The Multicultural Leadership Series

New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series offers a highly innovative approach to building cultural competency. Our goal is to develop a greater understanding of the distinctive and subtle differences between racial and ethnic groups and to provide the tools to enhance communication.


  • To identify and build a strong and ongoing network of leaders in the metropolitan Detroit area who will facilitate cross-cultural collaborations for closing the racial, ethnic, and cultural divide.
  • To develop skills for facilitating ongoing dialogue, cross-cultural collaboration and advocacy among metro Detroit’s racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.
  • To bridge communication gaps, promote better understanding, communication and appreciation among people.


This experience highlights the history, culture and socioeconomics of the following communities of color: African American, Arab, Asian, Chaldean, Latino and Native American. Participants attend a daylong orientation plus six 8 hour sessions. View highlights from past Multicultural Leadership series by clicking here.

Benefits of Participation

  • Increases insight and understanding of the many racial and ethnic groups in Metropolitan Detroit.
  • Develops a talented and diverse group of leaders who can promote positive race relations.
  • Offers an opportunity for your organization to be recognized as one committed to racial, ethnic, and cultural understanding.

Tuition cost for the Multicultural Leadership Series is $1500.00.

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2017-2018 Multicultural Leadership Series Schedule

Session dates are subject to change, so check back often.


September 21, 2017

Chaldean American Session

October 26, 2017

Native American Session

November 16, 2017

Arab American Session

January 11, 2018

African American Session

February 15, 2018

Hispanic/Latino Session

March 15, 2018

Asian American Session

April 12, 2018

Recognition Ceremony

April 26, 2018

For more information about the Multicultural Leadership Series contact:

Marshalle S. Montgomery
Multicultural Leadership Series
535 Griswold St., Suite 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
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(313) 664-2036 (Phone)
(313) 664-2071 (Fax)