Dr. Charles Taylor

Speeches, Workshops, & Consulting

Professional, Trustworthy, Skilled and Innovative

Perhaps what distinguishes Dr. Taylor from other diversity consultants is that he brings a historical understanding of the issues that schools of higher education face, while offering contemporary solutions. He demonstrates that “Experience Matters!” Chances are that during his career Dr. Taylor has shared your struggles, your problems and your challenges-let him share your solutions.

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Dr. Taylor has been involved in higher education for over 35 years. He’s witnessed firsthand the evolution that has taken place in the Academy– from the Affirmative Action Model, rooted in the Civil Rights era that was intended to end overt discrimination, to the Inclusive Excellence Model with its promise of making diversity a key institutional core value.

He helps campuses understand why they should embrace diversity by showing them how it benefits everyone.

The reason why Dr. Taylor is in such demand is that people like him…, but more importantly they like and respect his work. When he comes to your institution he works for you-to help you meet your challenges. He meets you where you are and works with you to get where you would like to be.

Dr. Taylor provides practical solutions based on research and a lifetime of dealing with the same issues that you deal with everyday. He can tell your story. He’s not about placing blame but is about solving problems.


Dr. Taylor moves audiences both intellectually and emotionally. His inspirational message touches both your mind and your heart. He always leaves time for Q&A because he thoroughly enjoys interacting with the audience. He says he always learns as much as he teaches during the exchange.

Here is a small listing of some of the colleges he’s spoken at during his career:

UW-Madison Princeton MIT Tulane
St. John’s Boston College SUNY campuses COE College
Marquette Case Western Kalamazoo College St. Benedicts
SEMO University University of Missouri University of Iowa And many, many more
University of Minnesota-Duluth Beijing Union University (China) Macalester College Why not make your college next-here’s how


  • Hawaii International Education Conference: Honolulu, HI  January 5-8, 2014
  • RAMP (Research Association of Minority Professors) National Conference: New Orleans, LA  February 3-5, 2014


  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day Events
  • Black History Month Events
  • Juneteenth & Kwanzaa Events
  • College Assemblies
  • Conferences
  • Events for High School Students & their parents

BONUS-When you bring Dr. Taylor in to speak he will also speak to additional classes, staff, or faculty groups during his visit at no additional cost.



Workshops typically last from a ½ day to a full day

  • Leadership Training for Students of Color
  • Cross Cultural Communication-Creating a Dialogue Among Students
  • Effective Ways to Recruit & Retain students of color for faculty and staff
  • Workshop based on one of his books
  • Evaluating your college’s commitment to students of color
  • Customized workshop based on your needs


Dr. Taylor works extremely hard to create value for your institution. He’ll be an outstanding resource for you and commits to:

  • Sharing the most relevant information available with you
  • Helping you find what your top priority should be in resolving the issue at hand
  • Sharing options that have worked in similar situations
  • Connecting you to appropriate resources and other professionals as needed


  1. Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education
  • Is there a tool we can use to evaluate our campus’ readiness for diversity?
  • Which culturally competent skills are important and how do we as an institution help our employees acquire them?
  • How can we make the case that racial diversity will benefit our campus?
  • How can we overcome the resistance to change that is so prevalent on our campus?
  1. Access and Equity in Higher Education
  • How can we increase ALANA student enrollment and retention?
  • What types of remedial courses are most effective?
  • Should academic support services be made available to professional and graduate students? If so, what kinds?
  1. How to create a diversity plan for your institution
  • We want to put together a diversity plan for our campus. Where do we start?
  • Should our diversity plan be based on a specific theory or model? If so which one(s)?
  • How can we monitor our diversity plan to make sure it gets implemented?
  1. Helping faculty create multicultural classrooms
  • What type of training do we need to provide to make sure our counselors and faculty are sensitive to the needs of ALANA students?
  • What approaches should we consider to increase faculty involvement in retention programs? What roles should faculty be expected to play?
  • How can we help pluralize faculty curriculum and class readings?
  1. Ways to involve students of color in campus activities
  • We’d like to involve students of color more in campus activities. What are some ways that have proven successful on other campuses?
  • We intend to offer leadership training for ALANA (African, Latino, Asian and Native American) students? What types of leadership skills should this training cover?
  • Should we offer a separate orientation for ALANA students in addition to the one we provide for all students?
  1. How to make the campus climate supportive of cultural differences
  • How do we create an institutional culture that values and is respectful of differences?
  • How can we involve the entire campus in creating a welcoming environment for ALANA students, faculty and staff?
  • How should we address social problems like racism, alienation and cultural conflict that may confront ALANA students on campus?
  1. Effective ways to recruit and retain African American students
  • What type of pre-college programs should we offer ALANA students?
  • How can we address our biggest barrier (financial resources) to recruiting students of color?
  • What non-cognitive factors should we give added weight to in the admissions process?

When you’re interviewing consultants to help you with your challenges consider these three factors: Their mindset, their skill set and their tool kit. Does their experience and knowledge allow them to envision your problem both historically and holistically? Does their skill set allow them to offer you several options for your consideration and does their tool kit give you the resources to solve your problem in innovative and creative ways that lead to lasting change. That’s what you get when you contract with Dr. Taylor.

charleslogoWhether you’re interested in an inspirational talk, training for your staff or students or extended help with a long-term problem, please remember that experience matters.


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