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: August 13-14, 2018 from 9:00am-2:00pm

Registration: $600 per person (15% discount for groups of more than 4 from a single organization) if sponsored by an institution; $300 per person w/o institutional sponsorship

Includes: Materials for the workshop; the Energy Leadership Inventory and your personalized results; 2 30-minute coaching sessions to keep you on track with your progress after the master class ends

Location: TBA (southeastern Massachusetts in Easton/Brockton area). Participants are responsible for securing housing. Local hotels are available within a 10 minute drive. 


Day 1

  • 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

  • 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

To apply, please complete this form here. Applications are due by July 15th and selected participants will be notified by July 20th. 


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