Developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Independent Schools

Oct 23, 2019 9:30AM—Mar 17, 2020 2:00PM

Cost $1,350 members; ($2,025 non-members)

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Developing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Independent Schools

This ongoing 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 relevant to their work as agents of change in independent schools.

 

SESSION 1: October 23, 2019 at Wilshire Blvd. Temple

SESSION 2: November 18, 2019 at Wilshire Blvd. Temple

SESSION 3: January 15, 2020 at Wilshire Blvd. Temple

SESSION 4: Mar 17, 2020 at Wilshire Blvd. Temple

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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 relevant to their work as agents of change in independent schools.  This program will use Valerie Batts’ four levels of change (personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural) to examine and explore current topics in the field of diversity and inclusion. Sessions will focus on academic excellence (curriculum and pedagogy), student support policies and practices, and successful strategies for engaging resistance and supporting change. Ultimately, participants will consider the interplay between the personal, organizational, and cultural forces, recognizing that effective leadership in the field of diversity and inclusion is context- and community-specific.

Whether you are new to the field or have been doing this work for a long time, this program will explore useful tools and research-based best practices to meet and support you where you are.

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;
  • Network and build personal and professional relationships with others committed to diversity and inclusivity work in independent schools.

The year will be organized into 4 sessions:

  • Foundations and frameworks for diversity, equity and inclusivity work - Understanding and exploring the four levels of change
  • Diversity-responsive curriculum and pedagogy in a 21st century world
  • Student Support - Policies, procedures, and practices driving equity in schools
  • Engaging Resistance - Building consensus and forging a shared vision ahead
This program is ideal for:

  • Diversity Program Leaders, Coordinators, and Advisors
  • Administrators, Service Learning Directors, Deans, Curriculum Directors
  • Teacher Leaders

Testimonials

There were so many practical applications in what we learned--daily things I can start using now. Also, the group proved to be invaluable, all the knowledge and experience in the room.

I loved talking through some of the legality of gender identity. I also loved learning strategies regarding the hiring and retention portion of people of color in independent schools.

FACILITATORS

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Rasheda Carroll

Rasheda Carroll is the Director of Equity and Inclusion 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.

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Elizabeth Denevi

Elizabeth Denevi is the associate director for East Ed, a nonprofit that works with schools nationally to increase equity, promote diversity pedagogy, and implement strategic processes for growth and development. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Lewis & Clark College in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. Previously, she served as the director of studies and professional development at Latin School of Chicago. At Georgetown Day School (DC) she served as the co-director of diversity and a senior administrator for 10 years. Elizabeth also worked at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School (VA) to create a comprehensive professional development program. She has taught English and history at a number of schools including Castilleja School (CA), San Francisco University High School (CA), and Vail Mountain School (CO). Elizabeth has published and presented extensively on diversity and academic excellence, social justice, and equity issues.

SCHEDULE

Date: October 23, 2019

Time: 9:30am-2:00pm

Foundations and Frameworks for Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Work: Understanding and Exploring the Four Levels of Change

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Cancellation Policy

Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.