Presentations & Trainings
7 course series
1) Intentional Inclusive Leadership
2) Thinking Through Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
"Eddie Pate is a transformational Inclusion and Diversity leader committed to enabling individuals and organizations to thrive. Eddie facilitated impactful training and dialogues for Cal Poly Humboldt student-athletes, athletics leadership and coaches, and the entire campus community. As an alumnus and former student-athlete at Humboldt, Eddie authentically connected with his audience by sharing insightful knowledge and experiences and taking the time to listen and learn. I highly recommend Eddie for diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. Our University looks forward to continued collaboration with Eddie"
-Stacie Lyans, Interim Executive Director of Development
"Eddie Pate is a wealth of knowledge and lived experiences in the realm of diversity and inclusion. Eddie did a fantastic job laying the groundwork for future learning opportunities for our student-athletes. I look forward to seeing what he has prepared for us on his next visit to Cal Poly Humboldt!"
- Shannon Childs, Head Athletic Trainer & Chair of the SEA (Social, Equity, & Accountability) Committee
"Eddie's presentation was excellent. He was really good at connecting with the athletes and personalizing his stories in an effective way. Our players and staff will continue to discuss and employ Eddie's directives on equity and inclusion moving forward."
- Grant Landy, Head Women's Soccer Coach
"Eddie's knowledge, skill set and ability to relate the audience to the topic of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity led me to greater insight into how these topics can be practiced, learned upon and taught in my daily work. I was able to see small ways that I could make changes in hopes of greater outcomes. Eddie is relatable and engaging in his presentations and gives the listener ideas and tools to grow upon their engagement with ID&E work. I found his presentation to be highly valuable."
- Andrea Webb, Assistance Athletic Director for Compliance & Student Success, member of the SEA committee
"Eddie's presentation was thought provoking and I enjoyed the interactive fishbowl component. His knowledge and experience in his field are fulfilling and a key need in our department and on our campus where we have had a void. His guidance to the SEA committee has also been invaluable and I look forward to his future workshops with our teams and coaches. The impact long term will be powerful and empowering for our graduates."
- Sarah Ingram, Head Track & Field Coach, Member of the SEA Committee
A dialogue on the state of ID & E
Can't say thank you enough to the incredible Eddie Pate. Eddie was a guest lecturer in my class Leading in Culturally Diverse Contexts at Seattle Pacific University and was a huge hit with the students. A seasoned practitioner who is able to break down the impacts of diverse systems, unpack their impacts and propel a deeper learning for everyone, I highly recommend him and his work
Cindi Bright, Adjunct Professor, Seattle Pacific University
Host, HeartBeat: Prosperity for Black America; Converge Media
Author, The Color of Courage: Crushing Racism in Corporate America
Stevie Award Winner 2021 - Women in Business Social Impact - Race
Reckoning : Protest, Defiance, Resilience
This is our companies first time working with Eddie, who came highly recommended from a colleague. Wow is all I have to say! We discussed what Black History month is recognizing, why it is important, how to celebrate, spending privilege, finding our voices, critical concepts for our dialog, and so much more. Importantly, Eddie discussed the topic of microaggressions – the subtle, everyday forms of racism that exist in our daily lives and that greatly impact those around us. Often coming from well-intentioned people who may be unaware of the impact of these behaviors, Eddie highlighted how each of us can be more aware to help prevent these types of microaggressions in our own day-to-day interactions. It was an engaging conversation with input, thoughts, and perspectives from our fellow colleagues. He also shared helpful resources that dive in deeper on all of these important topics. Already looking forward to our next opportunity to work together.
Charlotte Suarez (She/Her/Hers)
STEM (Stem | Global Leader in AI-driven Clean Energy Solutions & Services)
“Eddie Pate is an expert I leveraged at Amazon and in my current CPO role for all aspects of DEI education, communications, data insights that matter, or facilitated training. Their authentic presence enables meaningful and positive discussions in the pursuit of learning. If you are getting started or wanting to build on existing programs, Eddie is a trusted partner I rely on and recommend to challenge managers to lead differently and ultimately enhance the employee experience.”
Chief People Officer | Stem | She/Her
Working through Inclusion
Eddie, I want to thank you for an extra-ordinarily engaging and effective presentation at our divisional retreat this past Friday. I heard comments such as acknowledging how this was the best DEI session that they had ever attended. And I could not agree more!! The messages were very well received and I personally learnt so much from you.
- Rajnish Mehrotra
Belding H. Scribner Endowed Chair
Looking Back & Forward @ Saif
Thank you again for a wonderful presentation. You brought excitement, a great challenge and a warm embrace to all!
- Stephanie, Jessica, Toni and Christina
SAIF Chief DEI Officer
Garfield Elementary School
“Dr. Pate- What an awe inspiring presentation that you gave my third-fifth grade leadership team at Garfield Elementary School in the Everett SD. You provided the students with just the right amount of information about what a leader is. You also set such an amazing example of servant leadership based on your life and work experiences. But most importantly, you left them knowing that each and every one of them can be a leader.”
- Sue Hollenbeck
3rd grade teacher and leadership advisor
Series Roadmap: Where is this journey taking us?
“Eddie is exemplary at what he does within DEI. His energy, passion and ability to make a connection with everyone he crosses paths with is inspiring. Whether he is talking one-on-one or presenting a training with hundreds of participants, he is able to make people feel seen and heard while meeting each of them wherever they may be in their journey and then brings them along with him. He is also able to take a complex topic and make it relatable to his audience which encourages open and honest dialogue as well as increases open-mindedness and curiosity. I feel privileged to have been able to partner with Eddie this past year on building out a DEI learning curriculum. Not only does the quality of his work speak for itself but I continue to grow as a DEI practitioner because of Eddie’s guidance and coaching.
- Jessica Hellyer,
Sr. PM, DEI Learning
Amazon Web Services TA
“Through his work building and facilitating learning content on inclusion, diversity, and equity for my organization, Eddie has inspired me and my colleagues to act as change agents and speak up for inclusion. Eddie brings extensive knowledge, years of facilitation experience, data and case studies, powerful stories, and a sense of humor to his training courses, which makes for a deeply impactful learning experience. If you are seeking a leader, DEI subject matter expert and prodigious storyteller to inspire your organization, I highly recommend Eddie Pate."
- Christy May,
Training Program Manager
Amazon Web Services TA