Upcoming Events - Diversity & Inclusivity
Upcoming Regional Sessions
The Council's Commission on Diversity and Inclusivity regional sessions will focus on enhancing the capacity of system leaders to foster school environments that meet the needs of all learners, promote cultural competence, actively recruit multi-ethnic and multi-racial staff, and to ensure voices from all groups of people within the school community are heard. Superintendents and their leadership teams are encouraged to attend the one-day workshop in their region, which entails expert presentations and time allotted for district teams to formulate plans to transform schools into places where the value of each student stands alone and where diversity and inclusivity is the norm.
Registration links are hyper-linked on the date/region.
May 10, 2019 / Rochester
In partnership with Monroe 1 BOCES, this program is designed for teams (administrators, teachers, staff, BOE members) as well as individuals who are focused on equity in outcomes. Workshop topics will focus on best practices and research on evolving our schools to meet the opportunities and challenges of diversity and cultural inclusivity. Join your colleagues from across the state to connect and engage in thoughtful dialogue on creating diverse and inclusive communities, gender diversity in leadership and building teams for equity.
Cost: $229 per person, includes breakfast, lunch and materials. BOCES Aid available.
July 29-30 / Diversity Symposium of Thought Leaders / Ithaca
Join us in Ithaca to discuss diversity, equity and inclusivity and connect in thoughtful dialogue with school districts from across New York and beyond. The summer symposium will have several keynote sessions with high-caliber speakers and breakout sessions on topics of equity and inclusion throughout the two days including Zaretta Hammond, Bettina Love, dena Simmons, Luvelle Brown, Oliver Robinson, Traci Davis, Khalid Mumin and Sean Eversley Bradwell. Networking time is built in through receptions and ample group time during the program.
Who Should Attend: District and building-level leaders, directors, teachers, BOE members, and others determined by the superintendent.
Cost: $289 per person or $259 per person for teams of 3 or more.
Hotel Info: There are three room blocks available for this event.
There is a room block at the Hotel Ithaca for 7/28/19 – 7/30/19 at the rate of $149. The deadline to make reservations is June 21, 2019. Reservations can be made by calling 1.607.272.1000 and providing the group name LEAF, Inc. Book online here and use Group Access Code 4165.
There is a room block at the Marriott Ithaca Downtown Commons for 7/28/19 – 7/30/19 at the rate of $159. The deadline to make reservations is June 21, 2019. Reservations can be made by calling Marriott Reservations at 1.877.688.1914. Book online here.
There is a room block at the Courtyard Ithaca Airport for 7/28/19 - 7/30/19 at tje rate pf $159. The deadline to make a reservation is July 13, 2019. Reservations can be made by calling 1.888.236.2427 and ask for the LEAF Room Block. Book online here.
Special thanks to Signature Partner Utica National Insurance Group, Title Sponsor of The Council's Commission on Diversity & Inclusivity.
August 14, 2019 / Lake Placid
Join your colleagues in scenic Lake Placid this August for the Diversity Regional Workshop. The program will provide an opportunity to discuss best practices and research on evolving our schools and communities to meet the challenges of diversity and opportunities for cultural inclusivity. We also have the NYS Student Social and Mental Wellness Symposium being held on August 15-16, 2019. Click HERE to register for that event and click HERE to attend both events at a discounted price.
Cost: $199 per person, includes breakfast, lunch and materials. BOCES Aid available.
Hotel Info: A room block has been established at the Hampton Inn & Suites (801 Mirror Lake Drive) at the standard rate of $219.00 per night. This fee is separate from the registration fee. For phone reservations, guests may call Central Reservations at 1-800-HAMPTON to make reservations. They will need to ask for the Hampton Inn & Suites in Lake Placid, NY, give their arrival and departure date as well as mention the LEAF, Inc. or "LEF" group code to receive the correct room rate. Guests may also contact hotel directly at 518.523-9500 and mention the LEAF, Inc. or "LEF" group code. Another method guests can utilize to book online is www.lakeplacidsuites.hamptoninn.com, and enter the arrival and departure date and select add special rate codes. Once more options appear they can enter "LEF" under group code.
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December 13, 2019 / New York City Regional Diversity Workshop
April 2020 TBD
Questions? Please contact Vren Banks, Director of LEAF, Inc. at 518.449.1063 or at email@example.com.