What Swarm Can Do For You

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Swarm Strategy is a comprehensive Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) consulting agency rooted in the tradition and history of Black storytelling, resilience, organizing and collective care. Swarm provides a variety of services to help your organization or company learn and thrive. Swarm provides expertise and experience in the following areas -

Training + Facilitation (sample list of trainings offered below)

  • Understanding White Supremacy + White Supremacy Culture in the Workplace

  • Identifying and Combatting Microagressions in the Workplace

  • Allyship versus Accompliceship: Taking an Active Role in Building an Equitable Workplace Culture 

  • Systemic Racism 101: What is Systemic Racism and How to Be Anti-Racist Right Now + every day  

  • Identifying + Combating Anti-Blackness

  • Beyond Implicit Bias: Building Truly Inclusive Workplaces 

  • LGBTQ Inclusion 

  • Building Equitable Education Spaces 

  • Trans 101: Terminology, Pronouns + More

  • Beyond Trans 101: Breaking the Gender Binary 

  • Leadership Equity & Inclusion Training

  • Youth Activism and Building Youth Power 

Storytelling + Content Creation

  • Social media support, management, and content creation.

  • Creating content that centers the experiences of people from marginalized communities, specifically Black and brown people, LGBTQ people, and people whose identities meet at the intersections. 

  • Using a storytelling framework informed by history, racial justice, and social change movements to uplift voices that have been historically silenced. 

  • Crafting statements supporting and affirming Black lives with industry leaders and organizational leaders. 

Speaking + Media

  • Keynote speaking at major conferences + events (virtual and in-person)

  • Facilitating, and participating in, panels on a wide variety of equity focussed topics: DEI, Racial Justice, Civil Rights, LGBTQ Inclusion and History, etc. (virtual and in-person)

  • Legislative Affairs: Providing testimony on legislation and policy related to criminal justice, LGBTQ equity, and racial justice.

  • Participating in media interviews with a variety of online, and traditional, press outlets. 

Consulting 

  • Racial justice - What is it? What does approaching your work with a racial justice framework look like? 

  • LGBTQ inclusion and equity. 

  • Creating more diverse workplaces + teams.

  • Creating, and implementing, supports to recruit, retain, and holistically center the experiences of employees from marginalized communities. 

  • Building inclusive and equitable systems in the workplace. 

  • Creating and implementing short-term, and long-term, DEI plans.

  • Eliminating Bias in Policies & Practices.

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Training + Facilitation

At Swarm, Bryce leads training and facilitation work. He is an accomplished trainer, educator, and facilitator who can lead conversations and workshops from the boardroom to the classroom. ​

  • Swarm delivers engaging, informed training on the following topics: 

    • Understanding White Supremacy + White Supremacy Culture in the Workplace

    • Identifying and Combatting Microagressions in the Workplace

    • Allyship versus Accompliceship: Taking an Active Role in Building an Equitable Workplace Culture 

    • Systemic Racism 101: What is Systemic Racism and How to Be Anti-Racist Right Now + every day  

    • Identifying + Combating Anti-Blackness

    • Beyond Implicit Bias: Building Truly Inclusive Workplaces 

    • LGBTQ Inclusion 

    • Trans 101: Terminology, Pronouns + More

    • Beyond Trans 101: Breaking the Gender Binary 

    • Leadership Equity & Inclusion Training

    • Youth Activism and Building Youth Power

      Please note that this is a sample list of training Swarm Strategy provides. If you'd like to know more about what kind of workshops we can lead for you please contact us. 

  • Let Bryce Facilitate Your Next:

    • Panel​ on Social Change Issues

    • Classroom Discussion (U.S. History, Civil Rights History, African-American History, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Liberal Arts, World History) 

    • Leadership Development Session

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Storytelling

Bryce believes that Swarm is all about creating an impact through stories. He uses his strong academic writing, historian research skills, Southern oral history tradition, and background in slam poetry to create and tell impactful stories that create meaningful change in communities and organizations.  

