2022 Workshop Recordings

April 27, 2022

Closing the Racial Leadership Gap

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.

Dr. McGee is a consultant, national speaker, presenter 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, and city and county government agencies. He works tirelessly 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.

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March 24, 2022

Audacious Leadership: Women Leading from Grit to Grace

This Women’s history month, Diversity Leadership Alliance presents an open and honest conversation with women leaders who are carving their own paths and creating success on their own terms. This diverse panel of women will share their personal narratives and lived life experiences, challenging you to begin to lead audaciously with bravery and tenacity. Our panelists will share lessons learned from their career paths and how they cultivate a culture of trust and advocacy, amplifying the voices of the women within their organizations. Our panel will also explore what it means to be an ally and mentor to other women and how to become a co-conspirator for social justice creating room for all women to lead authentically with grit and grace. Attendees can expect to walk away with additional tools to help them transform their activism for women in leadership. Our panel will challenge you to not just STAND UP for the success of women within your organizations, but to DEMAND IT! The time is now for women in leadership to be valued, heard, and validated.


Kate Morris is joining KPNX from KTVB, the NBC affiliate in Boise, Idaho, where she served as president and general manager responsible for leading Idaho’s #1 news organization. Morris was named president and general manager in 2018 after previously serving seven years as executive news director. She joined the station in 2006 and, during her tenure at the station, participated in the TEGNA Executive Leadership Program. Kate’s exceptional leadership, passion for storytelling, focus on community engagement and previous experience in Phoenix make her the perfect choice for KPNX. With her focus on nurturing talent and creating a ‘one team’ culture of collaboration, she and the team will continue to bring the very best news and information to the Greater Phoenix community. During her tenure at KTVB, Morris led the team in transforming the station’s newscasts and growing audiences across digital platforms. Throughout her career at KTVB, Kate met challenges head-on and maintained a strong commitment to journalism, pushing the station and everyone in it to innovate, take risks, and never stop striving for something greater. Prior to joining KTVB, Morris was a news producer for KSAZ in Phoenix. A graduate of Arizona State University and a life-long Cardinals fan, Kate and her family are enjoying their return to the Phoenix area.

Jhoana Molina is the newly named Immunization Equity Projects Manager and former Spanish-speaking Public Information Officer for the Maricopa County Department of Public Health as well as the Hard to Reach Populations Coordinator. Her extensive media experience in print, radio & TV in the Spanish market has allowed her to communicate in an effective way to the largest minority in AZ, the Hispanic community, especially during emergencies, pandemics, or major health issues. One of her main roles is to break barriers and educate vulnerable populations about Public Health programs and partner with community-based organizations and media for emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009. A proud graduate of ASU’s Water Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, she also serves on several boards including the Arizona Latino Media Association.

Tram Mai anchors and reports across all 12 News shows and platforms. A graduate of UCLA, majoring in Communications with a minor in Asian American Studies, Tram believes that the most rewarding part of her job is making a difference in people’s lives. From coverage of the devastating hurricanes in Florida to the historic ‘Red for Ed’ teacher walkout in Arizona, Tram has covered some of the biggest news stories of our time. Tram is also a mother to 7-year-old twins, and she and her husband are business owners and own Press Coffee with several locations in the Phoenix, Tempe, and Scottsdale areas.

February 24, 2022

WHOLLY SHIFT: Changing the Conversation About Diversity, Empathy, and Privilege

After the murder of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, millions of people around the world are entering into a dialogue about race and racism in America. Diversity Leadership Alliance understands the importance of this dialogue, but also understands that many folks may not know where and how to enter into the conversation. Leveraging Harvard Business School research entitled, “Why Diversity Training Doesn’t Work,” we will explore the practical brain science and psychology to navigate this critical conversation. We will create a space where we can safely share our questions, opinions, and experiences authentically, listen and learn from one another, and continue the process of productive organizational dialogue.

About the Presenter

Eric M. Bailey is the bestselling author and president of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the fastest-growing human communication consulting firms in the United States. Eric has a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Saint Louis University and is a lifetime learner of human and organizational behavior and has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes, and Like a Real Boss Podcast. Eric works with Google Inc, the US Air Force, Los Angeles County, the City of St. Louis, MO, Phoenix Police Department and many more. When not working or researching, you can find Eric and his wife Jamie racing on their road bikes, being cheered on by their three children.

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January 27, 2022

Are You Culturally Intelligent?


In this introductory workshop to Cultural Intelligence (CI), participants will understand why building CI is a critical step toward achieving DEI outcomes. Through interactive and reflective activities, participants will learn how to increase the values of curiosity, empathy, and compassion, which guide the capabilities of Cultural Openness, Cultural Awareness, and Cultural Responsiveness.
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