Pollyanna offers two conference models that can be hosted at school or on Zoom: the Multi-School Conference and the Intra-School Conference. Each has the goal of creating a stronger community and generating Actionable Ideas. When you sign on with Pollyanna, you are assigned a Project Manager who will work with you and your school and walks your team through all aspects of planning and hosting.
Click here to view a video about the extraordinary Intra-Conference at the Brentwood School in Los Angeles in May 2022.
Pollyanna’s original conference emphasizes our motto “Every Voice Matters” by welcoming all constituent groups at schools in the conference conversation: administrators, alumni, diversity, equity and inclusion practitioners, faculty, heads of schools, parents, students, trustees. The school that hosts this conference in a designated geographic region welcomes peer schools in that region to discuss challenges and effective practices around a specific diversity, equity and inclusion topic, and generate actionable Ideas to create movement at each of the attending schools.
Pollyanna designed the Intra-Conference as an institutional capacity-building opportunity for schools that want to deepen their knowledge, enhance practices and improve skills in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion. The Intra-Conference informs the community and provides a platform for sharing personal experiences, expressing opinions and perspectives, and generating ideas and solutions for growth.