Making Sense of It All: Leveraging Intercultural Competency to Drive Inclusion and Belonging Across NESA Schools
During this keynote presentation, Dr. Gay will leverage the Intercultural Competency model to facilitate an inquiry in order to support participants' ability to synthesize conference insights so they can design actions to foster inclusion and belonging.
Redefining Diversity to Drive Inclusion and Belonging in International Schools
How can we support educators in effectively framing DEI efforts that resonate with all constituents and foster inclusion and belonging?
The mission of all schools compels leaders to foster and sustain an inclusive and safe environment of belonging to support student learning and healthy development. In most schools, these efforts typically fall under the title of Diversity and Inclusion.
Most international umbrella schools, however, struggle with implementing elements of Diversity and Inclusion, as many of the frameworks utilized are US-centric and do not resonate in a meaningful way within the context of the school environment.
During this workshop, Dr. Gay will leverage his 25 years of experience as an international educator, diversity and inclusion expert, and global citizen in order to support educators in effectively framing DEI efforts that resonate with all constituents and foster inclusion and belonging.
CONNECT & ENGAGE
Reframe diversity in more inclusive ways;
Cultivate common language around diversity and inclusion;
Engage in critical introspection to better understand their personal lens and identify areas of lesser awareness.
Learn about intercultural competency to frame diversity and inclusion efforts;
Learn key international school best practices and pitfalls around implementation of diversity and inclusion, and intercultural competency.
REFLECT & APPLY
Participants will reflect on current school practices and opportunities to reframe to increase engagement and empower all to drive inclusion and belonging.