DEIJ LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COHORT 2023
Total cost: £495 per-person
The ECIS DEIJ Leadership Development Cohort is designed for international school educators seeking 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 2023-2024 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 are also being planned as an additional element to the experience.
1:1 Zoom Meetings with Cohort Members
Monthly Remote Gatherings (Saturday 12:00-15:00 London time)
– Theme-focused learning sessions
– Occasional guest speakers
– Discussions related to assigned readings/viewings
– Cohort member shares
1:1 Zoom Meetings with Cohort Members
Reflecting and Connecting with ECIS Leadership
FEEDBACK FROM OUR LAST COHORT
‘This group has empowered me to take risks, try new things and speak up in ways I was not able to do before. The opportunities and experiences that have resulted in my participation with the cohort are second to none!’
‘You can come here with any level of comfort, experience, knowledge, and you will be warmly welcomed. You will leave with a wealth of resources, friends, experiences and knowledge that will absolutely have an impact on your school community.’
‘I feel like I have connected more with this cohort than with participants of other workshops I have been a part of.’
INTERESTED IN BEING PART OF IT?
We are currently accepting applications for the second ECIS DEIJ Leadership Development Cohort for 2023-2024. Please complete the following application and attach your resume where requested. Applications are due by May 17, 2023. Twenty participants will be selected for the 2023/2024 Cohort and will be announced in mid-June.
MEET THE FACILITATORS
Jessica Delgado is currently the Associate Head of Lower School for Student Life and Institutional Equity 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.