Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity Focus Group (LA)
Early-bird (before Aug 15): $1100 Members
Regular (Aug 16 – Sept 13): $1200 Members
Late (after Sept 13): $1250 Members
This program is an opportunity for educators committed to the work of diversity, equity and inclusion to develop an understanding of practices and strategies to navigate their school community and institutional structure to affect change. Participants will use the latest research and facilitated discussion to explore a range of topics, such as racial literacy, gender diversity, socio-economic inclusion, hiring and retention strategies for underrepresented groups, multicultural curricula, and inclusive instructional practices. Ultimately, participants will consider the interplay between organizational/institutional structures and best practices/strategies, recognizing that effective leadership in the field of diversity and inclusion is context- and community-specific.
Whether you are new to the work or have been doing this work for a long time, this program will meet and support you where you are, recognizing that school communities and practitioners are at unique places in this work.
Through this year-long series, participants will:
- Explore the many facets of multicultural and diversity responsive curricula and communities;
- Develop new skills and explore school-wide strategies for promoting diversity and inclusivity, based on current research and best practices;
- Collaborate and problem solve with a cohort of like-minded educators around common challenges;
- Network and build personal and professional relationships with others committed to diversity and inclusivity work in independent schools.
This program is ideal for:
- Diversity Program Leaders, Coordinators, and Advisors
- Administrators, Service Learning Directors, Deans, Curriculum Directors
- Teacher Leaders
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is the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Wildwood School. She supports personal and organizational growth through reflective processes and skill building at the personal, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels. Her research and experience is in intercultural
communication, modern and internalized oppression, racial identity development, conflict resolution, team building and organizational change and development. Rasheda is a skilled facilitator, having designed and led workshops and trainings for both youth and
adults. She has worked with individuals, schools, community non-profits and private institutions to help create and sustain inclusive organizations and communities for more than fifteen years. She is the founding director of the Multicultural Leadership Institute,
which is a five-day training designed for educators creating and sustaining multicultural schools by leveraging current research and best practices.
is the Associate Director for Mid West Educational Collaborative, a non-profit agency that works with schools nationally to increase equity, promote diversity pedagogy, and implement strategic processes for growth and development. Previously, she served as Director of Studies & Professional Development at Latin School of Chicago. In this position, Elizabeth was responsible for the stewardship and integration of curriculum from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, as well as for the oversight and coordination of professional development and evaluation for all faculty.
is a former professor of teacher education. He currently teaches math at Sage Hill school, an independent high school in Southern California. He has facilitated AAPI affinity groups, spoken at national and international conferences, and trained faculty in diversity issues.