4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Breakfast & Cohorts
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Speaker: Valaida Wise, President, Dr. Valaida Wise Consulting
Rapidly changing social realities requires today’s DEI practitioner to meet higher expectations than ever before. Schools are seeking the expertise of DEI practitioners to help build strong communities with culturally sensitive faculty and staff while also acting as a strategic change agent with a focus on data-driven decision-making. All of this requires DEI practitioners to have a wide-ranging set of skills and competencies.
This presentation will explore current research around the evolving role of the DEI practitioner and the relevant competencies that will support an effective DEI office. It will highlight the relationships that are important keys to success and cover ways to demonstrate the impact the DEI office has on the school community.
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Speaker: Brandon Jacobs, Search Consultant, Carney Sandoe & Associates
In this workshop, we will cover every way a school can build, foster, and execute a diversity, equity, and inclusion plan from beginning to end.
12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Speaker: Jennifer Bryan, Psychologist/Consultant, Re-Set School
How to best engage with issues of gender and sexuality in the K-12 setting is an ongoing and ever-evolving challenge. Administrators, teachers, and parents alike have all manner of questions about what our kids need to learn and when they are ready to learn it. Children and adolescents are naturally curious about themselves and others, in ways that frequently bring gender and sexuality right into the heart of their everyday emotional, social, physical, and cognitive development. In this session we explore language and frameworks that help schools ensure that all students feel like they belong in the community, regardless of their identity or expression. Bring your questions, observations, and a sense of humor to this interactive session.
Speaker: Scott Wilson, Consultant, ISM
Facing an emerging nation-wide teacher shortage, the processes of recruiting and retaining faculty-staff members of color have taken on even greater senses of urgency and importance. This session will candidly explore strategies for both efforts and will feature input from successful practitioners.
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Speakers: Robert Landau, Founder & Futurist, Two Road Education & Sherill Spruill, Director of Choral & Vocal Arts, Freeport Public Schools
This session will take a deep dive into the life of DEI/DEIJ coordinators and offer a myriad of practical, engaging, relevant, and project-based strategies. The workshop will include:
Each participant will leave with a personal vision/mission statement to empower each person to make an impactful difference.