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Leverage Social Capital to Create Equitable, Inclusive Learning Environment

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM (EDT)

Event Details

Learn from several authors of the Professional School Counseling journal special Issue on school counselor/principal collaboration about how school counselors, principals and stakeholders can work together to create social capital and develop and sustain learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and safe for all students. In Part 1, hear how school counselors, principals and stakeholders can navigate micropolitics and collaborate to build bridging social capital (working with outside agencies), increase linking social capital (offering opportunities to parents/families/caregivers) and influence bonding social capital (providing opportunities to teachers) to facilitate inclusive learning environments for all students. In Part 2, understand how school counselors and principals, as advocates and leaders, have a moral and ethical imperative to disrupt the educational inequities pervading P-K–12 schools. Discover how school counselors and principals, as experts in data collection, disaggregation and analyses, can use their knowledge and skills in program evaluation to challenge systemic racism, advocate for marginalized students and collaborate with key stakeholders to dismantle racist policies and practices taking place in classrooms, schools and communities.

 Learning Outcomes: 

After viewing this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Identify ways to improve social capital for students 
  2. Better understand micropolitical theory and its impact on advocacy efforts 
  3. Address inequities in schools to create more inclusive learning environments 
  4. Use data-based decision-making to advocate for social justice in schools


  • Colette T. Dollarhide, EdD, Professor and Program Chair, The Ohio State University
  • Jordan Beasley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Augusta University
  • Kara Ieva, Ph.D., Professor, Rowan University  
  • Jeremy Oehrtman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University

May 10, 2023, 12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT 

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