Executive Leadership Courses & Exercises
- KEYNOTES & WORKSHOPS
- COMMUNICATION & TEAMWORK
- DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
- LEADERSHIP & INFLUENCE
- MOTIVATION & BEATING BURNOUT
Leading with an Inclusive Lens
Achieving Organizational Synergy with Diversity & Inclusion
Is your organization’s climate friendly or unfriendly to diversity? Does your organization say you are welcoming to diversity when in reality you are not? As a leader, it is imperative all team members learn how to communicate inclusively and work effectively across ALL dimensions of diversity. “Treating everyone the same” may sound logical initially, however it is a plan for disaster and colossal failure within diverse environments. Leading with an inclusive mindset is the key to building culturally inclusive teams and work environments.
Leading with an Inclusion Lens begins with a willingness to communicate, behave, and think differently when interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Organizations and teams have become increasingly multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual, and multifaceted. Unfortunately, most people have never been trained to lead and communicate appropriately and effectively across the various dimensions of diversity.
Organizations that avoid investing in diversity-related education are more prone to diversity-related conflicts, intercultural clashes, team disagreements, and low morale. These disruptions negatively impact the experience of your employees and customers. Employees and customers who feel disrespected, disregarded, demeaned, and devalued typically underperform, disengage, and utilize your products and services less often.
In this engaging and thought-provoking presentation, Dr. Jermaine teaches leaders and frontline employees how to behave, communicate, and think with an inclusive lens to create an environment that’s respectful of everyone. Identifying leadership blind spots is a key component to moving forward in this area. It’s important to engage in courageous conversations about diversity-related issues. Dr. Jermaine teaches people how to address sensitive issues without feeling awkward, guilty, fearful, or uncomfortable.
As a masterful storyteller, Dr. Jermaine will share real-world examples, provide practical tips, and highlight inclusive practices so everyone can excel from the inside out. His best-selling book, Be Diversity Competent! The Art of Communicating Effectively with Diverse People, is the foundation for this presentation.
Oops …. What Do I Do NOW?
Fostering a Work Culture of Respect and Inclusion
Is “You have GOT to be kidding me!” the first thought that comes to mind when you hear racist, sexist, homophobic, or inflammatory comments? Rude behaviors and offensive language often leave us speechless, uncomfortable, and unsure of what to do next.
Unaddressed and unresolved diversity-related issues create anxiety, fear, stress, ineffectiveness, and underperformance. Don’t allow silence or a fear of taking action to interfere with a healthy work environment.
In his interactive presentation, Dr. Jermaine will teach you through executive leadership courses how to address these highly sensitive issues in a professional, appropriate, and confident manner. Dr. Jermaine’s educational, engaging, and interactive style of speaking will inspire audiences to work on creating environments that foster respect and inclusion.
This educational and thought-provoking presentation is based on Dr. Jermaine’s two best-selling books, Be Diversity Competent! and Leading with Greatness! Individuals, teams, and organizations will leave this presentation with practical tips and implementable ideas critical for fostering a culture that is respectful and inclusive of everyone!
What Can the Civil Rights Movement Teach Us about TLC:
Teamwork, Leadership, and Communication
The Civil Rights Movement is one the greatest movements in American history. The movement inspired and influenced people and leaders to walk the walk of change – rather than talking the talk of change. The allies and proponents of the movement – courageously and strategically advocated for justice, equality, equity, fairness, and freedom for ALL people. The victories of the Civil Rights Movement did not happen due to happenstance or luck – the successes occurred because of collaborative teamwork, influential leadership, and forming strategic alliances.
Studying and reflecting on the successes and setbacks of the Civil Rights Movement can enlighten and equip individuals with the core principles and practices of teamwork, leadership, and communication to increase community engagement and drive organizational success.
In this informative and engaging keynote address, Dr. Jermaine Davis will not only discuss pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement, but more importantly, he will highlight the practical approaches used to spark a major revolution in the United States and across the globe. Dr. Jermaine Davis will leverage his personal and professional experiences in the areas of organizational and leadership development, leadership workshop activities, social justice, and diversity and inclusion to demonstrate how the Civil Rights Movement can continue to influence and inspire change in 21st Century America.
This keynote address is one of Dr. Jermaine’s most requested presentations for MLK Day Celebrations and during Black History Month.