CREATE offers a variety of Equity-Centered
Professional Learning Opportunities
(Several of the opportunities below are available to the general public.)
Equity-Centered Critical Friendship (ECCF) is offered as a 4-day immersive institute or as an 8-week institute during which participants encounter what it looks, sounds, and feels like to be a part of a community of practitioners fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence.
Participants will engage:
- New understandings of individual and collective identity; concepts pertaining to racial equity; reflection on equity in education and broad systemic inequities
- Strategies for community-building and reflection through facilitated protocols and open discussions
- Intentional community building through established agreements and reflection
- Practice of skills needed for participation in and facilitation of equity-centered, collaborative practices
Concepts we explore during ECCF institute:
- Ideological oppression and structure of identity
- Internalized oppression and self-awareness
- Interpersonal oppression and social awareness
- Institutional oppression and systems awareness
ECCF is designed for:
- P-16 educators, non-profit organizations, consultants and community advocates
ECCF Registration Rates
The Equity Facilitation Fellowship (EFF) is an 8-week virtual leadership and facilitation course designed for educators who…
- have expressed a commitment to leading, designing, and facilitating equity-centered learning experiences in their school communities
- seek the opportunity to go deeper with their own transformational leadership development alongside other leaders
The objective of EFF is to harness the skills required for facilitation of conversations about educational equity and justice in your school, organization, or life. EFF also prepares educators for possible opportunities to co-facilitate CREATE-led events.
EFF provides teachers and school/district leaders opportunities to:
- network with like-minded educators
- strengthen equity-centered facilitation skills
- be inspired and sustain holistic healing
Ready to apply?
- The applications for the 2021-22 EFF Cohort is now closed.
- The application for the 2022-23 EFF Cohort will open in Spring 2022.
In order to be considered for the fellowship, applicants must be able to attend all sessions:
Fall 2021, Sept - Dec
1). Thurs. October 14, 2021: Orientation (virtual)
2). Thurs. November 4, 2021: Guest Speaker (online)
3). Thurs. December 2, 2021: Social Gathering (in-person option)
Location: Zoom (online)/ TBD
Winter 2022 - Jan - Mar
4). Sat. January 8, 2022: Art of Facilitation (in-person)
Location: Indian Creek Retreat Center
5). Thurs. February 10, 2022: Theory & Practice (online)
6). Thurs. March 3, 2022: Guest Speaker (online)
Spring 2022, Apr - May
7). Thurs. April 14, 2022: Theory & Practice (online)
8). Thurs. May 12, 2022: Professional Presentation (in-person)
Location: Georgia State University
$1000 - Registration and Materials
It is strongly suggested that applicants have experienced at least one of the following CREATE offerings:
- Equity-Centered Critical Friends (EFFC) Institute
- Presence Power Impact
- CBCT (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training)
Black Men in Education Collaborative was a 4-day learning experience focused on building community where Black Male Educators learn and use promising practices for:
- Maximizing our wellness
- Exploring our individual and collective identity
- Examining systemic inequities that Black Men in education and the students they serve face
- Designing and implementing solutions to address the priority needs of Black Male Educators in the district.
The collaborative was piloted in June 2021.
Participants walked away with:
- A network of Black men in education from across Atlanta
- Opportunities to renew our passion, our focus and our drive in the profession
- Resource binder full of tools and practices for facilitating equity-centered learning for our students, our parents and our colleagues
- A stipend
This learning experience was designed for :
- Black men working in Atlanta Public Schools (APS) - teachers, instructional support staff, administrators and more).
The Black Men in Education Collaborative was sponsored by the Annie E Casey Foundation's Atlanta Civic Site and United Way of Greater Atlanta. Additionally, CREATE partnered with CommunityBuild Ventures to design and facilitate the collaborative.
Cultivating Equity Leadership Retreat is a year-long professional development offering for educators interested in developing their capacity to drive equity-centered work. As a cohort-centered community, we’ll cultivate a critical-compassionate stance, consider “equity accountability”, and examine when and how a holistic framework might help us navigate complex dilemmas and make challenging decisions.
Participants will experience:
- Reflect on a research-based framework that integrates equity and adult social and emotional learning
- Engage thought-provoking dialogue with a diverse range of cohort accountability partners
- Engage optional one-on-one leadership coaching sessions with Dr. Folami Prescott-Adams
This retreat is designed for:
- School administrators, teachers, and others who lead initiatives/organizations in service of positive outcomes for students, families and/or communities.
Equity Evening Meetings provide an opportunity for educators fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence to gather for reflection, learning and community. These 2-hour meetings once a month will also provide a space to:
- Commit to interrupt inequities in personal and professional contexts
- Deepen content knowledge and resources for the facilitation of conversations that uplift equity
- Develop a deeper awareness of our own identities
- Use and be introduced to self-care and contemplative practices
- Build community across all types of schools and other organizations that serve children and families
The prerequisite for attending these evening meetings is to have fully participated in at least one of the following CREATE offerings:
2021-22 Meeting Schedule
All sessions will be from 5pm to 6pm via Zoom .
#1: Sept. 23rd
#2: Oct. 21st
#3: Nov. 18th
#4: Dec. 16th
#5: Jan. 27th
#7: Mar. 24th
#8: Apr. 21st
#9: May 5th
#10: June 16th