Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the BOLD Summit is canceled for 2020. We look forward to connecting in 2021 - bigger and bolder than ever!


Educators of color who are pursuing leadership roles within an independent school setting, as well as current administrators of color looking to take the next step.


Building Opportunities for Leaders of Diversity - BOLD - is an annual gathering of passionate educators of color who are looking to grow in their careers and make an impact on education through leadership in an independent school. Participants will explore:

  • The leadership landscape in independent schools
  • Different leadership styles and identify their own
  • How to maximize strengths of each individual on a team
  • What it means to be an educational pioneer
  • Best leadership practices in an academic environment


Currently, only 4% of independent schools are led by an educator of color, but changes in the independent school landscape are creating unprecedented opportunities to change this statistic. That’s where BOLD comes in. The BOLD Summit is focused on equipping educators of color with the tools and confidence to become the BOLD leaders of the future. As a result of the summit experience, BOLD participants will have a clear understanding of their own unique leadership style and will have the knowledge and skills necessary to accelerate their careers in independent school leadership. A great value add will be the strong, growing, and supportive network of BOLD cohorts that participants will have access to for support and encouragement in their leadership journeys.


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Click here to apply! The application deadline is June 1, 2020. The cost for the BOLD Summit is $575.