Are you looking to increase and sustain diversity within your organization? Are you looking to improve organizational culture and reputation? Are you looking to determine how to best engage stakeholders? Then you are definitely in need of a dynamic, engaging, caring, and entertaining speaker to help you with your business needs.
I have spent over a decade teaching and conducting research on topics related to how organizations communicate their social responsibility efforts. Topics in which I speak on include:
Promoting Diversity and Inclusion
Improving and/or Sustaining Organizational Reputation
Understanding How to Engage with Stakeholders
Developing a Strategic Plan
Engaging in Effective Communication
How to Improve the Organization - Community Relationship
Organizations Shaun Has Worked With:
Arkansas Minority Health Commission Keynote Address on Youth and Sport Development
Black Student Athlete Conference Keynote Address on Building a Strategic Life Skills Plan for Student Athletes
What People Are Saying
Michael A. Genovese, PhD
Professor, Political Science
President, Global Policy Institute
Loyola Marymount University
Shaun work on sports and society, especially as related to questions of race, make him one of the most creative, thoughtful, and important scholars in the nation. His growing body of work contributes greatly to our understanding of how our obsession with sports impacts the wider society, and how sports teams use, and often misuse their financial power in the community to advance their interests, while not always demonstrating concern for the community around them. This dilemma is exacerbated by matters of race and poverty, where sports teams use minority athletes to boost their brand while often ignoring the needs of the minority community around them. Anderson is a voice of reason as well as passion, calling our attention to issues of injustice and exploitation while also demonstrating a love of sports and a recognition of what franchises can contribute to society.
PBS Kids and 9 Media
It's been an absolute pleasure working with Dr. Shaun Anderson. As an expert in diversity in sport, Dr. Anderson advised us on the Jackie Robinson episode of our new animated children’s television series, "Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum" which we are producing for PBS KIDS. In this capacity, Dr. Anderson reviewed scripts, storyboards and animation and provided valuable feedback to ensure we portray authentically and appropriately. He also attended the PBS Annual Meeting to help present the series to the PBS member stations. He was a highly engaging speaker and the audience really responded to his knowledge on the subject matter mixed in with personal anecdotes. Dr. Anderson has been a wonderful partner on the series and we look forward to working with him on future episodes.
Co-Creator and Executive Producer
Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum
Shaun’s work as a consultant for Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum is invaluable. We needed an authority to consult with our show about African American athletes and their experiences. His knowledge and insight has been both informative and inspiring. His work on our Jackie Robinson episode alone helped us be sure we not only got Robinson’s story right, but the African American experience as well. He’s smart, thoughtful and a wonderful public speaker. During our presentation to the PBS Annual Meeting, Shaun brought a seriousness to the subject, a personal connection to the experience, and a charming personality that impressed the crowd. We are lucky and privileged to have Shaun working with us and know he’d be a benefit to anyone looking for an authority on the African American experience and African American athletes.
Michael Knox, M.S., M.P.H.
Arkansas Minority Health Commission
I would like to acknowledge and thank Shaun for his participation as a speaker for the discussion on Education: A Good Dose of Penicillin-Session for the 4th Biennial Arkansas Minority Health Commission Summit. Because of your participation, the 4th Biennial Arkansas Minority Health Commission Summit was a resounding success, and it met its intended purpose of bringing together a diverse array of public, private, for-profit, not-for-profit, and non-profit individuals and organizations to discuss the “Social Determinants of Health: Impacting All Arkansans.”In the future, AMHC hopes that this established relationship could be leveraged to continue the dialogue on all areas where there are health inequities and inequalities that
disproportionately and directly affect the minority communities, but also affects Arkansas in general.