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Fall 2023 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workshops

Free DEI Training for Education Staff Across the Region

SCOE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) believes its efforts are enriched by the diversity of its staff and the people they serve. Through its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion department, SCOE presents a variety of learning opportunities as it works to develop strategies, programs, and services that meet the unique needs of all learners, helping eliminate gaps in opportunity and achievement.

For fall 2023, SCOE is offering a series of free training opportunities for educators across Sacramento County. The engaging sessions are all being presented in partnership with the National Equity Project, an organization dedicated to transforming the outcomes for children and families who have historically been underserved.

For questions, additional information, or assistance with the online registration process, call (916) 228-2338.

Schedule/Registration Links

Liberatory Design: Co-Designing Solutions to Equity Challenges—September 25, 2023 (9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Location: SCOE David P. Meaney Education Center (Board Room)

  • Gain a foundational understanding of the Liberatory Design Process and Liberatory Design Mindsets, and identify how they might be used in your work
  • Identify a starting place for your design work and approaches to understand the complex system you want to change
  • Apply the liberatory design process and mindsets to deepen your understanding of the challenge in your system and create a plan to take multiple new actions to learn more and make progress toward your vision

Creating Learning Partnerships with Students & Adults You Support—November 9, 2023 (9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Location: SCOE Conference Center

  • Learn about the impact that identity, mindsets, and learning conditions have on the relationship between learner and teacher
  • Examine your own identity, stance, and the assumptions you bring to your role as a teacher or leader who supports the learning of others
  • Begin planning how to build partnerships with those you support or teach that center identity and promote thriving and belonging

Designing & Facilitating Equity-Centered Meetings & Conversations—January 17, 2024 (9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Location: SCOE Conference Center

  • Learn about, experience, and practice using an Experiential Learning Cycle through an equity lens to plan for an upcoming meeting that you will lead
  • Explore what is required of a facilitator of adult learning addressing equity issues in your context and become familiar with tools and resources to support facilitation
  • Gain new knowledge, tools, and frameworks for facilitating teams and developing a positive group dynamic

Managing and Coaching for Equity—April 29, 2024 (9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.)
Location: SCOE Conference Center

  • Practice approaches for understanding, raising, and addressing equity issues through the practice of coaching
  • Reflect on who you are in this work and what skills and knowledge you need to be successful in your role as a leader, manager, supervisor
  • Deepen your understanding of and practice with tools that support building the capacity of individuals to address equity challenges
  • Make connections with new colleagues, and leave with a plan and approach for addressing some of the most pressing challenges in your work