Welcome to Delphi Initiatives

We are a consulting partnership focused on leadership development, management consulting, diversity programs, and other interventions designed to advance the quality of life for organizations and communities.

Partner Practice Updates

Mel Dowdy is focusing his coaching, facilitation and team building engagements on local & regional nonprofit organizations.  Richmond is particularly rich with opportunities to build stronger links among healthcare, education and community service organizations.  Blending change management with creative problem-solving, his workshops are leveraging diversity while also building more cohesive and productive teams.

Consulting services through our partnership with The University of Notre Dame Stayer Center for Executive Education continues to be one of our most productive venues. Mel has recently facilitated leadership development programs for a consultancy group in California, a national producer and distributor of recreational vehicles, and academic divisions of Notre Dame.  This summer Notre Dame will host an intensive leadership development program for international students from Spain, followed by the launch of its integral leadership program in Ireland.  Mel is honored to be serving as a program faculty leader for this innovative center of excellence.

Bonnie Dowdy continues to provide local consulting work for nonprofits, community action groups and churches. Her work includes dialogues focused on bridging the gap between groups defined by economic and racial identities.  Most recently, she is conducting workshops on implicit bias and facilitator training.  She continues to work with nonprofits on logic modeling and program evaluation. Bonnie has developed an application of Polarity Management thinking to how church leadership deals with conflicting visions of their ministry.  Among other exciting work has been the Armstrong Freshman Academy, an education support program for urban high school freshman who are at least two grade levels behind in Math and English.


Contact Delphi Initiatives at info@delphiinitiatives.com.