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#NNLS GENDER

“That Would Never Work Here”: Building a Culture of Gender-Based Safety & Belonging in International Schools

Three new interconnected sessions for educators at all stages of their journey

WITH EMILY MEADOWS

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

Please contact maria@nesacenter.org for more information.


DATE

SEP 2023 - JAN 2024

CERTIFICATE

CERTIFICATE OFFERING

ELIGIBILITY

OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS

COST

PER SCH REG FEE

AUDIENCE

FOR SCHOOL TEAMS

EVENT TYPE

ONLINE


ABOUT THE SERIES

Following last year's NNLS Gender-Based Identity & Belonging in International Schools, we are excited to continue the learning with this 3-part offering, designed for teams of educators and related professions working in international schools.

Whether you are a returning participant seeking to deepen your practice or a newcomer keen to begin engaging in this critical work, this course will bridge ideas, encourage dialogue, and provide fresh perspectives to advance your understanding of the issues.

Join fellow NESA educators as we work towards building inclusive school environments and a culture of safety, equity, and belonging.

Please note: Sessions will not be recorded. Participants who attend all three sessions will receive a NESA Certificate of Completion.

SESSION TOPICS

      • Session 1: Welcome: Fundamentals, Setting Expectations, and Building Community and a School Culture of Vulnerability & Accountability
      • Session 2: Addressing Common Myths & Misperceptions About Gender Identity, Equity & Belonging
      • Session 3: Applications: Policy, Practice & Authentic Representation

EXPECTATIONS

Participants who commit to actively participating in all of the sessions will benefit the most from this course.

      • Engage with potentially challenging content through a growth-oriented mindset
      • Prioritize the safety of self and others
      • Acknowledge the dignity and humanity of all people, and refrain from identity-based harassment or invalidation
      • Accept the ongoing nature of this work and commit to continued development of equity-based practices

AUDIENCE

Schools are encouraged to send a team of participants in order to build community understanding, support, growth, and accountability. Teams may be made up of faculty, staff, and other employees working in any discipline and any grade level.

Both new and returning participants will find value in the series.

SCHEDULE

Sessions will take place on Thursdays, from 3:00-4:30pm Athens, Greece time:

      • Session 1: September 21, 2023 | 3:00-4:30pm (GMT+3)
      • Session 2: November 2, 2023 | 3:00-4:00pm (GMT+2), followed by an optional half-hour Q&A
      • Session 3: January 18, 2024 | 3:00-4:00pm (GMT+2), followed by an optional half-hour Q&A


Emily Meadows

LGBTQ+ CONSULTANT FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

Dr. EMILY MEADOWS (she/her) is an LGBTQ+ consultant specializing in international schools. In addition to her doctoral degree, Emily holds master’s degrees in both Sexual Health and Counseling, and has worked as an international school counselor for over a decade, including at the American School of Kuwait. She researches, publishes, and trains school communities on equitable policy and practice, while also teaching for the LGBT Health Policy & Practice graduate program at George Washington University.

Emily is a Council of International Schools affiliated consultant and an International Schools Services affiliated consultant, and has developed inclusion standards, referenda, and trainings for professional organizations such as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), The Fulbright Commission, the Association for International Educators and Leaders of Color (AIELOC), the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and the American Psychological Association (APA). Having spent more than half of her life in international schools, Emily specializes in culturally-relevant solutions to promote equity and belonging worldwide.


Registration Fees

  • NESA Member & Affiliate School Teams up to 20: US$1,200 per school
  • Non-Member School Teams up to 20: US$1,600 per school
  • Large Teams Add-On (up to 10 additional team members): + US$500 per school
  • Individual registration fee (for the three sessions): US$150 per person

Fees quoted are per school, and include unlimited attendance for your school's faculty and staff for the three sessions.

Please review the Cancellation Notice before registering.