April 2022: Closing Racial Leadership Gap

Exploring the racial disparities that exist in leadership.


Some organizations have moved the needle on implementing more equitable and inclusive organizational cultures, however, people of color are still underrepresented in C-suite and executive positions. In this workshop, we will cross-examine the assumptions about people of color in leadership positions by examining the alleged deficits possessed. By shifting from deficit-thinking mindset, we can explore deep-rooted assumptions and shift the narrative. We will explore practical ways to create change within your organization by rethinking racial leadership. 

Get ready to be challenged and let’s have some fun learning! 


Dr. Jeff McGee – CEO – Cross-Cultural Dynamics

Dr. Jeff McGee is a consultant, national speaker, presenter, podcast guest, and published author of the nationally recognized book, “One Human Race: Five Stages to Empowering Transformative Change.”  He is passionate about equipping leaders with strategies and approaches to lead tomorrow’s organizations. His interactive approach to engagement empowers leaders to think differently and challenge norms. Dr. McGee has over 10 years of experience as a keynote speaker, educator, and trainer for K-12 schools, higher education institutions, businesses, city and county government agencies and works to dismantle cross-cultural and leadership misunderstandings through education, practice, and policy making. Dr. McGee serves on several local board of trustees, community groups, and dissertation committees. He holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College and a Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. 

JOANNA C. DESHAY (Moderator) considers herself a Disruptor, Educator, and Changemaker.  A strong advocate for Social Justice, she left a 15-year Corporate Career to explore her passion for Community Service Leadership around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion issues. She currently consults with Diversity Leadership Alliance as its Executive Director, a role she has held for the past 7 years. An immigrant herself, she believes in being a part of the solution to disrupt inequitable systems and is on a mission to create bridges and partnerships by educating companies, non-profits, and educational organizations on the vital need for diverse voices and fresh perspectives. Joanna is also an Educator, serving as Faculty at Arizona State University teaching in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.


DATE: Thursday – April 21st, 2022
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: The comfort of your home, office, backyard or couch.

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