Dates for Summer 2019 (July 29-30)

Held at The Atrium School in Watertown, MA - easily accessible by public transportation as well as ample parking.

MASTER CLASS: Advancing your work in equity and inclusion

Have you participated in a number of diversity related professional development workshops but still struggle to find your pathway to greater change and action? 

Is this you? You have attended, participated in, and engaged with just about every diversity related professional development option out there! You hold lots of knowledge and skill and have been well-educated about issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. And, yet, there is still something missing for you. You know you are capable of doing more, but something keeps blocking you from doing it. 

Are you ready to figure out what keeps you from doing the good work that you know you need to do? 

Join Dr. Liza Talusan for a 2-day master class where you will dive deeper into issues of equity and inclusion as it relates to your individual personal and professional goals. You'll take your advanced knowledge of race, identity, justice and equity and put it all into a plan that works along side your values, goals, and motivation to #makethingsbetter in your life and community. 

As a certified Energy Leadership Inventory (ELI) Master Practitioner, Dr. Talusan will lead you through the results of your ELI as a way to better understand what blocks you from fully engaging in this important work. As described by Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching: "As individuals, we view the world through filters (based on our experiences, values, assumptions, etc.). Those filters will either limit what we see (like tunnel vision) or expand what we see (like a prism) and, thus, impact how we perceive and what we think about our circumstances. This, in turn, impacts how we show up in different situations. The Energy Leadership Index assessment reveals what specific filters you’ve developed and how those filters are influencing the results you’re achieving." (Learn more about the Energy Leadership Inventory here)

At the end of the 2-day seminar, you will walk away with your personalized action plan for creating greater equity and inclusion in your personal and professional life in a way that aligns with your values, beliefs, and will to make change. 

Dates: Monday, July 29, 2019 (approx. 10am-4pm) and Tuesday, July 30, 2019 (approx. 10am-4pm) at The Atrium School in Watertown, MA

Registration: $500 per person if sponsored by an institution; $250 per person w/o institutional sponsorship

Includes: 2-day experience with expert facilitation (a $500 value); the Energy Leadership Inventory and your personalized results (a $250 value); 2 30-minute coaching sessions (a $250 value) to keep you on track with your progress after the master class ends

Nearly $1,000 worth of training, coaching, and assessment for just $500!

Location: The Atrium School, 69 Grove Street, Watertown, MA (closest airport is BOS - Boston/Logan Airport)

Participants are responsible for securing housing, transportation, and meals. While not formally affiliated, the locals recommend The Marriott Residence (walking distance from the school) as well as Studio Allston which is just slightly farther away.


Day 1 (6 hours)

  • Check in and introductions to the work

  • Community understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Identity-based leadership frameworks

  • Personal narrative around springboards and barriers to equity and inclusion work

  • Understanding your personal "blocks" to fully engaging in equity and inclusion work

  • Identity-conscious leading and learning

  • Restorative practices for equity and inclusion work

Day 2 (6 hours)

  • Energy Leadership Inventory debrief and discussion of individual results

  • How to's of Strategic Planning for Equity and Inclusion

  • Using lessons learned from your Energy Leadership Inventory, inform your personal and professional strategy

  • Building measures of accountability to your action plan

  • Reflection and action forward

What past participants have said about the class:

"Liza's Master Class was an invigorating and challenging opportunity to devote two days to thinking about how to take my personal approach to leadership and apply it to a concrete plan to enhance equity and inclusion in my institution. I am in a new role in higher education administration, so having this dedicated space was vital. Liza thoughtfully guided our group through an intense process; her transparency and methods made it a space where we could share freely, discuss our shortcomings, challenges, and successes, and go away feeling that we had build community. I left with better vocabulary for thinking through how I approach group dynamics and what motivates me, and with an action plan that outlines next steps I am going to take on a major project at work. I can't wait for my followup coaching sessions!" -- Liz C., Higher Education

"I had the privilege of participating in Dr. Liza Talusan's Master Class on equity and inclusion this week. It was eye-opening and challenging in the best way. I learned so much about myself and how I look at the world; and based on that information was able to create a strategic plan to achieve my goals around diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Talusan and meet the other incredible people in my group. The strength and support from everyone was palpable and allowed for honesty with each other and ourselves. I really feel that I'm on my way to completing my goals as well as looking at future challenges with fresh eyes and a better understanding of myself." -- Liz K., Higher Education

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