Hosted by the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa 

October 14-17, 2024 

With a one-day virtual option on October 30th 

CPED Convening Theme 


Turning point, time for change, to learn from the past, to change the present, and improve the future 

With a greeting of Aloha (reciprocal love, affection, kindness, grace, salutation, compassion, fondness for), our Hawaiian colleagues graciously invite member faculty, administrators, EdD students, and graduates to join them on the beautiful island of Oʻahu for the 2024 CPED convening.  

At this unique convening, we will be welcomed as allies and introduced to the vast changes that have been experienced by the native peoples of Hawai’i. This invitation comes with a request to join in a reciprocal relationship of Aloha between the people of Hawai’i and those from the continent and elsewhere. We are asked to read and learn about the past and present of Hawai’i before we travel. We are encouraged to bring a desire to listen and learn about how historical and institutional racism, colonization, and imperialism have disenfranchised Hawaiians from their native lives and lands. We are requested to lean into this uncomfortableness and when appropriate, stand strong with our colleagues. The hope is that through this convening we all learn what it means to be a social justice advocate and push to change the future with learning from the past. 

A deeper understanding of the convening theme can be viewed in this short presentation. 

To give back to our colleagues and the native lands of Hawai’i, we are asked to offer our own gifts of Huliau by embracing the past to make change in the present and by including ways in which we can all live sharing deep aloha. We do so by presenting Workshops and Learning Exchanges that seek to transform the present ways: 

  1. We teach; 

  1. We design policies that govern learning; 

  1. We develop and support structures that promote equity while addressing current and historic inequalities;  

  1. We design learning that can support all types of people to successfully earn a doctorate that transforms into social justice spaces.  


CPED convenings offer 2-4 pre-convening workshops which last 2-hours. For the 2024 convening, we invite proposals for 2-hour workshops that will be scheduled on the morning of October 14th at the in-person convening.  

If you are interested in offering a workshop, we invite you to consider how your topic will offer more time to learn and collaborate around the theme of Huliau. Presenters should be prepared to offer deeper interactive learning content that supports participants in the development of their institution’s scholarly practitioners as social justice advocates. 

Formats for proposals are listed below.  


We invite CPED members—faculty, administrators, students, and other stakeholders–to submit convening learning exchange proposals that explore the above points. Those who participate in a CPED Improvement Group (CIG) may submit an exchange proposal that applies the convening theme to the topic of the CIG (see info below).     

Learning Exchanges are presented concurrently in breakout rooms. Exchanges can be facilitated by an individual or group and/or done collaboratively across departments or institutions. To promote the interactivity and engagement of participants, several types of learning exchanges are available (see formats below).  

Presenters may also choose to present their learning exchange: 

  • in-person (October 14-17 in Honolulu, HI) 

  • virtually (October 30), or  

  • both in-person and virtually.  

CIG Sponsored Small Group Exchanges open to CIG members: 

CIG Sponsored Exchanges will capture the spirit and focus of the CIG’s work and/or the convening’s theme as they relate to the CIG. CIG leaders develop the call for these exchanges and will be involved in reviewing proposals.  

Learning Exchange & Workshop Formats: 

CPED is committed to providing interactive ways for its members to engage with and learn from each other in concurrent breakout learning exchanges and large group sessions. Convening evaluations have informed us that members want to avoid “sit-and-get" sessions and instead to engage in active professional development that enables them to walk away with materials and/or ideas that they can use. To accomplish this, proposals are strongly encouraged to use the ideas in the chart, which align to the convening theme, to develop highly engaging exchange sessions.     

Types of Exchanges: 
A) Learning and Innovation: These sessions are presented by one or more CPED members whose work to promote social justice spaces allows participants to learn and inquire about successful advancement of equity, equality, and justice. They are prsented concurrently with other exchanges. Examples include: Workshopping ideas, program case study, flipped learning session, panel presentation, ignite session.
B) Dialogue: These sessions involve facilitated discussion and dialogue about critical social injustices that impact education and society. These sessions are organized to allow for structured and spontaneous conversation and are presented concurrently with other exchanges. Examples include: roundtable, fishbowl, jigsaw, world cafe, film screening and discussion, challenge room, speed dating, book/article discussion, networking
C) Team building and Creation: These sessions are meant to create opportunities for collaboration and networking among CPED members. The focus at this convening is to generate plans, resources, research, and/or emphasize networks that support and grow social justice through education and specifically the doctorate process. They are presented concurrently with other exchanges. Examples include: research pitch activity, writing pitch activity, collaborative syllabus development, collaborative material creation (program policy and documentation; assignments: assessment rubrics), art-based activity, team/trust-building activity



In no more than a 2-page Word document (approx. 1000 words), proposals should include the following information: 

  1. Name(s), institutions, and email addresses of all presenters 

  1. Title of the Learning Exchange or Workshop 

  1. Description of the content, format, and activities that will take place during the session 

  1. Theoretical or practical knowledge in which the learning exchange will be grounded 

  1. Overall learning goals and any takeaways that participants will receive 

  1. Association with a CPED CIG (if necessary for exchange proposals) 

Proposals are double blind, peer reviewed by CPED member faculty and CPED staff. Selections are made to provide an engaging, interactive learning experience for our diverse community. Space at the convening is limited, so we may not be able to accept all proposals. We encourage members to develop exchanges across institutions. 

Submit your proposal by May 1, 2024, online via this LINK.  


May 1, 2024: Learning Exchange & Workshop Proposals Due 

June 2024: Double-blinded Peer Review of Exchange Proposals 

July 2024: Notifications of acceptance     

September 2024: Early Bird Registration and hotel  

Note: Exchanges take place each day of the in-person convening (Monday, Oct 14th through Thursday, Oct 17th 4pm). All in-person exchange presenters are expected to register for the in-person convening. We cannot give preference for a day. By submitting an in-person exchange proposal, you agree to be available each day of the convening. 

Registering for the Convening

Early Bird Registration by September 14 (Hotel & Convening)

Faculty - $375

Students - $150

Regular Registration after September 14 (Convening; contact hotel for room reservations after this date)

Faculty $400

Students - $150   

Hotel Information

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Road

Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Hotel Registration Link

In-person Convening Registration can be found HERE. 

Virtual registration can be found HERE.  



As a membership organization, we look to our member faculty to ensure continued quality programming. A great way to support your understanding of CPED and EdD (re)design is to review convening exchanges proposals.    

We are particularly interested in ensuring that the exchanges have an active learning/experiential/engagement component in them, and focus on advancing social justice, particularly as it applies to social justice education. We hope that reviewers can assist us with this process.  If you are interested in getting involved, please fill in this FORM 


Questions? Please contact Monica Wilkerson, Coordinator of Operations and Development, at [email protected] or 412-648-7428.