Workshops That Will Improve Your Organization
We develop leaders at all levels of the institution by inspiring individuals to examine issues and execute strategies to create meaningful change throughout the organization.
Leading Equity-Centered Institutions
In this session, equity within higher education institutions is examined in two parts: practices and policies. The phrase “equity in higher education” refers to creating opportunities for equal access and success in higher education among historically underrepresented student populations, such as ethnic minority and low-income students. The session explores how institutional practices and policies influence aspirations, motivation, and outcomes.
Responsive Teaching and Learning
The link between culture and classroom instruction is derived from evidence that cultural practices shape thinking processes, which serve as tools for learning within and outside of school (Hollins, l996). Thus, culturally responsive education recognizes, respects, and uses students' identities and backgrounds as meaningful sources (Nieto, 2000) for creating optimal learning environments. This four-hour session is designed to help leaders understand how to create and sustain culturally responsive classrooms and student service programs:
Culturally Responsive Institutions
Many educational institutions are trying to create an environment that naturally fosters cultural sensitivity and responsiveness. How do you bring cultural responsiveness to the level of ‘normal’ within the institution? What are some innovative ways to establish cultural responsiveness in the institution and support it? This day-long session is designed to help leaders connect culturally responsiveness to the mission of the institution. It provides information that can be used by colleges to create culturally responsive environments. The day-long work session brings various campus constituent groups together to help them learn how to enhance their understanding of culturally responsiveness.