** Past Event **

leading for social justice Workshop (NOVEMBER 2018)

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

10-12 November 2018
Oakland, CA

SUMMARY: What does it mean to lead for social justice, particularly in schools and colleges of education? This 3-day workshop is geared for new leaders and leaders-in-the-making in schools and colleges of education 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. Lodging options are available, as is an option to commute. 


Saturday, November 10
4:30      Arrivals and Check in
5:00      Orientation and Introductions
5:45      Dinner (provided)
6:30      Session on Naming the Moment, Situating Our Work
8:30      Homework

Sunday, November 11
8:30      Breakfast (provided)
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
5:30      Dinner (on your own) and Homework

Monday, November 12
7:30      Breakfast (provided)
8:00      Session on Creating Your Path
9:00      Session for Workshopping Action Plans
10:00   Closing Session
10:30   Check out and Departure

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

VENUE: To make this workshop intimate and affordable, we are staying in an expansive, unique, and charming house that has more of a communal feel and less of the amenities and luxuries than in a high-end corporate hotel. Wifi is available; some stairs are required. When not in a session, participants have many spaces to write and to meet, including indoor and outdoor seating areas. At all times, we will need to be careful not to damage the property or to disturb the neighbors. 

LOCATION AND PARKING: The venue is in a diverse urban neighborhood in Oakland, and is a one-mile walk to Lake Merritt, an eight-mile drive from the Oakland airport, a 10-min drive to Berkeley, and a 20-min drive to downtown San Francisco. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the venue. If you drive, ample street parking is available; for those without a car, cabs and shared rides like Uber/Lyft are easily available, and bus stops are a few blocks 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: Various lodging options are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All lodging includes high quality bedding, towels, and basic essentials. Check in begins on Saturday at 4:30pm, and check out is on Monday at 10:30am (no early check in or late check out is possible).

REGISTRATION: Registration includes access to all sessions (please see the tentative schedule below), as well as 1 dinner, 1 lunch, and light breakfasts and snacks. Below are four options to register, together with options for lodging, followed by information on group discounts and scholarships.

GROUP DISCOUNTS: 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. To arrange the group discount, please contact kevin@kevinkumashiro.com with the names, job titles, institutional affiliations, email addresses, and preferred lodging of the registrants. You will receive a code to access the online registration form with the discounted rate.

SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of $100 scholarships is available to anyone with limited financial resources. To request a scholarship, please contact kevin@kevinkumashiro.com with your name, job title, institutional affiliation, email address, and preferred lodging. You will receive a code to access the online registration form with the discounted rate.

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.