Professional Development Workshop –

Diversity and Communication: Strategies for Difficult Conversations in Schools

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Professional Development Workshop –

Diversity and Communication: Strategies for Difficult Conversations in Schools

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

15 Act 48 hours*

This is a new workshop at NLM.

Fear of conflict, worry about saying the “wrong thing,” and not knowing what to say are all common reasons for the shortage or absence of diversity-related discussions in K-12 schools. Unfortunately, lack of discussion about this topic can actually increase negative bias, decrease understanding, and ultimately hinder academic achievement for students. This workshop will introduce participants to effective communication strategies that can reduce the discomfort of engaging in diversity-related discussions, increase their ability to build communication skills relating to the topic of diversity, and be applied upon returning to the workplace.

Recommended for educators, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, administrators, instructional assistants, and out-of-school time providers of students in grades K-12.

Mark Charles Good, M.Ed. is a change management specialist, educator, and owner of Viewpoint Unlimited, an agency that delivers specialized programs, workshops, training, and on-site and online courses, all of which are designed to help individuals and organizations ease the struggle of tackling tough topics that can generate significant resistance. Prior to starting Viewpoint Unlimited, Mark worked as an elementary, middle, and high School Counselor for more than a decade. Mark specializes in diversity, inclusion, mastering difficult conversations, bias mitigation, improving organizational culture, personal growth, and development. For more information, visit

The workshop fee for previous participants is $85, with a $10 reward toward Museum merchandise if you refer a new participant to this workshop. The workshop fee for first-time participants is $60. The cost for a sandwich boxed-lunch at the workshop is $15, or you can choose not to purchase a lunch. We also offer a $10 parking voucher at the Bourse Garage on 4th Street, between Market & Chestnut Streets.


*Participants earn 7.5 hours of credit for attending a full-day workshop. An additional 7.5 hours may be earned through the completion of a homework assignment.



October 21, 2017
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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