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Join Our Virtual Workshops for DEIJB Professionals

We understand that the work of DEIJB professionals in independent schools is constantly evolving, and that the challenges they face on a daily basis can be overwhelming. Our virtual workshops are developed with the aim of providing guidance and support to existing and aspiring DEIJB professionals in independent schools. Our workshops will share best practices and cover a broad range of topics, from addressing implicit bias to fostering positive relationships between students, teachers, and staff. By the end of our program, participants will have developed a range of skills that are transferable to any educational environment.

Our Workshops

WHO CAN JOIN Existing & aspiring administrators and school leaders involved with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice & Belonging

COST $795 - includes all 5 sessions for the 2023-2024 school year


QUESTIONS: Email Johnnie Foreman:


If you miss (or are unable to attend) a workshop, all workshops will be recorded and available for viewing at a later date.

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About Johnnie Foreman

Johnnie has been a teacher/coach for over 48 years. After 10 years working in the Baltimore City Public School System, Johnnie joined Gilman School (Baltimore, MD) in 1984 as a teacher of Biology and Physical Education and as a Coach of football and track. He was the Head Track Coach for 36 years, winning numerous Coach of the Year Awards and team championships.  The recipient of many faculty awards, Johnnie’s most recent administrative role at Gilman was as Director of Community, Inclusion, and Equity. He established the Strategic Plan on Community, Inclusion, and Equity (CTA). He also was instrumental in establishing the first Board Committee on Diversity. There are also various affinity groups for parents, guardians, and students selected through his leadership.

In his role as CIE Director, he received the prestigious

2014 NAIS Diversity Practitioner of the Year Award from the NAIS in 2014, where he also serves as a faculty member of NAIS's Diversity Leadership Institute. He co-authored "The Diversity Work In Independent Schools," The Practice and the Practitioner.

Johnnie is also involved in the greater Baltimore City community, having served as President of the Douglass High School Alumni Association and serving on Outward Bound and the Middle Grades Partnership boards. He is also a consultant for various independent schools.

“The Finney Search Group's expertise, professionalism and deep understanding of independent school culture are unparalleled in the industry. I trust them implicitly and value their partnership.”  

David Farace, Head of School
McDonogh School, Owings Mills, MD

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All Workshops start at 1:00pm EST. Participant feedback will help us determine future workshop topics.

January 9, 2024

Networking & Navigating Independent Schools

February 13, 2024

DEIJB & the Art of Community

March 19, 2024

The 7 Principles of Belonging

April 16, 2024


May 14, 2024


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