Wellness-Connect 2020-2021

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Eight monthly live and recorded webinars with discussion guides.
Renowned national experts, authors and leaders.

Wellness-Connect inspires and educates your community. Moderated by Katie Koestner, who appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine at age 18 and is subject of an HBO movie, these 24 live webcasts address eight timely topics via a secure, interactive platform.

Garner current research and practical action items from the brightest minds in the country. Subcriptions include access to live and recorded on-demand sessions, discussion guides, and supplemental resources.  

Subscription Options

FACULTY-CONNECT

Eight live 23 min sessions @ 3:30pm EST.
Recorded and on-demand.

  • Appropriate for educators in K-12 and higher education.
  • Professional development with CEU credit.
  • Training for advisors, coaches and sub-contractors.
  • Engage with thousands of educators throughout the country.
  • Commitment to the safety and wellbeing of students and the school community.

PEER-CONNECT

Eight live 23 min sessions @ 7:00pm EST.
Recorded and on-demand.

  • Appropriate for student age 14-21.
  • Programming option for assemblies.
  • Training for peer educators, peer counselors, peer leaders and resident assistants.
  • Engage with thousands of students throughout the country.
  • Bystander engagement training.
  • Opportunity to talk with your parents after they watch Parent-Connect.

PARENT-CONNECT

Eight live 23 min sessions @ 7:30pm EST.
Recorded and on-demand.

  • Appropriate for parents of children age 1-21.
  • Programming option for PTA/PTC meetings.
  • Training for volunteers at your child’s school.
  • Engage with thousands of parents throughout the country.
  • Commitment to the safety and wellbeing of our children.
  • Opportunity to talk with your child after they watch Peer-Connect.

Wellness-Connect:
Access to Faculty-Connect, Peer-Connect and Parent-Connect.

Find out more about our fee schedule!

Series Schedule

Session 1: October 5, 2020 
“Microaggression & Discrimination:  Identifying and Undoing Bias”

We live and work in a global, culturally diverse world and serve students from a plethora of cultural backgrounds.  Learn about these diversities and ways in which we may respond to them.  Examine bias—both overt and covert—and common assumptions.  Understand how various actions and communications may be perceived by others and how generalizations undermine our effectiveness as educators.  What are commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities experienced by those who are not White?

Does it matter if these are intentional or unintentional?

Explore and understand the definition of racism, including individual, institutional, linguistic and cultural. This presentation empowers participants to explore, confront and recalibrate any personal cultural, racial, or gender biases. Understand microaggressions, unintentional bias, and historic contexts of racism and other forms of discrimination. Create space for and commitment to open, honest communication and active listening by all members of the community in recognizing the value of every voice.

Dr. Jordan West – Director of University Diversity & Inclusion Programs, George Washington University

Jordan S. West, Ph.D. is a senior Diversity Officer and faculty member in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies at The George Washington University. In her administrative capacity, Dr. West is responsible for creating and implementing sustainable and transformative change across the institution that informs people, policies, and practices, in continuing to shift the campus towards a more positive and just climate. Dr. West’s professional experience includes Princeton University, Syracuse University, University of California Berkeley, and Pennsylvania State University in Residence Life, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Multicultural Affairs, Admissions, Athletics, and more. Dr. West identifies as a scholar activist and is a formally trained social justice educator and facilitator. Dr. West’s experience and research interests focus on campus climate, narrative and storytelling as a method, and how BIPOC and individuals from historically marginalized identities work towards liberation while in higher education through the lens of Black Feminist Theory and Critical Race Theory.

Dr. Pawan Dhingra – Professor of American Studies at Amherst College and Author of Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough

Pawan Dhingra is a sociologist and former curator and senior advisor of the Smithsonian Institution exhibition, Beyond Bollywood: Asian Indian Americans Shape the Nation. His most recent book is Hyper Education: Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough and has been profiled on National Public Radio (NPR), Library Journal, and elsewhere. He is the author of the award-winning Life Behind the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and the American Dream (Stanford University Press, 2012), which has been profiled in NPR, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Colorlines MagazineWall Street Journal, and elsewhere. Professor Dhingra joined Amherst College after serving as professor and chair of sociology and professor of American studies at Tufts University, as an associate professor of sociology at Oberlin College, and as an assistant professor of sociology at Bucknell University. 

“I want to thank you for offering such a great webinar on April 18th. I shared the link with my Lower School families in a newsletter and we’d love to offer more opportunities such as this to our parents!”

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