Coaching For Equity Institute

Upcoming Offerings


Everyone can use coaching skills to become a better leader – coaching means supporting people in your organization to become more effective. Learn how to develop and strengthen the people you work with to become more effective teachers, teammates, and leaders.

The Coaching for Equity Institute is a non-residential institute for new or experienced professional coaches, school principals, district administrators, nonprofit leaders, consultants, and managers. Participants examine their coaching styles with a focus on educational equity while practicing coaching skills with each other.

Hundreds of educators, administrators, and professional coaches have attended our Coaching for Equity institutes since 2007.  Participants access the essential knowledge and skills in adult learning that National Equity Project coaches have developed over the past 20 years to foster new practices with a wide range of leaders.

Participants learn a range of coaching skills, including:

  • Approaches and stances to establish rapport and trust in coaching relationships
  • Coaching interventions that build the capacity of individuals to create greater equity
  • Tools and frameworks to plan, implement, assess, and improve coaching.

Who Should Attend

  • Educational management organization staff
  • Professional education and leadership coaches and consultants
  • Principals, Associate Superintendents, and other administrators and instructional leaders
  • School, district, and university teams working on equity or achievement gap initiatives
  • District leaders beginning to implement a coaching program


“Coaching for Equity gets to the art and science of facilitating issues of equity. What an amazing three days to be a part of. National Equity Project – you’ve helped reenergize me to lead this work! Thank you!” – Julianna Sikes, School Support Administrator, Mt. Diablo Unified, CA

“I enjoyed connecting with educators across the country to talk and explore the most important work of schools – EQUITY. I left with new ways to ensure that equity will be infused into coaching conversations across my district.” -Troy E. Boddy, Director of Equity, Montgomery County Public Schools

“I now have tools and pedagogy to strengthen and focus my work with principals individually and in groups, and tools for facilitating difficult equity-based discussions on my team.” – Tatiana Epanchin, Area Superintendent, Aspire Public Schools. 


$1,200/participant ($800 for two-day); includes breakfast, lunch and a resource book.

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  • If you are seeking a follow-up opportunity for Coaching for Equity, consider registering for a Coach Clinic:
    • December 2, 2016 | Oakland, CA | $250

Limited Number of Discounted Seats Available

We at the National Equity Project have a commitment to do what we support others to do: create access and opportunity for equity leaders to get what they need in order to solve their own problems. Our equity strategy is aligned with our values and mission, and is an explicit attempt to reach those who need our services the most.

To this end, we have a limited number of discounted seats available for select events. Discounted fees are $100 for Clinics; $800 for three-day Coaching for Equity Institutes; $400 for two-day Coaching for Equity Institute.

In order to be considered for one of these seats, please complete this form to give us a better understanding of your situation. We will be in touch within a week of submission.

Top priority goes to applicants who:

  • Work in isolation or as individuals;
  • Have limited access to financial resources;
  • Are mission-aligned; and/or
  • Are underrepresented in our event attendee population.

“What coaching does is to expand the space of infinite possibilities that someone is—an expansion that requires an external interventions (coaching) to take place. Coaching allows the coachee to observe oneself as a self, to acknowledge the narrowness and limitations of that self, and to expand that self beyond its boundaries, beyond the horizon of possibilities available to the coachee’s own intervention.”

– Rafael Echeverria

All of our professional learning opportunities can be custom delivered for your organization. Contact Sara Gray at sgray (at) to discuss a possible partnership.