Courses & Instructors

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Courses & Instructors


Priscilla Dames

Course: Race, Racism and Your Children

Priscilla Dames is Founder of Wingspan Seminars. Its mission is based in conflict resolution and provides training seminars focusing on strengthening relationships while creating positive environments. She is certified in conflict analysis and resolution and began her doctorate in the same.


Millissa Jayne Woolcock

Course: How to Create a Course (In 4 Easy Steps on a Budget)

My mission is to help, coaches, course creators and entrepreneurs with digital marketing in a non-techie way. Millissa Jayne has 30 years’ experience in Information Technology, covering professional development, learning management systems, technical support, and cyber security.

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Josie Podesta Soto CHT

Course: Career and Job Search Preparation

With over 35 years of experience, she specializes in corporate & staff development, strategic business development, and human resources services in the hospitality, property management, and service industries in both the domestic and international markets.

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Germany Dixon, Ph. D.

Course: Transforming Black Boys into Black Kings

Dr. Germany Dixon worked in the healthcare industry for the past 20+ years in multiple management and executive-level positions. His path in education started back in 2009 as an adjunct instructor and has continued to matriculate into a progressive career in higher education administration.


Diane Hayes

Course: How to Make a More Contented Family

Diane Hayes, artist, educator, and entrepreneur who has painted and exhibited throughout the country for more than thirty years. She is dedicated to her mission of promoting art in public places as a vehicle for community cohesiveness and economic growth. Her Heirlooms collection depicting Black family life was sold in Walmart stores. She has designed and painted many murals throughout the City of Richmond, and now serves as Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Richmond.

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Elaine H. Black

Course: Prepare Your Student for a Successful Career

Ms. Black has been an advocate for community and economic development since early 1970 when she served as President of the Ad Hoc Committee for Logan in Philadelphia, Pa, which advocated the creation of the neighborhoods. She served on the first Federal Reserve Bank Board Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) because banks were not investing in urban for CRA in Philadelphia.