In-person MLI 2020 is postponed. Looking forward to seeing you in 2021.
Contact Steve Barrett for details

Interested in creating and sustaining a multicultural school?

This five-day institute is designed for all K-12 school stakeholders to create and sustain authentically multicultural schools through reflection, understanding, planning, and implementation.

Our Multicultural Leadership Institute provides responsive professional development by leveraging current research and practice, along with Wildwood School’s institutional experiences. The setting is intimate, and intentionally small; limited to no more than 35 participants.

The Institute supports individuals and cohorts committed to developing a shared vision of institutional and cultural change within their schools. Participants will consider, generate, and refine strategies to foster authentically inclusive and equitable practices.

Institute Features

  • Expert guest presenters and facilitators
  • Dynamic protocols and learning experiences
  • Overview of Wildwood School’s multicultural program
  • Personal and school focused application
  • A dynamic multicultural framework for personal and school focused application
  • Introduction to stages of white racial identity development and white anti-racist practices
  • Multicultural leadership team development
  • Breakout sessions focused on participant needs, including:
    • School-wide multicultural curriculum
    • Student and faculty affinity groups
    • Gender diversity and inclusion
    • Socio-economic differences
    • And more

Ideal Training Opportunity For

  • Multicultural/Diversity Coordinators
  • Administrators
  • Deans and Curriculum Directors
  • Teacher Leaders
  • Board Members & Parents

MLI Facilitators

Karen Dye
MLI Director / Director of Equity and Inclusion @ Wildwood School

Karen is Wildwood’s Director of Equity and Inclusion. She brings with her over 30 years of dedicated service in both independent schools and at the collegiate level. An established DEI practitioner, Karen calls upon her experiences in guiding DEI initiatives, as well as admissions and college counseling, to serve the needs of all students and faculty.

Monique Marshall
5th Grade Teacher @ Wildwood School

Monique is a 5th grade teacher at Wildwood School. A 30-year teaching veteran, she is a founding member and current board member of SoCal POCIS (Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools). Monique passionately works to create multicultural learning opportunities that spring from her young learners’ naturally inquisitive worlds.

Sandi Crozier
3rd Grade Teacher @ Wildwood School

Sandi is a 3rd Grade teacher at Wildwood School and an original member of the MLI facilitation team. Throughout her two decades in Wildwood classrooms Sandi has fostered a love of poetry and literature in her students, enhancing their understanding of their multicultural identities and their love for learning. Sandi has also presented her and Wildwood’s work at NAIS’s People of Color Conference.

Special Presenters (More to Come!)

Alison Park
Facilitator / Founder of Blink Consulting / Educator

Alison is the founder of Blink Consulting and author of the Rethinking Diversity blog. Alison is the founder of Blink Consulting and author of the Rethinking Diversity blog. Since 2005, Blink has collaborated with over 90 member schools of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), along with public schools, educational access organizations, private companies and government organizations nationwide, helping to create communities where all children, youth and adults can thrive. In addition to her sessions at MLI for the past 6 years, Alison has presented at the Asian Educators Alliance, East Bay Independent Schools Association, California Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Independent Schools’ Annual, Northwest Association of Independent Schools’ Fall Educators, People of Color, People of Color in Independent Schools and White Privilege conferences.


Multicultural Leadership Institute Alumni


Early Bird Discount
600.00 USD

Through May 1, 2021


$600 per person (3–5 participants from a school)

$650 per person (1–2 participants from a school)

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Regular Rates
700.00 USD

After May 1, 2021


$700 per person (3–5 participants from a school)

$750 per person (1–2 participants from a school)

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