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Workshops designed to help districts recruit minorities

The C.E.S. Professional Development Services division, in conjunction with the state's Department of Education Talent Office, is presenting a series of programs in the next several weeks designed to help schools and districts gain new approaches to recruiting and retaining a workforce that is racially, ethnically and linguistically diverse.

George Coleman

On May 21, C.E.S. will host a Minority Teacher Recruitment meeting facilitated by George Coleman, a former Department of Education commissioner and current C.E.S. consultant; C.E.S. PDS Director Esther Bobowick; and Kim Wachtelhausen of the CSDE Talent Office. HR personnel and school administrators from the C.E.S. region are invited to learn about a new CSDE guidebook on Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention and build quality MTR plans for their districts. A panel of minority educators will be here to talk about recruitment strategies. The meeting is 8:30-11 a.m.

C.E.S. is also hosting two separate three-day workshops on MTR. They are free for participants.

One workshop is designed for minority educators to learn about the dynamics of leadership, self-advocacy, and demonstrating the value of a diverse workforce to the community. The three meetings for this workshop are:

May 24: Implementing strategies for personal or professional goal attainment in education, with Earl Yancy

June 4: Addressing the unique challenges of pursuing your career path, with Marie Glowski

June 11: Advocating for the value of diversity, with Bill Glass

The second workshop is designed for skill-building and presenting yourself in the most positive light during the hiring process. The dates are:

May 28: Learn to write and effective and compelling resume, with commuications consultant Peggy Budd

June 3: The importance of linguistics in getting your dream job, with Lor Ferrante Fernandes

June 5: Tips for interviewing and social media, with Peggy Budd

All of the workshops will be 3:30-5:30 p.m. at C.E.S., 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull.

For more information or to register, visit, email, or call 203-365-8912.