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Elevate your practice.

Groundbreaking ADEI learning sessions for Adult Education professionals. Geared towards action.

Experience a new approach to creating inclusivity. Our antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI) workshops are nationally recognized for their innovation and results. Designed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Adult and Community Learning Services Unit (read more about our work together here,) our sessions will help your programs deliver the best education possible for your adult students.

Why Choose UPD’s ADEI Learning Series?

Because we… 

  • Are ADEI experts with a deep understanding of the adult education landscape
  • Are non-judgemental and will meet you wherever your understanding of ADEI principles is
  • Offer action-based ADEI strategies in your real-world contexts
  • Believe everyone has a part to play and can be a leader in ADEI work, regardless of their role in an organization
  • Ensure all participants leave our workshop series ready to take immediate, concrete action and to engage in sustainable, long-term organizational change

After three years of facilitating this learning series for Adult Education teams across Massachusetts, we are excited to offer this opportunity to colleagues across North America!

Who Can Benefit

Our workshop is for instructors, program staff, and organizational leaders – solo or in teams.


Three-part workshop series over five weeks.

April 25, May 9, and May 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm ET.


$600 per person, discounts for team registrations of five or more participants available.

Justification Letter

Template available to make the case for participation.

Adult Education Workshop Interest Form

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National Spotlight on Our Model

COABE Journal Article: 

Moving Beyond Knowledge-Building: Lessons in Action-Oriented Antiracism Trainings

by Ian Brown, Elaine Farber Budish, Jennifer Greene, Wyvonne Stevens-Carter 

COABE interview based on the article

UPD sessions at the 2024 COABE national conference:

Candid Conversations: Lessons Learned from Leading Racial Equity Change in Adult Education in Massachusetts 

Collaborating for Racial Equity in Massachusetts Public Adult Education: Perspectives from Students and Organizational Leaders