Jackson Katz, whose diversity and leadership training has extended to the NFL, MLB and NASCAR as well as the military services, goes beyond the conventional in talking about gender issues. Since 1997 he has been directing MVP-MC, the first worldwide gender violence prevention program in the history of the United States Marine Corps. He and his colleagues have trained thousands of Marines on a dozen bases in the U.S. and Japan. In fact, Alford McMichael, the first African-American Sergeant Major of the USMC (1999-3003), highly praised Katz’s work, which is not “sensitivity training,” but “leadership training.”
Just as diversity and inclusion programs seek to find a business basis, Katz sees understanding diversity as integral to good leadership. In this TedX talk, he shows why.