Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Practitioners

2020-2021 Schedule and Topics

Headways for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Practitioners will be facilitated by André Withers, Assistant Head of School at The Madeira School. All meetings will will occur from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Cohort meeting dates and discussion subtopics for the 2020-2021 program will be posted by early August 2020. Please note that NCGS is mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will ensure that discussion topics are timely and relevant.

Headways for Diversity & Inclusion Practitioners is open to those in positions including but not limited to Chair of Diversity & Equity Council, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Senior Leadership Team Member, etc.

October 5, 2020: DEI by Design: Moving from Mission to Intentional DEI Initiatives

Topics to consider: It starts with Mission. But where do we go from there? Let’s explore how to build specific DEIJ initiatives based on Mission, Strategic Plan and Accreditation

November 2, 2020: The Three P’s of DEI: Program, People, and Policy

Topics to consider: Let’s look at what systemic steps to take in order to get all three P’s working synchronously in order to sustain an inclusive culture/community?

January 11, 2021: DEI and the Development Arc: Identity Development in K-12 Girls’ Schools

Topics to consider: DEIJ amongst students is most impactful when done in the context of their identity development. Let’s explore how that looks across the grade levels and within young women and girls specifically.

February 8, 2021: The DEI Professional Toolkit: Making Impact and Sustaining Yourself

Topics to consider: Self-care is critical. Let’s explore how to be fully resourced for meaningful change while keeping your tank as full as possible.

April 12, 2021: Resources and Best Practices

Topics to consider: What are the latest books, speakers, podcasts or videos that can be used as teaching tools for our communities?


Available exclusively to NCGS member schools, each cohort includes five conversation topics. A registration fee of $250 is required by each participant. Space is limited with preference given to new, first-time participants who can commit to joining every session within a cohort.

Advance-registration for the 2020-2021 Headways program is now open! Join the list to receive information ahead of the general registration period in late August.