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 racial 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 Thursdays from 12:00-2:00pm PM ET.

Session 1: February 29th
Centralizing Racial Equity in Our Leadership Practice
with Ame Lambert

Session 2: March 14th
Utilizing Equity-Oriented Data and Inquiry Practices with Jen Dunseath and Arlene Rodriguez 

Session 3: March 28th
From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: A Deeper Dive with the Expert with Tia McNair 

Session 4: April 11th
Strategic Planning: Implementing Racial Equity Plans to Advance the Work
with Ame Lambert 

program fees:¹

*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.

¹ HERS is a nonprofit organization. The Program Fee helps defray our technology and program facilitator expenses, as well as various administrative costs. Please review our GuideStar profile for further information about our financials and nonprofit status.


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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.”

- How the Equity-Minded Leadership Series Supports Our Mission -

Any gains in equity must support the advancement of equity for others. It is not enough for HERS to help women and gender-diverse leaders secure leadership positions if they cannot then use their new influence to implement tangible actions that close equity gaps in policies, practices, experiences, and outcomes among groups that have been historically excluded, marginalized, and underserved. This program ensures that HERS alums have the skills and knowledge to transform higher education so that it is truly equitable for every employee and every student.

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