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Beyond Diversity II Seminar

  • Radisson Hotel and Conference Center 2040 Airport Drive Green Bay, WI 54313 (map)

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. Printable Flyer >>

Now, Beyond Diversity II (BDII) is offered to:

  • deepen our understanding and personal progression in racial identity development;

  • examine and practice a protocol for converting Courageous Conversation into Courageous Leadership using contemporary challenges in education; and

  • explore the concept of racial transcendence and the characteristics of a post-racial school and society.

Prerequisite Notice

Beyond Diversity II is an advanced seminar. Participants must have completed the Beyond Diversity I Seminar and be actively engaged in equity work in their district, school, and/or classroom.

This intensive, two-day seminar is designed to challenge participants who have successfully completed Beyond Diversity I (BDI). BDII participants must be grounded and practiced in utilizing the Agreements, Conditions, and Compass. Enrollment is indication that you are poised for more rigorous inquiry into your own personal investment in racism and desire greater accountability surrounding your professional leadership for racial equity.

Is this seminar for you? Please review the Personal Readiness document prior to enrolling.

Participant Outcomes

Participants will:

  • have courageous conversations and engage in 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 conversation about the impact of race and racism on student achievement.

Training Site and Lodging Location

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Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
Great Lakes Complex
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313
Toll Free: (800) 333-3333 or Direct: (920) 494-7300

A block of rooms has been reserved at the state rate until Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Please reference “CESA #11” when making reservations to receive this special rate.

Standards Addressed

These networking meetings specifically address WI State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicators 4B, 9 & 10

Charlotte Danielson's Framework:

  • Domain 1 1a, 1b

  • Domain 2 2a, 2b, 2d

  • Domain 3 3a, 3c

  • Domain 4 4c, 4d, 4f

InTasc Teaching Standards

  • #1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9

Fees and Registration

Completion of Beyond Diversity I is a prerequisite for this training. Please review the Personal Readiness document prior to registering to determine if this seminar is for you.

Registration is limited to 80 individuals and based on priority enrollment (see below). Pre-registration is required.

The cost of holding this advanced training seminar is $245/person, which covers lunch, instructional costs, staff time, and supplies. Scholarships through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) will be applied to the registration fees for specific districts and/or or tribes that qualify (see below).

  1. Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in April/May 2018 as disproportionate in their special education programming (NO FEE)

  2. The following "invited" groups and LEAs (NO FEE):

    • LEAs receiving Title VI Indian Education and/or Johnson O'Malley (JOM) funding or individuals representing one of the eleven federally-recognized Tribal Nations in Wisconsin

    • Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) Staff

    • Wisconsin RtI Center Staff and Wisconsin PBIS Network Staff

    • Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (DTAN)/The Network) Staff

    • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Staff

  3. All Other Wisconsin School Districts and LEAs ($50)

  4. Wisconsin Non-Profit Agencies or Organizations ($200)

  5. Wisconsin Private Agencies or Organizations ($245)

  6. All Out-of-State Entities ($350)


This is a two-day event. Participants 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 Breakfast (Provided)

  • 8:00 am - 11:00 pm  Morning Seminar

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Lunch (Provided)

  • 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm  Afternoon Seminar 


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Melissa Moe
Coordinator, Training and Supports
Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network
Phone: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or