Equity & Inclusivity
Professional Development

Welcome NVC Employees!

This page serves as a resource for NVC Employees as Equity and Inclusivity often gets asked about professional development activities that address issues of diversity, eqiuty, inclusivity, social justice education, social inequility and other related topics to help improve practice.  The purpose of this page is to share exciting professional development opportunities both local and national that engage learners in Social Justice Educational (broadly defined) Content and Process1,2 in educational systems.

On this page you can find both a listing of links below of a number of opportunities, as well as see where these opportunities land on the calendar to the right.  We hope you will find this useful. 

To Apply for Professional Development

As September 2017, NVC is piloting a new Professional Development process that centralizes all of our professional development proposals under one process.  Once you have found a professional development activity you would like to apply for, you can start your process by going to this web page in the Teaching and Learning Center HERE.

If you have any questions about equity related professional developmental activities, please do not hesitate to speak with Oscar De Haro, Interim Director for Equity and Inclusivity, or the good folks in the Teaching and Learning Center.  Christina Rivera is your point person for the application process and (if applicable) travel paperwork.

HighlighList of Current Opportunities

We will try to keep this page up to date as stuff is coming in all the time! 

If there is an opportunity we are missing, please let us know by emailing Maria Ramos Tamayo.

On Campus:

  • 6th Annual XITO Institute: Friday, October 25 - Saturday, October 26, 2019 (tentative). Check back for updates.
  • See more in the calendar above!

Past Events Off Campus:

Local to Napa/Bay Area



1Adams, M. (2016). Pedagogical Foundations for Social Justice Education. In M. Adams & L. A. Bell (Eds.), Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (third ed., pp. 27-54). New York: Routledge.

2Hackman, H. W. (2005). Five essential components for social justice education. Equity & Excellence in Education, 38, 103-10

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