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Virtual Lounges



Enrollment is open!

The next session is January 16 - 18, 2020! Sign up now!


A sampling of the various presentations that are offered by our 35 different presentors.

Between Different Worlds: Exploring an International Intersectionality

It's Not Appreciation: It's Cultural Appropriation

Just Words: Language, Microaggressions, & Morale

Engaging Oppression & Whiteness in Education

Bias: What Is It, How Do I Confront It, and Now What?

Virtual Lounges

A virtual lounge is a more hands-on experience than our regular presentations. Think of it as a virtual workshop, where you'll get to try out scenarios and have real-time discussions with your instructor and other classmates!


Microaggressions & Resiliency


Careful! Coded language leads to microaggressions


What Bias? Implicit Bias


Lived Experiences of Trans* People


It Starts with Me: Increasing Personal Intercultural Competence


Mental Health in the Classroom


Navigating Stereotypes


Diversity in Literacy


Preventing school-based bullying


Mindfulness During Mindless Times


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Carlos Abril

Carlos Abril is Professor and Director of Undergraduate Music Education at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. Abril’s research focuses on sociocultural, diversity, and equity issues in music education and is published in major research journals, professional magazines, and books.

Photo by Matthew Fried courtesy of Yale University

Cost & Features

Student: January 5


Early Bird: December 15


Regular: January 10


100% digital online format

All sessions are recorded for future access

Group registrations available

Certificate of Participation provided

Results are immediate, long-lasting and simply outstanding.

Associate Chair, School of Music, University of Utah

CCBD helps universities, corporations and non-profits understand the tangible steps they can take to advance the work of equity and inclusion. Participants leave feeling committed and inspired.

President & CEO, National Non-Profit Organization

This eye-opening presentation will be the catalyst to keeping inclusiveness in the forefront of my mind in every interaction with my students.

Faculty Member, Dixie State University

Everything we discussed during your two days here has already had a huge impact on how I see the society which I am a member.

Zachary, Florida State University

William Ward once said, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it”…therefore, I want to thank you for inspiring me.

Elizabeth, University of Utah

Taking part of this was extremely eye-opening. I now recognize areas that I am responsible for speaking up and helping those who may not be as privileged as me.

Melissa, UMass Boston

In the past, I associated privilege with a negative connotation but now I see it as a way to understand change for the better.

Robert, University of North Carolina-Greensboro

I anticipated that ‘impact’ would resonate with our students and faculty at the moment; however, I never imagined that it would be a centering experience for our community.

Dr. Forrester, Univeristy of Massachusetts-Boston

This experience taught me that everyone has their own personal story. You just can’t “judge a book by its cover”!

Adminstrator, Indiana State University

I’ve never participated in such an interactive and informative session before!

Elisabeth, Ogden Schools