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NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising selected Blane Harding as the 2018 Leading Light Award Winner! This award is presented to a NACADA member in recognition of significant contributions to diversity within NACADA.

A greater understanding of diversity and multiculturalism increases creativity, productivity and develops positive relationships. Increased cultural awareness and competency clarifies and shapes values and objectives, and cultivates a culture that recognizes and values the contributions of each person.

image008I have a lifelong commitment to fostering a community that values, respects, and celebrates diversity and multiculturalism. My work is wide-ranging and includes twenty one years as a university professor as well as working with businesses and private organizations in a variety of positions that incorporate issues of equity and inclusion. This experience has given me a keen understanding of the national dialogue with regard to multiculturalism and diversity and a greater appreciation for the difficulties faced by individuals, institutions and organizations across the country and the various ways they are addressing these concerns.

I am a skilled and enthusiastic presenter and facilitator that specializes in multicultural, diversity and inclusion trainings and workshops that strengthen, empower and promote access and equal opportunity for everyone.

Drawing on the insights, tools and skills that generate success it would be my pleasure to design a program that will fit your needs.

“It’s not the figment of the pigment. It’s the enigma of the stigma.” –Glenn Loury