NE Fall E-Seminar 11/18/2020 - Leading with Purpose In Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work

Online (ACA, New England's Zoom)  
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM   Export to iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

Who do you aspire to be as a leader?  And what is your personal shadow—the dark part of the self that threatens to diminish your impact in the world? And how does this inner clarity impact your efforts to create communities that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable? Join us for a powerful session that will invite you to engage in some deep inner work and reflection around these questions.

During this session, we will explore the interconnected nature of inner change (within the self) and outer change (in the world around us). We will reflect on our own highest aspirations for who we want to be as leaders in the work we do and will take the unusual step of confronting the shadow—the dark side of our aspirations—that we all possess but often refuse to acknowledge.

Following a 90-minute e-workshop focused on engaging with these questions, we will gather to think through some specific leadership challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion brought to the session by participants. Together, we’ll explore how we might address those challenges in ways that align with our mission and avoid our personal shadows.

The goals of this session are as follows:

  • Gain a higher consciousness of the interconnected nature of inner and outer change
  • Achieve greater clarity regarding our own person leadership mission and shadow
  • Build skills and understanding around how to harness this inner clarity to address real-world challenges

While this e-seminar is hosted by ACA, New England, camp professionals from all regions are welcome to join us!

About the Presenter: Dr. Max Klau is an author, coach, speaker, scholar, and leadership development consultant living in Boston. He currently serves as the Chief Program Officer at the New Politics Leadership Academy, a non-profit that is dedicated to recruiting and developing military veterans and alumni of national service programs to seek political office. Before stepping into this role, he was the Vice President of Leadership Development at City Year, Inc., the national service program headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.  Max received his doctorate of education (Ed.D.) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2005; his studies focused on civic leadership education. Max is also a certified Integral Professional Coach.  Max’s book, Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action, was published by Jossey Bass in 2017. It currently appears on lists of resources for understanding racial justice developed by Duke Law School, the University of San Francisco, and several other institutions.  Max attended camp for 10 years as a child, and his doctoral work focused on kids participating in a week-long residential camp program. His two children attend overnight camp in the Berkshires, and his wife has been on summer staff there as well. Camp has been an integral part of Max's life both personally and professionally, and he is excited to work with this audience.

Additional Information

Program will run approximately 10:30 am – 1:00 pm with optional networking from 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Registrations are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another eligible individual prior to the start of the event. A minimum of 20 registered participants is required for this event to run.

If you are joining us for our Navigating Your Financial Path Forward e-seminar on October 21, save 20% off of your registration fee for this Leading With Purpose e-seminar!

Participants will receive 3 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for their full participation.

Please note: We do not want cost to prohibit a camp professional from joining our event. Should the price of this e-seminar be a barrier, please reach out to Kerry Salvo, to discuss financial assistance options.

Contact Us

Questions? Reach out to Kerry, ACA New England Director of Education and Professional Development, at or 781-541-6080 ext. 104.

Online (ACA, New England's Zoom)  

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