OLN-NEP Leading for Equity

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Leading For Equity (LFE) is an intensive two-day institute for teams working on educational equity efforts. The National Equity Project provides teams with expert, caring guidance and facilitation to collaboratively address the personal and technical challenges they face in their schools, districts, and communities. Participants develop their capacity to foster positive change on behalf of historically underserved students and families.

This experiential institute provides ample opportunities for sharing, reflection, and planning to inform your current work. Leading for Equity develops individual and collective leadership at every level of schools, districts, and other educational organizations. Teams deepen their commitment, relationships, and efficacy while developing strategies toward equity goals.


  • The history and effects of racism and bias in education policies and practices
  • Individual and organizational dynamics that impede the success of change efforts


  • The importance of emotional intelligence and trust in leading equity efforts
  • Concrete skills for leading change in challenging contexts toward your equity goals


  • Improved collaborative relationships
  • New alliances across difference
  • Research-based protocols, tools, and other resources for equity-focused leadership and team development

Join us on June 28-29 at the Education Northwest office located at 101 SW Main, Suite 500, Portland, Oregon 97204. Training runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

For strongest impact, we recommend attending with a team of 2-5.

If you need support identifying lodging or have other logistical questions, please contact Deanna D'Souza.