Please leave your shoes at the door: Centering cultural awareness and practice in online learning

ISANNE Webinar -  Please leave your shoes at the door: Centering cultural awareness and practice in online learning

Presented by - Liza Talusan, Ph.D., LT Coaching and Consulting, LLC

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:30 pm


For many, home is a private place, separate from work, school, and life outside of its doors, yet virtual learning and the need for physical distancing have thrust teachers, leaders, co-workers, and peers into this private space. With heavy focus on content, curriculum, meetings, delivery, and engagement, the boundary between home and “outside of home” quickly became blurred with little to no regard for how this boundary-crossing impacts environment.

From an equity lens, how have schools and organizations paid attention to the boundary-crossing that is occurring during this time? What might schools and organizations do to engage in more culturally aware and responsive ways for “entering” into the home? What does it mean to “please leave your shoes at the door?”

$30 - ISANNE Members
Free for ISANNE DEI Cohort Members
$60 - Non-ISANNE Members


Liza Talusan, Ph.D., CPC, ELI-MP

Dr. Liza Talusan is an educator, speaker, leader, writer, life/leadership coach and parent. With over 22 years of experience in PreK-20 education, Liza is an engaging facilitator in conversations about diversity, racism, bias, privilege and power and creates environments that allow for people to discuss these difficult topics openly. Through her direct work with students, teachers, and leaders, Liza empowers individuals to create a more inclusive organization, environment, community and team. 

Dr. Talusan has been invited to more than 100 schools and organizations across the country to deliver keynote addresses and facilitate dialogue groups, training workshops, to develop strategic planning, support change management, and empower faculty and staff. Certified as a Professional Coach by the Institute for Professional Education in Coaching (iPEC) and having earned her Associate Certified Coaching credentials from the International Coaching Federation, Liza helps clients achieve their personal and professional goals by tapping into your strengths and vision for goal-centered life. 

Liza is the recipient of numerous awards including "Best 40 Under 40"; NASPA Region I Mid-Level Professional Award; NASPA APIKC VIP Award; Asian Women for Health's Peer Leader Award; Promise in Action Mentoring Nominee; Network for Equity, Excellence in Education Award; and a number of institutional grants. 

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Child Development from Connecticut College

  • Masters of Arts in Higher Education Administration from New York University

  • Ph.D. in Higher Education from University of Massachusetts Boston

  • Certificate in Human Resources, Stonehill College

  • ACC Coaching Credentials, ICF Certified Coach, Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching 

Liza's cumulative research interests include the experiences of underrepresented populations; Asian American and Pacific Islander students; socialization to graduate programs; navigating academic parenthood; interracial relationships; recognizing and reducing unconscious bias; and the impact of federal financial aid policies. Liza's dissertation, "The Formation of Scholars: Critical Narratives of Asian American and Pacific Islander Doctoral Students in Higher Education" is available on ProQuest. Liza was the 2017 recipient of the Dissertation of the Year Award by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Asian American Special Interest Group.

Liza's Top 5 StrengthsQuest Themes are Achiever, Maximizer, Discipline, Activator, and Connectedness. She is someone who is driven, results-oriented, effective and organized, engages others to reach their potential, and practices the principles of community and human connection. 


Thu, 05/28/2020


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