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Due to the current state of affairs, we are reviewing our programming in order to deliver the best alternatives to our in-person events. The Collaborative is committed to our members' professional development, and will transition as many of our trainings as possible to webinars, chat room discussions, etc. For the time being, please assume that all in-person events are on hold. Thank you for your patience.

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To empower our schools in their development of inclusive educational environments, the Collaborative For Inclusive Education offers over 50 professional development opportunities each semester – including workshops, panel discussions, practicums, mini-conferences, and webinars.

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June 2020

NCI: Verbal De-escalation and Crisis Prevention

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will learn how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately in order to de-escalate. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation by the Crisis Prevention Institute and strategies to support students and staff in moments of crisis. Suggested Audience: Teachers, Counselors, Deans, Administrators on…

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Hidden Among Us: Creating Safe Spaces & a Care Culture (Part 3)

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The stories of some student populations, including their challenges and successes, have been historically overlooked by the education system. Led by an expert with lived experience, this series addresses how students and educators can collaborate to create safe classroom spaces. With a special focus on children with incarcerated parents, educators will learn and exchange strategies to address bias, create a care culture, and facilitate difficult conversations in a safe space. Work time will be allotted so that participants can walk away…

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NCI: Verbal De-escalation and Crisis Prevention

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Through training in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), participants will develop prevention strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. Participants will learn how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately in order to de-escalate. By utilizing discussions, role-plays and activities, attendees will leave the workshop with certification in verbal de-escalation by the Crisis Prevention Institute and strategies to support students and staff in moments of crisis. Suggested Audience: Teachers, Counselors, Deans, Administrators on…

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Shifting Culture & Building a Gender Inclusive School Environment

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online NY

In this workshop, participants will receive an overview of the history of gender inclusion in schools with information on shifts in law and language. Participants will also explore best practices for fostering gender-inclusive school culture. The workshop will include a review of case studies and policies, strategies for assessing current school protocols, and tools for building a strategic plan to transform school culture. Additionally, participants will have time to workshop a specific area that they would like to address at…

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Hidden Among Us: Creating Safe Spaces & a Care Culture (Part 4)

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The stories of some student populations, including their challenges and successes, have been historically overlooked by the education system. Led by an expert with lived experience, this series addresses how students and educators can collaborate to create safe classroom spaces. With a special focus on children with incarcerated parents, educators will learn and exchange strategies to address bias, create a care culture, and facilitate difficult conversations in a safe space. Work time will be allotted so that participants can walk away…

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