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 Race

Keynote | Half or Full-Day Retreat

Dar Mayweather’s “Opening Conversations on Race” guides participants toward a deeper, more-universal knowledge base of race and its application to individuals and groups within today’s society. We all live with a racial identity, at the same time, most use outdated concepts and definitions of race. Through open dialogue, participants are able to develop greater awareness, appreciation, and respect for others and create more inclusive communities on campus. This program can be customized for all levels and will support those struggling to open meaningful racial conversations or those currently developing strategies around complex racial issues.

Ideal Audiences

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

Audience members will…

  • Define concepts central to racial identity, including race, ethnicity, racism, etc.

  • Identify examples of racial awareness in their personal experiences 

  • Explore the complexities of race and associated issues in American society

  • Dialogue within groups to develop greater awareness

Audience members will…

  • Connect student’s background, passion, and interests to relevant majors and professional development experiences on campus 

  • Develop leadership strategies to envision, market, and promote one’s self in their field during college 

  • Maximize their resume by identifying how their education, skills, experiences and achievements connect to the career exploration process

Become Your Own Brand

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual

Build Your Own Brand keynote and workshop teaches students how to thrive in their industry before graduation. In a global market, the competition for jobs is fierce and most companies are hiring students that know how their skills, passions, and experiences connect to the field, before they begin the job. This keynote and workshop connects student’s major, strengths, and passions to create an academic pre-professional plan that promotes leadership development in their field. BYOB provides strategies to improve student’s confidence and campus experience, by utilizing university resources to build their brand. 

Ideal Audiences

  • First Generation Students
  • Student Organizations
  • Career Services Programs
  • TRIO
  • Bridge Programs

I Am Many: Exploring Experiences Within Social Identity

Keynote | Workshop | Virtual

In society, we individually and collectively have a rich amount of diversity in our identities. In this program, focused on personal exploration, we find the beauty of how interconnected our experiences are.  

Dar guides audiences along a thought-provoking and insightful analysis of individual stories and how they each contribute to the larger overall narrative of us as a people. Through reflection and discovery, participants engage in a process of deeper and more meaningful understanding.   

Ideal Audiences

  • Diversity/Inclusion Training
  • First Year Experience
  • Leadership Development
  • Residence Life

Audience members will…

  • Explore social identity as it relates to individuals and groups

  • Reflect on and observe how each of us experiences social identity 

  • Increase awareness of feeling about and responses to these experiences