About the Webinar
At the state level, people build policies and procedures to serve the population of students receiving special education instruction and services. However, these policies and procedures can unknowingly be designed with implicit bias that can ultimately serve to perpetuate inequality and inequities within certain communities. This presentation will discuss implicit bias and micro-aggressions at a macro level as well as address strategies that can facilitate cultural and linguistic equity in policies and procedures.
This webinar builds upon Jason’s first presentation in May, 2021. If you missed it, it is available for a limited time here.
About the Presenter:
Jason Harper is the founder of Harper Conflict Resolution, LLC. He specializes in Education and Employment mediation utilizing a collaborative approach. In addition, Jason is a nationally recognized alternative dispute resolution (ADR) consultant, conflict management coach, adjunct professor, and trainer.
Most notably, Jason is an ADR Consultant providing mediation and conflict resolution services to over 100 school districts and charter schools, including the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law teaching on Cross-Cultural Dispute Resolution as well as an Adjunct Professor of Mediation at Pacific Coast University, School of Law and Lipscomb University. Jason has also provided mediation and conflict resolution trainings for organizations such as the Western Justice Center and the International Visitors Council, training adults from over twenty different countries. Jason has been recognized by the California State Senate and the United States Congress for his mediation trainings.
Jason served as the President of SCMA, one of the largest associations of mediators in the U.S. He is also one of the founding directors of Kids Managing Conflict, a non-profit dedicated to promoting conflict resolution programs for K-12th grade students. Further, Jason serves as the Vice President of MC3, a mediator certification organization that is professionalizing the field of mediation. Jason received his Master’s Degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from California State University, Dominguez Hills and his mediation training from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.