DEIJ LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COHORT
DEIJ LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COHORT
Total cost: £100.00
Applications for the Cohort have now closed, however this page provides essential information about how the Cohort works.
The ECIS DEIJ Leadership Development Cohort is designed for international school educators interested in the opportunity to join a learning community of individuals who seek to deepen their understanding and strengthen their work in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. The cohort experience will allow participants to grow from a multitude of perspectives while being part of a learning community where vulnerability is supported and encouraged.
Contrary to “one and done” workshops, individuals who are selected for the cohort will participate over the course of the 2022-2023 school year. Participants will engage in group learning, peer feedback, action planning, and personal development in order to become more identity and equity conscious leaders in their communities. They will discuss challenges, develop action steps, and reflect on their own efforts within a supportive learning community of committed peers from around the world.
Cohort members will engage in facilitated remote learning experiences on a monthly basis for the duration of the year. The first remote gathering will occur in August in preparation for the upcoming school year. Optional in-person summits in the fall and spring are also being planned as an additional element to the experience.
Our goal is to create a diverse learning community for this inaugural cohort of maximum 20 participants. The registration application asks questions that will guide our selection for this diverse group. It may be that despite being strong candidates, some applicants are not selected for this initial cohort. ECIS will nevertheless stay in touch and engaged with all applicants.
Opening Launch Monthly Remote Gatherings Ongoing journal prompts and entries engaging in reflection related to DEIJ themes Ongoing action plan development with culminating project Closing Retreat Promotion and Application Opening “Retreat” Launch Monthly Remote Cohort Gatherings Optional In-Person Summits
Monthly Remote Gatherings
Ongoing journal prompts and entries engaging in reflection related to DEIJ themes
Ongoing action plan development with culminating project
Promotion and Application
Opening “Retreat” Launch
Monthly Remote Cohort Gatherings
Optional In-Person Summits
MEET THE FACILITATORS
Jessica Delgado is currently the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx, NY. She has a diverse professional background, having worked over the past 20 years in international education and also in U.S. public and independent schools. She has experience working as a social worker, school counselor, health teacher, and school leader. Jessica has led curriculum development and implementation in the areas of social and emotional learning, health and sexuality, and anti-bias education in PreK-Grade 8 schools. Her work includes experience in instructional practice, teacher mentoring, professional development, standards based curriculum design. Jessica holds a MSW from Columbia University and a MEd in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. She has completed the New Jersey State Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) Leadership Institute, the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Justice, Equity, and Diversity Institute, the NYSAIS Emerging Leaders Institute, and currently serves on the NYSAIS Diversity Committee.
Dr. James P. Duval is the current Head of Lower School at Riverdale Country School. During his time at Riverdale, his work has focused on curriculum development with an explicit focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion, interdisciplinary learning, and environmental stewardship. Additionally, he has a keen interest in developing leadership capacity and completed his doctoral dissertation on teacher leadership in the context of international schools. Prior to Riverdale, James spent ten years as Elementary School Principal at the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona, Spain. His work experience also includes teaching in early childhood, elementary, and middle school settings across independent and public institutions.
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