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Welcome, 
Pascale Consulting

AntiBias, AntiRacist, and Allyship training for educational institutions, corporations, and administrative teams.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

Immersed in the life of independent schools since 2000, Pascale is a seasoned Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practitioner and educator.  Throughout his career Pascale has been focused on matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion as a DEI Director at Middlesex School and Concord Academy, a Dean of Students, and a teacher. In the classroom, Pascale has taught history, humanities, and English and has been engaged in curriculum development centered on DEI initiatives. Additionally, over the past fourteen years, Pascale has led a cohort of colleagues in conducting two national surveys and made three films (Shared Voices, Mosaic: Out of many, we are one, and Shared Voices 2) on the experiences of faculty of color in independent schools. Pascale regularly presents his work for the Association of Independent Schools New England (AISNE), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and other organizations. He has been a member of the AISNE Diversity Practitioners Planning Committee and a faculty member for the NAIS Summer Diversity Institute. He is a graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall, and he holds a B.A. in American Studies. 

ABOUT
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Workshops 

America: All Access Pass or Road Blocks
 

This interactive workshop explores the privileges and hinderances that face community members as they try to navigate both school communities and life. Some topics of focus include: bias, micro-aggressions, and stereotypes. In this interactive session participants will spend some time in someone else’s shoes exploring how bias, stereotypes, discrimination, and systemic inequity can block our paths toward achieving “success.”

AntiRacism & AntiBias Matters

To foster belonging in your institution, antiracism and antibias policies and practices are essential. This workshop provides a framework for how to reinforce or establish antiracist and antibias practices in your community. This session examines the stumbling blocks to creating an antiracist institution, such as privilege, stereotypes, and micro-aggressions.

Allyship Matters: Silence and Inaction equals Complicity

Everyone has a role in DEI work. It is essential to reach those community members who do not see themselves as a part of DEI work as their commitment is essential to true community building. When people in dominant groups decide to invest in DEI initiatives communities see real change. This session examines privilege and how it influences our communities.

Identity Matters: I am who I say I am

This interactive workshop explores identity and labels though art and writing. In this session participants will define themselves as opposed to being defined by others. The event culminates in the installation of an art exhibit representing the individual and collective identities of the community.

Traditions: Adapt, Survive, and Thrive 

Traditions carry a lot of emotion. Adapt, as you discover which traditions to leave alone, to adjust, to remove, and to begin. Survive, while navigating community reaction and devotion to long held traditions. Thrive, as you consider ways to maintain a strong culture while sustaining, adapting, and creating healthy traditions and avoiding unintended outcomes.

Empathy Matters

This interactive workshop explores curriculum and the intentional introduction of empathy and navigating awkward discussions through the lens of antibias training. The objective is to provide participants with an introduction to intercultural competency by examining matters of gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, class, sexual identity, and spirituality.

Matters of Class
 

This interactive workshop is designed around a game in which participants create a socio-economic spectrum based on a deck of identity description cards. Each identity card lists a series of socio-economic identifiers and after reading each card the group discusses the identifiers and then places the identity card on a spectrum of class based on their perceptions of class. The game lends itself to discussions of what determines class in modern American society.

Documentary Film Screenings

Book a screening of one of our documentary films and corresponding workshops on the experiences of faculty of color in independent schools. Hear what your colleagues have to report on their lived experiences over the past decade inspired by a series of racial climate surveys of school campuses. Both documentaries feature a series of interviews with faculty from across the country, the films examine identity along with the hardships and triumphs of teaching at schools for faculty of color, and they explore the obstacles and best practices needed to create an inclusive and diverse community. 

 

Additional Services
  • Climate survey & assessment 

  • Equity tools for academics

  • Equitable & Inclusive hiring: recruitment, and empowerment strategies

  • Anti-Bias training

  • Gender Matters

  • LGBTQ+ Matters

  • Inclusive practices for athletics 

  • Establishing common vocabulary

 

SERVICES

Presentations

Data Does Not Lie: Hiring and Retention

Explore trends and how data explains what happened, why it happened, what will happen and what can be done. Use data to examine what schools and businesses can do to better recruit, retain, and support faculty of color. Explore the obstacles and the best practices needed to create an inclusive, nourished, and diverse faculty. This session will explore how to discuss and present these topics to your school community by examining data taken from over a ten-year period to notice trends within schools.

