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Kelly C. Weiley

Kelly C. Weiley

  • Instructor, MS in Learning & Organizational Change Program
  • Founder & Principal, CoAct Consulting


Kelly C. Weiley founded CoAct Consulting 12 years to continue the work of cultural competency, diversity, equity, and inclusion outside the traditional classroom setting. Kelly holds a Master of Science degree in Social Responsibility from St. Cloud State University where she also taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Relations and Multicultural Education. Kelly currently serves as a lecturer for Northwestern University in the School of Education and Social Policy and has previously taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas. Kelly draws upon her classroom experiences to root her trainings in research and theory, but always circles back to how principles apply to individuals, urging them to practice skills that improve connection, foster growth, and nurture effective leaders.

Kelly currently serves on the National Advisory Board for Equity in the Center, an initiative that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Previously, Kelly facilitated award-winning residential service-learning experiences for high school students and staff at the Civic Education Project (CEP), and partnered with six Boston public schools and a career center to connect struggling young people to employment opportunities through the Year 13 program. In her 18+ years of working with individuals of all ages and from diverse backgrounds, she has trained over 25,000 people on topics ranging from creating social change, diversity, and intercultural competency, to navigating difficult conversations, creating inclusive spaces, and facilitating controversial issues.