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Anti-Racist White Affinity Group

Aug 08, 2024 9:00AM—Aug 09, 2024 2:00PM

Bay School of San Francisco

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This two-day, in-person program will center collective dialogue, offering White educators the opportunity to reflect on and process how they are experiencing—emotionally and somatically—this rise in global, national, and local conflict. Participants will also consider the ways that white supremacy culture prevents us from breaking our silence and stepping into conflict with curiosity and humility. Participants will learn from one another through collective wisdom and will gain concrete strategies and frameworks to support their work moving forward.

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The Design Lab: A Transformative Professional Design and Facilitation Journey

Aug 12, 2024 8:30AM—Aug 13, 2024 3:00PM

Curtis School | Los Angeles, CA

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This two-day Summer Institute is designed to take you on a journey through transformative professional design and facilitation experiences. Drawing upon research-informed practices, transformational adult learning theory, Universal Design for Learning, and liberatory design, The Design Lab provides a unique opportunity to revitalize your meeting ideas, opening week workshops, professional learning days, or any other gathering.

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Empowering Women in Tech: A Program for Directors, Coordinators, and Aspiring Leaders in Independent Schools

Oct 08, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 15, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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Join us for this empowering program designed to support your growth and success as a woman leader in technology within the independent school community. Our facilitators will guide sessions to address the multifaceted aspects of the work and provide a platform for participants to share experiences, discuss dynamics, and offer mutual support. This program is open to both current and aspiring women-identified leaders in the field.

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Building Blocks: Community, Coaching, & Strategies for Classroom Educators

Oct 09, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 17, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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Building Blocks strengthens participants’ fundamental teaching skills and emphasizes inclusive practices for unit design, equitable classroom management, navigating school culture, deepening cultural competencies, and engaging confidently as a teacher leader. Participants will build community with each other, work with diverse educational leaders from the CATDC community, and have the opportunity to engage in two individual, 30-minute coaching sessions over the course of the program.

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Doing “The Work”: Community, Connection, and Support for DEIB Practitioners

Oct 10, 2024 10:00AM—Mar 13, 2025 3:00PM

Prospect Sierra Lower School

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Facilitated by members of The San Francisco Equity Leaders (SFEL), a cohort of DEI Directors from Bay Area independent schools and consultants, this ongoing program is intended for people who are doing DEIB work in official and “unofficial” roles. It is meant to provide participants with a safe and supportive community to reflect, share stories, and learn from each other.

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Emerging Leaders (Southern California)

Oct 15, 2024 10:00AM—Apr 29, 2025 2:00PM

Marlborough School

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This program will provide new and aspiring leaders with tools and strategies to transition successfully into a leadership role. Throughout this program, participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the dynamics, challenges, and opportunities unique to their roles and schools. Participants will engage in focused conversations around navigating colleague dynamics, becoming a supervisor, prioritizing tasks, and engaging in effective communication strategies.

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Decentering the Western Canon: Humanities Curriculum Cohort

Oct 16, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 16, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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CATDC’s Humanities Curriculum Cohort will provide a space where teachers can share what’s working for them, get support on what’s not yet working optimally in their classrooms, and pilot new strategies using critical friends or lesson study protocols. This group will also support navigating conversations with colleagues about culturally responsive teaching practices.

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Emerging Leaders (Northern California)

Oct 18, 2024 9:00AM—Jan 31, 2025 2:00PM

Prospect Sierra Middle School

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This ongoing program will provide new leaders and educators growing into leadership roles with the tools and strategies to lead more successfully. With a focus on fostering our own personal growth as well as furthering our responsibility for the growth and development of others, participants will identify and hone the skills and habits of effective leaders, including locating one’s authentic leadership style, leveraging position within an institution, fostering high functioning teams, making informed decisions, navigating change and conflict, and creating and maintaining inclusive school environments in predominantly white institutions.

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Anti-Racist White Affinity Space Online Cohort

Oct 24, 2024 3:30PM—Dec 12, 2024 5:30PM

Virtual

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This 3-session, online cohort will center collective dialogue, offering White educators the opportunity to reflect on and process how they are experiencing—emotionally and somatically—this rise in global, national, and local conflict. Participants will also consider the ways that white supremacy culture prevents us from breaking our silence and stepping into conflict with curiosity and humility.

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Men of Color + Leadership: Trailblazing Pathways For Success and Community

Oct 25, 2024 9:00AM—4:00PM

Polytechnic School

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Men of Color + Leadership is dedicated to creating connections and establishing a supportive community that understands the unique joys, challenges, and opportunities faced by leaders who are men of color in independent schools. The workshop will facilitate conversations specific to attendees’ current roles and exchange insights that can directly impact their day-to-day responsibilities. Participants will also receive meaningful insight regarding their own personal growth and professional advancement.

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Educator Cohort Committed to Queer and Trans Inclusion and Equity in Schools

Oct 30, 2024 3:30PM—Apr 30, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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In this program, participants who self-identify as queer and/or trans and participants who are active allies for queer and trans communities will meet throughout the school year to build and strengthen their practices as educators in supporting and empowering queer and trans students, staff, and folks within their school communities. This program is designed for school faculty/staff to receive hands-on guidance and customized, consistent support on creating more inclusive, equitable schools for queer and trans students and staff but also to join a community of advocacy-centered educators focused on continued learning and collaboration.

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Accountability in the Digital World: Navigating the Complex Social Media Landscape in Partnership with our Students

Nov 12, 2024 2:00PM—Dec 10, 2024 5:00PM

Virtual

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In this two-part virtual workshop series, participants will have the opportunity to unpack incidents that have taken place at their own schools, discuss how to make lasting repairs in partnership with students, rather than fall into damage control patterns, and to think long-term about what it means for young people to be accountable in the digital world.

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Educating to Empower

Nov 21, 2024 3:30PM—Mar 20, 2025 5:30PM

Virtual

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This workshop is a beginner’s guide to becoming a liberatory educator who centers social justice within and beyond their classroom community. We will delve into transformative educational strategies that focus on community building, decentering Western narratives, and fostering critical consciousness.
This comprehensive exploration of liberatory education aims to empower educators to cultivate inclusive learning environments that challenge traditional power dynamics and promote equity and empathy.

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Adapting Together

Dec 11, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Virtual

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This session offers practical insights and empathetic guidance for fostering open communication and understanding within the family. Discover tools to strengthen family bonds, promote empathy, and foster a supportive environment for every family member. This program will support educators, parents, grandparents, family, friends, colleagues, social workers, therapists, and community members.

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