Description: As suffering and disruption mount, this workshop will guide practices and facilitate discussion focused on ways of bringing mindfulness and compassion while exploring social identity-based bias and living in awareness of our common humanity. When we’re grounded in intentional commitments to our personal mindfulness practice and related ethics, we transform our interactions with those around us, we see the roots of our problems more clearly, and we bring a more compassionate approach to diversity and inclusivity work. We become more aware of how we have been unable to see the suffering of others, even as we seek to correct the injustices we see and live with in the world. We deepen awareness of ways that our lived experiences may be profoundly different when compared to those of others; and also rooted in our inherent interconnectedness with one another.
Most MPY webinars are available to ONLY current staff from member districts and organizations. Public school memberships include police and fire personnel. Former and retired employees and members of committees, including but not limited to, PTO/PTA, PAC, School Improvement Councils, Health Councils, Drug/Alcohol Councils, and school volunteers, are not considered MPY members.
PDPs and CEUs
MPY is an approved Professional Development Provider through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (F20180079 provider number). Professional Development Points (PDPs) are offered for all MPY professional development webinars. PDPs are issued for a minimum of 10 hours of training.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for clinical staff from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association, Inc. (MaMHCA). The NASW and the MaMHCA approves each event. Event participants may request CEUs by filling out the request form above.
Requests for PDPs and CEUs must be submitted within 8 days of the webinar. PDPs and CEUs will only be issued to participants who have attended the webinar(s) and submitted the appropriate paperwork within 8 days of the webinar, with accurate accountability codes.
PDP and CEU certificates will be emailed to attendees at the end of the school year.
Event Cancellation Policy
If you are unable to attend any MPY event after registering, you must cancel online at least 72 hours prior to event. For assistance email Lauren@mpyinc.org.