2017 DEI CONFERENCE Program & Agenda
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM ~ Check-in & Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM ~ Opening Keynote
Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People
Mahzarin Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Harvard University
In this 3-hour educational experience, experimentalist psychologist and Harvard professor Mahzarin Banaji, discusses research about the human brain and mind that she conducted as a scientist at Yale University and currently at Harvard University. Banji came to make a surprising set of discoveries about human minds – about how our eyes see and our ears hear; about how we attend to others around us, perceive them, remember them; about how we make choices, judge, and decide. These discoveries suggest that we may be regularly behaving in ways that are not consistent with our own goals and values. In fact, we may not be acting in our own self-interest or organization’s interest. Banaji delivers a science-based analysis of the hard questions of how to lead in an ever-changing world where who is “us” and who is “them” has changed greatly from what those words meant to our ancestors even a few decades ago.
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM ~ Lunch
12:30 PM to 1:45 PM ~ Concurrent Workshops
ALL WORKSHOPS RUN CONCURRENTLY from 12:30 to 1:45 PM (immediately following lunch)
Choose ONE from nearly FORTY workshops organized into the following Conference Tracks.
No Pre-Registration Required for workshops
(with the exception of the Master Class with Mahzarin Banaji (see below).
Click on the Track below to see the workshop offerings:
Building Capacity: Skills, Competencies, and Processes for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Equity & Inclusion Exemplars: Programs, Models, Best Practices, Promising Next Practices
Organizational Development & Institutional Change for Equity and Inclusion
Racial and Ethnic Identities: Developmental Models, Frameworks, Approaches
Social/Cultural Identifiers Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Social Justice, Activism & Allyship from the Classroom to the Community
Included above are two featured sessions offered by our friends from
The Race Institute
The Guide for White Women who Teach Black Boys
, PhD., Director and Co-Founder, Race Institute for K-12 Educators
Schools that fail Black boys are not extraordinary. When schools fail Black boys, it’s because they are doing school the way that school has always been done, in a system that was not built for their success. White women make up 65% of the teaching force in America. If we succeed in shifting outcomes for Black boys, it will be because White women responded to the call to change the way we do school.
. No pre-registration required.
Playback for Change: Theatre as a Tool for Building Inclusive Communities and Social Change
, co-Founder, Playback for Change
, Artistic Director, Playback for Change, co-Founder, The Race Institute
Playback for Change is a multi-racial, improvisational theatre company dedicated to using Playback Theatre as a vehicle for social change. In this session, participants with have the opportunity to experience a Playback Theatre performance and explore how it can be used as a tool for inclusive community building.
. No pre-registration required.
ANNOUNCING "MASTER CLASS" with Mahzarin Banaji!
For Trustees and Administrative Team Members, by PRE-REGISTRATION only.
to reserve your spot for an intimate and informal discussion with Mahzarin Banaji about how to implement change. This session provides an opportunity for Trustees and Administrative team members, as the key decision makers, to delve into issues further or bring up any parts of Banaji's presentation that spark additional dialogue and exploration. Limited capacity -
Additional Program Fee: $50 per person.
By Pre-Registration only
1:45 to 2:00 PM ~ Break
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ~ Closing Keynote
What Stands Between Us
Lee Mun Wah, Founder, StirFry Seminars & Consulting
Someone once said that westerners are very good at honoring diversity, but not very good at practicing it. If we are ever going to learn about someone who is different from ourselves, we are going to have to leave the comfort of our familiar world and begin a relationship, not just by talking about ourselves, but by truly wanting to make a connection. This will take honesty, curiosity and a willingness to be open to new ideas and relationships. That kind of relationship will require sharing stories, listening with a desire to learn, a willingness to respond emotionally, and wanting to establish a friendship of mutual understanding and respect. We can never become a global community until we have first learned about those who we work with, our next-door neighbors, and those we have been taught to be afraid of. What we are talking about is breaking down the walls we have created out of fear and truly desiring to confront what stands between us.
The following wonderful lineup of speakers will be offering an assortment of workshop options.
ALL WORKSHOPS RUN CONCURRENTLY from 12:30 to 1:45 PM, immediately following the lunch break. You will attend ONE workshop,
NO PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
, but you may want to choose your 3 top picks in case your first choice is full.
Workshops are offered on a first-come, first-served, space available basis.
To view more information about the speakers, and their workshops, click on the names below:
Susan Gelber Cannon
Tchet Dereic Dorman
H. Bernard Hall
André Robert Lee
Lee Mun Wah
Deborra Sines Pancoe
Toni Graves Williamson
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