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Culturally Responsive Leadership Program – Denver Cohort Only, February 15-17, 2018

February 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

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One event on an unspecified date at 8:00am

Two and a half day workshop and follow-up.

A collaborative program for the Common Sense Discipline Learning Cohort Schools
Funded by The Denver Foundation

This program is open only to staff of schools that are members of  The Denver Foundation Ending the School to Prison Pipeline Learning Cohort.

Brief Program Description

The Culturally Responsive Leadership Program is designed for administrators, campus monitors, counselors and teachers. The program will focus on transforming educator perspectives and practices to help lead their schools in creating learning environments and experiences that engage students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Learning Cohort participants will engage in experiential activities that access knowledge from professional practice and relevant research to address biases related to race, gender, class, language and other differences that impede teaching and learning.

The program will explore the aspirations, attitudes, knowledge, skills, and behaviors that characterize culturally responsive leadership.  Specifically, the program will support educators to acknowledge and respond to biases in ways that build relationships with colleagues, students, and families, and promote social justice in the school culture.  School teams will collaborate on creating new approaches and strategies that engage “all students regardless of their race, gender, ethnic background or learning style.”

Program Design

The Culturally Responsive Leadership Program begins with an experiential 2½ day professional learning workshop, followed by individual coaching or group sessions. The program is designed to develop school-wide impact by building school-based teams made up of administrators and teachers. During the program, school teams of 2-5 staff will engage in practices, restorative processes and approaches to promote equitable schooling. Teams will engage in collaborative planning to develop strategies for their schools that address the critical issues of race, class, and gender.

The program will include discussion and reflection on segments from the film:  Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity. The film describes a “systemic approach to understanding racial inequity as a precursor to building strategies that address racial and socio-economic barriers.”

Program Details:

 The Culturally Responsive Leadership Program starts with the 2½ day professional learning workshop followed by activities designed in collaboration with participating schools. These may include:

  • Individual or group coaching sessions with participants
  • Group follow-up meetings
  • Other custom designed sessions

Program Topics:

  • Culture and Identity, including Cultural Codes and Language
  • Privilege and Unconscious Bias
  • Facilitating productive conversations about race, class, gender, and other biases
  • Developing strong relationships across difference
  • Affirming Cultural Stories and Artifacts
  • Internalized Racism, Interpersonal Racism, and Institutional Racism
  • Leadership for Sustainable Change

The schedule for the two and a half day workshop is as follows:

Day One – Thursday, February 15th 
4:00pm – 7:30pm: Workshop Time (Dinner Included)

Day Two – Friday, February 16th
8:00am – 3:30pm: Workshop Time (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Day Three – Saturday, February 17th 
8:00am – 3:30pm: Workshop Time (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

 Certificate of Completion:

Participants who complete the program will receive a certificate for 23 hours of professional development.  One graduate credit is available through Colorado State University for an additional cost of $61.

Please contact  Christine Aguilar  303-247-0156  if you have any questions.

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February 17, 2018
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Denver, CO 80206 United States + Google Map

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