Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington: Diversity and Leadership in the 21st Century
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Dr. Washington is an internationally recognized trainer and presenter on diversity, leadership, and organizational change. He has extensive experience in both public and private sector leadership development, particularly on issues of racism, sexism, homophobia and religious conflicts. His most recent work has been a series of seminars and keynote presentations in South Africa.
Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington has served in higher education for over 33 years as an educator and administrator, teaching in both sociology and women’s studies. He is currently the president and founder of the Washington Consulting Group (WCG), a multicultural organizational development firm. In 2015, WCG was named one of the “Top 10 Global Diversity Consultants in the World” by the The Economist.
Dr. Washington is the president and co-founder of the Social Justice Training Institute, and vice president and current president elect of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). In addition, Washington is a senior consultant with the Equity Consulting Group. He currently serves as the pastor of Unity Fellowship Church of Baltimore and is known as “The Engagement Specialist,” because he sees himself as an instrument of change.
Dr. Washington earned a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock State College, double Masters’ of Science degrees from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. in College Student Development from University of Maryland College Park. He also earned his Masters of Divinity from Howard University School of Divinity.
Dr. Washington was most recently awarded the Legends of Excellence Award from the University of Maryland Baltimore County for his contribution to the lives and education of Black and LatinX faculty, staff and students. He holds many other awards for his diligence toward helping people find the best in themselves and others.
Civil Discourse in a Global Society
This year, as we look to the mission of the Diversity Lecture Series in the context of larger national and international conversations, we include programs and engagement opportunities around the theme of “Civil Discourse in a Global Society.” Through thoughtful events and dialogue we strive to help bridge the political divide and uncover common ground within our community and beyond.
We are a nation built of complexity and compromise. Understanding the vast and varied cultures, opinions, perspectives, and experiences of others is imperative to understanding our community as well as our country. This immutable truth is inherent in Butler’s founding ideals of inclusivity and diversity, and its educational mission which includes, “creating and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry.”
This year's series is made possible with generous support from the Office of the Mayor of Indianapolis, Kroger, and Ivy Tech Community College.