MCRC@ADVIS DEI Conference: 10/11/19
Breaking the Bonds of Bias in Hiring Practices
Advanced: Supports learning needs and objectives of experienced equity practitioners, change agents
Organizational Development & Institutional Change for Equity and Inclusion
Round 2 only
Toni Graves Williamson, Director of Equity and Inclusion, Friends Select School
Deborra Sines Pancoe, Associate Director, Friends Council on Education
Our schools commit to being inclusive communities, but how do we reflect this commitment when hiring? Presenters will share strategies that go beyond using head-hunters and instead develop systems that help hiring committees to confront their own biases. They will offer real-life scenarios that will inform participants of some of the pitfalls that schools make during the process of hiring and the potential dangers of recruiting employees that help to change the landscape of the school, by not putting systems in place that intentionally work to retain those hires. Participants will be given an opportunity to share their own resources with each other that have brought them success in diversifying their institutions. Activities will help those in attendance to reflect on their own personal work that will challenge them to grow as part of the hiring process. The group will discuss ways to anticipate cultural shifts that will help move towards more inclusive schools.
Our schools commit to being inclusive communities, but how do we reflect this commitment when hiring employees? How do we move beyond the established network to seek a broader pool of candidates? How do we retain employees from marginalized groups once they enter the school community? This workshop will attempt to answer some of these important questions by sharing examples of some tried and true practices.
Participants will walk away with written resources for hiring committees, a step-by-step guide for creating a meaningful process, and some concrete ideas for onboarding that help with retention of new employees.
Toni Graves Williamson
is currently the Director of Equity and Inclusion at Friends Select School in Philadelphia, PA. She is co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Region Diversity Conference and a member of the MCRC@ADVIS advisory board. Toni partners with the Friends Council on Education, the Race Institute for Educators, and the Glasgow Group to provide professional development in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work and Quaker Education.
Deborra Sines Pancoe
is Associate Director of Friends Council on Education. She is an experienced facilitator and particularly gifted in diagnostic workshop design. Deborra has served in a variety of leadership roles within organizations including Assistant Division Director and Division Director at Abington Friends School, Upper School Dean at Friends Select School, Clerk of School Committee, Plymouth Meeting Friends School, and president of Jenkintown Borough Council.
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