MCRC@ADVIS DEI Conference: 10/11/19
Getting Out of the Silos to Build Culturally Competent Communities
Advanced: Supports learning needs and objectives of experienced equity practitioners, change agents
Organizational Development & Institutional Change for Equity and Inclusion
Round 1 only
Sherry Coleman, Partner, Storbeck/Pimental & Associates
Trina Gary, Founder and Executive Director, Independent Trust
This workshop will explore the strategic work involved in creating equitable school communities through intentional purpose: How our good intention can support or negate the practice of hiring and retaining a diverse faculty and building strong constituent relationships with alumni of color; and developing tools to understand how our collective work can strengthen our path forward. We will consider the impact of a diverse faculty/administration on positive community outcomes. This interactive workshop will provide opportunities for participants to talk about race, hiring and recruiting, network and coalition building, strengthening alumni of color networks, and nurturing culturally competent school communities.
Building the capacity of school administrators to facilitate cross-cultural communication when examining policies program initiatives, and curriculum is essential to building inclusive communities that strengthen outcomes for all students.
Workshop participants will leave with the following:
shared language when talking about organizational leadership relevant to DEI work
an awareness of the experience of those who have felt marginalized and invisible in their communities
a self-reflection tool they can use to engage in meaningful conversations relevant to the DEI work they do in their respective communities
an approach to having difficult conversations with members of their community
is a Partner at Storbeck/Pimental & Associates. Sherry is also Principal of Coleman Strategic Consulting (ISC), assisting schools with organizational development, equity, and diversity initiatives. Sherry was the founding director of the Independent School Consortium (ISC) of Greater Philadelphia, an organizational resource which focused on the recruitment and retention of faculty and administrators of color. She holds a doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
is the Founder and Executive Director of Independent Trust, a professional network for independent school alumni of color. Trina is also director of Inner City Lacrosse. Trina has worked as Associate Dean of Faculty/Director of Multicultural Education at The Governor’s Academy (MA), Director of Multicultural Education at Pingree School (MA), Associate Director of Admissions at The Peddie School (NJ), and consultant, teacher and dorm parent at Pomfret School (CT). She also serves as a member of the faculty of Diversity Directions and has served as a faculty member at the Gardner Carney Leadership Institute. Trina holds a M.Ed. in Leadership in Learning and Instruction.
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