• Effective communication across difference and difficulty is possible

    Jennifer Sandoval, Ph.D. – associate professor, speaker, trainer, and consultant

Guided by an intersectional framework and an ethic of care


Brief surveys and key informant interviews can provide insight into your current climate and culture


Specialized sessions constructed based on assessment and feedback for your specific needs


Individual or small-group engagement for focused goal-setting and deep learning

1.) Assess your current culture and climate

A current evaluation of how your organization understands and incorporates equity, and inclusion in all areas of work is important for determining your path for growth and change.

2.) Engage in small group dialogue

Depending on the size and needs of your organization it can be beneficial to begin education and training with a select group of leaders who can model inclusive language and practices for the entire team.

Small group training


3.) Follow up

True change does not arrive overnight. It takes a commitment of resources and long term engagement. Sustained progress will not be successful if it is not embedded in the fabric of your mission and work. Creating methods for alignment and accountability will be critical to moving your organization forward.

4.) Build individual and organizational capacity

As you move toward construction of a more humane and equitable workspaces, advanced education and training is recommended for your equity advocates so you can bring your organization to its pinnacle of growth.

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  • Ph.D., Communication and Culture, University of New Mexico
  • Master’s of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • B.A., Organizational Communication, Pepperdine University

Previous Employers

  • Nicholson School of Communication and Media, University of Central Florida
  • California State University, Stanislaus
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
  • Packman and Associates

A little more about me

Dr. Sandoval brings a wide variety of experience to her equity, inclusion and justice training. As an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida her research focuses on communicating effectively across difference and difficulty in complex contexts. Her projects have often been in the reproductive and sexual health environment looking at everything from international surrogacy policy and practice to health care for LGBTQ+ individuals in the U.S. Dr. Sandoval is committed to helping a variety of companies and mission-based organizations construct humane and equitable workplaces while equipping individuals to contribute to a space of belonging.

Get in touch

Please send any requests for consultation, or questions about available trainings and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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