Like our other FORUMs, this event serves as both a hiring conference and a professional development and leadership symposium. The goal is twofold: to help those from underrepresented groups and their allies find their best-match jobs, and to enable conversation, networking, and action around how educators can work together to include, empower, and inspire one another.
Our event will feature panel discussions facilitated by a slate of thought leaders on issues of diversity and inclusion in independent schools. Job-seekers and aspiring leaders will be given the opportunity to network with these leaders, build their professional networks, and find the right professional match with schools that are passionate about and committed to diversity.
We are proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker is Tim Wise, one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Wise has spent the past 25 years speaking at college and high school campuses, professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country. He has trained corporate, government, media, and other industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions, and provided anti-racism training to educators and administrators nationwide. Wise is the author of seven books, including his latest, “Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America.” He appears regularly on CNN and MSNBC to discuss race issues. Read a full bio here.
We believe it’s important to host this conference because of the many common themes that unite even the most disparate independent schools: the need for quality teachers and motivated students, the desire to produce students of integrity as well as intellect, and the tension between progress and tradition. Diversity is an ever-important issue for schools and candidates, an issue that we are committed to through strategies like our Diversity FORUM.
Watch this recap from our 2016 Diversity FORUM.