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Howard Ross

5 out of 5

Social Justice Advocate, Founder & CLO of Cook Ross, Inc.

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Howard Ross Biography

Howard J. Ross is a builder of innovations in the field of diversity and inclusion and a unifier of people, organizations, and causes. He is founder & Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross Inc. and an advisor to major global educational, corporate, philanthropic, and governmental organizations. Through his unique combination of a personal and system-focused approach, Howard is an advocate for high-performing organizational cultures that advance people, performance, and profits.

Howard has served more than 25 years as an influential business consultant to hundreds of organizations across the globe, specializing in leadership, diversity, and organizational transformation. He is the architect of award-winning diversity and leadership education programs including ReInventing Diversity, the Diversity Toolkit, CultureVision, and Inner Journey Seminars DC.

A former teacher, school administrator, rock and roll musician, and college professor, and a father of four sons and grandfather of four granddaughters, Howard is a thought leader in building cultural competency and a vigorous advocate for personal and public renewal.

Howard engineers successful large-scale organizational culture change efforts in the area of diversity management and cultural integration in professional services corporations, Fortune 500 companies, and retail, health care, media, and government institutions. Cook Ross clients include: Sodexo, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Bon Secours Health System, National Public Radio, Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, INOVA Health System, Gannett, GEICO, American Red Cross, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Georgetown University, Howard University, the Ojibwa Indian Reservation, and DC Public Schools.

Through the power of his ideas and convictions, Howard has emerged as one of the most influential voices on diversity topics including: the impacts of structures and systems, unconscious bias, performance assessment, smart downsizing, and managing a “diversity crisis.” He has fostered breakthroughs in mutual understanding between different races, religions, and lifestyles. As a passionately committed executive coach, Howard is regarded by numerous senior executives as a trusted advisor and confidante. In addition, he is an internationally recognized speaker on diversity, leadership, and organizational change.

Howard is past chairman of Leadership Greater Washington and a former director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. He has served on boards of directors of several including Operation. Understanding DC, Lydia’s House, Greater DC Cares, the National Council for Community and Justice, and INROADS of Greater Washington. Howard was appointed the 2007-2008 Professor of Diversity in Residence at the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute at Bennett College for Women, serving as the first white male diversity professor for a historically Black women’s college. He also serves on the Diversity Advisory Board for the Human Rights Campaign. Howard received his undergraduate degree in history and education from the University of Maryland and pursued postgraduate studies in administration, management, and organizational development at Wheelock College. He can be heard on NPR the first Monday of every month at 1 pm EST, as a regular guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

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Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart

Our Search for Belonging: How Our Need to Connect Is Tearing Us Apart

Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives

Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance

Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance

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Howard Ross

5 out of 5

Social Justice Advocate, Founder & CLO of Cook Ross, Inc.

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Howard Ross Biography

Howard J. Ross is a builder of innovations in the field of diversity and inclusion and a unifier of people, organizations, and causes. He is founder & Chief Learning Officer of Cook Ross Inc. and an advisor to major global educational, corporate, philanthropic, and governmental organizations. Through his unique combination of a personal and system-focused approach, Howard is an advocate for high-performing organizational cultures that advance people, performance, and profits.

Howard has served more than 25 years as an influential business consultant to hundreds of organizations across the globe, specializing in leadership, diversity, and organizational transformation. He is the architect of award-winning diversity and leadership education programs including ReInventing Diversity, the Diversity Toolkit, CultureVision, and Inner Journey Seminars DC.

A former teacher, school administrator, rock and roll musician, and college professor, and a father of four sons and grandfather of four granddaughters, Howard is a thought leader in building cultural competency and a vigorous advocate for personal and public renewal.

Howard engineers successful large-scale organizational culture change efforts in the area of diversity management and cultural integration in professional services corporations, Fortune 500 companies, and retail, health care, media, and government institutions. Cook Ross clients include: Sodexo, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Bon Secours Health System, National Public Radio, Coca-Cola Company, AT&T, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, INOVA Health System, Gannett, GEICO, American Red Cross, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Georgetown University, Howard University, the Ojibwa Indian Reservation, and DC Public Schools.

Through the power of his ideas and convictions, Howard has emerged as one of the most influential voices on diversity topics including: the impacts of structures and systems, unconscious bias, performance assessment, smart downsizing, and managing a “diversity crisis.” He has fostered breakthroughs in mutual understanding between different races, religions, and lifestyles. As a passionately committed executive coach, Howard is regarded by numerous senior executives as a trusted advisor and confidante. In addition, he is an internationally recognized speaker on diversity, leadership, and organizational change.

Howard is past chairman of Leadership Greater Washington and a former director of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. He has served on boards of directors of several including Operation. Understanding DC, Lydia’s House, Greater DC Cares, the National Council for Community and Justice, and INROADS of Greater Washington. Howard was appointed the 2007-2008 Professor of Diversity in Residence at the Johnnetta B. Cole Global Diversity and Inclusion Institute at Bennett College for Women, serving as the first white male diversity professor for a historically Black women’s college. He also serves on the Diversity Advisory Board for the Human Rights Campaign. Howard received his undergraduate degree in history and education from the University of Maryland and pursued postgraduate studies in administration, management, and organizational development at Wheelock College. He can be heard on NPR the first Monday of every month at 1 pm EST, as a regular guest on The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

Howard Ross Videos

  • Overcoming Cultural Stereotypes - YouTube
  • Howard Ross on Reaching Gender Equality at SXSW 2017 Ask Her ...
  • Howard Ross Unconscious Bias Presentation Excerpt - YouTube

Howard Ross Books

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  • How to book Howard Ross?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Howard Ross for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Howard Ross, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Howard Ross or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Howard Ross?

    Booking fees for Howard Ross, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Howard Ross, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Howard Ross?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Howard Ross for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Howard Ross for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Howard Ross or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Howard Ross or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Howard Ross is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Howard Ross for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Howard Ross generally travels from Silver Spring, MD, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mike Abrashoff, Doug Lipp, Adrian Gostick, Dr. Jackie Freiberg and Garrison Wynn. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Howard Ross for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Howard Ross Speaker Videos

  • Overcoming Cultural Stereotypes - YouTube
    Howard Ross on Reaching Gender Equality at SXSW 2017 Ask Her ...
  • Howard Ross Unconscious Bias Presentation Excerpt - YouTube
    Keynote "Reinventing Diversity" - Howard Ross - YouTube
  • Howard Ross: "Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating ...

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