The purpose of this training is to provide a general overview of the variety of diversity issues districts are facing today. The instructors will identify where and why districts fall short in adequately attending to these issues, and present strategies to overcome the barriers that inhibit or stop dialogue and necessary actions. This training will also invite each participant to self evaluate the role their personal history or beliefs may play in the perpetuation or resolution of these issues.

Course Outcomes:

  1. Explore the advantages/disadvantages of talking about race in order to move towards a more equitable environment.
  2. Learn the 5 key Critical Race Theory (CRT) tenets and explore how they work towards identifying and eliminating racial oppression and inequality.
  3. Explore the 5 CRT tenets and learn to recognize historical and present-day examples.
  4. Learn actionable steps toward having conversations around race with the RIR protocol: Recognize It, Interrupt It, and Repair It.