Promoting Leadership, Education, Young Professionals
Academic, Cultural, Civic, Economic, Non-profit
Doctoral Thesis: Discovering The Process of Transformation Utilizing Grounded Theory
Speaking Topics: Diversity Equity and Inclusion, System Thinking, Design Thinking, Collective Impact, Strength Based Education, Strength Based Leadership,Transformational Leadership--Cross Cultural Leadership--Leading in Global Environments--Building Global Competencies--Leadership Identification and Development-- Team Building--Emotional Intelligence, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Human Centered Design, Contextual Theology, Global Ministry and Anthropology.
Dr. Ramón A. Pastrano,CEO and President of ImpactLives, Inc.
With over 25 years of experience in leadership among many different cultures around the world, Ramon founded ImpactLives in 2007 as a center for transformational leadership and social innovation. His model is founded on critical and system thinking with the goal of helping individuals and organizations develop new frameworks from where to solve their most challenging problems. Ramon's work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion promotes, cultural awareness reflective experiences that help individuals and organizations evolve, critically reflect, and strengthen their self growth, identity, wisdom and maturity.
Through the work of our collective impact (Mission Impact Council-MIC),
we work to increase opportunities and equity for 12 to 24-year-olds in the Hispanic-Latino community that result in young people thriving as socially responsible, culturally competent leaders and employees that will create a greater Twin Cities and USA.
Developing Culturally Specific Socially Responsible & Innovative Labs within the Hispanic Latino Community Conducive of:
Innovation: Develop innovative solutions to address unmet opportunities and gaps for Hispanic-Latino youth and adults in the areas of youth development, cultural competence, and employability.
• Collaboration: Advance capacity of participating organizations to work together around common goals.
• Networking: Find points of intersection between people, passion and practices
• Learning: Explore innovative tools to take back to your organizations and youth.
• Sustainability: Create a way to implement and follow-up with our best ideas.
Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Arts and Culture
Civil Rights and Social Action
Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
Science and Technology