Deep Equity and Social Justice: Moving Toward Being & Belonging - Session 2
Six Session Development Series with Velma L. Cobb
Session 2 - Internal and interpersonal levels include intercultural awareness; deepening capacity to have challenging conversations; recognizing unconscious bias, emotional triggers, power dynamics, and microaggressions; manifestations of inequity from an intersectional perspective and deepening capacity in physiological and emotional presence to remain open, curious, and engaged in emotionally-charged reflection and dialogue
These are unprecedented times. This development 6 session series offers an intentional, structured conversation with and among faculty & staff on deep equity and social justice and its impact on the teaching and learning exchange individually and systemically. Deep equity requires understanding and actively addressing equity and social justice (both historically and currently) on multiple levels: individual, interpersonal, institutional, and systemic/societal. Deep equity requires ongoing attention to hearts, minds, behaviors, and structures.
Velma L. Cobb, Ed.D., CPCC, ACC
Director of the Lander Center for Educational Research and an associate professor in the Touro College Graduate School of Education in New York. The Lander Center is a leader in the development of habits of mind and praxis in the creation of strong educational environments. The conditions that inform the teaching and learning interchange focuses on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership. The IDEAL educational environment is “Equity in Action”. Velma is a certified leadership coach; trained CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Educators) facilitator; licensed Bigger Game© trainer; and a Leadership Circle Profile (LCP)© and LCP Culture Survey© 360 assessment practitioner. She served as a Fellow in the Bill George True North Leadership Program. Velma is a Meta-Coach with the Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Coaching Certification Program (EICC) and a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and the Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS) Inventory.