Episode #112 AN New Creative Way of Improving Diversity and Inclusion – Shakil Choudhury

Talking about diversity and inclusion has taken on an interesting spotlight in the last few months. Shakil Choudhuryis a thought leader in the space and has an interesting take on teaching inclusion as a skill. With an educational background, his approach to helping people with the skills of increasing cultural competence resonates with Intercultural Creativity. 

Shakil Choudhury is an award-winning educator, consultant and author with over 25 years of experience in the field of racial justice, diversity and inclusion. He coaches executive teams and has worked with thousands of leaders across sectors in Canada and the United States to help improve their equity outcomes. Shakil also facilitates dialogue processes to resolve inter-group conflict, having led projects internationally as well as with organizations locally. He is the author of Deep Diversity: A Compassionate, Scientific Approach to Achieving Racial Justice. Written in an accessible, storytelling manner, many have called it a “breakthrough” book on issues of systemic racial discrimination due to its non- judgmental approach that integrates human psychology with critical race perspectives. Shakil’s most challenging and rewarding management experience, however, involves his two high-spirited children repeatedly teaching him the humble lessons of fatherhood. To clear his head during the week, Shakil loves to run the beautiful ravine trails near his home in Toronto.

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