"We knew we didn’t have as much diversity in our system as we would like. We also felt that we needed to support the diverse student and staff population better than what we had been doing. We weren’t sure how to best approach the topic of inclusion. Then we found Michele Shelton. Michele has been great to work with as we chart a new course for diversity and inclusion in our schools."
Oldham County Schools
"The Kentucky Nurses Association has had the opportunity to utilize the expertise of Michele Shelton on multiple occasions to assist the Board of Directors and other leaders to analyze current healthcare policies that impact nurses and to develop responses that work within the organization’s mission, vison and values. Michele has exceptional skills to work with the client to achieve the goals of the assignment while providing consultation based on expert knowledge and experience. I worked with Michele years ago and I am fortunate we have reconnected. She is the consummate professional whether it is facilitation, consultation or education."
Delanor Manson, MA, BSN, RN
Chief Executive Officer
Kentucky Nurses Association
“Michele’s insights have proven valuable to stimulating new ideas and thinking in our organization. With her leadership, we have engaged thought provoking discussions on topics impacting our teams and the communities we serve."
Regional Chief Executive Officer
Kentucky Region - American Red Cross
Relevant, insightful, thought-provoking keynotes, presentations, and facilitation that will give your attendees something to talk about. Whether you are planning a business conference, association meeting, or community conversation, we are happy to work with you on creating a program to meet your needs.
Strategic consult, planning, and coaching for "people-leaders" who are ready to strengthen their commitment to equity and inclusion by rolling-up their sleeves and... continuing to learn. Give us a call if you and your team are courageous leaders who seek to do more than just "talk the talk".
Michele specializes in working with senior management; however, programs are available for associates at all levels, boards, and volunteers to promote a consistent growth and learning experience for your organization. We'll meet you wherever you are on the journey.
Decade 4 Diversity is our antiracism movement launched in January 2020 to help organizations and communities focus on confronting the issues and doing the work that is necessary to create substantive change in diversity and race relations. We are hosting a series of programs, like those listed below, to help you consider how you can make a difference. Contact us today to schedule a program for your organization.
"Until we can have a truthful discussion about race and take subsequent action, we will continue to experience tragedy over triumph in this country."
--- Michele L. Shelton
Launched in January 2020 this program focuses on confronting the issues and doing the work that is necessary to create substantive change around diversity and race relations. We need this discussion now more than ever, so Michele Shelton leads an interactive experience about what inspired this movement, the state of DEI, and the pursuit of social justice in the United States.
Research shows most diversity officers and programs are set up to fail. Are race and bias contributing factors and, if so, to what extent? This program will help you answer that question and decide when it comes to your organization...How much diversity is enough?
This program invites you into the world of Womanism as Michele Shelton speaks candidly about her personal experience at work and beyond...This journey is not for the faint of heart.
What do the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo Movements have in common? Discover the answer and much more through an exploration of the root causes and impact of the "-isms" on society.
From sports to television networks to corporate CEO's, the lack of political correctness has abruptly ended the careers of many. Is cancel culture the most effective way to eliminate bias and the "-isms"? Let's unpack this new age response.
For those who have been prompted to take action as a result of the events of 2020. Regardless of where you are on your Diversity or Racial Equity journey, this keynote is a response to today's questions of where do you start and what road should you take?
Note: All program titles may be adapted to your preferred format. Due to the coronavirus precautions we are currently conducting virtual keynotes and webinars. Click below to book Michele as a speaker for your next event.
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