Faculty Conference


Wakonse is a word from the Lakota Indian language meaning to teach, to inspire. The Wakonse Foundation brings together people who find inspiring and influencing others is what they do for a living. We create a climate where participants:

  • display and discuss teaching talents
  • learn about themselves as teachers
  • consider the tasks and issues of creative teaching
  • provide meaningful feedback to one another

Participants become Wakonse Fellows which means, in the simplest of terms, to support, promote and share the excitement and satisfaction of teaching - to inspire others and ourselves.