This workshop is now sold out.

In this highly interactive workshop, you will develop the tools and practice the actual conversations needed to build a more inclusive hiring practice at your school. You will review the key considerations and come away with concrete steps for building capacity and shared understanding about hiring processes. 

This workshop is designed for everyone interested and involved in the hiring process, including:

  • Heads of School
  • HR Directors
  • DEI Practitioners
  • Deans and Department Chairs
  • Board Trustees

Schools are invited to register a group to maximize the impact of this work.

Date & Venue

Thursday, December 8 | 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Lunch is included in the cost of your registration.

Tenacre Country Day School
78 Benvenue St
Wellesley, MA 02482


Attendees Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing
1 -3 $250 $350
4 – 7 $230 $330
8+ $210 $310
20+ $190 $290


This workshop is now sold out.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets, should any become available via cancellations, email Include your name, your school’s name, and the maximum number of tickets you would like (if wanting to register a group).


AISNE is happy to offer those who wish to stay over for the workshop an opportunity to reserve a room for the rate of $139, per night at The Residence Inn Boston Needham Hotel.

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Workshop Agenda 

  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM | Registration and Breakfast (Provided by FLIK Independent School Dining)
  • 9:30 – 10:45 AM | Part 1: Job Descriptions & Interview Questions
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Part 2: Anti-Bias Evaluations in the Hiring Process
  • 12:30 – 1:15 PM | Lunch (Provided by FLIK Independent School Dining)
  • 1:15 – 1:45 PM | Legal Lens: What You Can and Can’t Say
  • 1:45 – 2:30 PM | Working Session & Workshop Reflections

Part 1 | Words Matter: Job Descriptions and Interview Questions
In this session, we will focus on the language of job descriptions and how your school will signal a strong commitment to DEIJ issues. We will examine the pros and cons of explicit expectations related to DEIJ work and the “red flags” for candidates. In addition, we will work through interview questions that focus on the behaviors that align with DEIJ practice and begin building an anti-bias evaluation process. Time will be built in to look at sample job descriptions and hiring questions in a small group and discuss.

Part 2 | Anti-Bias Evaluations in the Hiring Process
Now we will focus on the language of the interview rubric hiring committees may use with candidates and how to eliminate bias from the candidate debrief with your hiring committee. You will practice difficult conversations, engage in evaluative frameworks for anti-bias, and explore processes for hiring committees. Time will be spent considering sample scenarios from the evaluation and debriefing stages of the hiring process.

Legal Lens: What You Can and Can’t Say
This 30-minute session will provide a brief overview of best hiring practices that ensure compliance with state and federal laws while avoiding the most common legal risks. We will focus on lawful and unlawful interview questions, avoiding discrimination claims, pay equity considerations, and other key topics. The presentation will include real-world examples and practical advice for everyone who is involved in the hiring process.

This session will be led by Greg Manousos, Partner, Morgan Brown & Joy.

Resume Bias and the Impact on Diversity Hiring
How does a Candidate of Color with over 10 years of teaching experience, a Master’s degree from an Ivy League university, and who speaks 3 languages not make it to the Finalist Round?
The answer is Resume Bias. Most search committees have not been educated or trained on Interview Bias or Resume Bias. Their inherent desire for what is familiar and comfortable leads them down a one-way street, impacting their choices and leaving hiring pools less diverse. Learn how some schools have changed their approach to screening resumes and how it has significantly increased the hiring of Candidates of Color.

This session will be led by Warren Reid, Founder & CEO of NemNet Diversity Recruitment.

We look forward to learning with you!

About the Facilitators

Dr. Liza Talusan is an educator, speaker, leader, writer, leadership coach, and parent. With over 25 years of experience in Pre-K – 20 education, Liza is an engaging facilitator in conversations about diversity, anti-racism, bias, privilege, and power. She creates environments that allow people to discuss these difficult topics openly. Through her direct work with organizational leaders, staff, students, teachers, and communities, Liza empowers individuals to create a more inclusive organization, environment, community, and team. Dr. Talusan has been invited to more than 350 organizations across the country—including AISNE—and internationally to deliver keynote addresses and facilitate dialogue groups, and training workshops, to develop strategic planning, support change management, and empower leaders. Having achieved her Professional Certified Coaching (PCC) level credentials, Liza helps clients set and achieve goals by tapping into what it means to lead a goal-centered life. She is the recipient of numerous awards including “Best 40 Under 40”; NASPA Region I Mid-Level Professional Award; NASPA APIKC VIP Award; Asian Women for Health’s Peer Leader Award; Promise in Action Mentoring Nominee; Network for Equity, Excellence in Education Award; the REAPA (AERA) Dissertation of the Year Award; the Harriet Buescher Lawrence Prize from Connecticut College; and a number of institutional grants. 

Lisa O’Donnell is a Human Resources Consultant with LT Coaching and Consulting. Lisa brings over two decades of experience in Human Resources strategy including but not limited to recruitment, retention, hiring practices, and performance evaluation. By partnering with LT Coaching and Consulting, Lisa approaches strategy from an equity-based approach designed to increase diversity and inclusion at the organizational level.



Join Your Peers

  • Belmont Day School
  • Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
  • Cambridge School of Weston
  • Cambridge-Ellis School
  • Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School
  • Dedham Country Day School
  • Derby Academy
  • Dexter Southfield
  • Fay School
  • Phillips Academy
  • Shore Country Day School
  • St. John’s Preparatory School
  • St. Mark’s School
  • Tenacre Country Day School

Thank You to Our Sponsor

FLIK Independent School Dining is a family-style company that strives to provide healthy, nutritious menus to school children and their communities. We are here to fuel students’ minds; both in and out of the dining hall. We treat every meal as a moment to eat, share, and connect. It is our mission to empower a community of kindness through great food, with respect for each other and our amazing planet.

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Cancellation Policy

Virtual Events
Cancellations and transfer requests must be sent via email to Cancellations will receive a 100% refund less a $25 administrative fee. Transfers of registrations from one person to another are permitted up to 24 hours before the start of the event, or the first event of a series of events.

In-Person Events
Cancellations and transfer requests must be sent via email to Cancellations received up to 14 days before the start of the event will receive a 100% refund less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations received within 14 days of the start of the event will receive a refund less a $100 fee. This fee covers the cost of our minimum commitments with our hotel partners; thank you for your understanding. Transfers of registrations from one person to another are permitted up to 24 hours before the start of the event.

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