Harness the potential of diversity.
About our founder.
Kalawikk was founded after Tera spent nearly 20 years working in the adult education classroom. Leveraging this experience and research with adult education theories, the CLEAR framework was developed to move your team towards their fullest potential as they learn to create and hold a kind space.
DEI is more than AWARENESS.
Awareness is vital and part of the CLEAR framework, yet knowledge without reasonable action cannot create measurable change. Kalawikk guides your team through actionable skills development making your organization's diversity and inclusion goals achievable.
What is the CLEAR framework?
What is CLEAR?
CLEAR is the research backed, 2-eyed seeing framework upheld by Reconciliation developed by Kalawikk to support organizations like yours discover and harness the potential of diversity. This framework focuses on leveraging awareness to inform lasting action giving teams the needed knowledge and tools to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion.
What is the value of 2-eyed seeing?
Known as the method of balancing Indigenous ways of knowing and doing with our western system, 2-eyed seeing was developed by Mi'Kmaw Elder Dr Albert Marshall. Finding ways to incorporate 2-eyed seeing is a part of the road to reconcilliation. As our founder is Mi'Kmaw, and creator of this framework, it informs their work as they decolonize the dei experience.
Why does CLEAR focus on behaviour over awareness?
Cultural awareness is very important. In fact, it is a key component to the CLEAR framework. But Kalawikk takes your team further teaching the skills needed to move past personal bias and build empathy, known respectively as the block to inclusion and the solution. Often awareness sessions can leave teams confused as to next steps or what they are even meant to do with the knowledge. Kalawikk provides a path to guide actionable change towards a kind space.
How does CLEAR work for my industry?
Modeled to be flexible, just like our diverse teams, CLEAR was created and is managed by a veteran adult educator with the skills and talent to adapt training to your industry's unique needs. An up front audit of your organization provides all the information to make sure you get everything your team needs for success from the entry point appropriate to your current dei journey.
What is a Kind Space?
A kind space is safe. It is where each member of your team is heard, valued, and understood. Sounds lofty, but imagine if we tapped into the unique perspectives and sought out innovation from the people who already work with us. When we can show up as we are, we bring our best selves to the table.
A kind space is where everyone can reach their fullest potential.
Reconciliation Across Turtle Island
Tera played an invaluable role in the Northern WE in Tourism Indigenous-led research project. As an expert panelist on our Day of Ceremony presentation at the International Indigenous Tourism Conference 2023, Tera generously shared her lived knowledge of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and innovative practices she applies through her business Kalawikk.
Navigating difficult conversations with grace and humility, she provided insight into diversity as a critical driver of innovation and the value of embracing differences to pave safer, more nimble roads to sustainable livelihoods and economic diversity. As a proud Indigenous entrepreneur, Tera seamlessly applies traditional knowledge to business practices using Two-Eyed-Seeing to tap the potential of Indigenous people on the road to reconciliation. Her mastery of the DEI field is enriched by her years spent teaching students, ensuring every individual's learning style is acknowledged, valued, and addressed. Bringing these skills to workplace training is imperative to create safe and inclusive spaces for individuals of all backgrounds, talents, and orientations on the road to reconciliation.
Tera is brave and talented, but above all else, she is passionately committed and able to teach us how to create an equitable world filled with hope.
~Yvette Rasmussen, ITAC Consultant
- 1 & 2 Day CLEAR Workshops
- Reconciliation Action Planning
- Needs Based, Customized Webinars
- Leadership Inclusivity Coaching
- Inclusive Online Course Generation & Delivery
Work with us.
Working with Tera was amazingly easy and fulfilling. She listened to me and brought my best ideas forward. This foundation evolved to become my course. I highly recommend working with her. It was a positive and uplifting process that flowed smoothly from start to finish.
Kathryn Taylor - Kathryn Taylor Media