Special Conference

Superintendent Leadership Conference
Focused on Teacher Diversification

July 30, July 31, and August 1, 2024
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM 

Thank you to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for awarding $220,900 to
the Center for Behavioral Health, Equity, and Leadership in Schools (BHELS) at William James College.

Featuring Keynote Speaker and Coaching with Glenn E. Singleton
and Ruby Ababio-Fernandez, EdD, Courageous Conversation®

Program Highlights

  • Professional learning on how to diversify the work force
  • Individual District Team coaching with Courageous Conversation®
  • Research and underlying challenges to teacher diversification
  • Organizational theory to understand one’s own district from multiple perspectives
  • Adult social-emotional competencies to reframe practice

View Draft Agenda Here

Event Information

Hotel accomodations and meals are included for all participants at no cost. Upon check-in, you will need to submit a credit card for incidentals. Those who desire lodging must complete the registration.

Conference Location

William James College (WJC)
1 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459

Hotel Accomodations

Sheraton Boston / Needham Hotel
100 Cabot Street
Needham, MA 02494


Bring a team (3 per district)
Space is limited to 15 school districts

Register Online Here

Conference Presenters

Portrait photo of black man in dark shirtGlenn E. Singleton

Author; Founder and President, Courageous Conversation

Portrait photo of black woman in shirt with green pattern Ruby Ababio-Fernandez

Author; Executive Vice President of Programming and Development, Courageous Conversation

Portrait photo of white man in with shirt and navy jacket Ross Wilson

Executive Director, Shah Family Foundation; Former Chief of Human Capital, Boston Public Schools

Close up portrait photo of black woman wearing glasses Mona Ford Walker

Deputy Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, Arlington Public Schools