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leading for social justice Workshop (August 2019)

"Why Social Justice Educator+Scholar+Activists are Needed in Leadership Roles, and How to Lead Anti-Oppressively in educational institutions"

August 31 - September 2, 2019
Oakland, CA

SUMMARY: What does it mean to lead for social justice, particularly in colleges of education? This 3-day workshop is geared for new leaders and leaders-in-the-making in educational institutions and organizations who are starting or seeking institutional positions (dean, associate dean, chair, director), positions in professional associations (president, board member), or informal roles (mentor, organizer), and especially encourages participation by faculty and staff in higher education who are already immersed in social justice work and/or who are members of underrepresented groups. As educator-scholar-activists, we will explore the impact that is possible when viewing leadership as integral to movement building. Participants will learn conceptual frameworks and concrete strategies from accomplished leader Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, who has served as school of education dean, department chair, research center director, grant primary investigator, national association president, community organization board president, and founder of several networks. Several registration options are available. 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 31
3:30      Arrivals and Welcome Reception
4:00      Opening Session: Orientations
5:00      Session on Naming the Moment, Situating Our Work
7:00      Dinner (provided)

Sunday, September 1
9:00      Session on Five Lenses for Social Justice Educational Leadership
11:00   Session on Reframing Leadership in Schools of Education
12:30   Lunch (provided) and Walk & Talk
2:30      Session on Institution Building, Strategic Planning, and Your First 100 Days
4:00      Session on Challenges to Leading for Social Justice

Monday, September 2
8:00      Session on Creating Your Path
9:00      Session for Workshopping Action Plans
10:30   Closing Session
11:00   End

FOLLOW-UP VIDEO CALL: Participants will have the option of joining a follow-up video conference call later in 2019 to check in on their action plans.

VENUE LOCATION, ACCESSIBILITY, AND PARKING: To make this workshop intimate and affordable, we are convening in a spacious and charming meeting room in a residential neighborhood just north of Oakland. Wifi is available; no stairs are required. The venue is 14 miles from the Oakland Airport, and 23 miles from the San Francisco Airport, and can be reached easily by public transportation (BART and then a free bus that drops you off a block away). If you drive, ample free garage parking is available, as is free street parking. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the venue.

WHAT TO BRING: The workshop will be as “green” as possible, so no handouts should be expected. Participants should bring a laptop or writing supplies to take notes during the sessions, as well as anything to make the experience more enjoyable and comfortable (preferred snacks, headphones, etc.). Valuables should be left at home, and the organizers and property owners are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. 

LODGING: Participants will need to arrange their own lodging. Several nice hotels are within a mile (15-20 minute walk) from the workshop venue, and are currently listed on travel websites at less than $200/night (search for hotels in Emeryville, and choose from the group of hotels near the intersection of Powell and Shellmound).

REGISTRATION: Registration includes access to all sessions (please see the tentative schedule above), as well as 1 dinner, 1 lunch, and light snacks. Below are three options to register, followed by information on discounts for groups and for individuals with limited financial resources.

$699      Regular Registration

$649      Group-Rate Registration (for groups of two or more per institution; see note (a) below)

$599      Discounted Registration (for individuals with limited financial resources; see note (b) below)

(a)   Group-Rate Registration: To increase the capacity of participants when they return to their institutions after the Workshop, institutions are strongly encouraged to send teams of two or three. Institutions that send two or more participants are eligible to receive a $50 discount for each participant. When registering, please including the names, job titles, and email addresses of all team members in the Additional Information box on the online form.

(b)  Discounted Registration: This rate entails the same workshop experience but at a lower cost, and may be selected by anyone with limited financial resources.

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PAYMENTS: All payments must be submitted at the time of registration, and are non-refundable. Participants may arrive late or leave early, which does not change the registration or lodging fees.

LEGAL AGREEMENTS: By registering, you are agreeing to hold Kevin Kumashiro Consulting harmless regarding liability, and also to affirm the indemnity of Kevin Kumashiro Consulting regarding intellectual property.

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