Speakers and Workshops

Keynote Speaker - Reverend Dr. Jamie Washington


Leadership and Diversity for the 21st Century: How Identity Matters

Jamie Washington



"Effective leaders know themselves”.  This statement is one that you will often hear at leadership conferences, in leadership classes and in leadership literature.  This statement is often thought of in terms of styles, preferences, strengths and challenge areas. While these things are very important as we develop our leadership identities, it is also important that we consider how our social identities inform and impact our abilities to be effective leaders.  Rev. Dr. Washington will invite us to consider what it means to “Know Ourselves” as we lead in the 21st century.

Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington is the President & Founder of the Washington Consulting Group (WCG). Dr. Washington has served as an educator, administrator, and consultant in higher education for over 33 years.  He is the President and a Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute and the Vice President and President Elect of the American College Personnel Association.  (ACPA)

Dr. Washington earned his B.S. degree from Slippery Rock State College; a double Masters' of Science degrees from Indiana University/Bloomington; a Ph.D. is in College Student Development, from the University of Maryland College Park; and a Masters of Divinity from Howard University School of Divinity.   He serves as the Pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore and is the grandfather of 6 and great uncle to 7.  Known as “The Engagement Specialist”, he sees himself as an instrument of change.  He works every day to help people find the best in themselves and others.


Workshop Sessions - Coming Soon!

Learn more about the sessions being offered at the Elevating Change Conference!  This list is subject to change; participants will recieve more detailed information and an up-to-date list upon check in at the conference on November 11th.