Dr. Larry Edmonds


NEW!!! LIVE workshops for 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Best Practices (and WHY!)

NOW, we are offering LIVE workshops in 2021 AND workshops at YOUR location, depending on your preference:

Many Americans often think of culture in terms of Black and White or ethnicity only. It’s important for organizations to realize that, while the current emphasis is on Black Lives Matter, diversity is also marked by gender performance and varying cultural identities, such as socioeconomic status, educational achievement, ethnicity, differently-abled (disability), and more cultural markers. These identities intersect like streets at a corner, with the intersections of cultural identities being different for each and every human…no two people identify with exactly the same cultures, co-cultures, identities, or standpoints.

As the movement toward greater diversity, equity, equality, and inclusion (DEI) kicks into a higher gear and sweeps across the United States, more and more organizations will find their people practices to be under scrutiny and potentially subject to negative publicity when DEI is not seen as a high priority within those organizations. An increasing number of organizations (both private sector and public sector) are now being proactive and are seeking to improve the ways they address DEI. If you are among those organizations, we are here to help. We can get your organization on the right path without the need to rush into hiring a team of DEI specialists until you are ready and have the budget for such a team.

Dr. Larry Edmonds (Ed.D.) brings expertise from both the business and academic worlds on the intersections between gender and various cultural identities, earning his doctorate in education based on cultural intersections and biases some people have against other people and groups of people. He has also been awarded outstanding teaching/training awards for his work in the public and private sectors.


Unlike some providers that quote a fee for DEI workshops, then add ++ amounts for extraneous expenses, or charge a fee per attendee, our fee for a two-day workshop at your location is one inclusive rate that INCLUDES our travel and lodging and all workshop materials, whether you have 30 attendees or 100!!! The program is for YOUR audience and you can have as many as 100 of your valuable staff or even members of neighboring organizations in attendance, as your meeting space permits. The more attendees, the more positive energy fills the room!

So, why not shoot a no-obligation email our way with your considered date or dates and the anticipated numbers of attendees for that date/those dates. We can generally get back with you within 48 hours.

If now is the time for you and your organization to be proactive and to get your people up to speed on effective Diversity, Equity/Equality, and Inclusion, we would be delighted to hear from you and to block your tentative date(s), when available, for one or more workshops at your location(s). We look forward to hearing from you as we fill our late 2020 and 2021 calendars.

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AROUND THE COUNTRY (First Quarter 2021)

( you can now register by way of Eventbrite)

JAN 11-12 San Diego, CA


JAN 28-29 Orlando, FL


FEB 11-12 St. Louis. MO


FEB 22-23 San Francisco, CA


MAR 18-19 Chicago, IL


MAR 29-30 Cleveland, OH




At the intersection of education and entertainment

Dr. Larry Edmonds is a respected and sought-after professional speaker as well as a multi-award-winning Emeritus and Honors Faculty member in Human Communication at Arizona State University, teaching Leadership, Gender and Communication, and Training and Development. 

Dr. Edmonds spend over two decades studying and teaching effective public speaking and oral presentations. He is also a well-known practitioner of effective communication, from speaking to listening. 

Larry speaks on a variety of important topics applicable to the workplace in most types of organizations (public sector, private sector, and the non-profit sector).

He is also known for interjecting a bit of humor in each of his presentations!

Recent Presentations:

  • Arizona Leading Age (2019) 
  • Global Listening Centre Conference (2019)
  • Corporate Event Marketing Association Summit 2019 

Edmonds is also the former Director, Education Innovation, Global Listening Centre, or GLC (nonprofit, London). His work at the university and with the GLC has led to a recent uptick in requests for his newest presentations titled, 

"GRIT and Resiliency: Preparing to Live Through a Near-death Experience"

"Awaken the Hidden Art: Effective Listening for Success in the Workplace"


"Diversity and Accessibility: The Hallmarks of an Inclusive Organization"

Your audience members surely expect to be both entertained AND educated in a 30-60-75-minute presentation (keynote and/or session). Dr. Edmonds brings his broad, well-rounded academic knowledge, his lived experiences, and his sense of humor to every keynote and every session he presents.

He has delighted audiences for two decades, which is why he is often asked to return to present on another topic for the same organization!

Just the Speaker for YOUR Next Event

EXACTLY the Speaker for YOUR Next Event