Dr. Sherard a. Robbins
Dr. Robbins serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Visceral Change. For close to a decade, Dr. Robbins has operated as a multicultural organizational development consultant helping organizations and institutions across the country and abroad find new and creative ways to center their professional framework around diversity and inclusion. He has championed efforts to address and exact social change both nationally and internationally, and has been highly revered by corporations, councils, and institutions across the globe.
Dr. Robbins' work is grounded in the Core Five Components to Social Justice™, a model outlined in his book, he developed to help people better understand the broader concepts of the work. In his book, A Diamond is a Diamond: The Core Five Components to Social Justice, Robbins suggests that these components: Power and Privilege, Identity and Intersectionality, Systems of Socialization, Cultural Competence, and Allyship and Advocacy, are the foundations of social justice and through an understanding of them, one is able to become an effective steward of leadership.
A Professor in Vanderbilt University's Leadership and Learning in Organizations, Dr. Robbins' scholarship and research is in Educational Leadership and Policy, with a focus on Organizational Design and Behavior. In this, Dr. Robbins' examines the roles systems and participants play as they pertain to an organization's relationship to diversity, equity, & inclusion. As a legal scholar, Dr. Robbins holds a unique focus on the United States Constitution and examines the ways in which the lack of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the constitution is a direct causation of the social inequities of today. For his work in inclusive leadership and organizational development, Sherard was selected as a member of the 2019 Southern Arizona 40 Under 40 induction class.
A two-time Ted Talk speaker, Comic Con International panelist, published author, and international speaker, Dr. Robbins finds new and creative ways to utilize his platform in hopes of making his message about diversity, equity, and inclusion as digestible and palpable as possible for all.