Val McLeod, VP Community Affairs

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With over 30 years of dedicated, award-winning service, Val McLeod is a consummate community relations advocate. She fundamentally believes that “strong relationships are our greatest resource”. She is committed to efforts that develop, implement and monitor strategies that build and enhance partnerships.

Ms. McLeod’s criminal justice career is marked by a demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships across and within organizations and communities. She has a unique ability to communicate and connect with people from diverse professional, racial, ethnic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Ms. McLeod loves people, and they love her!

Recruited in 1993 by the Dr. Martin Luther King Center for Non Violent Social Change, Ms. McLeod is an accomplished certified trainer/facilitator with a substantial background in multi-level growth and development. She is one of the few Level II Kingian trainers certified in advanced conflict management and community mobilization.

Clear, compelling and credible, Ms. McLeod is recognized for cultivating strong organizational and community relationships with a broad spectrum of leaders in various sectors, including government, business, clergy and the general community. She offers dynamic, progressive experience in speaking, training, facilitation and coaching.

Ms. McLeod leads by example. She truly walks her talk. Her combination of warmth and awareness, coupled with intuition and knowledge, inspires thought, dialogue and action.

“I am proud to be on the RITE team, bringing Racial Intelligence training into communities around the country.  Training police departments and communities with the RITE innovative and effective tools, will help foster strong and lasting racial conciliation, coexistence and cooperation.”