Affinity Connection, Identity Exploration, and Leadership Coaching, Collaboration, and Support

Exclusively for Heads of AISNE Member Schools!
Join us for this multi-part virtual learning experience facilitated by Wanda M. Holland Greene, centered on being a Head of Color in predominantly white schools and leadership structures. This cohort is designed to engage each participant in conversation, community, and development. AISNE first established this cohort during the 2021-22 school year. This year the cohort will continue to offer support, encouragement, and leadership growth, and will build on members’ collective experiences. We plan to welcome and onboard new Heads of Color who choose to join this year’s cohort with the group who participated last year and are returning for more collaboration and collective wisdom this year.


This program will meet virtually seven times, and twice in-person:

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 19 | 12:00 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 16 | 12:00 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, December 14 | 12:00 1:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 | 3:30 – 4:30 PM | In-Person at AISNE’s 2024 Heads of School Retreat
  • Tuesday, February 27 | 12:00 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, March 28 | 12:00 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 25 | 12:00 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 16 | In-Person Dinner Gathering | Time & Location TBD

All virtual meetings presented via Zoom.



If you have a question about this cohort, please contact us at This is a nine-part workshop. Your ticket reserves your spot for all nine sessions.


About the Cohort

Discussion is important—in our schools and in the world. Discussion in affinity spaces and working together as a cohort helps provide support to one another.  This cohort is designed to help each person work to develop and hone their identity and leadership. 

AISNE recognizes the unique opportunities and challenges of being a head of color in predominantly white schools and leadership structures. As an organization committed to structural change for equity and inclusion, we want to create a space and offer support for the building of this heads of color peer network.

From this cohort experience, you can expect to:

  • Carve out time for individual reflection and goal setting.
  • Devote time for collaborative goal setting for the group (in the first session). This will be an opportunity to share what you want and need from this time together, both from the cohort facilitator, Wanda Holland Greene, and from peers.
  • Share current successes and/or dilemmas at the start of each cohort session. Your input helps to surface priority topics for the group. 
  • Engage in topical “mini workshops” as needed/desired. This is an opportunity for brief information presented with group processing and application to our various school communities.
  • Create the time, space, and opportunity for resource sharing.  Heads can share information, techniques, and ideas.


About the Facilitator

Wanda M. Holland Greene is nationally recognized and respected as an experienced leader in education with a passionate voice and powerful presence that inspire communities to achieve equity and excellence for all children. For the past thirty years, Holland Greene has focused her professional time and attention on a wide and varied range of issues in education: mental health and emotional well-being; anti-racism and cultural competency; neuro-diversity and learning differences; gender inequity and stereotype threat in the classroom; effective performance appraisal systems for teachers; and global citizenship. 

Prior to Holland Greene’s tenure at Hamlin, which began in 2008, she served for eleven years as a senior administrator at The Park School in Brookline, MA. She began her career in education in New York City at The Columbia Greenhouse Nursery School and continued thereafter at The Chapin School, where she was a teacher and the school’s first Director of Student Life. Currently, she is a Vice-Chair of the Columbia University Board of Trustees, a member of the Board of Regents of Bishop O’Dowd High School, a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow at The Aspen Institute, and a former trustee of Head-Royce School, Concord Academy, The Chapin School, Lick-Wilmerding High School, and Hamilton Families. A former faculty member of the Head’s Network Leadership Seminar and the National Association of Independent School’s Aspiring Heads Fellowship, Holland Greene continues her mentorship and advocacy for brand new heads of school as an executive coach.

“My succinct definition of leadership rests in my head and heart: leadership is the courageous task of expanding the humanity and capacity of individuals and institutions so that they can repair the world….I believe that leaders should be the authors of change and that our potential as individuals and institutions will be limited if we do not heal the past, awaken our humanity, and vigorously pursue freedom for all people.” ~ Wanda M. Holland Greene


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and transfer requests must be sent via email to Cancellations received up to 10 days before the start of the event will receive a 100% refund, less a $100 administrative fee. Transfers of registrations from one person to another are permitted up to 3 business days before the start of the event, or the first event of a series of events.

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