Growing up in Chicago, like so many others, Curtis found it easy to drift into a life of violence and crime. Curtis made his way to the very top, and quickly became one of Chicago’s most recognizable and notorious gang members. His drug dealing created untold misery and suffering within the community, while earning him over $150,000 per month.
A special task force was put together for the sole purpose of bringing him and his associates down. Curtis’ life of crime came to an abrupt halt when he witnessed the cold-blooded murder of his best friend, who was face planted off the porch of his Southside Chicago home. With his own death staring him in the face, Curtis came to the sudden realization that if he wanted to survive, he’d have to change his life around.
What follows is an inspirational account of how he managed to become an educator/administrator and earn himself two degrees, a Master’s of Arts in Teaching and an Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision.
Curtis brings all of this experience and passion to make sure that every single person who attends his program will never be the same.
CULTURE WARS: MANAGING THE CHAOS OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
In today’s rapidly changing world, students need to develop a deeper understanding of what diversity really means. Tackling diversity should consist of a lot more than just compliance and affirmative action. Inclusion is the key – being aware of those around you and not only respecting them, but having a true appreciation for them and their differences. “Managing The Chaos Of D&I” is designed to build an inclusive organization where people from diverse backgrounds work together for a common purpose. Curtis will deal with 4 major areas: Unconscious Biases: “You”, Working Together: “Them”, Building a Diverse Team: “US” and Getting Involved: “I’m In”.
1. Participants will develop insight and understanding of their own story and how it shapes their racial lens.
2. Participants will increase their understanding of how racial stereotypes impact learning.
3. Participants will be able to understand the underlying hidden messages that increase tension.
MANAGING THE CHAOS OF LEADERSHIP: TAKING THE LEAD AND KEEPING IT
Leadership is a process by which the leader is transformed so that he/she can help transform the lives of others. In order to be an effective leader, one must develop the attitude of a leader. Whether your employee’s have a formal title of a leader or have not moved into that position yet, anyone can benefit from this presentation and become the best leader possible. Great leaders understand how to inspire everyone around them – their friends, family and associates, strive for excellence regardless to their circumstances – because they are inspired themselves. Curtis’ presentation is powerful, funny and compelling. And it will create the desire in your students to make a difference in the lives of the people around them.
1. Participants will discover 5 surprising secrets to becoming a great leader.
2. Participants will find out how to inspire and motivate those around you.
3. Participants will recognize how they can impact your corporate culture and the world around you.
MANAGING THE CHAOS OF IDENTIFY THEFT: BUILDING A BRAND WORTH STEALING
If your identity is not worth stealing you need a new one. In today’s highly completive workplace building a brand that cannot be stolen is a thing of the past. If possible you want to be known for what it is you do, but you also want to be reproduced in the hearts and minds of those you service. For that to be possible, you must be willing to allow parts of your identity to be stolen. Not your business plan but your essence, your word, phrases and/or symbols. If you want to build your corporate identity and allow it to go home with your consumers this is the program for you.
Learning Outcomes:1. Participants will learn how to build a corporate face
2. Participants will learn how to build chunks in order to be stolen
3. Participants will learn how to allow their identity to shine in any environment