AISA DEIJ Guide: Pathways to Transformation – SUPPORTING STUDENTS AND STAFF

The aim of this series is to introduce AISA members to the new AISA DEIJ Guide.
  • Virtual Workshops
  • Anyone in an AISA Member School who shares an interest in moving the DEIJ work forward
  • Virtual
  • Free
  • 2:00 pm (GMT +0:00) - 3:00 pm (GMT +0:00)
  • 21 February 2024


The AISA DEIJ Guide, “Pathways to Transformation” seeks to unlock the power and potential of International Schools grounded in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Belonging. The guide is a product of AISA’s Wellbeing for All programme, which seeks to enhance the effectiveness of member schools in supporting and embodying diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) and mental health for all educators and students, promoting a sense of belonging.

This is one of a series of Zoom calls taking place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. The sections of the DEIJ Collaborative series are:

  1. September: First Steps
  2. October: Strategic Thinking
  3. November: Teaching & Learning
  4. February: Supporting Students & Staff
  5. March: Critical Issues in DEIJ and Case Studies
  6. April: Tools & Resources and Policy Templates
  7. May: Measuring your DEIJ Progress

Please use the REGISTER HERE button to sign up for the series.

Participants will have an opportunity to meet to discuss specific sections of the new AISA DEIJ Guide. Before we meet on Zoom each month, ongoing online conversations will be taking place in the AISA DEIJ Collaborative Affinity Group. Two weeks before the Zoom meeting, participants will be invited to explore the new DEIJ guide section topic in the online forum. They can also listen to a podcast from the contributor(s) of the topic and engage in asynchronous conversations with other DEIJ Collaborative members.


Date: February 21, 2024
Time: 14:00 GMT
Facilitated by: Elmeka Henderson (International School of Dakar)

Session Description and Outcomes

As a result of participating at this institute, attendees can expect to learn how to prioritize a holistic sense of belonging that empowers students and staff, ensures their wellbeing, and extends support to sexually diverse students and staff. It will also explore the mental health of staff, cultivating a healthy and nurturing work environment.

Pre-Session Activities

Two weeks prior, on Monday, February 05, 2024, we will launch the AISA DEIJ Guide topic “Supporting Students and Staff” in our online community discussion forum.

You can also view the podcast introduction with the contributors to the “Supporting Students and Staff” section of the AISA DEIJ Guide – available soon.

One week prior, starting on Monday, February 12, 2024, facilitator Elmeka Henderson will run an asynchronous conversation with all DEIJ Collaborative members exploring the “Supporting Students and Staff” topic. Click here to join the conversation.


  • Elmeka Henderson
    International School of Dakar
    Head of Student Support

    Elmeka brings both great passion and expertise to every position she has the opportunity to serve. She is dedicated to attending to the needs of the school community by providing preventative education, solution-focused therapy methods, and advocacy with intention and cultural competence. She is a seasoned educational psychologist with success in helping students achieve academic, social, and emotional learning goals for nearly 15 years. Elmeka is currently the Head of Student Support at the International School of Dakar where she uses her talent in creating authentic partnerships with stakeholders to strengthen students’ support systems.

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