PRESIDENT & CEO, WINGSPAN SEMINARS, LLC


Honorary Membership and Above and Beyond Award, Rotary Club of Miami International, 2019


Women's Empowerment Award, City of Miramar, FL, 2019


Professionally Fabulous, Commendation from Mayor Suarez and Commission Chair, Keon Hardemon, 2018


Ball State Alumni Award, Muncie, Indiana, August 2016


Women of the New Tribe, a photographic display of female leaders, Miami-Dade County

Government Center, March 2016


Wingspan Seminars, Small Business of the Year Award, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, 2014


Women of IMPACT Award, Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County, March 4, 2012

Proclamation by Mayor Carlos Gimenez and County Commissioners, March 4, 2012 Priscilla Dames Day


In the Company of Women, Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, March 2013

2011 50 Most Powerful in South Florida, Miami Herald’s Legacy Magazine

Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board, Immediate Past Chairperson

Community Relations Board, Member

Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Business Council, Immediate Past Chairperson

Biscayne Park Foundation, Member

Coordinated Victim’s Resource Center (CVAC), Partner

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Partner

Families in Distress, Partner

Top Hat Women in Business Award

International Business Leadership Award Recognition, Greater Miami-Dade County Chamber of Commerce

Ringling Brothers Drum Majors for Community Peace Award

PRISCILLA B. Dames

Affiliations & Recognition

Subsidiary of Wingspan Global


Priscilla B. Dames is a nationally Certified Crisis Trainer, Conflict Resolution Practitioner, Educator, and Community Activist with over twenty years of rich and varied experience in South Florida. She taught students from the primary to the university level, beginning her career with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System including experience as an Adjunct Instructor at Barry University.
 
Ms. Dames’ professional contributions go well beyond the classroom. She was selected by the Anti-Defamation League to receive training as a Facilitator/ Consultant and was sent to racially tense situations throughout Florida on their behalf. The Mediation Training Institute International (MTI) certified her as a Trainer of Trainers in Managing Workplace Conflict and the Supreme Court of Florida has certified her in Court Mediation. She was a consultant for the University of Miami’s Teacher’s Institute on “Infusing African American History across the Curriculum.”  Eventually, Ms. Dames became a Safe Schools Specialist.  As a Safe Schools Specialist for the Miami-Dade County Public School System, she was responsibility for conflict prevention and intervention, crisis response and student, staff and community training on topics relative to conflict resolution, gang prevention, bullying and cultural diversity.

Ms. Dames is Founder and President of Wingspan Seminars, LLC, www.wingspanseminars.net, whose mission is based in conflict resolution and provides seminars focusing on improving organizational relationships as well as crisis preparation and response.  Dames is also a local member of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and the National and Florida Crisis Teams, actively involved with victim assistance efforts following the spate of hurricanes that hit Florida in 2005 and the crisis in Haiti, 2010. She is a lead trainer of Kingian Nonviolence, certified by the Nonviolence Institute at the University of Rhode Island.

Ms. Dames earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and American History, with a Certification in Education, from Ball State University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Nova University. She has obtained a Certification in Conflict Resolution from Nova Southeastern University.

Her current quests and topics of interest include supporting women business owners as the Past Chairperson of the Women’s Business Council, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce and providing women empowerment workshops. She has most recently founded Professionally Fabulous for women that continue to serve their communities, however, are focused on better self- care and enjoying life’s vitality together.

Her first book, How to Survive When Your Ship is Sinking, was released at an International Women’s Empowerment Conference, Chicago, Illinois. She also hosted a television show, Conflict Corner TV.  Its mission was to address problems families and youth face in their daily lives.  The mantra, ‘We educate then provide prevention and intervention strategies for problem-solving’. Her latest book, 99 Conflicts to Avoid and 100 Ways to Resolve Them is to be released in 2019.

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