• GWI Center for Professional Development (map)
  • 6001 West 16th Avenue
  • Lakewood, CO, 80214
  • United States

There is increased pressure placed on educational settings to respond to systemic inequities. Additionally, the intense emotions around (and lack of understanding of) racism, can leave educators and administrators feeling overwhelmed and unprepared to make meaningful, long-lasting changes.  This two-day institute provides tools, resources and action steps to foster equity and inclusion.

Fee: $20*

*Schools with multiple attendees may be eligible to receive a discounted group rate. Please contact Noelle Bailey at noelle@greatworkinc.org for more information.

Location:
Great Work Training Center
6001 West 16th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80211

Friday, October 12, 6pm-8pm: Welcoming Meet & Greet

Join us for an opportunity to meet the facilitators, Erin Trondson and Nar Doumbya, in an informal setting. Also, meet your fellow educators prior to the start of the full-day workshop. Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be provided.  

Saturday, October 13, 9am-4pm: Equity & Inclusion Workshop

Agenda

8:00am Complimentary Breakfast (coffee & pastries)

9:00am - Noon Workshop Part One

Part One will reflect on participant’s own cultural consciousness.

12pm - 1pm Lunch (provided) & Break

1pm - 4pm Workshop Part Two

Part Two will examine the individual educator’s role in setting the tone and culture of their organization. 

 

Location:
Great Work Training Center
6001 West 16th Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80211

Friday, October 12, 6pm-8pm: Welcoming Meet & Greet

Join us for an opportunity to meet the facilitators, Erin Trondson and Nar Doumbya, in an informal setting. Also, meet your fellow educators prior to the start of the full-day workshop. Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be provided.  

Saturday, October 13, 9am-4pm: Equity & Inclusion Workshop

Agenda

8:00am Complimentary Breakfast (coffee & pastries)

9:00am - Noon Workshop Part One

Part One will reflect on participant’s own cultural consciousness.

12pm - 1pm Lunch (provided) & Break

1pm - 4pm Workshop Part Two

Part Two will examine the individual educator’s role in setting the tone and culture of their organization. 

More about the Facilitators

 

Erin R. Trondson, M.S.

Erin Ruzicka Trondson has been in early childhood education since 1997.  She has served as both a teacher, and as the Head of School at Woodland Montessori School, a non-profit Montessori school serving ages 16 months through age 6.  Trondson received both her B.A. and M.S. from the University of Wisconsin Madison.  Her Master's thesis titled: Montessori Education & Social Justice: Overlap, Potential & Areas for Growth, tied for first place for the Outstanding Thesis Award given by AMS in 2017. Trondson holds a Montessori credential from Seton Montessori Institute in Chicago IL.  

Nar Doumbya, M.S.

Nar Doumbya is a Wisconsin Registry Approved Master Trainer and Consultant with a B.A. in Language and Literacy and a M.S. in Early Childhood Studies. She has over twelve years of experience in early education as a lead teacher, director, professional development specialist and consultant. Doumbya’s professional endorsements, specialties, and interests include: Diversity, Social Justice and Equity, WIDA Dual Language Learner Master Cadre, Family Engagement, Socio-emotional Development, Adult Learning and Development, and Professionalism.