It may take many voices for people to hear the same message.
Who is Jenna?
Jenna N. Finley, M.Ed. is a dynamic and multifaceted educator, who has over 13 years experience in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Jenna’s professional expertise centers around creating and developing online and or in person training curriculum specific for Early Childhood Educators. She is the Founder & Principal of Value Our Voices (V.O.V.) Consulting, LLC. Jenna is the Primary consultant assisting clients with the ongoing question of how to encourage diverse, equitable, and inclusive practices in their workplace. Jenna provides thought leadership for the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies. The impacts of V.O.V. have ranged from mindset shifts, new approaches, policy changes, and practices.
V.O.V.'s Three Principles
Value Our Voices stands for Valid, Ongoing, and Vulnerable:
Valid, applicable, and impactful services.
Ongoing, continuous reflective learning.
Vulnerable, authentic relationship-based, growth focused strategies.
V.O.V. believes it is time to put intentional and embedded practices into action within the Early Childhood Education settings related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This takes the desire to actively participate in Valid, Ongoing and Vulnerable collaborations so we may serve each other, all children, and all families to the best of our abilities with cultural humility.
Facilitate valid, ongoing, and vulnerable dialogues, professional development, and consultation about diversity, equity, and inclusion that bring awareness and transformation to Early Childhood Education Professionals, in their mindsets, approaches, policies, and practices.
To be a champion of change, involvement, interactions, and engagement across differences within Early Childhood Education systems and workforce settings.
First Female CEO, IBM
Your value will not be what you know, it will be what you share.
Cultural Humility Training Four-Part Series:
Self-Reflection & Critique
Building Relationships & Partnerships
Redressing Power & Privilege
Accountability & Consistency
Facilitate Book Studies - VOV (Valid, Ongoing, Vulnerable) Dialogues
Early Childhood Education topics customized for program or agency
Consulting & Coaching
Strategic Planning via Technology of Participation (ToP)®
ToP Facilitation Methods approach
Cultural & Culturally Responsive Assessments
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI®)
Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®)
The Intercultural Development Inventory® (IDI®) is a statistically reliable, cross-culturally valid measure of Intercultural competence measured along the Intercultural Development Continuum® (IDC®) [adapted, based on IDI research, from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) theory developed by Dr. Milton Bennett]. The IDI is the only theory-based assessment of intercultural competence. Unlike other tools that measure separate personal characteristics (e.g., open-mindedness, flexibility), the IDI allows you to see an individual’s or group’s progression along a continuum of cross-cultural competence. Because of this, the IDI provides in-depth insights on how individuals and groups make sense of cultural differences and how they respond to cultural differences. The IDI measures both one’s mindset and skillset.
Value Our Voices Consulting, LLC (V.O.V.) is a Qualified Administrator of the IDI and can provide:
Individual assessment in coaching feedback and development of intercultural competence.
Group/team analysis in team building efforts.
Organizational-wide needs assessment for training design.
Program evaluation to assess effectiveness of various teams/departments.
Research and resources.
The IDI is a theory-based 50 item questionnaire that assesses the major stages of intercultural competence along the Intercultural Development Continuum. The instrument is easy to complete, and it can generate a graphic profile of an individual's or group's predominant stage of intercultural development and textual interpretation of that stage and associate transition issues.
Value Our Voices Consulting, LLC has obtained a license to use the IDI® from IDI, LLC.
Recommendations : Voices From the Field
"Jenna is a true educator dedicated to preparing others in order for them to appropriately educate and support children. She goes above and beyond to make sure her presentations and course projects/assignments are beneficial for her audience. She definitely challenges her college students to think differently. When you know better, you do better."
Dr. Leatrice Satterwhite
Director of Specialized Student Services
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VOV CUSTOMIZES ALL SERVICES FOR EACH CLIENT.
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