Education, Leadership, Diversity, and Building Inclusive Organizations
Learning has changed in the 21st century. What have our schools done to keep pace? How do teachers and school administrators make the leap from working in disconnected and fixed learning spaces to ones that are connective, responsive and innovative? In this talk, Toni provides audiences with a method that places teacher-student relationships at the centre of a successful school culture. Drawing on her work as a college professor in Toronto and course designer at Harvard, as well as her many years running youth education programs, her insights give the audience practical and actionable advice that they can bring back to their local, school communities.
Make a Great Impression Count- MAGIC!
What does it mean to have magic? As students, how do you discover and cultivate it in a way that truly benefits you? In this keynote, Toni talks magic– that is, the acronym: Make A Great Impression Count. She shares with students the power of making an impression and the consequences of ignoring or underutilizing your magic. Never one to shy away from the harsh truth of her story, Toni pulls students in with her stories of multiple failures and disappointment as a homeless high school drop out, and takes brings them all the way to Harvard University, where she became the school’s first Black Alumni Legacy award winner and the recipient of numerous leadership awards.
What’s Your Story? (Part 1)
Buzzwords like “diversity” and “inclusion” have become all the rage, but what do they mean for you? In this two-part talk, Toni provides audiences with the foundational building blocks that are critical to creating resilient and inclusive organizations. Drawing on her past work as a senior manager in organizational strategy and partnerships, Toni provides a beginner’s framework for leaders who are interested in going beyond the buzzwords.
What’s Your Story? (Part 2)
In this talk, Toni delves deeper into what it takes to transform an organization’s culture to become more inclusive. Drawing on the theories of celebrated scholars in business, education, and law, including some of her own mentors from Harvard, Toni’s talk gives audiences the language, tools, and theoretical grounding to successfully transform their organizations. By the end, audiences leave with a complete toolkit of questions, frameworks, and resources to ensure their success.
City of Toronto | Human Rights and Equity Award
NOW Magazine | Next Generation of Black Leaders in Toronto
Second Chance Awards for Black Canadians
YWCA | Young Woman of Distinction
Flare Magazine | Volunteer of the Year