Dar Mayweather

Dar Mayweather

Dar Mayweather, serves as the founder of doingthegoodwork.com, and also a leadership studies faculty member at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He helps his students confidently engage in critical conversations around leadership, diversity, and college success. Dar is a first generation college student, he earned a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, a Masters of Science in Education and is pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Dar Mayweather, serves as the founder of doingthegoodwork.com, and also a leadership studies faculty member at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He helps his students confidently engage in critical conversations around leadership, diversity, and college success. Dar is a first generation college student, he earned a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, a Masters of Science in Education and is pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Dar has over 15 years of leadership experience within Higher Education, Business, and Diversity & Inclusion. His professional journey began in corporate, then mental health, and now higher  education. He believes in fast tracking his student’s learning by utilizing research and lived experiences to develop actionable goals. Dar has coached students who are now world travelers,  doctors, lawyers, engineers, business leaders and more! 

Dar engages students in uncomfortable conversations that matter. Utilizing reflective worksheets and activities, he helps students and staff share authentically across diversity, without centering shame, blame, or guilt. 

PROGRAMS

Opening Conversations on Identity: Student Strategies to Develop the 5 C's of Inclusive Leadership

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual

Student leaders want to be inclusive but fear they have to be perfect. Often that fear prevents them from acting in the best interests of their organizations or campus community.

Although many students are well-intended, the gap between intention and strategies must be closed. Most student leaders want to be better, but lack the tools they need to bring their inclusive values to life. For years, Dar Mayweather has helped well-intended leaders overcome the fear of doing inclusion perfectly by sharing thought-provoking and insightful personal stories of failure and success. Through activities and assessments, Dar tells participants how inclusive leadership transformed his life from apologizing for terrible behavior to teaching students inclusion across the country!

Ideal Audiences

  • Diversity/Inclusion Training
  • First Year Experience
  • Leadership Development
  • Residence Life
  • Multi-Ethnic Student Organizations
  • Professional Staff Development 

Audience members will…

  • Identify and understand social identity group experiences

  • Reflect on how we experience social identity privilege and oppression

  • Increase awareness of diverse leadership capacities

  • Develop acceptance of individual and collective strengths/limitations within the community

Upon request, this program can be modified for staff and faculty

Audience members will…

  • Reflect on leadership traits, styles, and skills self-assessment to identify personal characteristics that connect to academic and professional interests

  • Discuss, with like-minded student leaders, how to utilize your leadership traits, styles, and skills during academic and professional pursuits

  • Create academic and professional goals to implement during college

Ideal Audiences

  • First Generation Students
  • Student Organizations
  • Career Services Programs
  • TRIO
  • Bridge Programs
  • Community Colleges​

"Do One Thing": Teaching Students How to Stand Out As Leaders

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual

Are leaders born?

What qualities make a good leader?

Am I a leader?

These are common questions many students have. Dar believes every student is capable of practicing leadership because it is not about a position or title; it is about influencing and inspiring positive change. Yet, many students do not believe they are a leader, because they do not know how they are uniquely gifted and talented at influencing others.

This dynamic, inspiring program is designed to help students define their leadership so that they can communicate that to their community, industry leaders, and beyond. Through activities that help students explore their most unique and meaningful leadership experiences, Dar provides real-world training that helps students identify their strengths, gifts, and talents so they can stand out among their peers. In this program, students will take leadership assessments, reflect on leadership activities, and hear how Dar’s career exploded by focusing on the “one thing” that made him stand out as a young professional.

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