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.
Dr. Eakins is a nationally recognized speaker ready to present an inspiring speech for any audience, regardless of their beliefs and background. Sometimes a simple message is all we need!
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! "
"You are an amazing presenter and I enjoy hearing your thoughtful insights. Your positivity is uplifting."
"I needed this PD today! Thanks Dr. Eakins and Popsy for the powerful examination of equity, now and looking ahead."
"Thank you Dr. Eakins for challenging all of us to truly work to provide equitable practices in our online learning!! We must be the voice and advocates for equity!!!"
"Lunch date with the very insightful leader for equity Dr. Eakins! Keep learning so we can impact the needs of our students!"
"This was a great workshop to begin the movement toward anti-racism in schools at all levels. Dr. Eakins is engaging, thought-provoking, and personable. "
"A brave space to share experiences and perspectives. Was both reaffirming and motivating to continue with the work."
"Thought provoking conversations from educators who are committed to anti racist education."
"Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins is a thoughtful antiracist practitioner who demonstrates deep content knowledge and examination of lived experiences. Using these foundations, his leadership provides opportunities for participants from all contexts to apply these shared conversation to active development of practices based in fairness, equity, and access to learning. If we are to dismantle systems of oppression, this multiphase learning (reflection on identity, knowledge of the deep history of systemic racism in America, and action steps in collegial work in schools) are essential. This series is beneficial to every educator in the process of lifelong professional growth."
"Dr. Eakins is a gifted facilitator who provides a safe and dynamic space for discussing the biggest challenges around Equity in Education for our nation's students. His workshops are a formidable opponent to performative wokeness culture today."
"This is an important workshop that ALL people in education should experience. We MUST do and be better for our students and this is one of the ways we can learn how to do that."
"This workshop was engaging and educational. It caused me to be reflective of my beliefs and practices. Dr. Eakins provided a resources that I can use in my classroom now. I highly recommend this workshop for everyone, regardless of their position."
"Loved the opportunity to learn from Dr. Eakins and fellow participants. A safe space to have uncomfortable conversations and tackle issues head-on. Would recommend this workshop to anyone working in education."
"Sheldon is a passionate educator who implores us to do the work because our students deserve it."
"After some equity trainings, I walk away feeling overwhelmed by all I don't know and how much there still is to do, but in Annihilating Racism training, I feel empowered to make a difference with numerous resources and a sensible stance that I can take to confront inequities and to be a part of the solution to the systemic racism that surrounds us all in this country."
"I found the workshop sessions to be easily digestible and thought provoking at the same time. The focuses were narrow enough to have a jumping off point and easily flowed into the broader ideas that encircle the issues regarding racial injustice in education. I found the resources provided to be immediately helpful in application to my work and my life. I felt welcomed by the hosts and other participants, even when discussing challenging ideas, and came to be very comfortable and enthusiastic in engaging with the group as a whole. I hope to participate in similar workshops or with the hosts again in the future!"
"Dr. Eakins’s session was collaborative and highly engaging."
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:
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.INQUIRE TODAY
Optional Parent Engagement Session:
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!
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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.INQUIRE TODAY
If you are interested in having Dr. Eakins speak for an event or one-on-one coaching, fill out the form below. References are available upon request.