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JEDI 101

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

in Environmental Education


About JEDI101

The Southeastern Environmental Education Alliance is partnering with the following southeast states to provide a regional course on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for environmental educators: Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Tennessee. If you are a resident of North Carolina or Georgia, you can take the course in your state. See state links for more information.

​This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in the language, concepts and principles of equity work. It is meant to be an introductory course and spark interest in further learning around justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. This course was developed through a partnership between the Center for Diversity and the Environment, EcoInclusive, Environmental Educators of North Carolina, Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education, Kentucky Association for Environmental Education, and Youth Outside.

This is a hybrid course. Participants will complete course work on their own time with required weekly submissions in addition to attending required virtual meetings facilitated by Lighthouse Strategy Consulting. Please see the syllabus for details.

Next Session:
Oct 7 - Nov 18
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Next Session: Fall 2024

Make plans to join the next course offering, October 7 - November 18.

Cost: $149*

*Ultimately, pay what you can. During checkout, enter the dollar amount that works best for you. We offer this registration option as an intentional effort of class solidarity to ensure professional learning is accessible to all.

What is Class Solidarity? Class refers to where you fit into the world regarding finances (for example, poor, working class, middle class, wealthy). If you are registering and your organization is paying for your participation, please enter the member/non-member rate, unless this will also be a barrier for your organization (such as a grassroots nonprofit). If you or your organization can pay the full cost, you will be taking an action of solidarity and making SEEA's professional learning opportunities more accessible for people who cannot afford to pay as much. No matter what you pay for the eeCourses, there is no judgment. Pay what you can but most importantly: join us! We are so excited to be a part of your professional learning journey.

Meet the Facilitator

Paul James, Lighthouse Strategy Consulting

Paul James has spent 25 years in higher education and health care serving in various executive roles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ethnic Studies from Wichita State University; a Master’s degree in Higher Education and Counseling from Oregon State University; and a community commitment Rite-of-Passage certificate from the Iqraa African American Books and Gifts. He has worked in public, private and in health care settings—in student affairs, academic affairs, and president’s offices with titles such as Director, Assistant Vice President, and Chief Diversity Officer. He is widely considered to be a global expert in three fundamental areas: Human Resources and Development, Diversity Management and Intercultural Awareness, and Executive Coaching. Mr. James has consulted widely and believes in an intimate approach that fosters trust, speaking truth to power, encourages empathy and compassion, and promotes active listening. Whether educational, health care, or corporate settings, Paul James is a highly sought-after consultant and trusted advisor, nationwide.

Paul James, Lighthouse Strategies
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