The Osgood Group celebrates and encourages multiple approaches and points of view in its own work and its work with client organizations. We build our culture to value differences, regularly seeking to expand our network of consultants and trusted advisors to better reflect our community. We empower our team to tell stories about their own personal histories, family histories and lived experiences, which wakes us to our own biases and the devastating impacts of structural racism.
The firm’s culture directly impacts how we structure planning projects for our clients. Specifically, we empower stakeholders to tell their own stories and share aspirations for themselves and their community. In addition to conversations with stakeholders, we incorporate quantitative data into our “fact-base” approach to planning, using data to develop models that identify underrepresented and/or underserved communities. Through both qualitative and quantitative methods, we identify opportunities to expand diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion throughout the organization — in staff and board recruitment and development, program development, communications and community engagement. At the heart of this approach is a commitment to doing our part to help create more inclusive organizations.