• Leading for Equity with Paul Gorski of the Racial Equity Institute

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Room 105 at the College of St. Joseph, RutlandPaul Gorski

    Equity Literacy for School Leaders: The single most important factor when it comes to equity progress in school is leadership. Do you have the knowledge, skills, and will to be a threat to inequity in your school or district? In this workshop we will explore what it means to lead for equity, to recognize and respond to inequity, and to make schools equitable spaces for each student. We will work first on strengthening our understandings of why educational disparities persist across race, class and other identities. We will then apply these understandings to a discussion of critical equity practices for school leaders.

    $175 includes light breakfast, full lunch and one of Paul's books (Reaching & Teaching Students in Poverty OR Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education)

    Cancellation policy: cancel by April 3rd to avoid a $50 charge.

    Register here. Download and Share


    The Together Leader I with Cadhla Ball of  The Together Group

    Tuesday, May 14th, 2019, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Capitol Plaza in MontpelierCadhla Ball

    The Together Leader I: a unique professional development opportunity to help develop the habits, tools and skills to get organized, stay on track and keep it all together. Effective functioning requires strong planning, time and task management acumen, and reliable organization. Things get even more challenging with fuzzy boundaries around technology and communication and more choice about how your staff and faculty use their time. Without a clear system to sort through the daily deluge, most people easily lose sight, not only of what they need to accomplish in their work, but also the passion that brought them there in the first place. The cost of not having a plan for how one spends their time is enormous: stakeholders suffer and leaders lose sleep—an overwhelming and dreadful combination that doesn't help anyone. Thankfully, with some intentionality, simple routines and good habits, it is possible to be an effective leader—AND have a life!

    The Together Leader workshop wil emphasize planning ahead, prioritizing clearly, increasing efficiency and improving follow-through. The workshop is engaging, fast-paced and applicable to the context of your school or organization. Leaders also have the opportunity to collaborate during dedicated work times. Together, we will examine and critique actual samples of others' organization systems, hold frequent (and fun!) checks for understanding, and save plenty of time for applying skills.

    $575 includes lunch and the book, The Together Leader, by Maia Heyck-Merlin, founder of The Together Group

    Cancellation policy: cancel by May 6th to avoid a $125 charge.

    Register here.


    VPA Equity Summit III - Brattleboro

    Friday, May 24th, 2019, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm, School for International Training, BrattleboroDiversity Tree

    VPA’s Equity Summits pop-up around the state, inviting school leaders, education partner organizations and students for a day of self-discovery and courageous conversation about how to remove barriers to equity in Vermont’s public schools. VPA Equity Summits are co-facilitated as attendees are safely guided through a series of presentations and exercises that uncover truths essential to becoming a threat to inequity. These summits also provide the VPA with feedback and guidance as we support our members (Principals and Assistant Principals) as they lead this work.

    $50 includes lunch; students are Free! (thank you Vermont Community Foundation)

    Cancellation policy: cancel by May 17th to avoid a $50 charge (we order lunch on the 20th!)

    Register here. More info about VPA’s Equity Summits