Becoming an Urban Education Consultant: How to Get Started

Saturday, April 19, 2014
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
LeChase Hall, Genrich-Rusling Room
University of Rochester’s River Campus

This workshop will focus on the practical aspects of working as a consultant in the field of urban education. Sonia James-Wilson, PhD, the founder of Warner’s Urban Teaching and Leadership Program, will share her experiences, and those of other successful consultants, to engage participants in a conversation about: the pathways to consulting, finding a niche, business planning, marketing and self promotion, building a client base, legal matters, mentoring, and professional development. Case studies, small group activities, and whole group discussion will be used to make the workshop interactive, and pre-readings will provide background information that will help attendees put the information presented into a wider context.
This workshop is free and open to Warner School alumni. Light refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Urban Teaching and Leadership Program at the Warner School of Education. To request special accommodations or for  additional information, please contact Ed Brockenbrough, assistant professor at Please register by Monday, April 14, 2014 at

Dr. Sonia James-Wilson established Catalyst Research & Development in 2008 after working for twenty-two years in the field of urban education. Her experiences include service as a classroom teacher, program administrator, college and university professor, professional development provider, program developer, executive coach to school principals, and educational researcher.

Tags: Ed Brockenbrough, urban education, Urban Teaching and Leadership Program (UTL)