Stedman Graham launched the VCCCD Chancellor’s Diversity in Leadership Speakers Series

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 8:00am

Stedman Graham launched the VCCCD Chancellor’s Diversity in Leadership Speakers Series
VCCCD Chancellor Bernard Luskin (2nd from the left), Oxnard College President Cynthia Azari (front center),
members of the VCCCD Board of Trustees and executive leadership team join bestselling author,
entrepreneur and educator Stedman Graham (back center) on stage after identity leadership presentation.

(Ventura, Calif) October 28, 2016 –
New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur and educator Stedman Graham recently shared his message of identity leadership with students, faculty and staff of the Ventura County Community College District as the first signature speaker in the Chancellor’s Diversity in Leadership Speakers Series. Sponsored by the Human Resources Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, the series will feature multicultural role models in positions of leadership who will share inspiring stories of trials and triumphs on the path to achieving success.

The series is consistent with the VCCCD’s commitment to promote diversity throughout the district; it also aligns with the Board of Trustees’ objective to coordinate and support Districtwide professional development. This inaugural event was hosted by Oxnard College President Cynthia Azari at the Oxnard College Performing Arts Building and live streamed to the District Administrative Center, Moorpark College and Ventura College. VCCCD Chancellor Bernard Luskin (2nd from the left), Oxnard College President Cynthia Azari (front center), members of the VCCCD Board of Trustees and executive leadership team join bestselling author, entrepreneur and educator Stedman Graham (back center) on stage after identity leadership presentation.

Identity, freedom and leadership were the focus of Graham’s presentation as he laid the foundation to his proprietary Nine-Step Success ProcessTM outlined in his book Identity: Your Passport to Success. “Education and information need to be organized into what is relevant to your development as a framework to consciously create a process that supports your identity,” stated Graham. The global educator explained how each of the nine steps may lead to a better, more fulfilling life, and then engaged with students in a question and answer segment where they applied his principals of success to their own lives. The transformative message concluded with Graham personally signing copies of Identity: Passport to Freedom. More than 400 books were given to participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The practical teachings of Stedman Graham resonated with the students and the entire audience,” stated VCCCD Board Vice Chair Bernardo Perez. “Stedman’s message of identity leadership is grounded in research and his own personal development, but it applies to anyone who is willing to do the work,” stated VCCCD Board Chair Larry Kennedy.

Graham is the author of eleven books, including You Can Make It Happen: A Nine-Step Plan for Success and Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success.

Photo of Stedman Graham
Bestselling author, entrepreneur and educator Stedman Graham presents proprietary Nine-Step Success ProcessTM to students,
faculty and staff at the Ventura County Community College District Chancellor’s Diversity in Leadership Speakers Series.

The Ventura County Community College District is a member of the 113-campus California Community College system, and serves more than 50,000 students annually. The District’s three colleges- Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura- offer programs in general education for degrees and certificates, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career technical education, and provide opportunities to engage in co-curricular campus activities. For more information, please visit www.vcccd.edu.

###