September 22, 2021 Webinar Featuring Expert on Workplace Culture Shares Strategies for School Leaders

September 22, 2021 Webinar Featuring Expert on Workplace Culture Shares Strategies for School Leaders

Vector Solutions’ Webinar “Becoming an Ally: How School Leaders Can Support an Inclusive School Culture” Discusses Allies, Microaggressions, Codes of Conduct and More

Tampa, FL - September 16, 2021 - Helping students and staff feel respected and protected can go a long way toward creating a positive school environment where learning can thrive. To support schools in doing this, Vector Solutions, the leading provider of training and software solutions to help schools make their operations and communities safer, smarter and better, has partnered with workplace culture expert Catherine Mattice for a free webinar on how to build inclusive school environments.

The webinar “Becoming an Ally: How School Leaders Can Support an Inclusive School Culture,” takes place at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. To register, visit www.vectorsolutions.com/resources/webinars/webinar-support-inclusive-school-culture/. The webinar will also be available on demand.

“It’s up to everyone – teachers, school staff, principals and administrators – to help create school environments that are welcoming and support inclusion,” said Vector Solutions Director of Product Management John Abner. “This webinar is a great opportunity for schools and districts to get actionable strategies from a leading expert on how to do this to help make their schools safer places for both students and staff.”  

Catherine Mattice is founder and CEO of Civility Partners, an HR consulting firm focused on helping organizations create respectful workplace cultures. Mattice is an award-winning speaker, author and blogger, and has authored numerous Vector Training courses for K-12 educators and staff in the areas of Human Resources, Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion, and more. In the webinar Mattice will discuss ways to be an ally in creating an inclusive school environment, including becoming aware of one’s own personal communication style and how it affects those around them. The webinar will provide actionable strategies, including how to:

  • Identify the various roles that allies play (e.g. advocate vs. sponsor), and reflect on the roles they play
  • Define the origins of bias and the four different types of bias
  • Define risk factors that increase our likelihood to engage in bias
  • Combat microaggressions using tried and true intervention methods, including asking questions, relying on basic human values, and organizational core values
  • Facilitate and participate in inclusive meetings by creating a code of conduct, starting every meeting with it, and ensuring all measures are taken to ensure inclusivity (accommodating disabilities, diverse speakers, etc.)
  • Identify resources for educating themselves on inclusive behaviors

The webinar is just one example of the resources Vector Solutions provides to support diversity and inclusion in K-12 schools. The company also offers a Diversity & Inclusion Program for K-12 teachers, school staff and high school students, as well as numerous courses in its staff safety and compliance library that touch on diversity and inclusion. 

 About Vector Solutions for K-12 Education                      

Vector Solutions for K-12 Education provides award-winning software, resources and professional development solutions to help create safer, smarter, better schools. Its safety products include an emergency communications platform, systems to help schools manage and track safety and compliance trainings and environmental health and safety incidents, a library of hundreds of training courses for school staff on everything from special education to diversity and inclusion, plus online safety and wellness courses for students addressing issues such as bullying, suicide and sexual harassment. Its professional development solutions encompass educator evaluations and tracking professional development activities.  For more information about Vector Solutions for K-12 Education, visit https://www.vectorsolutions.com/industries/education/. Follow us on Twitter @VS_K12 and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VectorSolutionsK12 .

About Vector Solutions

Vector Solutions is the leading provider of award-winning, intelligent SaaS solutions that help organizations and individuals operate at the highest level and prepare for more challenging workplaces and environments. Providing industry-focused solutions that connect information and technology, its unique product set includes training management, continuing education (CE), compliance training, workforce scheduling, safety management, and more. Its extensive online and mobile training library features carefully curated world-class content to meet the unique needs of professionals in the industrial, engineering, education, and public safety industries. Reaching approximately 31 million users and more than 35 thousand clients worldwide, Vector's mission is to serve everyday heroes by delivering intelligent software solutions that empower them to make safer, smarter, better decisions. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. For more information, visit www.vectorsolutions.com. Follow us on Twitter @VectorPerform and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VectorPerformance .

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