Forming a teaching environment that promotes respect and appreciation among peers while also recognizing and reducing bias and racism can be challenging. This webinar will provide information about an evidenced-based, pedagogical design that can help promote equity when teaching social science topics from a systems approach. For example, the presenter will share information about in-class activities that allow students to practice and discuss the systemic issues related to inequalities within and around families in the safety of the classroom. Using this design in their own classes, attendees will be provided with tools to (1) create and facilitate effective peer grouping, (2) promote student self-awareness into personal biases, racism, inequality, and (3) challenge students to become more competent in working with and appreciating differences in others within their own classrooms.

A brief summary of Malcolm Knowles and Abraham Maslow's work will be provided as a foundation to adult learning processes. Next, the presenter will share how to formulate and facilitate classroom community grouping and collaborative learning activities. This will include an introduction to a university classroom model called community grouping, that simulates family dynamics and sparks self-awareness into personal biases, racism, and inequality while challenging students to become more competent in working with and appreciating differences in others. Finally, an opportunity will be provided for participants to practice, apply, and share their experiences using the newly taught teaching methods.

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Establish diverse peer groups in university classrooms to simulate the emotional elements of family systems;
  2. Develop classroom activities that promote equity and self-awareness among students; and
  3. Foster student self-awareness of personal biases, racism, and inequality.

Approved for 1.0 hour of CFLE continuing education credit.

Approved for 1 CFLE contact hour of continuing education credit.

Webinar date: Feb. 16, 2022

Fee: $29 for NCFR student members / $49 for NCFR members & CFLEs / $89 for nonmembers & non-CFLEs


Beneficial to family scholars, practitioners, and policymakers, attendees will leave this webinar with the ability to:

  1. Dismantle family privilege in Family Science scholarship, teaching, practice, and policymaking;
  2. Recognize family privilege and White supremacy in research, practitioner, and policy settings;
  3. Reduce the ways in which family privilege manifests in Family Science and in society.

Approved for 1.5 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.

Webinar date: 5/11/2021


This session is designed to give people the language to confidently engage in courageous conversations about race and racism. This session will include a thorough understanding of terms and developing a shared language to effectively engage in the discourse on race and racism. It will be an interactive session where the presenter will first share information with the group, have attendees evaluate their own views using a self-guided tool during lunch, and return for further discussion.

Approved for 2.0 hours of CFLE continuing education credit.

Webinar date: Aug. 26, 2020

Fee: FREE for NCFR members & CFLEs / $155 for non-members & non-CFLEs


To provide programs and services that are culturally responsive and equitable as society continues to become more racially and ethnically diverse, practitioners need to examine, challenge, and unlearn their implicit biases and adopt an equity-centered framework for serving individuals, families, and communities from various racially, ethnically, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

In this webinar, presenter Ebonyse Mead, Ed.D., CFLE, will discuss:

  • the definition of implicit bias;
  • examples of biases and microaggressions;
  • root causes of biases and stereotypes (e.g., socialization and media influences);
  • unlearning implicit biases;
  • cultural disconnect; and
  • key concepts and constructs, including individual, structural, and institutionalize racism; colorblindness; diversity; equity; inclusion; and culturally responsive practices.

Approved for 1 hour of CFLE education credit.

Webinar date: Nov. 14, 2019

Fee: $25 for NCFR student members / $45 for NCFR members / $85 for nonmembers