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Equity Series: Navigating Complexity as Equity Leaders

  • Dates: 19 – 19 May, 2021
  • Location: Via Zoom

Leading and Working Towards Equity: It's Our Turn!

GeoLeads Network California's System of Support 2020-2021

Join us for any of these learning opportunities - open to anyone in your networks. You can register for these sessions by clicking the link below for each one. We will confirm your participation with a message and Zoom link to use for that session.

Informational flyer for all sessions

Understanding and Counteracting Implicit Bias - January 20th, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Understand how unconscious bias operates and how it impacts individuals, institutions and structures in creating and perpetuating inequities.
  • Examine how unconscious bias may be at play in practices and policies in your context and discuss strategies to reduce the effect of this bias.
  • Get some tools and resources to use with your colleagues and those you support as you practice recognizing, shifting, and counteracting implicit bias at all levels of our systems (classrooms to board rooms)

Register here: Learning Session #1 - Understanding and Counteracting Implicit Bias

Designing and Facilitating Meetings for Equity - February 24th, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Learn about, experience and practice using an Experiential Learning Cycle through an equity lens to plan for an upcoming meeting that you will lead.
  • Explore what is required of a facilitator of adult learning addressing equity issues in your context and become familiar with tools and resources to support facilitation.
  • Learn about the neuroscience of emotion to help you understand and respond to strong emotions in a group, especially when addressing equity issues.
  • Gain new knowledge, tools and frameworks for facilitating teams and developing a positive group dynamic.

Register here: Learning Session #2 - Designing and Facilitating Meetings for Equity

Coaching for Equity - April 16th, 2021 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Practice approaches for understanding, raising, and addressing equity issues through the practice of coaching.
  • Reflect on who you are in this work and what skills and knowledge you need to be successful.
  • Deepen your understanding about what it means for you to support the learning, growth and development of another adult.

Register here: Learning Session #3 - Coaching for Equity

Navigating Complexity as Equity Leaders - May 19th, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Understand what this approach to equity leadership might mean for you, given your identity and role. Development new insight and understanding of the skills and dispositions (cognitively, affectively, relationally) needed to lead and design for equity in complex systems.
  • Develop your Equity and Complexity "lenses." Develop an understanding of the inherent tensions, contradictions and uncertainty in leading for equity in complex systems; learn a framework and approach for problem-identification, decision-making, and taking action in your system.
  • Apply these lenses to identify and frame an equity challenge in your "sphere of influence."

Register here: Learning Session #4 - Navigating Complexity as Equity Leaders