Keynote Speaker

1795573_691080157664221_2914900406615419304_nI am grateful to have garnered over 25 years of extensive experience in addressing national and international audiences in over 40 nations including Slovakia, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Germany, India, Cuba, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and Latin America.

I speak to both large and small audiences providing didactic and challenging messages inspiring target paradigm shifts and accompanying actions.

An Overview of this Page

The below list will lead you to your specific area of interest. Just click the label and you’ll be linked directly to your selection.

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My Experience

With audiences ranging from the National Basketball Association’s Rookies Transition Program, the New York Giants and New York Jets football teams, to the United States Pentagon, universities, church and leadership conferences worldwide, I speak to a range of issues and needs in widely diversified environments.

I also regularly address government leaders in my role as an appointed member of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Faith-Based Initiatives and Advisory Board to New Jersey Governor’s Safe Streets and Neighborhoods Oversight Committee. And, as a board member, I address the boards of Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary, and several non-profit management groups. The topic of governance and board development is a subject I’m frequently called up by organizational executives to provide consultation.

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My Promise To You

As your keynote and commencement program speaker I promise you:

  1. Far-reaching and intellectually stimulating messaging aimed at fostering social and organizational responsibility.
  2. Prompt, contract-honoring, and professional attention to your needs and requests.
  3. A spiritually transforming message that cuts across denominations, racial, education, and gender barriers. I try to speak in a way that everyone can benefit from the message.
  4. Targeted and inspiring presentations tailored to your organizational needs.
  5. An appropriate balance of informative storytelling, scholarly application and humor.
  6. Relevant messaging and sensitivity to your organization’s achievements as well as its historical, cultural, fundraising, and restorative needs.

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Requesting My Availability

Like you, my schedule gets filled quickly. It’s important to plan ahead when requesting me as a keynote speaker at your leadership conferences, commencement programs, churches, and corporate training sessions.

The best way to reach me is by contacting me through one of the below links.

To request my availability for your upcoming event click here.

If you have questions or would like more information simply contact my assistant via e-mail.

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Here’s what a few leaders have said about my writings or presentation to their organizations:

New Book Release


One in Christ: Bridging Racial & Cultural Divides

As America grows increasingly brown, the Church must be equipped to interact on a cross-cultural level organically. It cannot be mandated like civil rights laws or equal employment requirements. Racial reconciliation must naturally emanate from us just like little children learn to walk and talk. Youngsters naturally want to get up and move about on both feet. As their little chubby legs grow stronger, their eagerness to stand upright also grows. To speed the process along, parents coach, coax, and encourage the natural practice. This same practice is what Dr. Ireland does in One in Christ in the arena of diversity.

Warmth, regard, and respect emanated from Jesus toward others—all others. Part of His allure was the fact He was comfortable in His own skin. That made others who approached Him comfortable in their skin. This quality fuels the deconstruction of walls—tearing down the barriers that keep us apart. The beauty is, this quality can be learned. In fact, at the cellular structure of Christianity is the ability to be cross-cultural. The Great Commission proclaims it. Jesus said, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). The word nation is the Greek word ethnos, where we derive the English word ethnic. In essence, the last charge Jesus gave His followers was to become cross-cultural ambassadors. This is not optional! We must become racially accommodating.

Regnery Faith (March 26, 2018)
150 pages | $24.99
One in Christ