799. Does Black Leadership Matter in Early Childhood Systems: A Conversation
|Date:||Wednesday July 13, 2016|
|Time:||10:15 AM - 11:45 AM|
|Location:||Grand Salon 4 (1st floor)|
|Speakers:|| Lea Austin, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment
Nakeshia Knight-Coyle, Oregon Early Learning Division
Aisha Ray, Erikson Institute
Why is it important to develop Black leadership in early childhood systems? What is the value-added of developing this particular leadership? What are the systemic obstacles to the development of Black leaders, where are the opportunities, and are there effective models of Black leadership development? These questions and others will be explored in a conversation between session organizers and the audience. Participants will gain greater understanding of critical issues, strategies and challenges in developing Black leadership for service in early childhood systems.