Foundations of
Equity-Centered Leadership 

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 July 15th - October 24th  | Enroll Now 
Our Foundations curriculum is designed to fill the gaps in leadership education by focusing on emotional and psychological safety, the ethics of holding power and influence, and integrating principles of equity, inclusion, self-determination, and anti-oppression into our work and communities.
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Building communities and teams that are diverse, inclusive, equitable and liberatory requires a lot more than kind hearts, shared values, and the right intentions.

Building safer spaces for learning, growth, and effective teamwork requires action taking, decision making, and skill building.

It requires leaders to engage in critical reflection, and to learn to facilitate spaces that are equity-centered. 

Our Foundations curriculum is designed to fill the gaps in leadership education by focusing on emotional and psychological safety, the ethics of holding power and influence, and integrating principles of equity, inclusion, self-determination, and anti-oppression into our work and communities. 
Building communities and teams that are diverse, inclusive, equitable and liberatory requires a lot more than kind hearts, shared values, and the right intentions.

Building safer spaces for learning, growth, and effective teamwork requires action taking, decision making, and skill building.

It requires leaders to engage in critical reflection, and to learn to facilitate spaces that are equity-centered. 

 "The groundwork that we did [foundations curriculum]... it just gave that mind-body awareness of all the different pieces that were necessary to be able to show up and hold that space that we need to as coaches."  
Britt Travis
Certified Equity-Centered Coach
 

 "The groundwork that we did [foundations curriculum]... it just gave that mind-body awareness of all the different pieces that were necessary to be able to show up and hold that space that we need to as coaches."

Britt Travis
Certified Equity-Centered Coach

Curriculum: 
  
Foundations to Equity-Centered Leadership is a 12-week curriculum that focuses on increasing your ability to:

  • build and lead and diverse, inclusive and equitable communities
  • prioritize emotional and psychological safety for all members of your communities (including your own) 
  • integrate equity-centered practices into the way you work and live.

This curriculum is a prerequisite for our coach and leader certification programs and many of our advanced in-person, and virtual retreats. 
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  Sprint 1: J.E.D.I. Basics
In this sprint you'll review the basic principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI), and explore how these principles are applied in mentoring, coaching and leadership relationships. We will cover: 
  • Identity & Power 
  • Othering & belonging
  • Oppression & Marginalization
  • The JEDI Landscape
  • Applied Values 
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 "This program has had a positive impact on nearly every area of my business, from mission and clarity to client care to sales. The culturally-responsive coaching skills and equity-centered culture plan benefit my clients every single day. I lead with more confidence knowing that decisions I make are rooted in my values and an equity-centered perspective."

Laura Simms
Certified Equity-Centered Coach & Leader

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  Sprint 2: Equity-Centered Practice
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In this sprint you'll take the concepts and insights from JEDI basics and turn them into practices and tools that you'll use to make equity-centered decisions, and improve the emotional and psychological safety of the communities and workplaces you build and/or participate in. We'll cover:
  • Guiding Principles and community agreements
  • Emotional and Psychological Safety 
  • Building team/community culture
  • Intro to Equity-Centered Leadership
  • Intro to Equity-Centered Coaching 
  You’ll leave this course with
  • Strong Aligned Values
  • Equity-Centered Culture Plan
  • Equity-Centered Guiding Principles
  • Tools and practices to make equity-centered decisions 
Curriculum:
  
Foundations to Equity-Centered Leadership is a 12-week curriculum that focuses on increasing your ability to:

  • build and lead and diverse, inclusive and equitable communities
  • prioritize emotional and psychological safety for all members of your communities (including your own) 
  • integrate equity-centered practices implement equity-centered practices into the way you work and live.

