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NWAIS Conferences, Workshops and Events

Reframing the Conversation: Communities of Color-Students, Faculty, and Parents

Date: Friday - January 22, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Virtual Workshop
9:00AM-12:00PM PST - Virtual Workshop

Reframing the Conversation: Communities of Color—Students, Faculty, and Parents

January 22, 2021 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Virtual Workshop

Zoom Credentials Will Be Distributed To Attendees 2 Days Before the Workshop


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This workshop is designed to identify how current school approaches to supporting families with children color, faculty and administrators of color, and students of color are in need of revision. Today, many schools are strengthening their policies and programs that directly support faculty/administrators of color, and families with children of color. While many of these practices and conversations have been ongoing for decades, it has become clear that today’s climate necessitates closer examination of approaches. Participants in this workshop will leave with a framework for developing a collaborative and sustainable approach to improving their school community.
Ray Wilson is in his eighth year as the Upper School Director at The Bush School. Throughout his career, Ray has served as a history teacher, Middle School and Upper School Director, Director of College Counseling, Director of Athletics, Dorm Parent, and Assistant Dean of Students. He is a consistent advocate for equitable practices, student success, and healthy partnerships between faculty-administration, and parents and the school community.


NWAIS Attendees


Early Bird (By January 7, 2021): $35

Late (After January 7, 2021): $55


Non-NWAIS Attendees: $85 (anytime)

Updated Bill School Option: Easiest way to register! Member schools are encouraged to "bill your school". This will simplify your process and minimize transactions. Your registration date will now be calculated as the date you complete your online registration, rather than the date that payment is collected.


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Registration Deadlines

Your online registration must be complete by the appropriate deadline to be eligible for the early bird discount.

• 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 and recording will be available for those who are registered. Cancellations for this  event are ineligible for any refund.



Attendees Will Be Eligible For 5 Clock Hours And / Or STARS Credits

New Process: Due to changes in state requirements, these credits can only be provided to those who register for them in advance of the event. Attendees cannot be sign up for them on-site or after the event.

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.

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