WPC21 Advanced Learning Program 

This year WPC again invites advanced practitioners to apply to attend the Advanced Learning Program. The Advanced Learning Program offers a specialized experience for individuals who have spent many years working on

anti-oppression and social justice issues. As WPC has grown, the conference has expanded its workshop offerings to address the needs of a variety of attendees; however, long-time practitioners and presenters at WPC have struggled to find workshops that meet their needs. The Advanced Learning Program is designed specifically for these individuals.

The Advanced Learning Program will be held on Thursday, April 2 from 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday, April 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Individuals selected to attend the Advanced Learning Program will be free to attend opening activities and keynotes on both mornings. Then, individuals will participate in the Advanced Learning Program while other conference workshops are in progress. Please note that participants in the Advanced Learning Program will not be able to attend the afternoon keynote on Friday, April 3.

The agenda for the Program will have five major themes:

  • Examining the individual journey of the advanced practitioner in diversity/anti-oppression work.

  • Making sense of the profound challenges that are part of anti-oppression/social justice work.

  • Helping advanced practitioners access insights and paths forward in the challenges they face doing the work of anti-oppression/social justice.

  • Identifying the support advanced practitioners need from allies and friends.

  • Finding hope, optimism, energy and enthusiasm in the work of the advanced practitioner.

Individuals interested in attending the Program may apply by completing the application at the link below. A maximum of thirty people will be selected to attend. Registration at the conference is required. Requirements for participation in the Advanced Learning Program include:


  • Ten years or more in anti-oppression/social justice practice.

  • Prior attendance at three or more White Privilege Conferences.

  • A commitment to participate in the entire Advanced Learning Program.

Applications for the Advanced Learning Programs are due by March 18, 2020. There is an additional charge of $50 for attendance at the Advanced Learning Program. Information regarding payment will be on the registration form. 


The facilitators are eager to bring this special program to the conference. The facilitators include: Pamela Smith Chambers, Beyond Diversity Resource Center; Robin Parker, Beyond Diversity Resource Center; Toi-Sing Woo, New Directions Consulting; Stephanie Puentes, Puentes Consulting; Tilman Smith, Independent Consultant; Jorge Zeballos, Kellogg Community College; and Vanessa Julye, Friends General Conference.


Apply to participate in the Advanced Learning Program by clicking the link below.


Link:  http://sgiz.mobi/s3/WPC-Advanced-Learning-Program