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Where We’ve Been Recently…


2017 Alumni of Color Conference

“Deep Listening As Activism”
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, MA
March 2, 2017

keynote-ojaivillageacademy-102116-02Kirsten Olson giving the keynote address for the opening of the Ojai Village Academy Teacher College for Soul-Inspired Education.

Ojai Forum on the
New Education

Keynote: Kirsten Olson spoke on the topic, “Where Would We Like Education To Go?”

Ojai Forum on New Education
Meditation Mount, Ojai, CA
Friday, October 21, 2016, 7:00-9:00 pm
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2016 Alumni of Color Conference

“Still “Pale and Male”: The Persistence of Gender-Based Conceptions of Leadership in Education, and Investigating the Kinds of Messages You Are Getting About Leadership As A Young Female Leader”
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, MA
March 3-5, 2016
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2016 Graduate Coaches Conference

Breakout Session: “Deep Speaks to Deep: Exploring the Practice of Clearness Committees”
Lead By: Kirsten Olson and Valerie Brown
Washington, D.C.
March 11, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
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Deeper Learning 2016

“Still ‘Pale and Male’: Why the Persistence of Male Leadership in Education? ”
High Tech High, San Diego, CA
March 23-25, 2016
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National SAM Innovation Project

Keynote: “The Mindful School Leader”
Tucson, AZ
Fri. Jan. 22 | 8:30 AM
Agenda | Content Guide


Valerie Brown and Kirsten Olson

Valerie Brown and Kirsten Olson

Journey Toward Wholeness:
A Courage & Renewal Retreat®
Two Part Series

Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico
Two session: Mon-Sun, May 18-24, 2015 and
Mon-Sun, October 5-11, 2015
More info: Online or download the PDF
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Deeper Learning 2015

“Mindfulness for Effective School Leadership”
High Tech High, San Diego, CA
Wed. April 1 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
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70th ASCD Annual Conference: Challenging Convention/Leading Disruptive Innovations

“Be Mindful: Leadership Practices to Transform You and School”
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas
Mon. March 23 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | #3303
Visit the ASCD website for more info and registration.

Kirsten and co-author, Valerie Brown, will be presenting at this conference.


13th Annual Alumni of Color Conference

“The Other Narrative: Celebrating Untold Stories”
Harvard Graduate School of Education
February 27th-28th, 2015



Kirsten presenting at Harvard