Equity Leadership Retreats

What is Equitable Leadership?

Our team of administrators, teachers and diversity and inclusion consultants have created a four-day leadership event to help people and organizations transform from the inside, out.

Who Should Attend

  • Schools and districts whose academic performance for students is predictable by race or economic class
  • Relationships between some students and teachers is strained
  • Some teachers and/or students express feelings of disconnection, loneliness or isolation within the school or district
  • Too few parents are informed and engaged
  • Some teachers, parents and/or students feel that more time is spent on discipline rather than learning

What To Expect

  • Understand systemic issues school districts face
  • Practice compassionate dialogue for improved cross-cultural relationships
  • Learn effective strategies to create personal and organizational change
  • Get to know colleagues, their diverse experiences, and ways these can strengthen your team
  • Practice creative thinking and problem-solving to think outside of the box to discover new possibilities for  teaching and learning
MODULE 01
Let's Talk About Race

Attendees learn to recognize personal triggers as we explore district diversity and inclusion issues faced today, how and why they persist, and develop strategies to overcome the barriers that stop us for having the conversations and taking the action needed.

MODULE 02
Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Attendees build capacity to work effectively with students of color, which includes strengthening our capacity to have honest and compassionate dialogue that can help eliminate the achievement disparities that exist in schools and transform school culture.

MODULE 03
The Tragedy of Non-Ness

Attendees identify exclusionary language that is commonly used (e.g. “non-white”), understand the impact of “non-ness” language on relationships, and learn practical ways to remedy exclusionary language in the workplace.

MODULE 04
Get Explicit About Implicit Bias

Attendees explore how unconscious bias and stereotyping affect relationships and take steps to create a strategic roadmap to define or redefine racial and ethnic identity, uncover personal bias, and look at how schools reward some students but not others.

Ready to Enroll?

This is a highly engaging and interactive workshop where Epoch coaches and facilitators put you to work! We use real-world scenarios to help you transform unhealthy culture clashes into healthy and compassionate dialogue with family, friends, colleagues, and students. Contact us for more details to bring this innovative training to your school, district, or county office of education.

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