Equity-Minded Leadership: Centering Racial Equity

This intensive workshop series is designed to equip you to develop the skills needed to translate institutional values and aspirations into tangible actions that close equity gaps in policies, practices, experiences, and outcomes among groups that have been historically excluded, marginalized, and underserved. The series will offer a highly engaging, fast-paced opportunity to learn, share, reflect and practice skills for equity-minded leadership.



All sessions will be hosted on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30 PM ET.

  • Session 1: Tuesday, September 19
  • Session 2: Tuesday, October 3
  • Session 3: Tuesday, October 17
  • Session 4: Tuesday, November 7

program fees:

*Teams are eligible for this rate when 4-5 employees enroll at the same time. Employees must be from the same institution and working toward the same goal related to racial equity on their campus.


Centering Racial Equity to Lead Institutional Transformation.

- Curriculum -

The curriculum is robust, substantive, and designed to develop leadership strategies predicated on racially equitable tenets and practices. Weekly objectives, pre-reading assignments, and content will enrich the learning and prepare participants to advance racial equity on their campuses. Participants will be expected to complete pre-work before each session, submit reflections following sessions, and develop a racial equity plan. Those who complete the program* will receive the HERS Centering Racial Equity Leadership certificate.

*To earn the certificate participants must attend all four virtual sessions in their entirety and submit all required program work in a timely fashion. Upon completion of the program, participants who satisfy these requirements will receive an electronic version of this certificate.

- What participants learn -

  1. Understand the theoretical underpinnings of equity-mindedness and how to integrate an equity lens in all aspects of your leadership.
  2. Understand the theory and application of racially equitable inquiry and data practices to drive institutional change.
  3. Enhance knowledge and ability to create a racial equity action plan for institutional change.
  4. Explore strategies for deepening equity leadership and scaling the work for racial equity on your campus.

- Who should attend -

This session is open to all leaders in higher education, regardless of gender. Those leaders who are in mid- and senior-level positions will best benefit from the program. This program is aimed at those who are interested in integrating racial equity into all components of their leadership and developing strategies to do so. To maximize the learning and impact, we recommend institutions send teams of participants.

“The [sessions] have all been exciting and interesting. I'm excited to continue the conversations and appreciate the reaching out people have already done--it's [a supportive] community outside of my institution to have conversations with.”