Claremont Lincoln University Hosts Online Roundtable on Bridging the Cultural Divides

The online streaming discussion focuses on "Building Bridges: Exploring Race, Leadership, and Social Justice"
By: Claremont Lincoln University
CLAREMONT, Calif. - March 29, 2016 - PRLog -- Claremont Lincoln University hosted its second live digital roundtable recently that discussed "Building Bridges: Exploring Race, Leadership, and Social Justice."  This online streaming discussion focuses on the impact of racism in American society. The panel incorporates the principles found in the Claremont Core®: Mindfulness, Dialogue, Collaboration and Change. The Claremont Core offers a pathway to a constructive dialogue that supports healing and community engagement. In this roundtable, CLU's Program Directors address how their M.A. degree programs prepare students to foster peaceful relations. The 40 minute discussion is currently streaming on the university's YouTube ( channel.

"We present these regular roundtable discussions to the general public in order to address the underlying issues that prevent us from advancing a civil society," said Claremont Lincoln University President Eileen Aranda, Ph.D. "In these discussions, we highlight our own Claremont Core program that sets forth the skills necessary to engage in positive social change."

Claremont Lincoln University's Ethical Leadership program teaches working professionals the interconnectedness of leadership and ethics. This program trains students to be ethical leaders in a diverse, globalized world. Students are led through a unique series of online courses that integrates personal mindfulness, professional awareness, and global consciousness for skillful leadership in any organizational context.

The program begins with a professional assessment and introduces students to leading-edge practices for self-awareness and mindfulness. They then learn about leadership and decision-making from various ethical, economic, philosophical, cultural, religious, humanistic, and contemporary traditions. By the end of the program, graduates will have developed, and be able to put into practice, concrete skills, such as collaboration, conflict resolution, communication and managing in diverse settings.

The roundtable participants include: Moderator Darrell Ezell, Ph.D, Director for Interfaith Action; Anita Leffel, Ph.D, Director for Social Impact; Victor Manalo, Ph.D, Director for the Claremont Core®,  Stan Ward, Ph.D, Interim Director for Ethical Leadership; Umar Hakim, Executive Director, ILM Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; and Rev. Will McGarvey, Executive Director, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County, CA.

About Claremont Lincoln University
Founded in 2010, CLU is a unique, pluralistic graduate university that offers innovative, 21st Century educational programs with a secular global perspective designed to bridge the social divides by cultivating the engagement skills of mindfulness, dialogue and collaboration that transcend cultural, religious, ideological, and economic barriers.  The university offers Masters programs in Social Impact, Ethical Leadership and Interfaith Action.  Students are taught to integrate self-knowledge with critical perspectives and contemporary skills to create sustainable social change.  For more information visit or connect on Twitter  @C_Lincoln_Univ and Facebook at .

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