Join us for a day of reflection, professional development and fun.

We’ve asked teachers like yourself what opportunities and information they are missing about diversity-related issues to become leaders in their schools, and crafted the Diversity Leadership Institute around what we heard back. We’ve also consulted with professors from the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education as well as the Metropolitan State University of Denver’s School of Education to ensure the content is rigorous while being actionable at the same time.

Below is the overall schedule for the upcoming Institute on June 11, 2019; we will update this page as specific workshop sessions are identified.

Arrival and Parking

7:30 – 8:00 am

The Institute will take place this year at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education. The closest parking area off Asbury Avenue at High Street, just to the north of the building. Parking for the day costs $10.00.

We urge everyone to arrive no later than 7:45 am to ensure you have time to park your car and find the event.  You can find directions to the Institute here.

A registration table and nametags.

Welcome and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 am

Registration will take a matter of seconds, where we will pass out materials for the day, including a notebook and pen to take notes and write reflections.  We will also provide a light breakfast, including bagels and cream cheese, yogurt, fruit and muffins, as well as water and coffee for every participant.  After gathering breakfast items, we will welcome attendees and review the day’s schedule as a group.  We will start the day at 8:00 am sharp, so please arrive no later than 7:45 am.

Caleb Munro welcomes attendees from the podium.

Featured Speaker

8:30 – 10:30 am

We are still working to identify a compelling, authentic featured speaker for the morning session, where all attendees will be gathered.  If you have any suggestions, feel free to contact us!


Workshop Sessions

10:45 – 11:45 am / 11:50 am – 1:00 pm / 1:05 – 2:05 pm

After hearing from the featured speaker, we will spend the remainder of the day split into smaller groups of 15-20 individuals, each attending a breakout session led by a trained facilitator on a unique topic. Every attendee will attend every workshop at some point during the day, and attendees will eat lunch in their second workshop session.

We are still working to identify specific workshop topics for this year’s Institute; check back by January 2019 for this year’s list.

Discussion Groups

2:10 – 3:30 pm

After hearing from our featured speaker and attending three workshops, attendees will enter a discussion group of 15-20 fellow teachers, to absorb and discuss the content of the day.  These sessions will be led by trained discussion leaders, and give attendees the chance to share the challenges they face in their schools or communities, as well as their ideas on how to address these issues leveraging the strategies presented throughout the day.  The overall goal of this session is to give each teacher a chance to reflect and come up with next steps after the Institute has ended.

Action Items, Evaluations and Closing Remarks

3:40 – 4:30 pm

We will end the day back in one large group discussing and creating personal action plans for every teacher based on the lessons of the Institute, sharing a few thank yous and reminders, and finally providing each participant with a certificate of attendance that can be used to apply for 1/2 Colorado Department of Education (CDE) semester credit.