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Inclusive Mindset: Diversity is not the Answer to Inclusion
Presented by: Brandi Heather
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Our schools and workspaces are very diverse, but they are not always inclusive. The Inclusive Mindset session, utilizes play to demonstrate that no matter how many people with multiple physical, cognitive, social or sensory differences that we put in a room (diversity), we cannot create belonging until we first address the ways in which we unknowingly create barriers to inclusion. This can occur through systemic processes, tradition, and fear. Let’s work together to brave connection and build an inclusive school culture using play as the medium for change.


About the Presenter(s):
Brandi Heather

Brandi Heather brings a creative and innovative combination of training and subject matter expertise to her leadership role as Chief Knowledge Officer of AMPED2PLAY Inc. Brandi’s exceptional knowledge of inclusion strategies, implementation solutions and user directed tools reflects her Adapted Physical Activity and Play Development Specialist experience, now reflected in the vision and mission of AMPED2PLAY.

Brandi’s 20-year career as both a Builder and Instructional expert in Adapted Physical Activity utilizing accessible play as the foundation of her programming and post-secondary teaching has positioned her as a sought-after international resource in inclusive play solutions. Brandi has taken her experience, expertise and passion for accessible, multigenerational play and has established multiple programs within AMPED2PLAY including PLAY6S, Ramshackle Play and Play2Perform.

Brandi is a founding member and former Lead Program Design Specialist for the Red Deer Children’s Adapted Sport Association. Her unique community programs include Play2Move, Play2Learn and Play2Build, which are focused on igniting potential and exploring physical, cognitive and social opportunities for children with disabilities and their families in a play-based environment. As a recent recipient of the Women of Excellence – Athletics and Recreation Award, presented through the Central Alberta Community Foundation, Brandi continues to be a community leader, now delivering her program knowledge as a Co-Founder of AMPED2PLAY.

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: March 01, 2019
Cost: $50.00
Focus(es): Inclusive Education, Leadership, Mental Wellness, Support Staff, Guidance and Counselling
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Teachers, Support Staff