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Complexity Made Simple

About Us

At DVA Training & Development Services, we believe knowledge has the power to uplift individuals and unite communities. For over 14 years, our Black family-owned business has been facilitating personalized growth through education that motivates positive change.



With over 10 years experience strengthening communities, DVA Leadership and Development Training Consultants' mission is to educate and motivate leaders by providing customized professional development services. We work directly with employers, school administrators, and faith leaders to co-design training that meets each organization’s unique needs. By integrating culturally aware, age-appropriate learning using data-informed services, our goal is to motivate meaningful growth across generations within the Black community through a dedication to educate and elevate.

Our Vision is to Make Complex Learning Simple!

 We do this by using creative play to promote learning.  Play has been shown to release endorphins, improve brain functionality, and stimulate creativity.  Play is often perceived as unproductive and a waste of time. Quite the contrary.  Youth and adults alike enjoy playing!  Play within a professional development atmosphere can enhance critical thinking, identify leadership skills, promote spontaneity and lead to childlike laughter, that serves to reduce stress. Team building activities build on existing relationships and opens the possibility of nurturing relationships that might be struggling. Working together in a controlled environment makes learning possible. Learning new skills to work within difficult relationships is now possible.  DVA motivates you to PLAY and together, we LEARN! 


DVA’s History of Educating & Motivating Communities

Cultivating Transformational Partnerships

At DVA Leadership and Development Training Consultants, we partner with diverse organizations to catalyze transformation through customized professional development.

School District Collaborations

We strengthen student engagement, advance trauma-informed disciplinary practices, and improve family-school connections by equipping teachers, administrators and support staff with targeted training, project design assistance, and data-driven evaluation.


Business & Association Partnerships

Leveraging psychology, we elevate workplace cultures via communication and accountability workshops alongside leadership development coaching to drive retention and inclusivity.

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Nonprofit & Community Partnerships

From organizational assessments to strategic planning facilitation, our actionable training and capacity-building guidance empowers nonprofit teams to amplify mission impacts.

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Faith Institution Partnerships

With immense community influence, we help congregations maximize outreach and bridge generational divides through consultations grounded in cultural competency and neighborhood needs assessments.


At DVA, we meet partners where they are, taking time to comprehend unique challenges and growth goals. Collaboratively, we design custom professional development roadmaps and resources to drive individual and collective transformation.

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 Many Branches from One Strong Tree: Family Businesses Cultivating Change

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Recognizing DVA's Work

In 2022 and 2023, DVA partnered with the West Side Heroin Opioid Task Force convened by 8th District State Representative, La Shawn K Ford to host a Community Resource and Recognition Event. This event offered resources and information, free lunch, training, free haircuts and so much more! This event was internationally recognized by the Pennington Institute in their International Overdose Awareness Day Partners’ Report.

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