  • Content Creation and Writing For Black Lives: Bryce is a detailed and skilled writer who always center Black, brown and LGBTQ lives in his writing and analysis. His writing focusses on sharing the stories of the communities he comes from; the same communities that are typically pushed to the back pages. 
     

  • Virtual Panels and Webinars: Bryce is available to share his story and experiences as a Black, queer, transgender person navigating the world, education spaces, and the workplace via virtual panel or webinar. Bryce can speak on a variety of issues including (but not limited too) building for Black lives, White allyship/accomplices for Black lives, what educators and administrators can do to support marginalized students, and LGBTQ student leadership.
     

  • Story of Self Trainings:  Learn how to craft your past life experiences, identity, and passions into a cohesive story that can be used to empower yourself and others in your community. 
     

  • Creating frameworks that center the stories of Black, brown and indigenous communities, LGBTQ people, immigrants, system involved people, and other folks from marginalized backgrounds.
     

  • Curriculum Development: Curriculums are moral documents - they let students and young people know what and who matters. Bryce believes writing a strong, inclusive curriculum that is reflective of students' identities is storytelling of another name.

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Speaking + Media 

Bryce is an experienced public speaker who has delivered speeches at major national conferences, testified in front of legislative bodies, and made media appearances on CNN and the Huffington Post (among others). He has been media trained by many organizations. Bryce strikes the perfect balance of staying on message while also thoughtfully engaging the audience. 

  • Conference Keynotes and Featured Speaking: Bryce was most recently a Co-Keynote Speaker at the Point Foundation National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida where he spoke to a room of  1,000+ people: industry leaders, business executives, non-profit advocates, activists, and students. He delivered an engaging message centered on allyship, following the path left by his Black/queer/trans ancestors and mentoring the next generation. Bryce looks forward to being able to inspire audiences and share his journey with others. He can keynote on topics related to youth power, LGBTQ movement-building, mentorship, building talent pipelines, creating inclusive workplace practices, and more! 

     

  • Media and Press Appearances: Bryce has been doing press and media interviews focussed on social change for many years. Bryce has been featured in major media outlets such as Autostraddele, The New York Times, Washington Blade, and The Grio. He has honed his skills in using the press as a tool to share critical information with the communities he cares about. 

     

  • Legislative + Policy Testimony: Bryce has testified before local and state commissions on legislation related to the following topics: Non-Discrimination Ordinances, Safe Schools Policy, and Racial Justice.  Additionally, Bryce has extensive experience in drafting political messaging and lobbying politicians on both sides of the aisle for immigrant rights, criminal justice reform, LGTBQ equity, inclusive education policy, public education funding. 

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Consulting

Bryce has almost ten years of project management experience bringing ideas from the drawing board to the finish line that he brings to Swarm Strategy. He has developed practical resources for progressive causes and been a part of organizing major conferences and political lobby days. Bryce is also deeply committed to creating structural change through meaningful Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work.  Bryce believes that true DEI work is a little messy, not clean-cut and that growth is not linear. He is committed to working in the trenches with organizations that are ready to take on the challenge of change. 

  • Creating Comprehensive, Customized DEI Plans for Your Workplace: There is no "one size fit all" solution, no one-time implicit bias sessions or magic pill to solve all your diversity needs. Bryce will work with your organization to create a custom plan including resources, climate surveys, ongoing training, HR recommendations, an implementation plan with measurable goals, and more. He uses a data-driven approach that helps improve program evaluation to ensure that your DEI goals are being achieved. ​
     

  • Project Management: Bryce is a skilled multi-tasker who is detail-oriented and organized. He managed his first project at nineteen years old, building out a database of transgender friendly colleges for prospective transgender college students. He has managed conference planning projects for events from 50-1,000+ people. He understands the importance of teamwork, communication, and coordination in order to deliver high-quality results. 
     

  • Independent Research and Content Development:  Bryce's passion for research runs deep back to his childhood when he got his first Encarta Encyclopedia disk set for Christmas. He honed his research skills doing intensive legislative research in Washington, D.C., and while in undergrad writing his Honors Senior thesis. He can write for any audience and enjoys building content, sharing his insights through writing articles, and developing tangible resources such as 1-pagers and infographics.