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the 6th “leading for social justice” Workshop (January 2020)

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

12-13 January 2020
Los Angeles, CA

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SUMMARY: What does it mean to lead for social justice, particularly in colleges of education? This 2-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 (but K-12 educators are welcome too!) 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. This workshop immediately precedes the January 2020 general meeting of Education Deans for Justice and Equity (www.educationdeans.org).

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

Sunday, January 12
3:00      Arrivals and Welcome Reception
3:30      Opening Session: Orientations
4:00      Session on Naming the Moment, Situating Our Work
5:30      Dinner (provided)
6:00      Session on Five Lenses for Social Justice Educational Leadership
8:00      End

Monday, January 13
9:00   Session on Reframing Leadership in Schools of Education
10:30    Session on Institution Building, Strategic Planning, and Your First 100 Days
12:00   Lunch (provided) and Walk & Talk
1:30      Session on Challenges to Leading for Social Justice
3:00      Session on Creating Your Path
4:00      Session for Workshopping Action Plans
5:00   End

FOLLOW-UP VIDEO CALL: Participants will have the option of joining a follow-up video conference call later in 2020 to check in on their action plans.

VENUE LOCATION: We are pleased to be hosted by the California State University-Los Angeles Charter College of Education. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the venue. Meeting location and information for ground transportation and parking will be posted soon.

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 are responsible for their own lodging. Recommended hotels will be posted soon.

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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