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Beyond Diversity I Seminar

  • Lussier Family Heritage Center 3101 Lake Farm Road Madison, WI, 53711 United States (map)

About the Seminar

The Beyond Diversity seminar, updated and aligned with Courageous Conversations About Race, 2nd Edition, is 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. Enrollment is an indication that you are poised for inquiry into your own personal investment in racism and desire greater accountability surrounding your professional leadership for racial equity. Participants will be introduced to the CCAR Protocol: the 4 Agreements, 6 Conditions and the Compass and explore the use of the Protocol when engaging in courageous conversations centered around race and racism. You will engage in a thoughtful, compassionate exploration of race and racism and grapple with how each influences the culture and climate of our schools; and practice using the CCAR Protocol for identifying and addressing policies, programs, and practices that negatively impact achievement for students of color and serve as barriers for ALL students receiving a world-class education.

**Although not required, participants are strongly encouraged to attend the Network's Equity and Social Justice Institute prior to Beyond Diversity I to build the necessary background for courageous conversations.

Recommended reading prior to the eventCourageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools (Second Edition) by Glenn Singleton

Participant Outcomes

As a result of participating in this seminar, attendees will:

  • Engage in courageous conversations and sustained interracial dialogue about race  
  • Reflect on race and racism and discover how each, through school policies, programs, and practices negatively impacts low-performing student populations
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for engaging, sustaining and deepening courageous conversations about the impact of race and racism on student achievement

Target Audience

  • District administrators
  • Principals
  • Community members
  • School staff
  • Teachers
  • Faith-based personnel
  • Business professionals
  • Parents


Lussier Family Heritage Center
3101 Lake Farm Road
Madison, WI 53711

Indicators and Standards Addressed

This seminar specifically addresses WI State Performance Plan (SPP),
Indicators 4B, 9 & 10.

Teaching Standards Addressed

  • Danielson’s Components: 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2d, 3a, 3c, 4c, 4d, 4f
  • Stronge Performance Standards and Indicators: 1.3, 1.7, 1.9, 2.3, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.7
  • In-Tasc Teacher Standards: #1, 2, 3, 5, 7 & 9

Facilitated by

  • Ebiere Cole, Network Beyond Diversity Facilitator
  • Melissa Moe, Network Project Coordinator
  • David O’Connor, Network Co-Leader

Fees, Schedule, and Registration

There are no fees associated with attending this seminar, but pre-registration is required.


This seminar is a full 2-day training. Attendees are expected to attend both days. If you are not able to commit to full 2-day attendance, we ask that you register at a later date when your schedule allows for you to be present for both days.

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (Both days) Lunch is provided


Contact Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or