This workshop is now sold out.

Gain tools and experience for best practices to support students (and adults) in your school community who navigate conflict, bullying, and microaggressions. AISNE is excited to present Rosetta Lee, a leading national voice on DEI and bullying. Ms. Lee will lead you in an exploration of how gender affects bullying and conflict and guide you through activities to help you navigate microaggressions between students and adults alike.

This workshop is designed for everyone in the school staff and faculty, including:

  • Teachers
  • DEI Practitioners
  • Student Support Staff
  • Deans and Department Chairs
  • Heads and Assistant Heads of School
  • Admissions, Marketing, and Enrollment Staff
  • Business Officers
  • HR Directors

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

AISNE Workshops include takeaway content, tools, and resources. Notes and prompts are provided to support asynchronous and follow-up participant engagement. These resources are summarized and provided on a password-accessible web page.

Date & Venue

Thursday, February 9, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Lunch is included in the cost of your registration.

The Meadowbrook School
10 Farm Road
Weston, MA 02493

Due to a burst pipe at The Meadowbrook School, we have had to shift venues for the workhop. The new location, just a few minutes away, is:

The Cambridge School of Weston
The Community Gallery | Garth Waite Center for Science and Art
45 Georgian Road
Weston, MA 02493

We are incredibly grateful to both Meadowbrook and CSW for making this venue change seamless for our attendees.


Attendees Member Pricing Non-Member Pricing
1 – 3 $250 $350
4 – 7 $230 $330
8 – 19 $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 retreat 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
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM | Part 1: Helping Youth Navigate Conflict and Bullying
  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Lunch
  • 12:30 – 2:30 PM | Part 2: Navigating Microaggressions
  • 2:30 – 3:00 PM | Optional: Campus Tour

Part 1 | Beyond Sticks and Stones: Helping Youth Navigate Conflict and Bullying

With the heightened awareness of bullying in today’s world, it’s hard to know how to support our children. We’ll shine a light on the essential information you need: The difference between everyday conflict and bullying, how boys and girls experience aggression differently, and how identifiers like sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, ability, and socioeconomic status affect aggression.

You will learn about different types of aggression and practical tools in responding to conflicts and bullying. Our focus will be on the above essentials, ways students engage in alternative aggression, and how you can support youth navigate conflict and bullying.

You will come away with:

  • A clearer understanding of the differences between conflict and bullying
  • Ways gender differences and gender bias affect how conflict and bullying manifest
  • Understanding examples of alternative aggression
  • Strategies for teaching young people how to recognize bullying
  • Tools for students around engaging in conflict and reducing bullying
  • School-wide approaches for bullying

Part 2 | Navigating Microaggressions: Dialogue Tools for Ouch Moments

Microaggressions are those words and actions that offend or hurt, even though they may be unintended. Navigating these statements and interactions is as much a challenge for adults as it is for children and adolescents.

In this section of the workshop, you will learn some of the obstacles of authentic conversations and practical strategies for what to do or say when you are the target of microaggressions. You will also learn how to respond when you are a witness to, or agent of, these acts of harm. We will start by recognizing and defining microaggressions. You will explore why it is important to address them in schools and discover tools for interrupting and navigating them.

You will leave this portion of the workshop with:

  • A clearer understanding of microaggressions
  • The ability to break down barriers to the courageous conversations that keep us from speaking up
  • Strategies for having better one-on-one conversations
  • Tips for intervening in the moment when you see a microaggression occurring
  • An understanding of how to receive interventions with grace

We look forward to learning with you!

About the Facilitator

Rosetta Lee holds a microphone and leads a workshop.Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee is a leading voice on diversity in education, with more than 20 years of experience in the classroom and 10 years facilitating workshops. Rosetta has been a diversity speaker and trainer on a variety of topics, including cross cultural communication, identity development, prejudice reduction and coalition building, gender and sexuality diversity, facilitation skills, bullying in schools, and gender bias in the classroom. Rosetta has presented at numerous conferences and nonprofit organizations such as the White Privilege Conference, Junior League, and City Year. She has also worked with over 200 K-12 public and independent schools throughout the country, as well as a number of colleges and universities. She has served several years on the faculty of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute, as well as NAIS’ diversity think-tank cadre, Call to Action.

Ms. Lee serves at Seattle Girls’ School in dual roles. SGS is an innovative school for Junior High School girls, aiming to empower women leaders and change agents and dedicating its energies to a diverse community of students and faculty, an anti-bias mission, and an integrated curriculum. As a faculty member, Rosetta teaches subjects such as science, math, technology, art, ethics, social justice, and more. As a professional outreach specialist, she designs and delivers trainings for all constituencies of the school community, as well as the local and national educational and nonprofit sectors.

Rosetta has served as President on the Board of Directors of SMARTgirls, a Director on the Board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR), Chair of the 2006 Seattle Expanding Your Horizons Conference, Co-Chair of the 2006 NAIS People of Color Conference, Think Tank Member of the 2012 NAIS Annual Conference, and as a trainer/facilitator with the National Coalition Building Institute. Rosetta is the recipient of the 2007 Outstanding Partner in Education Award fromthe Northwest Association for Biomedical Research and recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Teacher Award for the Washington Federation of Independent Schools.

Join Your Peers

  • The Bement School
  • Brookwood School
  • Concord Academy
  • Dana Hall School
  • Fay School
  • Friends Academy
  • Holderness School
  • St. Johns Preparatory School
  • Lesley Ellis School
  • St. Michael’s Country Day School
  • New Hampton School
  • Phillips Academy
  • The Pike School
  • The Rivers School
  • Tower School
  • Ursuline Academy
  • The Wheeler 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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