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Beyond Diversity II Seminar

  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County 225 W. Vine Street Milwaukee, WI 53212 (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. 

Now, Beyond Diversity II (BD II) 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 an 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


United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
225 W. Vine Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Lodging Location

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The Brewhouse Inn & Suites
1215 N. 10th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Phone: (414) 810-3350

A block of rooms (Booking Link - available after 01/01/20) has been reserved at the state rate at until Monday, February 24, 2020. Please reference Group Code "STAR0323" when making reservations to receive this special rate.

Standards Addressed

These networking meetings specifically address Wisconsin 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. Pre-registration is required.

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.

  • For those agencies/organizations that do not qualify for a scholarship, the cost of holding this training seminar starts at $245/person, which covers lunch, instructional costs, staff time, and supplies.

  • For more information on fees or to determine if you qualify for a registration scholarship, please visit our website or go to the registration link for this training.

For additional questions regarding scholarship eligibility, contact Angie Balfe, Network Manager, at or (920) 236-0885.


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

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