Speaking

To book a speaking engagement for your institution or event on the following topics or others, or to learn more about our services, please call us at (410) 245-9955 or email us at Christine@themcphailgroup.com or Irving@themcphailgroup.com.

  • Success Factors for Minorities in Engineering
    This presentation aims to help audiences understand and isolate specific success factors for improving outcomes for underrepresented minorities in undergraduate engineering programs. The speaker will provide a wide range of strategies for promoting student success in the engineering field.
  • Critical Race Theory and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
    This presentation explains that critical race theory (CRT) is socially constructed and that race, as a socially constructed concept, functions as a means to maintain the interests of the majority population that constructed it. According to CRT, racial inequality emerges from the social, economic, and legal differences that mainstream society creates between “races” to maintain elite majority interest in labor markets, education, and politics and as such create the circumstances that give rise to poverty and criminality in many minority communities.
  • What We're Doing in the Classroom Is Not Working: Will You Be Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem?
    Inclusive education is about looking at the ways our institutions, classrooms, programs, and classroom practices are designed so that all students can participate and learn. This keynote gives classroom teachers and other practitioners an understanding of what is involved in inclusive teaching and learning to ensure they are engaging students in a fair and equitable manner. Inclusion values diversity and allows for the real opportunity for students to have meaningful classroom experiences.
  • Rethinking the Classroom Environment
    This keynote examines the following questions: Who is responsible for the instructional quality and learning outcomes? To whom and for what are instructors accountable? How should instructors and institutions work together to achieve student success and completion? Attendees will gain a better understanding of inclusive teaching models that help improve instructional quality and student engagement.
  • Effective Teaching or Obsolete Teaching: How Can Instructors Hold Each Other Accountable for the Quality of Teaching We Provide?
    The Inclusive Classroom Performance Pyramid provides the keys to achieving great instruction performance. Inclusive teaching and learning is about looking at the ways our schools, classrooms, programs, and lessons are designed so that all children can participate and learn. Attendees will learn to manage instructor interactions by using performance expectations, feedback, and inclusive teaching, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Essentials of Inclusive Teaching and Learning
    This keynote explores how to provide instruction that is inclusive, fair, and effective by making the learner the focus of instructional practices. Inclusion as a value and teaching pedagogy requires teachers to have positive interactions with students demonstrating that they value the learners for who they are. As such, it must be "internally motivated" and stem from embracing the belief that all learners have value and the right to belong in the classroom.
  • Opportunities and Challenges Faced by Today’s Leaders
    Hardworking professionals need to ensure they have a clear vision of how to address the many leadership challenges and opportunities they face. This type of insight begins with a clear picture of what leadership means to them and the people around them. This presentation will help today's leaders gain clarity on their vision as a leader, refine their execution strategies, and tune up their relationship-building skills.