*New* WAESOL Online

Real Learning in a Virtual Space

At WAESOL, we want to encourage you in your continued efforts to support your students and develop as teaching professionals. To this end, we were honored to launch WAESOL Online in April, with more sessions to come through the summer.

Through the months of April, May and June, WAESOL Online offered 12 trainings free to members and non-members alike. WAESOL is in the process of offering additional trainings during July and August. Stay tuned for details.

Also, save the date for WAESOL’s first full online conference, 2020 Vision: Transforming Our Tomorrow. Pre-conference workshops will take place on Friday, October 23rd, with the full conference on Saturday, October 24th.


Implicit Bias and Intercultural Competency – Why this is important and how individuals and organizations can improve

Presenter: Ben Krauss, PhD

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

5:30pm to 7:30pm

2 Clock Hours Available ($3/hour)

Cost: $5 for Members, $10 for non-members. Become a WAESOL member here.

This 2-hour online session will assist you in:

  • Preparing for next year by addressing the importance of understanding Implicit Bias and Intercultural Competency
  • Preparing for conversations with our students regarding equity and race by maintaining an empathetic learning mindset
  • Recognizing our Implicit Bias by developing and understanding the tools and methods available for this process of self-discovery
  • Helping our students grow as citizens in an equitable world by modeling Intercultural Competency
  • Understanding the process of achieving Intercultural Competency by being exposed to the step-by-step improvement process

Ben Krauss is the founder and principal of Adaptive Training Solutions. He is also the Director of Equity and Inclusion at Gonzaga Prep and adjunct faculty for Eastern Washington University. He has served communities in a public safety capacity as a police officer, analyst, and management consultant. He has taught in the public sector, corporate, high school, and university environments. He earned a B.A. from Hawaii Pacific University and a Ph.D. from Washington State University. Ben’s wife Angie is a school principal, and their three children are very active in academics and sports. Favorite family activities include hiking, walks, and time on the water with family and friends.