion within their organizations.

our Values

We are committed to six core values that drive the way we engage with our partners and each other.

Authenticity

Being true to one’s own personality, spirit, values, and character.

Diversity & Inclusion

We value, include, and respect all people and intentionally engage all people based on respect for difference.

Generosity

We give more of ourselves than is expected; with each other, our clients, and our community.

Inner Work

We engage in critical self-reflection for personal growth and to drive authentic interaction.

Integrity

Our word is the foundation upon which we honor our commitments.

Passion

We care deeply about the work we do. By comining our passion with our talents we honor our purpose to create great change in the world.

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