Growing productivity and satisfaction by
fostering positive and collaborative workplaces.
We offer a variety of approaches to creatively resolve workplace problems, saving your organization the stress, time, and escalating costs associated with the formal legal processes.
Guide Group can teach your organization and and workplace leaders how to navigate concepts of equity, diversity inclusivity, and on how to achieve a cultural proficiency that reflects the ever-changing landscape in workplace inclusion. Guide uses cultural competency techniques to develop managerial skills to enhance the interpersonal connection at the individual and group levels.
As your Guide we engage in audits, reviews, inquiries, or investigations through an equity, diversity and inclusivity lens. We are always fact-driven, impartial, sensitive and procedurally fair.
As your Guide, we provide advisory and assessment services for organizational leaders, management teams, and human resources departments to develop and implement consensus building programs that minimize conflict, and capture and capitalize on identity difference.
As your Guide, we provide expertise in oversight services, review of bylaws and policies, integrity commissioner services, and in development of codes of conduct, code of conduct compliance, core governance principles and ethical board leadership, as well as board assessments.
As your Guide we offer a suite of services in designing dispute resolution processes and complaint protocols to allow for safe and fair mechanisms for filling and addressing workplace complaints.
Guide Group engages the expertise and experience of a select group of professional colleagues, including professors, retired judges and lawyers to design and implement creative resolutions to foster collaborative work environments, promote ethical leadership and bring meaningful resolution to workplace conflicts and grievances.
Sandhya was called to the Ontario bar in 1999. She is a lawyer, an experienced workplace investigator/mediator, an ethics commissioner, an educator and the founder of Guide Group.
After practicing in the area of civil litigation and criminal law, Sandhya shifted her focus, obtaining an LLM in Dispute Settlement. Since then Sandhya has conducted hundreds of workplace investigations in areas of racism allegations, workplace harassment, conflict of interest and social media mis-use, as well as designed workplace restorations and cultural fluency and critical race theory training. Sandhya also mediates workplace conflict, and assists clients on creating productive and happy work environments. Sandhya has worked closely with Boards–both public and private sector–to assess their governance roles, and to implement training programs to ensure ethical leadership at the Board level. Sandhya has held appointments as Integrity Commissioner to GTA school boards, engaging in Code of Conduct investigations and in training school board Trustees in application of their Codes of Conduct.
Sandhya presently holds the appointment of Integrity Commissioner to York Region District School Board. Sandhya also enjoys teaching Dispute Settlement to upper year law students at Osgoode Hall law school, and previously at Queens law school.
Our partners include professors, lawyers, retired judges, and human rights practitioners that have extensive knowledge and expertise in arenas of critical race theory and cultural fluency, mediation and other conflict resolution processes, workplace investigations, and Board oversight and assessments, so we can tailor our group to your individual needs.
We represent diverse cultures and are fluent in many languages, aiding us in navigating cultural conflict at an international level. Collectively we believe that fostering diverse, collaborative work environments leads to increased productivity and growth.