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Beyond Diversity I

  • Sheraton Madison Hotel 706 John Nolen Dr Madison, WI, 53713 United States (map)

Training Description

Beyond Diversity is a powerful, personally transforming two-day seminar designed to help teachers, students, parents, and administrators understand the impact of race on student learning and investigate the role that racism plays in institutionalizing academic achievement disparities. This seminar specifically address WI State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicators 4B, 9 & 10.

Background and Context

Nearly two decades ago, Beyond Diversity was introduced to offer educators a
foundation for examining the impact of race on student achievement. Today,
thousands of seminar participants utilize the Agreements, Conditions, and
Compass to explore racial issues in their lives and in their schools. 

Participant Outcomes

  • Participants will be able to have courageous conversations and engage in sustained interracial dialogue about race.
  • Participants will reflect on race and racism and discover how each, through school policies, programs, and practices, negatively impacts low-performing student populations.
  • Participants will develop the knowledge and skills for engaging, sustaining and deepening courageous conversation about the impact of race and racism on student achievement.

Target Audience

A diverse audience is preferred for these trainings and will add to the richness of the discussions. Recommended attendees include:

● district administrators  ● principals  ●  community members  ●  teachers
● school staff  ●  parents  ●  faith-based personnel  ●  business professionals              


Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive | Madison, WI 53713
Ph: (608) 251-2300 | Reservations: 888-627-7077

Lodging arrangements and costs are the responsibility of each participant.

Fees and Registration

There are no fees for this event, but pre-registration is required. Participants are expected to attend both days of this two-day event.

Registered participants will receive complimentary copies of Courageous Conversations About Race and More Courageous Conversations About Race.


Contact Bethany Dahlberg at (715) 986-2020, ext. 2126 or
Melissa Moe at (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127.