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The Train-the-Trainer
Certification is HERE!

We're living in a time where we can no longer show up to LEAD without doing our own work, where change requires us to dig deeper and BE different to LEAD different. Leaders are striving to be more effective and impactful - and are struggling. Emotions and conditioning get in the way. Lack of vulnerability, compassion, and fear get in the way. To sustain in this work requires Emotionally Intelligent Equity & Inclusion™. This work requires courageous leadership development.




If you are a new - or established - leader in a school or organization,
if you are designated DEIB professional,
if you are a facilitator or coach growing into the DEIB space,
then this certification is for YOU.


After more than 30 years of facilitation and leadership experience, it is more than evident to me that there is an “order of operations” designed to support the transformational journey and leadership know-how that results in more inclusive practice. Our schools, organizations, and communities deserve to be more effective in terms of equity and belonging.


The Courage is the Cure™ certification program is rooted in my signature approach of emotionally intelligent equity and inclusion leadership development. I use my own framework, as well as components of privatized curriculum from best in class leaders and organizations. The certification has a balanced interplay of racial healing work for SELf-transformation along with courageous leadership competencies for systemic-transformation. 





Courage is the Cure™ provides a systems-level approach integrating three key areas to BE an inclusive leader:

Racial Healing Work -
both experiential exploration and facilitation support
Transformational professional learning toward embodiment of courageous leadership
Emotionally-intelligent equity and inclusion facilitation & communication competencies for effective DEIB work


Through this intensive program, participants will practice within the three thematic areas of racial healing leadership: 


  • HEAL: This theme invites us to engage in deep inner work to heal long-term patterns related to race and racism.

  • TRANSFORM: This theme forms the bridge between our personal racial healing and self-transformation to our ability to create systemic transformation.  

  • LEAD: This theme empowers us to skillfully facilitate for racial healing - the work of humanity - with courage and compassion toward equity in our schools, organizations, and communities.



In this program, participants will do the following:

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  • BE ABLE TO LEAD & FACILITATE for SUSTAINABLE transformation and equitable outcomes

    • Increased confidence

    • Increased skills

    • Inclusive, healing-centered design acumen

    • Already designed transformational training modules and curriculum

  • Complete an Individualized Development Plan for DEIB Growth & Facilitation

  • Receive tools, handouts, activities, and other resources for use in your facilitation work 

  • Connect with a long-term supportive community of colleagues committed to racial healing and equity

  • Qualify for International Coaching Federation (ICF) units

  • Receive Anti-Bias Certificate of Training

  • Earn Dare to Lead Trained® Trained Certification, along with LinkedIn badge

    • This is an explicit courageous leadership framework that qualifies you to facilitate Daring Teams at your organizations

  • Be included in RHA® Directory of Facilitators 

  • Earn Racial Healing Allies® Facilitator Certification

    • Receive proprietary Mindful Allyship™ foundational components, frameworks, and curriculum

  • A second year that includes: 

    • Leadership Labs - Informal, optional sessions to provide room for Q & A, group sharing

    • Continued access to LMS and Network portal for continuous learning, support and community access

    • Access to regularly updated proprietary resources, frameworks, and curriculum

    • Structure provided to register for 1:1 coaching for targeted facilitation engagements

Through this 11-month certification program, participants will
HEAL through inner-work,
TRANSFORM both self and systems, and
LEAD courageously to create more inclusive
schools, organizations, and communities where
there is an experience of belonging and equitable outcomes.


The program is delivered in a hybrid model of 2 in-person retreats and the rest of the work is live via Zoom. Both retreats will be in the greater Bay Area, CA.


11-month program (42 weeks) includes: 

  • All learning materials, inclusive of books

  • 30 hours Retreat #1 - Jan 26 - 28, 2023

  • 30 hours Retreat #2 - Nov 9 - 11,  2023

  • Both retreats include at least two provided meals (travel and lodging are not included in program tuition)

  • 36 hours of explicit content delivery and engaged learning experiences

  • 9 Saturdays @ 8 - 12 PST

  • Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 20, June 24, July 22, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 14

  • 9 hours of Ally Pod Groups meetings

  • 18 hours of Coaching Pod Group sessions

  • 3 hours of 1:1 sessions with Faculty Facilitators 

  • 2 hours of 1:1 sessions with Coach Mentors

  • 100 hours of Lifework, including some somatics


= 300 Total hours of content-contact time, approximately

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$15,000 total for Years 1 & 2 participation

  • Payment plans available

  • Non-Refundable $2,000 deposit due with Letter of Commitment, approximately 2 weeks after acceptance

  • Travel and lodging are not included in program tuition.

  • Please secure funding from your organization either before or during the application process. There are no exceptions to the deadline.


  • Engage in at least 8 hours of professional learning as it relates to Racial Healing

  • Facilitate at least 3 meetings or trainings as it relates to racial healing, earning satisfactory feedback results

  • Renew Certification with $1,000 Annual Certification Investment in Year 2 (continued access to thought-partnership, Leader Labs, and updated frameworks and content, and facilitator directory)


  • Aug 12: Application Released

  • Nov 18: App Due

  • Nov 30 - Dec 5: Notification Letters sent

  • Dec 20: Contracts & Deposits Due

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