Griggs Leadership Programs
Organization and Leadership Development
PERSONAL & ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTATION
Dr. Thomas Shelden Griggs
March 20 – 25, and June 8 – 16, 2019
Dr. Griggs will be available to schedule time for individuals, leadership teams and planning groups wanting to launch an effort or revitalize an existing initiative to create equitable community. Whether you are looking for best practices, general guidelines or wrestling with a specific challenge, Thomas brings resources and perspective born of 25 years work on consulting and training teams providing services to organizations in every sector of the economy, from local community organizations to Fortune 50 companies. Common topics of consultations include:
We are brand new at this. What is the best way to get started?
Do we need an initiative?
What is the best use of our training dollars?
How do we establish the right mix of people on our diversity leadership team?
What is the best title to use for a diversity leadership team? For our initiative?
How can we involve senior white male leaders in the work?
How do we talk openly and honestly about oppression without blowing up the room?
How do we deal with microaggressions when they occur in the middle of our meetings?
How do we repair the schism that has arisen as people began to talk at a deeper level?
Thomas Shelden Griggs, Ph.D., has worked as a consultant in inclusive diversity since 1991, providing training for senior executives and co-leading multi-year initiatives to build equitable community. He has 35 years experience in organizational, team and leadership development, providing consulting and training to government, non-profits, philanthropies, colleges and universities as well as public and private corporations across the US. Prior to joining VISIONS, Inc. as a Senior Consultant he was Area Director of Employee Assistance Programs for Human Affairs International, Inc., and Managed Mental Health Care Programs for Aetna Healthcare. For 20 years he has been a leader in increasing cultural competency skills in the ManKind Project USA, which has been repeatedly recognized for his contributions, including receiving The Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Service. After graduating from Duke University and graduate study at Duke Divinity School Dr. Griggs received his first master’s degree in Psychotherapy and Social Change from the University of San Francisco. His second master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology were awarded by the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University. He has been adjunct faculty at Duke University and the University of Richmond. Dr. Griggs currently serves on the Board of Directors of VISIONS. He lives in the mountains outside of Asheville, North Carolina. For more information visit GriggsLeadership.com.
For a fee schedule or to apply for a pro bono consultation for your not for profit organization, please contact Dr. Griggs directly at [email protected].