Black Teacher Leadership & Sustainability Institute

Upcoming Offerings:

The Black Teacher Leadership & Sustainability Institute is an experiential institute for Black teachers to share, reflect and set intentions for how to lead from the classroom. Deepen your commitment, relationships and agency while developing strategies for leadership and sustainability. Receive caring guidance and facilitation to collaboratively explore the personal and professional challenges faced by Black teachers in the United States.

Learn, examine, and discover: 

  • The effects of racism and other bias on education policies and practices 
  • Implicit and explicit work of Black teachers in the United States
  • Individual and organizational dynamics that impede the development and sustainability of Black teachers
  • Concrete skills for health and wellness in challenging contexts
  • The importance of emotional intelligence and wellness in being a Black teacher in schools
  • Research, tools and other resources to support the leadership and sustainability of Black teachers in an oppressive system

Who Should Attend

Black classroom teachers working in public, charter, private and independent K-12 schools who are able to attend the full 3-day Institute. Feel free to bring a team! 


Our institutes have very limited capacity to ensure a great experience for participants. They often sell out well in advance. Don’t delay securing your registration! The quickest and easiest way to pay your registration fee and secure your spot is by credit card on Eventbrite.

Online by credit card: The best way to register for one of our events is online by credit card. Click your chosen date below to register online and reserve your spot today!

If you need to pay by check or purchase order, please complete a BTP event registration form and send with check made payable to: National Equity Project, 1720 Broadway, 4th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612.

If you need an invoice generated in order to process payment, please complete a BTP event registration form and email to and we’ll return an invoice to you.

Please note, your registration is not complete and your seat is not reserved until NEP receives full payment. 

For questions about registration please contact

Cancellations and Registration Transfers

For this institute, we offer a refund for registrants who cancel at least 3 weeks prior to the event start date. In the event that you register and do not attend, you are still responsible for full payment. You can request a refund directly from Eventbrite or by emailing

We allow registration to be transferred to a different attendee up to 3 weeks prior to the event. To request a registration transfer, email