Registration for the 2018 NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) will open in January.
2018 NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute
June 24-June 30
Episcopal High School
Registration takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 24. DLI ends at 9 p.m. on Friday, June 29. Participants will stay the night of June 29, and check out Saturday, June 30. Please schedule travel accordingly.
As educators, our ultimate goal is to create a nurturing, inclusive school community where all students can thrive. The Diversity Leadership Institute (DLI) is an intensive residential program that provides you with tools to lead and manage the shifting intercultural changes in your own school. Led by seasoned faculty, you’ll explore best practices, share challenges and triumphs, and form lasting bonds with other participants.
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Independent school leaders — from the faculty, staff, and administration — who have direct responsibility for their community’s diversity initiatives or who support these programs.
The DLI curriculum addresses the many dimensions of diversity to help you develop mindful initiatives and enhance ongoing efforts that support your institution’s mission and commitment to continuous improvement. By examining and applying sound theory, best practices, and creative approaches to human interaction and organizational dynamics, institute participants enhance professional competencies, build credibility, foster innovation, and plan strategically for building and sustaining school communities that maximize the potential of students and adults alike.
DLI focuses on the following topics:
- Intercultural Conflict;
- Leading and Managing Diversity Initiatives;
- Dynamics of Privilege and Power;
- Curriculum Development That Is Inclusive to All;
- Intercultural Communication; and
- Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Identity.
Hear from Past Participants (Interview Clips)
- Matt Rush, Assistant Head of School and Head of Middle School at the Cannon School (North Carolina), discusses what he took back to his school.
- Michelle Alexander, Head of Lower School at the Cannon School (North Carolina), discusses takeaways from DLI and offers thoughts to others considering attending DLI.
- Jason Franklin, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Cary Academy (North Carolina), talks about the experience and what he drew from it.
2018 Registration Information
Registration will open in January.
All meals and dormitory accommodations at Episcopal High School are provided with your DLI registration.
The 2018 DLI Agenda will be released in late Spring 2018. For reference, find the 2017 DLI Agenda below.
DLI 2017 Schedule
: From beginning to end, all parts of this program work together to build on one another and missing any portion would not provide the intended experience. Therefore, participants are highly discouraged from arriving late or leaving early. If you find that this is unavoidable please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Bradberry, director of equity and inclusivity, Greenhill School (TX)
Crissy Cáceres, assistant head of school for equity and social impact, Georgetown Day School (DC)
Sandra "Chap" Chapman, director of diversity and community, LREI (NY)
Kapono Ciotti, CEO and head of school, Wai’alae School (HI)
Nicole DuFauchard, head of school, The Advent School (MA)
Johnnie Foreman, director of diversity, Gilman School (MD)
Rosetta Lee, science teacher, diversity trainer & consultant, Seattle Girls' School (WA)
Steven Tejada, director of Upper School, Maret School (DC)
James Calleroz White, head of school, Collegiate (KY)
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Please send institute registration cancellations in writing via email to NAIS at email@example.com by May 31, 2018, to receive a refund minus a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after that date.