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Learning to Lead 2018
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When: 04/12/2018
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: National Cathedral School
3612 Woodley Road NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20016
United States

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Since 2014, the AIMS Learning to Lead Workshop has been dedicated to equipping educators with the knowledge and skills to help every student grow as a leader. Our core belief is that all students can lead if given the right preparation and guidance. We also know that student leadership thrives in a school culture of respect, compassion, and equity. These ideals sit at the heart of this year’s conference theme, Pathways to Civil Leadership. In breakout sessions co-facilitated by AIMS students and faculty, participants will hear the stories of student leadership from across divisions and disciplines. Participants will also gain access to tangible models and support structures used to guide the work. We invite you to join this workshop and become part of a growing community of educators committed to the pedagogy of leadershipTM.

Bio of this year's Morning Keynote Speaker:

  April Bennefield Williams is an Executive Producer at Fox 5 Washington, WTTG as well as a Senior Producer at WRC-TV/NBC Universal. Her show is  the #1 rated local newscast in Washington during the 5pm hour. She has been awarded in 2013 with Outstanding Daytime Newscast as well as The Edward R Murrow in 2013 for coverage during the Navy Yard Shooting. She is a graduate of the National Cathedral School for Girls.

Bio of this year's Afternoon Keynote Speaker:

  Rodney Glasgow is a noted speaker, facilitator, trainer and activist in the areas of diversity, equity, and social justice. He is the Chair of the National Association of Independent School’s annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference, a 20 year-old training ground drawing over 1500 high school students nationwide. Last year, Rodney launched the National Diversity Practitioners Institute, a summer intensive for diversity practitioners. He is also the founder of Diversity in the DMV, a one-day conference for students and educators. Rodney is a featured writer in the book Diversity in Independent Schools, and he wrote the prologue for the recently released One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better…And What Hasn’t.

A graduate of Harvard University with a joint degree in Afro-American Studies and Psychology, and holding a Master of Arts in Organization and Leadership from Columbia University, he is also an independent school alum, having graduated from Gilman School in his hometown of Baltimore, MD.Mr. Glasgow is currently the Head of Middle School and Chief Diversity Officer at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD. He is also President of The Glasgow Group, a consortium of dynamic, innovative consultants.


Breakout Session Choice Titles (You'll Pick Two at Registration):
- Overcoming Intolerance, Starting in the Classroom - Gilman School (All-Boys, High School)
Creating Culture Shapers through a Meaningful Student Retreat Program - Episcopal High School (Co-Ed, High School)
Implementing Student-Created Codes of Character, Civility and Honor - Landon School - (All-Boys, High School)
Inspiring Civility and Ethical Decision-Making through Sports - Calvert School (Co-Ed, Middle School)
Building Leaders of all Types in the Lower School - National Cathedral School (All-Girls, Lower School)
Integrating A Schoolwide Model of Leadership - Gerstell Academy (Co-Ed, All School)

Applicable Grades: K-12


AIMS members:  $85 (through March 29th); $95 (after March 29th)

Non-AIMS members:  $120 (before March 29th; $130 (after March 29th)

Please note that NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations for this class after April 2nd.

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