Topic: Professionalism as a Racial Construct   FREE for members, members must login to access the member registration link.  CCEU pending approval.
Presenter: Paul Ladipo
Date: March 22, 2023, 8:00 US PT, 11:00 US ET, 16:00 CET, 20:30 IST (90 minutes)
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As coaching expands into new geographies and cultures, it is critical to understand the Western of idea of professionalism and its impact on marginalized populations. Nearly every professional standard: dress codes, emphasis on productivity, what is considered professional, etc. was established through a Western lens. Thus, as people from all cultures and borders are coached on how to be a coach, it becomes necessary to view coaching and professional development through a multi-cultural lens.

Paul has a combined ten years of experience in academia, non-profits, and faith communities, becoming well-versed in the DEI challenges and needs of each sector. In higher ed, he has facilitated bystander intervention and sexual misconduct trainings with athletic teams, discussed systemic racism with faculty, and led full-day workshops on building inclusive cultures with student leaders. For non-profits, Paul has developed curriculum to center the needs of persons with disabilities, survivors of intimate partner violence, and survivors of sexual assault. Within faith communities, he has given presentations and led discussions on breaking racial barriers to create multi-ethnic ministries.