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Leadership + Design - Equity And Inclusion Design Studio

Date: Friday - April 19, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Charles Wright Academy, Tacoma, WA
One-Day Workshop
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Leadership + Design - Equity And Inclusion Design Studio


This Event Has Reached Capacity and Registration Is Closed

Who Should Attend

This one-day design studio is aimed at teams wanting to design solutions for their school, and in a perfect world, each school would send 4-6 people from their school to work in a team.  However, given that it is not always possible to send a team of that size, smaller teams, duos or people that are solo members from their school are welcome.  Whether you attend alone or in a group, there is a spot for you.  Participants that do not have team members from their own school will be teamed up, and if you come with a group from your school, you will be able to work as a team.   There is no wrong way to do it.



Workshop Description

Equity and inclusion is paramount in all schools.   From the way a school talks about what they do, to hiring, to the educational program, to the way a school feels, creating a school that is intentionally equitable as well as inclusive has never been more critical.   Much of the professional development that happens in this space is educational, however, this particular day of design is focused to help teams and individuals do the work of designing solutions together focused specifically on this topic.  Teams will leave this studio day with a prototype for an idea to implement, a program to create, or even possibly a new spin on process or program that already exists.   Leadership + Design helps teams build capacity, create connections and conversations, and along with those priorities, participants will also have fun and find new colleagues doing similar work in their association.    



About the Facilitators

Leadership + Design specializes in highly collaborative and active professional development.  L+D facilitators all have been or are school leaders and bring a depth of experience mixing content expertise group/collaborative facilitation skills.   Joyful and human, an L+D run event is fun, engaging and expertly organized.   When dealing with complex topics like Equity, Inclusion, White-Privilege, Race or when helping teams design around topics where 100% agreement is both impossible and not in the best interest of the work, L+D has the experience and skill to help teams move through, not around those moments.  Because of this approach, L+D builds capacity in every event, creates connections and encourages people to have deep and nuanced conversation.  Susan Scott, author of Fierce Conversations says, "The conversation is the relationship", and this statement is indicative of how L+D facilitators think about their work with individuals and teams.  



NWAIS Attendees

Early Bird (By March 7, 2018): $165

Regular (After March 7, 2018): $195


Non-NWAIS Attendees: $230 (anytime)


TO RECEIVE THE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT: Your registration must be complete and payment must be postmarked or received by the appropriate deadline.

• For online registrations with payment by check, payment must be postmarked by deadline date.

• Online registrations paid by credit card must be completed by 11:59pm on the deadline date.



Cancellation Policy

Substitutions may be made any time prior to the conference. Written cancellations received by April 11, 2019 are eligible for a refund after a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after April 11, 2019 are ineligible for any refund.


NWAIS Events Are Paperless
All program materials will be provided electronically.

If there are pre-event materials, they will be sent to you via email about a week prior to the event. Please "BYOD" (bring your own device) to access them at the workshop or if you prefer, print out the digital materials and bring them with you. We will not have hard-copy packets for attendees on-site.



Attendees will be Eligible for 5 Clock Hours and / or STARS Credits

Attendees from NWAIS member schools receive clock hours and STARS free of charge. For those not affiliated with a member school, there is a $10 processing fee for Clock Hours and for STARS Credits. The original clock hours form or your STARS certificate will be mailed back to you for your records. If you need to petition another agency for credits or you would like a certificate for your files, NWAIS is happy to provide one upon request at no charge.


NWAIS may help cover travel costs

The NWAIS travel reimbursement policy is designed to reimburse candidate and accredited member schools for some travel costs. This policy applies to a school’s total travel expenses (not the cost of rooms and meals), no matter how many people the school sends to the workshop. If your school spends more than $150 dollars on travel for this event and is traveling a distance greater than 250 miles you will be reimbursed a percentage of your expenses. Click here for more details



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