Kelli McLoud-Schingen is President and principal facilitator/trainer for KMS Intercultural Consulting, LLC. She specializes in Inclusive Leadership, Global Diversity and Inclusion, Storytelling, Cultural Competence, Social Justice, Healing Racism, Conflict Resolution/Mediation, and Teambuilding. She has facilitated development workshops, trainings and dramatic presentations for educational, non-profit, government and corporate institutions in the USA and internationally since 1989.
A certified professional mediator, Kelli holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Aurora University and a Master of Arts in Cross-Cultural Studies from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Additionally, she is a qualified administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a cross-cultural development measurement tool. Kelli co-authored the African American Cultural Detective©, an in-depth training tool for business managers and wrote an article entitled, “Prejudice, Bias, and Discrimination” to be included in the Sage Publication, “The Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence.”
Kelli is a Past President of SIETAR USA, a member of the Diversity Collegium, and the Global Community Dialogue on Leadership, Diversity, and Change.
In the area of Inclusive Leadership, some of the clients that Kelli has worked with are, Minnesota State University-Mankato President’s Cabinet, Texas Historical Commission Executive Leadership, Greenwood Cultural Center Community Leaders, the Advanced Leadership Institute of the Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference, Fort Worth Independent School District Advanced Studies Teachers, and Global Diversity Leaders of Common Ground in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Kelli has extensive training and leadership experience in the Intercultural field. She has served on the Board of Directors for the premier Intercultural organization, the Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR USA), since 2002. Clients have included Chevron Phillips, Shell Oil, The City of Helsinki, Finland, The Texas Historical Commission, Dallas and Fort Worth Independent School Districts, National Continuing Education Administrators, San Diego State University and the University of Pittsburgh, the Melton Foundation and the United World College of the Adriatic, to name a few. She assisted these institutions with strategic plans to address the issue of inclusion and cultural competence and has designed, facilitated, and implemented Train-the-Facilitator programs for numerous clients. Kelli is seasoned in developing communities that work to promote and support a culturally inclusive environment. She has been called on to facilitate workshops in Canada, Chile, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, and throughout the USA.
In the area of Race and Racism, Kelli trained with the Center for the Healing of Racism in Houston, TX. Kelli designs and implements initiatives that foster racial inclusion though authentic dialogue and the power of storytelling. Additionally, Kelli has studied and researched the topic of racism in-depth and a major part of her research was dedicated to examining Internalized Racism and its impact on self-esteem. It is this research that led to the production of “Anything but Black,” Kelli’s intimate narrative of her personal journey to self-love. Kelli served as Community Coordinator for Healing Racism with the Metropolitan Tulsa Urban League, spearheaded the dialogue project for the John Hope Franklin Center for Racial Reconciliation, co-facilitated workshops with the YWCA as well as the Oklahoma Center for Community Justice, and facilitates cross-racial dialogues for All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church.