BOOST Online Training & Learning Community

BOOST  is excited to learn online with you. You are invited to participate in our online learning community.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
10:00am-11:30am PDT
11:00am-12:30pm MDT
12:00pm-1:30pm CDT
1:00pm-2:30pm EDT
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No Cost to Attend 

Using Data to Drive DEI Initiatives

This workshop will explore how to use data to inform Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives for Not-for-Profit organizations. Data-based decision-making is at the heart of informed and just leadership and allows organizations to allocate programming, staffing, informational resources, and services to meet the needs of all community stakeholders.

Speaker: Robert Murphy, Founder, Comprehensive Discipline Solutions, Baltimore, MD

ROBERT MURPHY is an independent educational consultant and founder of Comprehensive Discipline Solutions with 20 years of experience shaping, informing, and enforcing educational practices that enhance districts’ objectives and improve student outcomes. Murphy led the Maryland State Department of Education’s school discipline reform, dropout prevention, and alternative programs efforts. In this capacity, he was instrumental in reducing Maryland’s number of suspensions by 50 percent and Maryland’s dropout rate by 20 percent while working with local school districts to increase overall graduation rates by 10 percent and the African American male graduation rate by 12 percent. Murphy’s portfolio of work at MSDE also includes authoring Maryland Public School’s Code of Discipline and co-leading the African American Male workgroup.

Mr. Murphy joined the Lake Forest School District as Supervisor of Student Services in Delaware to provide equitable services and opportunities for students while working collaboratively with parents and the community to address students’ needs. Under his leadership, suspensions declined as he and his team committed to helping organizations understand how urban trauma impacts African American male students’ learning process.

Murphy has provided training for organizations such as the American Public Health Association, Missouri Health Equity Collaboration, Mid Atlantic Equity Consortium, National Association of School Boards of Education, University of Saskatchewan, Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, America’s Promise Alliance, The Mid Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory, the Council of State Governments, the National Association of for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI).

This workshop will be held on Zoom. 

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Re-Think Tank: Rethinking Learning & Leveraging Community Assets

Join us in a series of exploratory discussions of how to disrupt and transform traditional models of learning and how and where we serve students by utilizing community assets to turn them into learning spaces. Let’s rethink and reimagine “learning distribution” and an ecosystem of learning environments (schools, homes, museums, parks, libraries, and community-based organizations) that are accessible and equitable.

Partners: BOOST Collaborative, and national partners to be announced soon!

BOOST Online Learning Contact

Interested in facilitating an online training workshop as part of our BOOST Online Training & Learning Community?  Please submit an RFP and we will contact you to discuss topics and dates.

Questions about the training schedule or content? Contact [email protected].


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