This curriculum is a prerequisite for our coach and leader certification programs and many of our advanced in-person, and virtual retreats. 
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  Sprint 1: J.E.D.I. Basics
In this sprint you'll review the basic principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI), and explore how these principles are applied in coaching and leadership relationships. We will cover: 
  • Identity & Power 
  • Othering & belonging
  • Oppression & Marginalization
  • The JEDI Landscapte
  • Applied Values (2 sessions) 
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  Sprint 2: Equity-Centered Practice
In this sprint you'll take the concepts and insights from JEDI basics and turn them into practices and tools that you'll use to make equity-centered decisions, and improve the emotional and psychological safety of the communities and workplaces you build and/or participate in. We'll cover:
  • Guiding Principles and community agreements
  • Emotional and Psychological Safety 
  • Building team/community culture
  • Intro to Equity-Centered Leadership
  • Intro to Equity-Centered Coaching 
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You’ll leave this course with
  • Strong Aligned Values
  • Equity-Centered Culture Plan
  • Equity-Centered Guiding Principles
  • Tools and practices to make equity-centered decisions 
 "This program has had a positive impact on nearly every area of my business, from mission and clarity to client care to sales. The culturally-responsive coaching skills and equity-centered culture plan benefit my clients every single day. I lead with more confidence knowing that decisions I make are rooted in my values and an equity-centered perspective."

Laura Simms
Certified Equity-Centered Coach & Leader

"Learning from the Institute of Equity-Centered Coaching has been transformational, but using that word 'transformational', doesn't quite capture the transforming that has taken place for me."
Karen Roswell

Certified Equity-Centered Coach  
"Learning from the Institute of Equity-Centered Coaching has been transformational, but using that word 'transformational', doesn't quite capture the transforming that has taken place for me."
Karen Roswell
Certified Equity-Centered Coach  
Path to Certification
Foundations is the first phase of our Equity-Centered Leadership and Equity-Centered Coaching Certification programs. This is the first time we are making it available as a stand alone program as part of our commitment to make this fundamental education available to anyone regardless of their desire to become certified with The Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching.

If certification is of interest to you, here is how the Foundations curriculum will fit into your certification journey.
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Complete Foundations

Complete both of the foundations sprints: J.E.D.I. Basics, Equity-Centered Practice.

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Pursue Your Track 

Choose your certification track (Coaching and/or Leadership) and complete three sprints in your certification core.

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Submit Your Work for Certification

Submit your certification packet for review and demonstrate competency as an Equity-Centered Coach and/or Equity-Centered Leader.

(You do not have to pursue Certification in order to enroll in the Foundations curriculum)
"It's hands-on, it's reflective, it's mind-blowing and no matter how much you think you know about leading, coaching, or DEI work before you begin, you will learn so much about yourself and can't help but leave a much-improved human."
April Force Pardoe

Certified Equity-Centered Coach  
"It's hands-on, it's reflective, it's mind-blowing and no matter how much you think you know about leading, coaching, or DEI work before you begin, you will learn so much about yourself and can't help but leave a much-improved human."
April Force Pardoe

Certified Equity-Centered Coach  
Regular Enrollment 
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  • Weekly 90-min classes for 12-weeks of Foundations Curriculum
    • J.E.D.I. Basics
    • Equity-Centered Practice
  • Access to 2022/2023 Vault: Our best trainings from recent years
    • Antiracist Business Book Walkthrough 
    • Business & Science of Coaching
    • More
  • Annual Membership in The Exchange: a professional association for coaches and leaders committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion  
EARLY ENROLLMENT BONUS
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  • $500 off tuition through April 30th (discount is reflected at checkout)
  • July 2nd Bonus: Summit Replays & Recap Day with special guests through May 31st  
 "I definitely got way more than I expected. I didn't know that there would be so many practical tools..."
Joan Chan, M.D.
Certified Equity-Centered Coach
 

 "I definitely got way more than I expected. I didn't know that there would be so many practical tools..."
Joan Chan, M.D.
Certified Equity-Centered Coach
 

Meet the Faculty
Trudi Lebron, PhD(c)
  • Founder, Institute for Equity Centered Coaching
  • CEO, ScriptFlip LLC
Charmagne Glass-Tripp
  • Director of Programming
  • Leadership Track Faculty
Latoya "Dr. Boz" Bosworth, PhD
  • Coaching Faculty 
  • Founder, Got H.E.R.S. Life Coaching
Crystal Agyei, M.D., MBA
  • Coaching Faculty
  • Certified Equity-Centered Coach & Leader 
  • Founder, Missing Piece Coaching
Chris Wallace Caldwell
  • Coaching Faculty
  • Certified Equity-Centered Coach & Leader 
  • Founder, Catalysis, llc 
Neelam Kassam, CPA
  • Coaching Faculty
  • Certified Equity-Centered Coach & Leader 
  • Founder, Prestige Consulting 
"These are really thoughtful, caring and kind people doing great work in the world... I'm really glad that I took the time, invested the time, and I would do it again if I hadn't done it already."
Caryn Gillen
Certified Equity-Centered Coach
 

