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What We Offer

We offer Instructor-Led Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion workshops to a variety of organizations and businesses. Our workshops are highly customized, interactive, and differentiated to be accessible to as many learners as possible. 

Recommended Audience:
  • HR Professionals

  • School Faculty, Staff, & Administration

  • Business Officers

  • Management

Types of Organizations We Serve:
  • Nonprofit Organizations

  • Small & Large Businesses

  • Healthcare Organizations

  • Independent Schools

  • Public Schools

Examples of Topics We Cover

DE&I Self-Audit for Independent Schools:

Guided Assistance for Completion of Audit


DE&I in Hiring & Retention



DE&I and Doing What's Right, No Politics Necessary

"We had the pleasure of having the A Step Up Academy team present a breakout session at one of our organization's events. Their presentation included content on inclusion in the workplace that was applicable to and actionable for everyone at the event. The ASUA team is easy to work with, professional, and equipped with unique perspectives to bring to the important conversation about neuroinclusion in the school and work environment. I would highly recommend them!" 

Cait Russell, OTD, OTR/L

Executive Director,

Neurodiversity Employment Network, Philadelphia


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Kay Stauffer, SHRM-CP (She/Her)

Chief Operations Officer

Ev Smith, FMP (They/He)

Operations Coordinator & DEI Specialist



25 Silver Rules for New Independent School HR Professionals

NBOA NetAssets Magazine

June 15, 2023

Kay Stauffer


LGBTQ+ Leaders in the Business Office

NBOA NetAssets Magazine

June 17, 2022

Ev Smith


Critical Compassion

NBOA NetAssets Magazine

January 30, 2023

Kay Stauffer


The Business Case for DEI: Structural Solutions

NBOA NetAssets Magazine

July 15, 2022

Kay Stauffer & Ev Smith

Past Workshops & Engagements

-Pre-Conference Workshop-

Inclusion as a Hiring

and Retention Strategy

NBOA Annual Meeting

February 2023

Los Angeles, CA

- Conference Workshop-

Normalizing Need:

Micro-Accommodations for a Healthier Workplace

Neurodiversity Employment Network

June 2022

Philadelphia, PA

- Conference Workshop -

Difference as an Asset: Cultivating Neurodiverse Communities

NBOA Annual Meeting

February 2022

Chicago, IL

- Webinar-

Difference as an Asset: Cultivating Neurodiverse Communities

Monday Lunch with PAISBOA

June 2022


- Keynote Panel-

Pushing Philadelphia

Forward in Neuro-Inclusion

Neurodiversity Employment Network

June 2022

Philadelphia, PA

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