Practical Diversity Associates (PDA) is a full-service consulting firm founded in 2011 by Dr. Shakeer Abdullah with the goal of providing practical solutions to diverse problems. What distinguishes PDA from competitors is our personalized approach, deep expertise in multicultural competence, and our founder’s extensive background in educational leadership and community engagement.

We collaborate with 325+ leading universities and companies

25+ years


25+ years


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I’m excited to announce the relaunch of the practical diversity associate website! I encourage you to visit the site and sign up for our free module on ‘Why DEI’. I’m sharing my story and path to this work and I hope it encourages you to sign up for the rest of our courses being offered through our new unit- the Practical Diversity Institute. This division offers DEIB course to individuals, organizations and companies. Sign up early to take advantage of the introductory price. Contact us directly for corporate prices if you’re interested in integrating the Practical Diversity Institute into your professional development program! Check us out an let me know your thoughts!


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Featured Courses :

Culturally Responsive Leadership

Becoming Anti-Racist

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Featured Blogs:

An Optimist’s Guide to DEI

Slow Down and Fast

My Publication in Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education

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Monthly membership for individuals $19.99 introductory cost.

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