Inclusive Excellence Leadership Program
The Inclusive Excellence Leadership Program is designed to engage students in grades 10-12 in the art of group dynamics and discussion facilitation as it pertains to the matters of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Participants of this program will experience a cohort-based series of training sessions focused on lesson/workshop design, conflict resolution and anti-racist practices. The goal of this initiative is to position students to facilitate DEI conversations within their grade level.
In an effort to prepare student facilitators to be inclusive leaders, a training program has been developed to ensure that students are equipped with the skills necessary to facilitate intentional conversation and foster community. This summit not only included the students participating in IELP, but Roland Park Country School teachers as well who will be mentors in this program. Training topics include conflict resolution, active listening, self assessments (safety needs, triggers, etc.), group dynamics, empathy building.
In the summer 2023 summit, guest speakers were brought in as facilitators of finding joy, presentation styles, leadership attributes, and DEI training in a classroom setting.
Classroom Engagement & Leadership
Throughout the school year, members of the IELP will join advisory sessions and professional development days to lead open and informed discussions on DEI initiatives.
- September 7, 2023: Introductory Lesson
- November 1, 2023: History of Roland Park
- January 19, 2024: Culturally Humility
- March 5, 2024: Intersectionality
- April 29, 2024: Socioeconomic Status
As the year progresses, more dates and topics will be included.