National College Access Network: Leading for Equity

Posted by National College Access Network on February 16, 2015

NCAN Spring Training Events in April: Leading for Equity

Elizabeth Morgan, Director of External Relations

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Achieving equity in students’ postsecondary outcomes requires deliberate and regular exploration of race and class issues that can be difficult to discuss and address, and NCAN is committed to these conversations. Thus, we are very pleased that NCAN’s three regional Spring Training events will be a forum for equity questions relevant to college access and success advisors, program managers, directors, higher education professionals, and collective impact networks. The National Equity Project (NEP) will facilitate each event using a highly interactive format designed to help each participant reflect on his/her context and professional role.

Mark your calendar!

• April 15 at the Denver (CO) Public Schools, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• April 22 at the Rutgers University – Newark, NJ, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• April 29 at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Zilber School of Public Health, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration will open in February. NEP’s senior directors Victor Cary and Lisa M. Lasky will lead each event. Participants will examine:

• The effects of racism and other biases on education policies and practices.
• Individual and organizational dynamics that impede the success of change efforts.
• How to improve collaborative relationships and build teams and alliances in diverse settings.
• Concrete skills for leading change in challenging contexts toward your current equity goals.
• The importance of emotional intelligence and trust in leading equity efforts.

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