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Framing Equity & Conflict on School Boards - New Orleans - June 27-28, 2019

2 Days of Powerful Work - June 27-28, 2019

The challenge of providing equity and excellence in challenging contexts is one of the most common obstacles faced by school board members.  This module is designed to provide participants with the theoretical and practical tools needed to overcome today’s educational challenges in their roles focused on district governance. This workshop supports the full professional and personal growth in ways previously not offered to school board members. Our design facilitates the exploration and learning of key issues, concepts, ideas, understandings, and practices in American education. Throughout this two day workshop, participants will engage with challenging ideas, reflect on contemporary practices, and undertake serious revision of existing solutions and remedies.  Further, participants will understand their conflict resolution style and how to engage others by better understanding their ways of engaging.  Because of this learning experience, participants will leave as more able conflict mediators, more culturally aware and mindful leaders, and more effective at participating in a discourse about equity in schools.

Registration Information


  • $650 Before April 1

  • $750 On/After April 1



  • Thursday, June 27:  8:00 am - Wednesday, June 28: 5:00 pm

Workshop Admission, 2 Breakfast Tickets, 2 Luncheon Tickets, Materials & Tablet with paid registration upon arrival.

Registration closes:   June 13, 2019 - 5 pm EST

Registration limited to 35 school board members  and public officials

Cancellation policy: 

Cancellation only in writing.  $200 Processing Fee will be accessed.  No Refund after April 1.

Venue:  Sheraton - New Orleans; 500 Canal Street

Facilitators - Framing Equity & Conflict on School Boards

Proud to bring skilled facilitators from across the United States*

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Dr. Brian K. Perkins
Director, Urban Education Leaders Collaborative
Teachers College Columbia University

Dr. Perkins has been a university professor and university administrator in education for over 20 years and served as the national president of the Council of Urban Boards of Education.  He served as president for the New Haven Board of Education and was a member for almost 12 years and was on the board of directors for the National School Boards Association for four years.  He currently serves as a coach and consultant to public school boards in several states and is an expert in urban education leadership development.  Dr. Perkins received his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Grambling State University in Louisiana and his professional and doctoral degrees from Yale University School of Medicine and Columbia University respectively.

Deborah Keys Write
Partner, Perkins Consulting Group, LLC

Deborah L. Keys Write is a partner with Perkins Consulting Group.  She was the Director of Equity Programming at the National School Boards Association where she led educational programs for over 1,000 school board members, specifically targeting underserved children around the country in public education. Deborah has 20 years of non-profit association experience that includes leading programming in urban conferences; facilitating relationships with urban superintendents and school board members through collaborations with AASA The School Superintendent Association and Howard University. Deborah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Organizational Development from Spring Arbor University in Michigan.

*Facilitators subject to change.

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