Professional Development of the NILCA DEI Committee

January 17, 2022 DEI NILCA


This past weekend the DEI Committee of NILCA was privileged to be led in a two hour professional development session while we attended/presented at LaxCon. Our facilitator was Jen Cort who is best summarized by her bio which states:

Jen Cort is a diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice consultant working with schools and organizations in multiple countries.  As an educator and clinical social worker, Jen has served as an assistant head of lower school, head of a middle school, and senior administrator as well as a counselor in lower, middle and upper schools and private practice.  Jen works with groups to create sustainable and systemic change and to live out their missions regarding diversity and inclusion.  Her goal is to create spaces where students, and all community members, can be seen and heard while learning to be visible and use their voices in productive ways.

She led the committee through some exercises that helped us to gain clarity on several different areas of DEI work while also informing us about some of the challenges that are forthcoming.

The committee strongly supports and encourages you to visit her website ( for additional information or to book her for your event.



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