2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education (Virtual) Conference

58. Diversity Made Simple: Practical Strategies for Shame-Free Allyship

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Session Dates

Friday March 03, 2023 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM - Webinar


Too often professionals see a need for social change and have a desire to help, but conclude that because they don’t share the same societal struggles as those in need, their help would not be welcomed or may even make things worse. As a result, less help is provided, and ongoing needs go unmet. This training will provide a reasonable and attainable goal for allyship that includes a foundation of healthy self-confidence (that isn’t over-inflated or self-deprecating), practical strategies for communicating cultural awareness along with an openness to learn, as well as strategies for utilizing earned and unearned privileges for cross-cultural benefit.

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:



Lambers Fisher MS LMFT MDiv

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Barbara Gilligan
(800) 441-3215 ext. 7247

Additional Info

By registering for the PDE Conference, you authorize PDE/BSE/PaTTAN to record and edit into the program and related materials your name, likeness, image, voice and participation in and performance on film, tape or otherwise for use in the above program or parts thereof. You agree that the Program may be edited and otherwise altered at the sole discretion of the producer and used in whole or in part for any and all broadcasting, non-broadcasting, audio/visual, and/or exhibition purposes in any manner or media, in perpetuity.

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