What you will learn:

In this course participants will examine the impact of identity and organizational culture on the ability to retain and engage a diverse team. Participants will explore best practices for engaging and retaining employees using strategies from the text Flex and other resources. Participants will have opportunities to practice and reflect upon how culturally competent coaching can improve retention and engagement of employees from underrepresented groups over time.

About the instructor:

Eldridge Gilbert III is a graduate of Brown University with Bachelor's degrees in Africana Studies and Psychology. Following Brown, Eldridge joined Teach For America and worked in Houston, TX for 11 years during which time he earned his MBA from the Jones School of Business at Rice University. While in Houston, he worked for YES Prep Public Schools and was the founding School Director (Principal) of YES Prep North Forest, a 6th -12th grade campus of 850 students. After leaving Houston, Eldridge worked as the Managing Director of Schools for KIPP Bay Area Public Schools. Eldridge currently lives in Brooklyn and serves as the Chief Schools Officer for Coney Island Prep Schools. Eldridge has led DEI and Leadership training for over 8 years for various organizations including New York City Charter School Center, Good Reason Houston, Teaching Trust (Dallas, TX), and the Myles Family Fellowship program for the KIPP Foundation. He also serves as a Principal Success Coach for the KIPP Foundation and earned his Professional Coaching certification in June of 2020.
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Suggested Length:90 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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