Coaching for Equitable Practice

A two-day workshop where participants develop coaching strategies that deepen their ability to help school and system leaders name, reflect on, and take action to pursue racial equity.

March 6 & 7 in New York City
Tuition: $1,200 per person

Deep racial disparities are plaguing our schools, leading to the under-education of a large group of young people. Did you know that the lowest performing schools serve a disproportionate number of students of color? This two-day workshop – one of our most in-demand programs - gives school and school system leaders who serve in a coaching capacity the language, skills, and tools they need to coach their team members toward practices that advance equity for all students. As you learn alongside and share knowledge and experiences with leaders from across the country, you can expect candid conversations, skill-building in our proven coaching model, and support from experienced facilitators.

Participants will:

  • Self-assess against NYCLA’s 5 equity leadership behaviors
  • Develop awareness of their own blind spots, assumptions, and biases when it comes to race
  • Learn the fundamentals of coaching for equitable practice: creating the conditions to explore issues of race and equity within the coaching relationship; helping leaders to set equity-focused goals; supporting leaders to create an actionable plan to achieve those goals

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"The program gave us a new voice and has already rippled out into every one of our LBUSD schools. In fact, we have already witnessed some amazing conversations and  interactions between adults/kids and adults/adults, even in the past week."

- Jill Baker, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Long Beach Unified School District, CA

Meet the Facilitators


Dr. David Rease is a National Designer and Facilitator for the Leadership Academy. Since joining us he has been busy designing curriculum and facilitating professional learning for clients such as Somerville Public Schools (MA) and Kentwood Public Schools (MI).

David previously served as the Executive Director for the Office of Continuous Systemic Improvement in Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD) for five years where he worked to create coherence in how the central offices and schools approached continuous improvement by leveraging the Data Wise Improvement Process. He was previously a teacher in Durham Public Schools (NC), an instructional facilitator with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and a consultant with McRel International.

Dr. Francis Yasharian,  Associate Vice President for Executive Coaching, leverages his deep content knowledge in coaching for a wide variety of NYCLA’s clients. Among other projects, he developed NYCLA’s executive coaching model and led the revision of our coach competencies. Prior to joining NYCLA, Francis was a principal and a teacher. He holds an Ed.L.D. degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His most recent blog post, Executive Coaching Can Transform Principals into System-Level Leaders, reflects on his experiences as both a principal and a coach and how coaching has the power to transform a principal's leadership practice.