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Building Belonging: I’ve Hired a DEI Practitioner, Now What?
Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
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September 28th- I've Hired a DEI Practitioner: Now What? with Tamisha Williams

  Between early 2020 and early 2021, DEI job postings increased by over 100 percent within independent schools. While some of those positions were in development prior to the very public and traumatic murders of George Floyd, Brianna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, many positions were developed in response to the national outcry and social media-based activism for justice against racism. A lack of support and understanding of the DEI role can lead to wasted time, resources, and talent, and even the most well-intentioned and well-resourced schools can struggle to make this role effective. If the DEI role is new to your community and you’re wanting to be proactive in supporting your practitioner as well as the collective work ahead, join us. Please note that this program will not be recorded.

AISGW is pleased to offer this fall subscription series, “Building Belonging,” to support our member schools’ diversity, equity and inclusion work. The goal of this series is to provide deeper learning opportunities for educators who are working to create more inclusive school communities. We hope that these offerings can meet much of a school’s professional development needs in the area of DEI.  

What does the subscription include and how much does it cost?

The series includes seven workshops covering a range of DEI topics (see below). By registering for the series, a school can send an unlimited number of participants -- from administrators to trustees to classroom teachers -- to each of the listed sessions for one flat fee. The subscription fee is $675 per school. Please note that due to the nature of the topic, the sessions will not be recorded. 

How do I register my school for the series?

As part of registration, participant schools will appoint a contact person who will coordinate internally with members of your school community who plan to attend the series. The contact person could be the DEI director, heads' assistant, professional development leader, assistant head -- whoever makes sense for your school! The contact person will receive the Zoom link before each session and distribute the link as well as any related program materials to your school's attendees. 

What are the session topics and when will the sessions be offered?

Sessions will be offered twice monthly at 4:00 pm for either 60 or 90 minutes from late September to December. All sessions will take place virtually. The sessions are intended for heads of school, trustees, division leaders, DEI practitioners, counselors, and in some cases, teacher-leaders. Schools may determine who they would like to attend each session and there will be no limit on the number of attendees per school. 

Click here to view the complete lineup of workshops and speakers.                              Please note that dates, topics and speakers are subject to change.

This series is for AISGW Member Schools only. Please register no later than September 17.