MCRC@ADVIS DEI Conference: 10/11/19
Gender, Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness
Intermediate: Assumes some familiarity with or exposure to core content
Social/Cultural Identifiers Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Session repeats - Round 1 & 2
Alexandra Scott, Principal, Alex Scott Consulting
Fostering emotional intelligence is central to the mission and vision of a successful school community. Students and faculty that are mindful and intentional about who they are, how they affect others and how they can best maximize potential, create positive communities and support social justice. Understanding the role gender identity plays in personal and collective development is an essential component of self-awareness-an awareness that naturally extends to understanding the social, historical and political impact of gender roles and expectations.
This workshop will be a wide-ranging conversation about the visible rise of transgender and gender non-binary students and adults; how this emergence demands we reexamine the very nature of gender itself, its conscious and unconscious impact on individuals and society and how we can utilize mindfulness training and curriculum to facilitate personal and collective growth.
What could be more important in 2019 than than a discussion of the intersection of gender, social contracts, power and the "how to" of serving children and colleagues most effectively and from a place of unconditional love?
Expected workshop outcomes, participant take-aways:
Dramatically increased self-awareness
A newfound appreciation for the importance of understanding the impact of gender on individuals and society
An energetic boost for personal growth
Post discussion resources will be available.
has served independent education for 30 years as a school head, teacher, coach, Academic Dean and counselor. She has been the Director of Development at the National Center for Transgender Equality, a leader in the emerging transgender movement, educational consultant and writer. Alex is a graduate of The Sidwell Friends School, has a B.A. from Hiram College and a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Theology from Duke University.
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