Combat inequity in the classroom with strategies from diversity experts Houston Barber and Aaron Thompson.

Tailored specifically for K-12 leaders and educators, these virtual sessions will equip you to design individualized equity strategies for the classroom.
Recognize & counter inequity, racism, and learning loss with time-oriented plans that increase school diversity and foster inclusive learning environments.

Sessions can be purchased individually or bundled.

Date & Time: July 1st, 8th, and 13th | 1pm - 3pm Eastern
Location: Virtually via Zoom
Cost: $300 for one session; $500 for two sessions, $700 for three sessions

- NOTE: ESSER funds can be used to pay for this training

Session Outcomes:

Session 1 - Awareness | July 1st | 1 - 3 pm Eastern

  • Discover the foundation for your work as an educational leader
  • Determine your leadership style – a process and action approach
  • Use data and analytics to build (and sustain) an environment of deep learning, equity, and inclusion
  • Examine your personal & professional "Why"
  • Focus on a systems approach and disruption as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion, and leadership
  • 2 hours of EILA credit* included
    • *EILA credit offered in the state of Kentucky. Training may be counted toward PD credit/hours in other states

Session 2- Acknowledgement | July 8th | 1 - 3 pm Eastern

  • Learn the role of the leader in serving students from all backgrounds
  • Discover the distinction between diversity and cultural competence
  • Learn the 3:1 Approach to leadership and learning in terms of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Address social/emotional needs, academic/behavioral needs, and access to opportunity
  • Analyze achievement gaps with data and analytics
  • 2 hours of EILA credit* included
    • *EILA credit offered in the state of Kentucky. Training may be counted toward PD credit/hours in other states

Session 3 - Acceptance/Action | July 13th | 1 - 3 pm Eastern

  • Determine your core personal and occupational values
  • Identify daily actions vital for continuous school improvement
  • Define best practices in culturally responsive pedagogy and curriculum
  • Unveil the truths of other perspectives while leading, learning, teaming, and planning
  • Collaborate to develop strategic plans for long-term equity success
  • 2 hours of EILA credit* included
    • *EILA credit offered in the state of Kentucky. Training may be counted toward PD credit/hours in other states




Aaron Thompson is a nationally recognized leader in higher education with a focus on policy, student success and organizational leadership and design. Thompson holds a doctorate in sociology in areas of organizational behavior and race and gender relations. His leadership experience spans 27 years across higher education, business and numerous non-profit boards. Thompson has researched, taught and consulted in areas of diversity, leadership, ethics, multicultural families, race and ethnic relations, student success, first-year students, retention, cultural competence and organizational design throughout his career. As a highly sought after national speaker, Thompson has presented more than 800 workshops, seminars and invited lectures in areas of race and gender diversity, living an unbiased life, overcoming obstacles to gain success, creating a school environment of academic success, cultural competence, workplace interaction, leadership, organizational goal setting, and more.

Houston Barber serves as the President for the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents and Chairman for Kentucky Capital Development Corporation (KCDC). He is a board member on the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation and is the Co-Chairman of the Board of Managers for Kentucky's Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute for School Principals. He was selected on the Education and Workforce Development Transition Team for Governor Elect Andy Beshear in 2019. Dr. Barber completed the National Institute of School Leadership Superintendent's Academy in 2019, and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement American Express (AMEX) Fellowship in 2019. Dr. Barber is currently enrolled in the Harvard Business Analytics Program and participates in the Schlechty Center's Superintendent's Network and National Center for Education Research and Technology (NCERT). He has taught leadership and education courses at Bellarmine University, University of the Cumberlands, and the University of Louisville.


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15% discount for groups of 5 or more applied at check-out.

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