Whether it is webinars,  workshops, keynotes, or one-on-one coaching, we can help train your staff on ways to ensure equity at your school. All workshops and coaching are available virtually.

Let the Leading Equity Center Lead Your Next Virtual Professional Development

Thousands of educators have experienced a lively and engaging session from the Leading Equity Center. Schedule a webinar to help your school ensure an equitable learning environment for all students.


"I have been attending a lot of different seminars addressing racial justice issues this semester and this has been by far one of the best ones I've attended."


"The recent one on microaggressions was particularly helpful. I wish I had had those suggestions 26 years ago when we adopted our daughter from China! "

Founder and Executive Director

"You are an amazing presenter and I enjoy hearing your thoughtful insights. Your positivity is uplifting."

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Equity Audit For School Districts and Organizations

No matter where your organization is on its equity journey, we all have room for growth. The Leading Equity Center would like to help you with guiding you through a comprehensive equity audit. We cover 7 key areas:

  1. Mission, Vision, and Beliefs
  2. Leadership
  3. Staff and Staff Development
  4. Instructional Practices
  5. Representation
  6. Disciplinary Practices
  7. Communication, Feedback, and Decision-Making

We also recognize that teambuilding and collaboration with your stakeholders are essential in implementing change. Our Equity Audit program offers multiple collaborative activities as we focus on actual change initiatives for your organization.


 A series of ten 60-minute webinars for schools and districts. 

  1. How to be an Antiracist
  2. Antiracism/Antibias practices
  3. Framing brave conversations about race and ethnicity
  4. The dangers of performative wokeness
  5. Do Black Lives Matter?
  6. Multicultural Education in predominantly white spaces
  7. Teaching privilege and power to students
  8. Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Appreciation
  9. Dealing with racial slurs in schools
  10. Colorism

A series of ten 60-minute webinars for schools and districts.  

  1. Know yourself and recognize your position of privilege as an educator
  2. Get to know your students
  3. Spend time with students outside of school settings
  4. Check your current language practices
  5. Promote a decolonial atmosphere
  6. Adopt an advocacy mentality
  7. Educate yourself
  8. Model vulnerability and humility
  9. Recognize how to build on students' assets
  10. Use social justice as the basis for advocacy

Available as half-day or multiple 60/90 minute webinars 

  1. Raising Big Voices in Little People- Raising cultural self-esteem and advocacy in young children
  2. Cultivating Family Leadership- Empowering families to lead anti-racist education
  3. Restoring Family Culture- Examining strategies to support families in reviving their cultural traditions
  4. Home Grown Advocacy- Empowering families to challenge schools to see beyond race, ethnicity and class.
  5. Equity during Remote Learning for Families- A closer look at addressing the disproportionate impact on remote learning for essential workers.

Optional Parent Engagement Session:

  • Family Engagement During Remote Learning- Nurturing and supporting meaningful partnerships between educators and families for student success.

Professional Development from the Leading Equity Center

Below is an overview of the Leading Equity Center's services. We believe in providing a customized professional development journey for each site that we collaborate with. Let us work with you to craft a professional development experience that is practical and relevant to your unique needs. Submit an event request today!

What’s the Process?

  • Fill out the contact form below with the date and details of the event.
  • 30-minute consultation/development session to craft a customized event format to fit your site’s needs.
  • Delivery of a highly engaging and impactful Professional Development event.


  • Keynote Presentations
  • Full or half-day training
  • Teacher group sessions
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Online course (a customized virtual study group of the Teaching Through a Culturally Diverse Lens Program facilitated by Dr. Eakins)  
  • Webinars

Other Topics:

  • Equity in Digital Spaces
  • Are You Culturally Responsive?
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind: How Implicit Bias Impacts the Way We Serve Our Students
  • Check Your Privilege
  • Why Culture Matters
  • The Dangers of Cultural Appropriation
  • Culture? But All of My Students are White
  • Addressing the Troublemakers
  • The Racial Slur Conversation
  • Preaching Beyond the Choir: Creating Buy-In to Advocate for Change

About Dr. Eakins

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D. is the founder of the Leading Equity Center and host of the Leading Equity Podcast. With over 11 years in education, he has served as a teacher, principal, and Director of Special Education. 

Dr. Eakins has a passion for helping educators accomplish equitable practices in their schools. He has earned a B.S. degree in Social Science Education, a M.S. degree in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in K-12 Education. 


The Equity Work Starts With You!

If you are interested in having Dr. Eakins speak for an event or one-on-one coaching, fill out the form below.


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