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We are diversity education experts.

Cultural Connections by Design (CCBD) is a diversity education consulting company. We employ creative, innovative, and "out of the box" processes to support organizations in creating an inclusive culture of belonging – a culture that accepts, values, and views strength in differences. Our process centers around the notion that knowledge is power. Power, when used responsibly, creates transformative change. Individuals forge personal and professional breakthroughs using our proprietary learning tools which empower them to create innovative change within their organization.

CCBD works with a vast array of clients, including academic institutions, health care organizations, government agencies, non-profit and corporate organizations.

Our Services

Professional Development

Sessions designed to teach a broad range of diversity and inclusion topics.


Project-based engagements designed to provide more strategic & initiative development support.

Executive Coaching

Focused, outcome-driven sessions designed to support specific personal and professional targeted goals.


Customized dashboards, metrics, assessments, evaluations, and reporting 

We have voices of change.

One of our corporate clients was so pleased with our services that they interviewed our creator & CEO Dr. Nicole Robinson and some of the participants. Thought we'd share the love.

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Results are immediate, long-lasting and simply outstanding.

Associate Chair, School of Music, University of Utah

CCBD helps universities, corporations and non-profits understand the tangible steps they can take to advance the work of equity and inclusion. Participants leave feeling committed and inspired.

President & CEO, National Non-Profit Organization

This eye-opening presentation will be the catalyst to keeping inclusiveness in the forefront of my mind in every interaction with my students.

Faculty Member, Dixie State University

Everything we discussed during your two days here has already had a huge impact on how I see the society which I am a member.

Zachary, Florida State University

William Ward once said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it”…therefore, I want to thank you for inspiring me.

Elizabeth, University of Utah

Taking part of this was extremely eye-opening. I now recognize areas that I am responsible for speaking up and helping those who may not be as privileged as me.

Melissa, UMass Boston

In the past, I associated privilege with a negative connotation but now I see it as a way to understand change for the better.

Robert, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

I anticipated that ‘impact’ would resonate with our students and faculty at the moment; however, I never imagined that it would be a centering experience for our community.

Dr. Forrester, Univeristy of Massachusetts-Boston

This experience taught me that everyone has their own personal story. You just can’t “judge a book by its cover”!

Adminstrator, Indiana State University

I’ve never participated in such an interactive and informative session before!

Elisabeth, Ogden Schools

Learning for all

Our programs are designed for people at all stages of learning. Whether you are an avid social justice advocate or someone just beginning their transformation journey, CCBD is here to nurture the social change agent in us all.

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Customizable experiences

At CCBD, we recognize that one size doesn’t fit all. We customize (hence, “by design”) each diversity experience to best support the specific needs of each unique organization.

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