Michele Lawlis Shelton is not just another diversity trainer. She is an international speaker, author, executive coach, consultant, and social justice advocate deeply concerned with how we experience humanity in the workplace and beyond. In addition to providing services to support the development and expansion of diversity and inclusion efforts, she specializes in race and gender equity. Michele and her team guide courageous leaders, in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, through the process of making inclusivity more than just a goal in the workplace, marketplace, and community by developing strategies that maximize...
ENGAGEMENT & PERFORMANCE
Michele's candor, innovative insight, and unique approaches make her a trusted, value-added speaker and advisor to her clients. She is an audience favorite at conferences, association meetings, community events and remains available on an international basis to keynote, coach, and consult.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to travel restrictions and other necessary precautions we are currently hosting virtual speaking and professional development programs. Contact us today if you need a speaker or subject matter expert. Our team is ready to assist you.
University of Louisville Alumni Speaker Series
Join UofL alumni and guests for a candid conversation with Michele Shelton about power, privilege, and perspectives on diversity, equity and race, as the U.S. continues to grapple with confronting racism in the workplace and beyond.
Thursday, January 21, 2021
"Thank you so much for your willingness to share your knowledge and expertise today. I received emails from those in attendance saying how much they enjoyed hearing from you. I truly enjoyed the conversation and I know we probably could’ve went on for another 30 minutes as we all learned a great deal from you."
Nakia Strickland, Assistant Director, Constituent Relations, UofL
...And the conversation continues.
This month Michele and Chuck discuss:
The Heart Part of Leadership:
Navigating Emotion, Service, and Inclusivity."
Topics on the table for this talk are Risk, Race, and Emotions.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
"Learned a lot from you during 'The Heart Part of Leadership' yesterday, Michele! Thank you to you and Chuck for having the discussion and making it accessible to the public!"
Sarah Perry, VP of Programming
Association of Louisville
What does it mean to have an "inclusive culture" and how do we craft one?
In this panel conversation, you will hear from Michele and other DE&I consultants that work with companies on just that...creating an environment that is welcoming to all and where employees feel safe to be themselves, allowing them to work freely at their highest potential. What are the conversations, activities, and mindset changes that need to be had in order to accomplish this goal?
Thursday, February 25, 2021
"You were incredible today. Thank you for being a part of the conversation."
Larry Horn, Executive Director
What will you share?
What will you learn?
What steps will you take?
What bridges will you build?
Remembering Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others gone but not forgotten.
We will continue to stand in solidarity with those fighting against racism
until justice prevails.
Rest in peace and power...
December 19, 1924 - January 28, 2021
"In my early years, there were a number of experiences that made me decide that I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. There were a number of issues I wanted to address. And I wanted to use my career as a platform."
--- Cicely Tyson