Janet G. Davis
Director of Midwest Region, Senior Consultant and Coach
Janet G. Davis is the Director of the Midwest Region, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and Coach at The FutureWork Institute. She helps multinational organizations effectively manage forms of internal change, understand and utilize diverse talent, and to view their concerns and ensuing solutions through systemic methods and approaches. Her special interest is in applying Bowen Systems Theory principles to enhance organizational and leadership functioning. Janet is passionate about developing experiential learning programs that assist companies in gaining competency in discussing the “un-discussible” whether issues of Diversity and Inclusion, critical performance feedback, or conflict management. Janet believes when managed properly, organizational and individual change is sustainable which creates authentic relationships as well as company profitability and success.
Janet has worked with companies in the communications industry: AT&T, FM radio station in NY, NYNEX, WBZ-TV & Radio in Boston, WNET-TV in NY; pharmaceutical companies: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis; healthcare systems: Bryn Mawr Hospital in PA, Cooper Health System in NJ, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; financial institutions: Goldman-Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch and M&T Bank. She has worked with marketing, sales, human resources, finance and administration, and research and development departments to help leadership design communication strategies and approaches to recruit and retain employees of color.
Janet was the principal and founder of Greer Associates, Inc., since 1988, a consulting practice that focused on organizational diagnosis and assessment, human resources audits, systems appraisal, strategic planning, training design, research methods, group facilitation, and creating high performance teams. In addition to her work with major corporations and community organizations, she has served as a consultant to local and state governments in Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Missouri.
Janet has designed and facilitated dialogues between women of different ages, races and socio-economic classes. She was the co-designer/co-facilitator of strategy sessions at Ms. Institute for “Women’s Economic EmPOWERment: Bridging Race and Class Differences to Build Women�s Power”, a four-day retreat sponsored by the Ms. Foundation; developed and conducted a one-day training program for Leadership New Jersey on gender, race and class. She designed and implemented programs for Catalyst, Inc. such as an annual two-day diversity training program for new staff, facilitated their Diversity Task Force and coached members of the Catalyst executive committee.
As former board member and faculty of Multicultural Training and Research Institute of Temple University, PA, she provided guidance to the Board on cultural diversity and multicultural issues impacting the surrounding neighborhood communities. Janet taught modules on intergroup relations to learners enrolled in the year long certification program.
Having completed course work and her dissertation on “The relationship between cognitive complexity and ethnic stereotyping”, Kansas State University, Janet uses her counseling psychology skills to provide confidential sounding boards for leaders and staff seeking different perspectives on interpersonal relationships, organizational behavior and conflict resolutions. Janet is certified as a counselor in Bowen theory, holds a master’s degree in early childhood development, participated in panel discussions at Princeton University and Yale University. She is now completing her doctorate in social psychology from the Union Institute & University.
Since moving to St. Louis, Missouri in 2007, Janet facilitates a monthly open-community group on race dialogues, has co-facilitated “Focus St. Louis: Bridges Across Racial Polarization”; conducted parent training and worked with student groups at Vashon High School; served on the board of St. Louis P-20 Coordinating Council and was a guest member of the Governor’s Council for Women in Missouri.