The Equity Leadership Retreats are designed to support leaders to develop their capacity to become effective champions of equity. The full day trainings scaffold the work by first allowing participants to define equitable leadership and develop meaning around terms that have become meaningless due to mis and over use. A historical perspective will be shared to deepen our understanding of how the past influences our present and how current issues of overt and covert bias continue to show up in our learning environments.
The instructors will identify where and why districts fall short in adequately attending to these issues, and present strategies to overcome the barriers that inhibit or stop dialogue and necessary actions. These trainings will also invite each participant to self evaluate the role their personal history or beliefs may play in the perpetuation or resolution of these issues.