 

My journey from privileged childhood to activist and DEI Practitioner

This Keynote address explores matters of ethnicity, othering, life threatening injury, weight, class and privilege. It follows my journey in and out of privilege based on the perceptions of others examining how some privileges are constant and others come and go.

Architecture Matters: The Strength of Imagination

See people before they arrive by envisioning belonging and inclusion within your spaces. How we design spaces states a lot about values and who we include and exclude in our communities. Many of the messages sent are unintentional. Explore how to design inclusive buildings and campuses for all community members.

Presentations
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Online Courses
Online Courses
 

DEIB course offerings allow individuals or groups to engage in DEIB trainings at their own pace. The courses can be taken taken individually or in units and can also be paired with in person programs. Shifting DEIB initiatives from conversations to practice takes time and these online courses allow you to reach your community in a flexible format. They also allow continuing training for new, incoming faculty and staff on an annual basis.

Course Offerings
 

Available online courses include:

restorative justice

anti-racism

anti-bias

empathy matters

class matters

cross cultural competency

digital citizenship

and more

Book a Workshop with Pascale
and the Following Featured Collaborators

Kip Bordelon and the Picardy Group

Pascale and Kip facilitate workshops for businesses, higher ed and k-12 schools across the country focused on leadership training and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. We can provide individualized services catered to the needs of your institution and we can add a larger team of colleagues if needed. You can find Kip Bordelon at thepicardygroup.com.

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Michael Eatman and Culture7. Co

Pascale and Michael facilitate workshops for educational institutions focused on organizational change and diversity, equity, and inclusion intiatives. We can provide individualized services catered to the needs of your institution and we can add a larger team of colleagues if needed. You can find Michael at http://culture7.co/.

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Clients and Collaborations

Association of Independent Schools New England

Ara Brown

Edward Carson

Nola-Rae Cronan

Chase Collegiate School (CT)

City of Amesbury, MA

Concord Academy (MA)

Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)

Randall Dunn

Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School (MA)

Frederick Gunn School (CT)

Georgetown Public Schools (MA)

James Greenwood

Landon School (MD)

Linda Hughes

Manchester Essex Regional School District

Middlesex School (MA)

Miss Porter's School (CT)

Eddie Moore

Marcy Moreno

Rob Munro

National Association of Independent Schools

NAIS Diversity Leadership Institute 

Newburyport Public Schools (MA)

Portsmouth Abbey School (RI)

Eera Sharma

Lisa Sun

Peter Sun

Taft Summer School (CT)

Triton Regional School District (MA)

White Privilege Symposium 

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CLIENTS

Testimonials

"I often don't think about the privilege that I have as a white woman in my everyday life. While we often consider white males having the most privilege, white women have more privilege than many other people. It's important to consider the privilege I have and how lack of privilege affects people in their everyday lives. This workshop was an excellent, interactive way to bring inequities to the surface." 

– Adult workshop participant

"In my hunger to be heard for my lack of privilege as a person of color, I had closed myself off to assessing my own privilege."

- Student workshop participant

"The onus is not on individuals, but rather on all of us." 

- Student workshop participant

"Beyond awesome today! I have had nothing but great feedback. What a wonderful start to some good work. Thanks for everything!"

- Superintendent of schools

"Pascale reached out to me  wondering if I would be interested in joining a group of educators working on a documentary. Pascale explained in detail the film that the group had been working on, the reason for making the film, and the work that still needed to be done. Under his competent leadership, my transition to the project was seamless. Not only did Pascale demonstrate a love and dedication for the project, his enthusiasm was palpable during the presentation of the film and follow-up questions at the conference. I look forward to partnering with Pascale on another project shortly. He is a capable, organized, and fantastic colleague and champion of DEI work."

-Eera Sharma

 

"The workshop was a great, eye opening experience."

– Adult workshop participant

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