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Create Great Inclusion: Diversity & Talent Webinar Series
Leading with Self-Awareness: Moving from Welcoming to Belonging Spaces
A firm sense of belonging is a critical aspect of creating organizational culture that supports the longevity, wellbeing, and innovation of staff. To attract and retain the best talent, leaders must be equipped to create belonging spaces for an increasingly diverse workforce.
Join us Tuesday, February 28 to hear from Brooke Davis, Director of Diversity, Equity and Mental Health Services at Kenowa Hills Public Schools and Mary Kay Murphy, Managing Director at Midwest Region of Leading Educators. Gain insights on how to innovate in your DEI journey to go deeper and move a step beyond welcoming to belonging.
Tuesday, February 28
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40
Meet the Speakers
Brooke Davis | Director of Diversity, Equity and Mental Health Services, Kenowa Hills Public Schools
As a highly motivated leader, Brooke has spent the last twenty years profoundly changing the narrative surrounding mental health and equity within the educational sector. Brooke is a passionate educator dedicated to elevating students, staff, and the community she serves. She champions programs by designing implementation plans that include the voices of all stakeholders. Dedicated to creating a safe space for growth for all students and staff in our educational institutions, Brooke leads with passion and commitment in all she does. Brooke holds a Bachelor of Arts from Aquinas College in Communication Arts and a Masters in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. In addition to working in the schools, in 2015, Brooke started BTD Consulting LLC, a company that offers individualized, system-wide approaches to school districts that focus on training, coaching, and consulting to ensure success for all employee groups.
Mary Kay Murphy | Managing Director, Midwest Region of Leading Educators
Mary Kay is an experienced leader, educator, influencer, and equity practitioner with 20+ years in the field of education. She serves as the Managing Director for the Midwest Region of Leading Educators to improve their professional learning systems. In addition, she supports a local team in designing the Equity in Literacy Fellowship offered to Kent Country educators. This fellowship supports teachers in creating engaging literacy classrooms where diversity is valued. Before joining Leading Educators, Mary Kay held the roles of teacher, principal, instructional coach, and district consultant. Mary Kay also gained experience working at two other national non-profits, Partners in School Innovation and The Education Trust-Midwest. Mary Kay holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Aquinas College and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.
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