WPC20 Advanced Learning Program
As WPC enters its twentieth year, we are excited to host a new learning track, the Advanced Learning Program. The Advanced Learning Program offers specialized workshops for individuals who have spent many years working on diversity and anti-oppression 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, many of whom have worked in the field of diversity and anti-oppression for years, have struggled to find workshops that meet their more advanced needs. The Advanced Learning Program is designed specifically for these individuals.
The Advanced Learning Program will be held on Thursday, March 21 from 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday, March 22 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 move into a designated space for the remainder of the workshop time.
The agenda for the Program will have four major themes:
Examining the individual journey of the advanced practitioner in diversity/anti-oppression work.
Discovering how advanced practitioners navigate disappointments in cross-cultural interactions.
Examining the place Latino, Asian, and LGBTQ people take in our diversity/anti-oppression work.
Discovering anger and joy 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. Minimum requirements for participation in the Advanced Learning Program include:
Ten years or more in diversity/anti-oppression practice.
Prior attendance at one WPC.
A commitment to participate in the entire Advanced Learning Program.
There is no additional charge for attendance at the Advanced Learning Program. The cost of the Program is covered by the conference registration fee.
The Advanced Learning Program facilitators are eager to bring a new level of programming to the conference as we look forward to the growth that the next 20 years will bring. 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, Child Care Resources; Jorge Zeballos, Center for Diversity and Innovation; and Vanessa Julye, Friends General Conference.
Apply to participate in the Advanced Learning Program by clicking the link below.