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DR. MAURA CULLEN Diversity and Inclusion Expert Speaker – Trainer

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Dr. Maura Cullen has been referred to as being the best there is at simplifying the complex issues of diversity in an entertaining and educational manner. Since 1987, Dr. Cullen has been capturing the hearts and minds of people, with Maura Cullen promoter dynamic seminars and speaking engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia. Maura is considered one of the foremost authorities on issues of diversity and leadership having worked with over 500 organizations with audiences ranging from 8 to 8,000 people.

Ms. Cullen has a Doctorate in Social Justice and Diversity Education and over 30 years experience as a diversity trainer and speaker at over 500 universities and organizations. Dr. Cullen is the author of 35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: Surprising Things We Say That Widen The Diversity Gap. She is part of the founding faculty of the Social Justice Training Institute and a Higher Education Student Affairs Professional.

One of the guiding forces that led her to attaining her doctorate from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in Social Justice and Diversity Education is her passion to make diversity training as engaging and enjoyable as possible. By using her wonderful sense of humor and real life stories, she resonates with her audience without being aggressive or domineering.

Participants continually remark that Maura is “down to earth” and genuine, and though some may have initially resisted attending her program, they ended up enjoying it immensely. As one participant noted, “I was required to go to Maura’s session and without question I will never see things the same way again. It is a defining moment in my life.” She offers participants concrete ideas to make immediate and significant changes in their lives.

Dr. Maura Cullen‘s speaking topics include:

Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say: 10 Skills to Increase Your Diversity Competence

Conversations around diversity have us walking on eggshells. This program offers practical ways to quickly transform the quality and effectiveness of our interactions.  Have you ever found yourself saying, “Some of my best friends are…” or “I don’t think of you as…”? We make statements intended to be supportive or complimentary, but end up being problematic. Participants will gain knowledge of communication traps, how to avoid them and what tools to use in their place.

Taking Adversity Out Of Diversity

This honest and engaging program will inspire people to create more inclusive communities. Our biggest challenge in achieving this goal is our fear of being judged and misunderstood. This fear prevents good people from taking meaningful action. At times we are so afraid of saying the ‘wrong’ thing that we make the biggest mistake of all which is to say nothing. Our patterns of communication are vital to our success when exploring such explosive issues as race, gender, sexual orientation, class, disabilities, age and religion. This award winning session gets beyond our fear of saying the ‘wrong’ thing and teaches more effective and compassionate ways to connect.

Mr. Fix-It & Friends Go To Diversity Training

How can we better prepare our organization to more effectively engage in conversations around diversity? Mr. Fix-It, Gag-Man, Colorblind Lady, Invisible Person, and Quiz-Quiz, demonstrate the many layers that can complicate our interactions. In five short but engaging minutes, participants will be able to identify with the characters frustration and conflict, as they are required to attend a diversity-training program. This session will identify non-productive behaviors that diminish the group’s effectiveness and offer alternatives that will dramatically transform the group’s dynamics.Mr. Fix-It & Friends Go To Diversity Training

Some of My Best Friends Are White…

How many white people actually think about being white? What is white culture and how does it impact us? This program is designed by a white facilitator in an effort to help other white people focus on our own issues of racism. We will review white identity development theories and the process of understanding our own white culture. Discussions about our challenges of being allies, attitudes and behaviors about race will be explored.

The In’s and Out’s of Sexual Orientation

As discussions of sexual orientation permeate our politics and workplace, many questions remain. This engaging format will examine the practical challenges facing us personally and professionally. You will leave with a better understanding of some of the daily challenges gay, lesbian and bisexual colleagues and friends face and gain insight as to how to be a stronger ally.

Dr. Cullen’s Leadership Keynote Topics:

Playground Lessons for Leaders

Remember being ‘It’ in the game tag? Games we played as children provided us with afternoons of fun and laughter. For some of us, these were our first life lessons in life about sharing and playing by the rules. A deeper look reveals that the strategies of scapegoating, cut throat competition, exclusion, and a win-lose mentality employed to win these games, are similar to the strategies we employ in the adult playgrounds of leadership and community development. This presentation takes a unique look at leadership and its impact on the development of community.

Awe-Inspiring Customer Service

Most people are doing the best they can. But what happens when their best isn’t good enough? What kind of an impact does that negative interaction have?

Customer service extends beyond our typical understanding of what a customer looks like. Whether we are front line employees or managers, we all have customers.

This four-step, practical approach for awe-inspiring service will provide a road map towards creating a strong culture of service that will change the face of your department or organization.

From Fear to Fire-walking: Tools to Transform Your Life

What are the challenges that prevent you from attaining the personal and professional success you seek? Where we focus our energy and self-talk have a profound effect on our motivation level and ability to achieve. This session will provide you with the opportunity to explore these barriers and break the biggest obstacle – fear. You will have the chance to break an actual board or snap an arrow, to symbolize the barriers you must break before reaching your desired outcomes (challenge by choice but not necessary). The truth is that change happens in an instant, in a moment of decision and commitment. Shatter fear now!

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