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Leading for Equity with the National Equity Project

November 9, 2020

The National Equity Project’s Leading For Equity™ will be offered at the Arizona K12 Center on November 9-10, 2020. The Institute is designed for teams and individuals working on equity or “achievement gap” initiatives to develop their capacity to foster positive change on behalf of historically under-served students and families.

Leading for Equity is an experiential institute providing ample opportunities for sharing, reflection, and planning to inform your current work. Participants will deepen their commitment, relationships, and efficacy while developing strategies toward equity goals. Expert guidance and care will be provided by thoughtful facilitators as participants work to address personal and technical challenges they face in their educational equity efforts.

Course Format

This course will be delivered over two days through interactive learning sessions conducted virtually. Participants will attend live sessions with facilitators and fellow participants to learn and practice new skills. Participants will be mailed a hard copy of the resource guide. National Equity Project Facilitators are intensely focused on humanizing virtual spaces during learning by focusing on interactivity and connection. The sessions designed for full participant engagement through video and audio. Facilitators will build in frequent screen and body breaks, attend to learning, practice, and healing in community with all participants.

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in deepening their knowledge, commitment, and agency to lead efforts to disrupt and transform racism and inequity at the individual, institutional, and systemic and societal levels. Participants could include teachers, support staff, administrators, community members, community organization representatives.

Learn & Examine

  • The effects of racism and other bias on education policies and practices
  • Individual and organizational dynamics that impede the success of change efforts
  • How to improve collaborative relationships and build teams and alliances in diverse settings
  • Concrete skills for leading change in challenging contexts toward your current equity goals
  • The importance of emotional intelligence and trust in leading equity efforts
  • Research, tools, and other resources for equity-focused leadership and team development.

Results

Over 1,600 educators and community leaders have participated in Leading for Equity since 2002. Over 90% of Leading for Equity participants agree that they are better able to:

  • Work more effectively with colleagues from different racial or cultural backgrounds
  • Raise and discuss issues of equity with their colleagues
  • Make personal and organizational changes to address social and racial inequities

Registration Deadline: October 26, 2020