Speaking & Training
“Mrs. Shantera Chatman perfectly related her stories to the conversation and questions
presented from the audience.”
“I liked how Shantera gave so many real-life examples of handling situations in a professional manner.”
Keynote & Workshop Topics
Each workshop covers a fundamental aspect of doing the critical work of an ally by challenging participants to be transparent; deeply listen to stories different than their own; and co-create action plans that are reflective of the changes that are desired within their organization. Each session can be delivered in-person or virtually as a keynote or a multi-day workshop.
Importance of Allyship
“Importance of Allyship” provides a strong foundation for anyone looking to learn what it takes to be a true ally in the workplace. An ally is a highly evolved person that navigates diversity, inclusion, and equity with strength and accountability. Through this interactive discussion, participants will leave with an understanding of why allyship is important and the keys to building trusting relationships at work.
Inclusive leaders bring together the talents and viewpoints of people with many different backgrounds, see and value the uniqueness of everyone, and lead all to create the best company or organization. In this session, Shantera shares how inclusive leadership that encourages diversity is proven to make companies more successful. These leaders reach and respond to a larger team. They also ensure that groups are heard, respected, valued, and retained. These factors make inclusive leadership a valuable asset to an organization.
Managing Unconscious Bias
The simplest definition of bias is a preference for one thing over another. We all have these preferences that cause us to favor one type of person, group, or thing when compared to another. These preferences underlie the snap judgments we make about others. A bias is not necessarily bad unless it triggers an unfair assessment or treatment of others. However, if our biases trigger us to unfairly exclude others from advantages and opportunities in the workplace, it becomes terrible. In this session, Shantera will address ways to identify and manage biases to ensure they do not become stereotypes and hinder the decision-making process in the workplace.
Cultural Humility: The Better Road to Competence
Cultural humility is an approach to sociocultural differences that is "self-first." It emphasizes intersectionality and understanding one's own implicit biases. This approach cultivates self-awareness and self-reflection, bringing a respectful willingness to learn to inter-personal interactions. Cultivating cultural humility means entering conversations with others in an open, curious manner. This curiosity is not directed towards others as much as it is toward yourself and where your own shortcomings lie. In this session, participants will understand how cultural humility and cultural competency work together to stretch organizations to recognize power dynamics and imbalances.
“So relatable, amazing conversations, dignified. Loved her.”
“Being transparent is the most effective way to communicate and you did that...thank you!”
“I liked how she listened and interacted with everyone.”
“Shantera was very motivational and powerful.”