Advance Anti-Racism Work in Your Community

build bridges, deepen connections, hold boundaries

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Location: Virtual, using Zoom
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Pictured, left to right:
Metta Dael and Martha Neubert, Northfield Mount Hermon School


  • Welcome and Introductions, facilitated by Becky Biggs, Director, Professional Development, AISNE: 9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
  • Definitions and Framework: 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Breakout Conversations: 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Break: 10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
  • Considerations, Opportunities, Approaches: 10:45 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Breakout Conversations: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Q&A, Reflections and Farewell: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

AISNE Workshops include takeaway content, tools and resources. Program recordings will also be provided to support asynchronous and follow-up participant engagement. These resources are summarized and provided on a password accessible web page.

Registration Options

To order this workshop for asynchronous learning:

Please use this form. In advance of completing the form, please prepare a spreadsheet you will attach as part of your submission. It should list each person who will be asynchronously participating. Columns: First Name, Last Name, Title (Role), School Name, Email Address. AISNE will invoice you and deliver the assets to your participants upon receipt of your payment.

Virtual Format Rates:

  • Member Schools: $99 per person, or $89 per person for 3-4 participants and $75 per person for 5+ participants*
  • Non-Member Schools: $149 per person, or $139 per person for 3-4 participants and $125 per person for 5+ participants*

*To utilize our Group Savings Rates, please designate one person from your school to register all participants at the same time. If you have a question about this, please contact Betsy O'Brien, Manager, Program & Communications, AISNE.

About This Workshop

Diversity, equity and inclusion work requires sustained and ongoing commitment.

Though we want immediate and concrete answers to the challenges and opportunities that exist in best supporting non-white students at predominantly white institutions, we also acknowledge: meaningful structural change takes time. This workshop will be an opportunity to dig into your role as an educator in this work, learn from Metta and Martha's expertise, and collaborate with your peers.

Leverage this workshop to consider:

  • What role do you personally play in this work at your school?
  • Do you know your school's short and long-term anti-racism goals?
    • If so, what are they?
  • Who are the decision makers in your school community? Who are the culture carriers?
  • Do you have personal goals for this work?
  • How can students of color and international students be best supported through anti-bias initiatives & practices?
  • How can white majority students be best supported through intentional DEI work?

During this program, you will:

  • Practice scenarios to develop your skills for strengthening relationships with your students
  • Reach a better understanding of the many facets of this work between educator and student
  • Gain perspective about the roles educators and administrators play in intentionally embracing this work: in-person, online or within a hybrid learning model

About Our Facilitators

Metta Dael
Metta Dael is Director of International Admissions, dorm faculty member, advisor, and affinity group leader at Northfield Mount Hermon School. Metta, a proud Third Culture Kid, lived throughout Southeast Asia and joined NMH as an international student, class of '93. Metta holds a bachelor's degree from Lafayette College, a masters in education from New York University, and a master for non-profit management from Columbia University.

Learn more about Metta, here.

Martha Neubert
Martha Neubert is Dean Equity and Social Justice and a member of the senior administration at Northfield Mount Hermon School. Martha has been working in independent schools for almost 25 years. She joined the NMH faculty in 2005 from the Waynflete School in Portland, Maine. In addition to being a teacher and administrator, Martha has served as a dorm parent, advisor, coach and affinity-group advisor. Martha holds a bachelor’s degree from Bates College and a master of arts in teaching from Smith College.

Learn more about Martha, here.