Opening Conversations on Identity

2023wed01nov8:00 amwed9:30 amOpening Conversations on IdentityVirtual Early Riser8:00 am - 9:30 am Event TagsDiversity Equity and Inclusion

Event Details

Opening Conversations on Identity:
Strategies to Develop the 5 C’s of Inclusive Leadership

Although many leaders are well-intended, the gap between intention and strategies must be closed. Most leaders want to be better, but lack the tools they need to bring their inclusive values to life. For years, Dar Mayweather has helped well-intended leaders overcome the fear of doing inclusion perfectly by sharing thought-provoking and insightful personal stories of failure and success. Through activities and assessments, Dar tells participants how inclusive leadership transformed his life from apologizing for terrible behavior to teaching inclusion across the country!

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify and understand social identity group experiences.
  2. Reflect on how we experience social identity privilege and oppression.
  3. Increase awareness of diverse leadership capacities
  4. Develop acceptance of individual and collective strengths/limitations within the community.

This program is ideal for:  early-career professionals, new supervisors, HR training managers, and mid-level managers.

Cost: Free for SLA Members. $50 non-member. $30 nonprofits.

Individuals who are either unemployed or connected with an employer who is unable to pay can request scholarships for any of our programs.

About Our Facilitator

Dar Mayweather is a leadership studies faculty member at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He has more than a decade of diversity and inclusion teaching and training experience. His professional journey began in corporate, then mental health, before ending up in higher education. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, and a Master of Science in Education, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University. He received Eastern Michigan University’s Student Success and Engagement Award and the State of Michigan’s King Chavez Parks Future Faculty Fellow Award. Dar’s work focuses on inclusive leadership in higher education. He credits a lot of his professional growth to the Social Justice Training Institute (, the Intergroup Relations Department at the University of Michigan, and Dr. Eric Thomas’s Game Changers Speaker Certification Program.



November 1, 2023 8:00 am - 9:30 am