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wis•dom (wĭzˈdəm)

n. The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.
n. The sum of learning through the ages; knowledge: "In those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations” (Maya Angelou).

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Inclusion Starts with White Male Leaders

In the fall of 2016, sitting in a classroom full of change practitioners at the Kansas Leadership Center, I was reminded that some changes are harder than others – in this case we were talking about “white privilege” and all that it entails. That week was a catalyst for me to lean into the space of equality and inclusion. It turned out that I was not alone and it was powerful to know many of my classmates had been pushed into a space of discomfort too. (more…)

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

White Men: Time to Discover Your Cultural Blind Spots – TEDx Talk

White men rarely, if ever, are required to examine their own culture. In this timely and provocative talk, Michael Welp speaks to his own experience becoming conscious of his white male culture, bias, and privilege as key tools to effective partnership across diversity. Michael Welp, PhD. is a co-founder of White Men as Full Diversity Partners (WMFDP). For 20 years, Welp has led pioneering workshops engaging white male leaders to create cultures of full inclusion.

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February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

50 Years Later Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Continues to Shape Our Society

The assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis on April 4, 1968, continues to reverberate throughout the nation in large and small ways almost 50 years later. In many ways our nation is still trying to recover from King’s death and the opportunities for racial equality, economic justice and peace.

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February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Recommended Reading

Four Days to Change: 12 Radical Habits to Overcome Bias and Thrive in a Diverse World by White Men as Full Diversity Partners co-founder, Michael Welp. Based on twenty years of pioneering workshops engaging white male leaders in transforming their own mindsets, building leadership skills, and creating powerful partnerships at work and at home, Four Days to Change is a unique fly on the wall experience for many of us as it follows a group of white men embarking on a life-changing experience to broaden their view of the world on pressing issues of our times related to race, gender, and sexual orientation.

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Words of Wisdom

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

100% Recommend CISL’s Immersive Learning Experience

Emerging World has published the results of their latest research on the long-term impact of Corporate International Service Learning (CISL) experiences. The study, completed in collaboration with leading global organizations including Microsoft, Merck and EY, found that “100 % of participants recommended a CISL experience to a colleague”. The results strongly endorse CISL’s positive and lasting impact on leadership behavior, career mobility, and retention. (more…)

November 9th, 2017|0 Comments