Inclusion via diversity, equity & anti-racism Foundation Workshop
Date: 17–19 May 2022
Time: 09:30–15:30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
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How can we accelerate the ethical renewal of international school communities to nurture and sustain inclusion via diversity, equity, and anti-racism (I-DEA), anchored in human and children’s rights?*
We recognise that achieving this can be challenging. The process involves an on-going, systems-informed approach to address individual mindsets, intrapersonal interactions, and institutional infrastructure.
This three-day Foundation Workshop is designed to engage and challenge you to develop your awareness and understanding of the blockers and opportunities you may encounter as you strive to find the right entry point for this work in your community.
You will be provided with practical tools and learn effective approaches to activate conversations and practices that will help your school move towards equity and inclusion.
Together with peers, you will consider these guiding questions:
- What is your individual motivation and commitment to I-DEA and how does this show up in your practices?
- How are you engaging with others to nurture and sustain diverse intrapersonal relationships that shape your institution’s learning culture?
- How can fundamental understandings across the school help to accelerate I-DEA initiatives?
- How can you design equitable learning ecosystems that bring historically marginalized identities to the forefront of decision-making?
Over three days you will connect with your peers from across the CIS community through keynotes, workshop sessions, live member connections, case studies, Q&As, and showcases that spotlight learning stories and resources.
Choose from two strands: For leaders and practitioners
Two strands will differentiate content to meet the needs of leaders who are striving to initiate and sustain a whole-school approach to I-DEA, and practitioners who are nurturing I-DEA in their learning communities.
Strand A: Leading and sustaining a whole-school approach to I-DEA
This strand is for leaders who share a commitment to establish sustainable practices, whether you are ready to begin this work or whether you are seeking the courage to begin. Learn how to nurture your community in this cognitively demanding work, to create infrastructure and sustain practice through leading others.
Strand B: Practicing and nurturing I-DEA in a learning community
This strand is for educators who champion I-DEA through their instructional practices. Engage with ideas and tools to enhance your learning and teaching. Sharpen your I-DEA advocacy through community collaborations.
Ignite your thinking by:
- connecting with and learning from passionate educators who model the mindsets necessary for I-DEA work
- engaging with leaders, practitioners, and students in CIS member schools by reflecting together and co-constructing action
- examining how to uphold the rights of every child through championing I-DEA commitments
- learning how to embed I-DEA values throughout your school’s infrastructure in dynamic, ongoing, and interconnected ways
- re-envisioning the role of stories and data to identify opportunities to implement initiatives and make informed and ethical decisions
- developing an understanding of ways to take action in your school context: strategies, approaches and tools
- committing to taking action that will result in fewer disruptions to change efforts, less disheartenment, fewer isolated interventions, and greater use of resources
- igniting your advocacy drive by leveraging your sphere of influence and championing initiatives and/or interventions.
Speakers & facilitators at the event
How to register
Join this inaugural workshop to gain inspiration and the courage to act.
Who is this workshop for?
School leaders, educators, social emotional counsellors, university guidance counsellors, plus our evaluators, affiliated consultants and supporting members.
CIS member school
Registration Deadline: 9 May 2022
Fee: €500 (excluding VAT)
It doesn’t stop there!
Join a follow-up session to reflect, reconnect, and advance what you’ve learned
Our support for you and this work continues after the workshop ends in May. Come back and join us on 20 October for a half-day follow-up session to re-engage, reflect on how your thinking and practice may have evolved, and share and listen to stories from the group.
We recognise that your next steps and the transference of your learning will require additional support and guidance, so we invite all participants to reconnect in this way.
You might already have taken some courageous risks, or you might have been taking time to think more deeply and are starting to feel ready to take your next steps and advance forward… wherever you are on this journey, you are invited to join, share, listen, learn.
*Reference: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; Adopted in 1989
- On-demand webinars. Our members can watch these webinars (and more) on-demand in the CIS Community portal:
- CIS Research Spotlight: Exploring gender and ethnicity gaps in the salaries of international school leaders
- Safeguarding LGBTQ+ students and faculty: Advice for international schools and universities
- Tackling Discrimination: Being Culturally Responsive & Leveraging Polarities
- Diversity, equity, inclusion, and languages: What are the connections?
- Decolonising the curriculum
- Diversity and inclusion efforts at International School of Dakar
- International education perpetuates structural racism and anti-racism is the solution
- Cultural responses to a worldwide pandemic: Five things we can learn from one another