Gregory Smith has facilitated diversity education programs for over 20 years. Currently, Gregory serves as a training executive with a major law enforcement academy, where he develops and administers law enforcement training programs in the areas of police management and supervision, ethics and ethical decision-making, and diversity education.
Gregory teaches police personnel throughout the United States and Canada. Qualified to administer the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, he also lectures on Ethical Leadership, Developing Effective Teams, Conflict Resolution, and Coaching through Psychological Type.
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He earned a Bachelors of Science in Sociology with a Minor in Multi-Cultural Education from Ball State University, and his Master of Arts Degree in Social Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Gregory also served in the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve for 21 years, and progressed in ranks from private to major.
Gregory’s diversity values and beliefs were strongly influenced by his studies at Ball State University. As a student in the Multi-Cultural Education program, Gregory’s mentor, Dr. Charles R. Payne, academically prepared him to communicate with and teach people from mountain regions of the U.S. to federal reservations, and from inner cities to the rural south.
Gregory’s vision of a nation where we can respect each other’s differences, and even honor them, has been strongly influenced by colleagues Mr. Gregory Jones, Baylor University Medical Center, Ms. Diane Berg, University of North Texas, and Mr. David Snoddy, Ontario Police College, Aylmer, Ontario, Canada.
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