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Collaboration Nation, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization committed to nothing less than changing the world . . . by helping educational leaders and stakeholders to re-imagine and re-make learning in schools.


The pathway to realizing this vision requires participation from all corners and perspectives on education, and begins with:

  • Leading and sharing transparent education research that brings multiple perspectives and new voices into the conversation on the aspects of Equitable Collaboration

  • Facilitating open public learning at conferences and other community venues to validate and challenge thinking to create alignment between the vision of success, and the learning models and practices within the school ecosystem;

  • Developing an intuitive AI-powered assessment portal -  the Visible Collaboration Platform™ - that provides a live picture of the previously unknown and invisible aspects of Equitable Collaboration within any learning space; and

  • Uncovering ways to support the efforts of other mission-aligned organizations and networks.

DEI Statement
Thank you for your continued support and guidance in this exciting adventure.

Collaboration Nation, Inc., Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy


Collaboration Nation has a diverse Board of Directors, Advisors and Team Members and we serve diverse educators, schools, and communities. As part of Collaboration Nation's transparent research process, through our multi-site nontraditional research-to-practice institute, and open-public learning opportunities, we welcome diverse perspectives to help transform learning in schools to make it more equitable.

We’re committed to modeling diversity and inclusion and to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

Collaboration Nation strives to:

  • See diversity, inclusion, and equity as connected to our mission and critical to ensure the well-being of our staff and the arts communities we serve.

  • Acknowledge and dismantle any inequities within our policies, systems, programs, and services, and continually update and report organization progress.

  • Explore potential underlying, unquestioned assumptions that interfere with inclusiveness.

  • Advocate for and support board-level thinking about how systemic inequities impact our organization’s work, and how best to address that in a way that is consistent with our mission.

  • Help to challenge assumptions about what it means to be a learner, educator, advisor, or member of our team.

  • Practice and encourage transparent communication in all interactions.

  • Commit time and resources to expand the diversity of our leadership, board, staff, committee, and advisory bodies.

  • Lead with respect and tolerance. We expect everyone we work with to embrace this notion and to express it in workplace interactions and through everyday practices.

Collaboration Nation abides by the following action items to help promote diversity and inclusion in our workplace: 

  • Pursue cultural competency throughout our organization by creating substantive learning opportunities and formal, transparent policies.

  • Generate and aggregate quantitative and qualitative research related to equity to make incremental, measurable progress toward the visibility of our diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. Once the content is curated it will be added to our website so others can access.

  • Develop a system for being more intentional and conscious of bias during the hiring, promoting, or evaluating process. Support our hiring team to use equitable practices.

  • Include a salary range with all public job descriptions.

  • Challenge systems and policies that create inequity, oppression and disparity.

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