Dr. Kenston J. Griffin is one of the nation’s most sought after keynote speakers, a best-selling author and a top performing trainer and coach. He is internationally known throughout corporate, education, executive coaching, federal/judicial, and nonprofit organizations for his award-winning presentations that are not only inspiring, but transformational. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Livingstone College and Master’s Degree, in just one year, from the University of South Carolina. He has also received an Honorary Doctor of Liberal Arts Degree from Wilberforce University. Dr. Griffin is the Founder and CEO of Dream Builders Communication, Inc., which provides training and development in the areas of: Leadership, Organization Effectiveness, Academic Enhancement/Retention, Board Development and Executive Coaching.
Consciousness, from the lenses of equity and inclusion, refers to the perception of one’s thoughts, beliefs, and actions regarding their culture in comparison with those of others. Within this session, participants will be equipped with key strategies that will assist in recognizing unconscious and conscious biases in the realm of education; tools to address and navigate them effectively; as well as best practices to bridging the gaps between historic misinterpretation and a holistic understanding when engaging with economically disadvantaged student populations. Additionally, this workshop will provide a safe space for participants to engage without judgment and foster opportunities for transparent growth to occur.