David McLauren, Ph.D

Diversity & Leadership Specialist

Author, Consultant, Trainer & Keynote Speaker

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"We have become not a melting pot, but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams."

- Jimmy Carter

Meet David


Author of Diversity Gold: How to Increase Profit & Productivity

Founder: The Centre for Multi-Cultural Ministries

Two Master’s Degrees and a Ph.D. in Inter-Cultural Studies

Diversity Champion Award nominee in 2007

National Speaker Association since 2007

David McLauren is a Diversity Specialist and international keynote speaker. He offers companies seminars, training courses and keynote speeches to suit your unique needs, celebrate diversity, and help your people achieve more.

David helps businesses achieve success in the areas of leadership, diversity, team-building, communication skills, customer service, and goal-setting. As a keynote speaker, he combines solutions with an entertaining style to energize, educate, and empower his audiences.

David's numerous Keynotes, Consultations, and Events have resulted in

1,532 100,000 Different Speeches Presentation Attendees 90,000 132 Miles Travelled in 2015 Languages Represented
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“Diversity has been written into the DNA of American life; any institution that lacks a rainbow array has come to seem diminished, if not diseased.”

- Joe Klein

Keynotes & Seminars


David’s keynote presentations and training courses, which serve as a vehicle to discover diversity, are a goldmine.

He provides insights, trends, practical tips and powerful, cutting-edge information to your team to help celebrate diversity. His presentations will leave your team profoundly inspired, transformed and touched.

Our training program can be adjusted to fit your schedule. Our sessions generate better results; we recognize that many organizations simply cannot commit to a large amount of time. We are here to help customize a keynote presentation/ workshop program for your organization.

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The Five Most Dangerous Trends Facing Workplace Diversity

Keynote: 45 – 90 minutes in length

Seminar: Half day/Full day

North America is a multicultural mosaic containing the most culturally diverse nations of the world. Workforce diversity has great importance to a modern organization, which must be communicated using both patience and skill. This presentation provides insight on the five most dangerous trends associated with workplace diversity, the key components of diversity, why it is important, and how to effectively create awareness throughout the organization.

Four Ways to Increase Profits, Performance & Sales

Keynote: 45 – 90 minutes in length

Seminar: Half day/Full day

With over 100 languages spoken in cities across North America, today's economy requires you to have first-hand knowledge of new and relevant customer demographics. This presentation examines your customer profiles and uses a variety of advanced selling techniques to increase your numbers.

Seven Keys to Transform Workplace Diversity

Keynote: 45 – 90 minutes in length

Seminar: Half day/Full day

Rapid changes in North American demographics have brought diversity to most workplaces. Embracing any change of this magnitude presents challenges, and for some organizations the business benefits are not coming quickly enough. This innovative presentation helps develop a comprehensive understanding of a culture of mutual respect in the workplace. The workshop goes further to help organizations develop skills and lasting habits to nurture respect and gain the benefits of workplace diversity.

How Changing Demographics can Affect your Business Today & Tomorrow

Keynote: 45 – 90 minutes in length

Seminar: Half day/Full day

Did you know that for the first time in US history so-called 'minority' populations are becoming the numerical majority? How well does your organization understand and leverage the nuances of various diversities? In this blended program you will understand how ethnic, gender, generational, sexuality, linguistic, age and affluence diversities can be leveraged to stay leading-edge and maximize business opportunities for today and tomorrow.

10 Keys to Cultural Clues, Do's & Don'ts

Keynote: 45 – 90 minutes in length

Seminar: Half day/Full day

Success in the international business sphere is essential. To advance your business internationally, you need to consider your corporate image and how your employees reflect this image in carrying out their daily work. This unique presentation helps you overcome the challenges of applying your business to an international market, bridging cultural gaps and avoiding pitfalls. The main ideas include communication, competitive advantage, branding, business and social confidence, and building stronger rapport.

Discover How to Build Inclusive Organizations

Keynote: 45 – 90 minutes in length

Seminar: Half day/Full day

The workplace of tomorrow is increasingly diverse, requiring a sophisticated knowledge of the factors promoting cross-cultural understanding. Successful diversity inclusion mandates an organizational vision, plan and ongoing support for inclusion. This session focuses on how to enrich our cross-cultural environment, minimize misunderstandings, and successfully work with a diverse workforce, cross- cultural strategies and diverse leadership.

David has helped many companies, including:

"David McLauren's deep understanding of Cultural Diversity in the US/Canadian landscape makes this book a must read. You won't be dissapointed"

- Dr. Peter Legge

Diversity Gold


Diversity is a goldmine that's here to stay. One-third of all customers in North America are minorities, and by 2042 that number will have increased to a full 50%.

By implementing the following ideas, principles, and strategies, I can guarantee that your business will grow. Through this book you will:

Increase bottom line profits, productivity and establish long-term relationships

Penetrate multi-cultural markets with proven strategies

Reduce stress in dealing with multi-cultural staff or workforces

Learn effective cross-cultural communication styles and techniques

Discover how to build bridges with diverse cultural communities

Gain new diversity insights, tips, trends, and take-aways

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"David McLauren's deep understanding of Cultural Diversity in the US/Canadian landscape makes this book a must read. You won't be dissapointed"

- Dr. Peter Legge

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