Why does the board even need to talk about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)? What are the board’s responsibilities and role in their school’s commitment to DEI? And what are effective practices to advance DEI at the board level? This webinar will provide a rationale, framework and actionable “so what now?” steps for boards to assess where they are now and advance to where they intend to go as stewards of DEI in their school communities. We will identify vital governance responsibilities for DEI, including cultivating DEI within the board itself, and explore effective structures and practices for school leadership.
Alison Park is the founder of Blink, a consultancy that has partnered with over 100 independent schools nationally to advance their commitments and impacts in diversity, equity and inclusion. A former English teacher and cross-country coach, Alison has also worked with community-based not-for-profits, government and for-profit entities, presented at numerous conferences and served on the boards of the Park Day School in Oakland, CA, the Mosaic Project (advisory) and SMART, an educational access organization in San Francisco, CA.