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Leading for Racial Equity

Fall Leadership Series

Monthly Zoom
Dec 12—Mar 12, 2024


Knowledge emerges through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other. – Paulo Freire

In this six-session series (monthly from October to March), participants will reflect and discuss our identities, race, leadership, and history in a brave and supportive space. By confronting these complex issues, participants will further develop their self-identity, racial literacy, and leadership skills.

  • 6 Virtual Cohort Sessions designed for leaders committed to racial equity
  • Dr. Michael De Sousa, Cohort Facilitator and award-winning school leader and author
  • Learner Community – Keep the conversation, and the collaboration, going between sessions

>> The Leading for Racial Equity cohort is limited to 40 participants. Don’t delay. Apply today.

>> FREE PREVIEW – Take a sneak peek into Leading for Racial Equity


Session 1: How do our identities shape our leadership?

Dr. Michael De Sousa
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST | Oct 10, 2023

Together we will:

  • Explore Multiple Identities
  • Evaluate Positionality and Power Dynamics
  • Share Leadership Journeys

Session 2: How does our understanding of historic and systemic racism inform our leadership?

Dr. Michael De Sousa
5:00 pm PST | Nov 14, 2023

Together we will:

  • Review a Brief History of US Schooling
  • Compare Individual, Systemic, and Structural Racism
  • Develop Racial Equity Statements

Session 3: How can we remain centered and rooted in our core values?

Dr. Michael De Sousa
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST | Dec 12, 2023

Together, we will:

  • Identify our Core Values
  • Discuss Transformational Leadership
  • Set Goals for Personal Leadership

Session 4: How are we navigating social and political contexts?

Dr. Michael De Sousa
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST | Jan 09, 2024

Together we will:

  • Analyze the Contexts of Our Schools
  • Discuss Deep Listening and Shared Leadership
  • Discuss Honoring Community Assets

Session 5: How can we leverage complexity to foster a stronger community?

Dr. Michael De Sousa
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PST | Feb 13, 2024

Together, we will:

  • Explore False Dichotomies
  • Describe Conditions for Productive Tension
  • Develop Consultancy Protocols

Session 6: How can we communicate and implement a coherent vision for equity?

Dr. Michael De Sousa
Mar 12, 2024

Together we will:

  • Sustaining Equity Leadership
  • Evaluate Racial Equity in Our Schools
  • Determine Next Steps
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