508. From Vision to Action: Why and How State Leaders Can Support Equity and Systems Change through the Development of Black Leadership
|Date:||Thursday June 29, 2017|
|Time:||8:30 AM - 12:00 PM|
|Speakers:|| Lea Austin
Sherri Killins Stewart
Michelle Stover Wright
The growing racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity of children in early childhood programs has not been mirrored in its workforce, which remains predominately white and monolingual. This session is directed at state leaders who want to advance equity, quality, competence, and diversity in leadership at all levels. Using Black leadership as an example, presenters will examine why it is important to develop Black leadership in early childhood systems; the value-added to developing it; the policy challenges; and effective state and national efforts. The session will be highly interactive and focused on how participants can move these efforts ahead.