Normandale hosts Black History Month Speaker Dr. Abdul M. Omari on Feb. 16

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relation

Normandale Community College will host Dr. Abdul M. Omari on Thursday, February 16 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Partnership Center Room P 1838 as part of its Black History Month events. The event is sponsored by Normandale's Black Student Alliance (BSA).

Dr. Omari's interactive workshop will be about Black Excellence: Leadership, Identity, Achievement and Cultural Intelligence. His research is focused on perceptions of mentoring and role of Cultural Intelligence within mentoring relationships.

Dr. Omari, who is an elected member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents, is the founder of AMO Enterprise, which helps people better connect in individual and team settings through leadership seminars, keynotes and mentoring.

He is devoted to civic and public services, and serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA Great Twin Cities, AchieveMpls and Civic Eagle. Dr. Omari holds a B.A. in global studies, a master's of public policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and a doctorate in comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota.