Bring KI to your Organization

 

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The Knapsack Institute on the Road brings the KI, or our more limited workshops, to you. We work with Universities, K-12 schools, organizations and businesses.

Campus Knapsack Provisions

Because the workshop is flexible, we can tailor it to your specific needs:

On your campus, we will provide participants with:
  • An intersectional conceptual framework for understanding concepts of oppression and privilege;
  • A wide range of innovative teaching strategies that we have found successful, including:
  • Building an inclusive classroom,
  • Setting the stage on the first day of class, 
  • Managing emotions and reactions in the classroom, 
  • Dealing with resistance to change, 
  • Empowering students toward positive growth in the classroom and beyond,
  • How to find support and resources for doing this challenging and often difficult work.

K-12 and Non-Profit Organizations

We have designed special Knapsack Institutes geared specifically toward K-12 educators and toward non-profit organizations. Each institute can be custom tailored to better suit each organization's needs.

Stand-Alone Workshops

We also offer the following stand-alone workshops:
  • Social Identities, Inequalities, and Building Inclusiveness
  • Transforming Ourselves to Become Culturally Inclusive Educators
  • Transforming the Curriculum
  • Minimizing Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat
  • Minimizing Microaggressions (Subtle Forms of Exclusion) to Become an Agent of Change
  • Culturally Inclusive Leadership
  • Building an Inclusive Environment
  • Reframing Emotions
  • Dealing with Resistance to Equity
  • Using Mindfulness Practices to Become Culturally Inclusive
  • Advancing Social & Environmental Justice through Contemplative Practice

Our workshops are flexible; we tailor them to meet your needs.
To bring The Knapsack Institute or a workshop to your institution or organization, 
please email:
Abby Ferber,  Director of the Matrix Center, Co-Director of The Knapsack Institute. 
aferber@uccs.edu or call (719)255-4764.