"These are really thoughtful, caring and kind people doing great work in the world... I'm really glad that I took the time, invested the time, and  I would do it again if I hadn't done it already."
Caryn Gillen
Certified Equity-Centered Coach
 

Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this program for?
This is for those who want to
  • Deepen their understanding of power and oppression, and how they show up in business and life.
  • Feel more prepared to engage in equity-centered conversations, challenge oppressive systems, and advocate for equitable change.
  • Find a deeper connection to their values.
  • Create psychologically safer spaces.

Foundations is for leaders, professionals, and coaches who want to improve or create healthy communities and workplace cultures that are committed to equity and inclusion.

Our Foundations curriculum is designed to fill the gaps in leadership education by prioritizing emotional and psychological safety, the ethics of holding power and influence, and integrating principles of equity, inclusion, self-determination, and anti-oppression.

Foundations is also for anyone who intends to pursue Equity-Centered Leadership Certification and/or Equity-Centered Coaching Certification.

How much time should I plan to dedicate to this program?
Each week you will participate in a 90-min live class. In addition to that live class we encourage you plan about 30-45 minutes each week to engage with additional learning resources.

Foundations I: August 1st - September 5th  | Thursdays at 2p & 6p ET
Foundations II: September 19 - October 24th  | Thursdays at 2p & 6p ET


You will register for either:
  • Afternoon classes: 2-3:30p ET
  • Evening classes: 6-7:30p ET

There may be up to an additional 90-minutes of audio/video materials and assignments each week. 
What is the schedule?
Orientation will take place the week of July 15th.

Classes will begin on August 1st and will run through October 24th. There will be no class on September 12th.


You have the option to choose between two class times: 
  • Thursdays, 2pm - 3:30p ET
  • Thursdays, 6pm - 7:30p ET

There may be up to an additional 30-45 minutes of suggested audio/video materials and assignments each week. 
What can I expect in class?
During weekly zoom calls, an equity-centered faculty member will guide you through the curriculum with your cohort of up to 16 other like-minded leaders and coaches.

These calls are curated to be diverse spaces with leaders from all walks of life. And they are inclusive spaces, where all participants are safe to learn, contribute, and challenge ourselves.

We will use a number of facilitation, teaching, and coaching tools including breakout rooms, affinity groups, self-reflection, and written prompts.

There is never an obligation to disclose or share in the group. 

What if I want to be certified?
Foundations is the first step towards Equity-Centered Leadership Certification and/or Equity-Centered Coaching Certification.

You can enroll in foundations now, and then add on your certification track (leadership and/or coaching) at a later time.

Or, you can choose to apply for the Certification program right away at EquityCenteredCoaching.com/Certification 

What if I don't want to be certified?
There is no pressure or expectation to pursue Certification.

We have made Foundations available separately from the certification program because we believe that these concepts should be available to anyone who wants to take steps toward more equitable leadership practices.

If you change your mind later, and want to attain certification, that will be available to you.

What is your payment & refund policy?
There are no refunds for this program.

If, for some reason, you are unable to participate fully please contact us to discuss options for pro-rated program credit.

What if I have other questions?
You can reach out to hello@EquityCenteredCoaching.com with any questions you have. Our email inbox is monitored Monday-Friday and we'll respond within one business day.
The Institute for Equity Centered Coaching is the only place I've seen that is centering this (justice and equity) work and saying it is possible to do transformational work from an equity informed place."
Tyla Fowler
Pursuing Equity-Centered Certification 
"The Institute for Equity Centered Coaching is the only place I've seen that is centering this (justice and equity) work and saying it is possible to do transformational work from an equity informed place."
Tyla Fowler
Pursuing Equity-Centered Certification 
Foundations of
Equity-Centered Leadership 

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 July 15th - October 24th  | Enroll Now 
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