2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education (Virtual) Conference

22. Resolving the DEI Conflict

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Session Dates

Thursday March 02, 2023 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM - Webinar


Many leaders care deeply about their community, but struggle with how to best address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Some fear they might even make things worse if they try. Others have experienced the escalation of conflict that commonly occurs when trying to implement initiatives. In this session, author Floyd Cobb, Ph.D., helps participants quiet the noise that surrounds DEI in order to gain clarity of its function. Reframing DEI as conflict-resolution work, Floyd will help participants use essential tools, rooted in dignity and belonging, to explore effective community stewardship.

Target Audience

General education and special education administrators and teachers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, professional development staff, and families of students with disabilities are encouraged to attend.

Topics Covered: Special Education Law

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Debra Jordan, at [(610) 878-7224, or djordan@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Floyd Cobb Ph.D.

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Barbara Gilligan
(800) 441-3215 ext. 7247

Additional Info

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Inclement Weather: The conference will take place rain or shine, regardless of weather conditions.