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The ei² Method:
Become an Emotionally
Intelligent Equity &
Leader & Facilitator

ei²: Emotionally Intelligent Equity &
Inclusion™ Leadership & Facilitation Certification

This program is NOT your “same ol’ spin your wheels” process to DEIB work! This is an integrated, leadership-based approach that provides sustainable results FOR LASTING TRANSFORMATION (for both you AND your system/ organization).

Through this 10-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 belonging and equitable outcomes are the norm.

DATES: Sep. 2024 - June 2025 (see specific program dates below)

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 so that our schools, organizations, and communities are more effective in terms of equity and belonging. I’ve spent decades in my life’s purpose to decode this signature LEADERSHIP PROCESS to create more equitable systems.


Through this intimate and intensive program,
20 leaders will grow within these thematic
areas for racial healing:


This theme invites us to engage in deep inner work to heal long-term patterns related to racism so that we can lead from a healed way-of-being instead of a wounded way-of-being


This theme forms the bridge between our personal healing and self-transformation to our ability to create collective healing and systemic


This theme empowers us to skillfully facilitate EI² and racial healing - the work of humanity - with courage and compassion toward equity,connection, and belonging in our schools, organizations, and communities.

Transformation is one of the hardest things to “prove.”  This program works - and here’s some of the “proof,” shared directly from leaders in the program…

The ei² Leadership & Facilitation Certification is rooted in my signature, alchemical approach of emotionally intelligent equity and inclusion leadership
development. Using my own proven proprietary framework, as well as a privatized curriculum from best in class leaders and organizations, the ei² Certification has a balanced interplay of racial healing work of SELf-transformation along with courageous
leadership competencies for school and systemic-transformation.

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This is designed  for:

  • DEIB Leaders/Equity & Inclusion Directors

  • ERG Leaders

  • HR Professionals

  • Educational Leaders & Administrators

  • Board Members

  • Coaches & Facilitators

  • Community Liaisons

  • PTA Leaders

Meet the Leaders of Cohort 1: 

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The ei² Leadership & Facilitation Certification is uniquely differentiated from other certification programs because it utilizes an approach that integrates four key competencies to BE an inclusive leader:​


Emotional Intelligence

develop a set of skills that empower us to better relate to others, heighten our self-awareness, and engage in skillful leadership for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging work



work to heal yourself by participating in
experiential healing and then apply that lens to create facilitation support rooted in empowerment and a place of knowingness rather than pure intellect


Intersectional Development

engage with varied disciplines of leadership and facilitation utilizing
trauma-responsiveness, emotional intelligence, and courage-building


Transformational Leadership

facilitate, design, and scaffold learning experiences for effective and strategic diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) work


As a result of this  certification, you will:

Engage in proprietary cultural development
assessments to inform your own growth and that you can replicate in your own organization

Have access to license RHA proprietary Mindful Allyship™ foundational
components, frameworks, and curriculum guide

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

Co-Design & complete a Personalized Leadership AWAR-ing Navigation Tool (P.L.A.N.T.)

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

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Earn Emotionally
Intelligent Equity &
Inclusion™ Leadership & Facilitation Certification

Earn Racial Healing  Allies® Facilitator  Certification

Qualify for International Coaching Federation (ICF) units

Have an optional second year of support that includes:

  •  Leadership Lounges - Informal thought-partnership sessions

  •  Access to regularly updated resource list and proprietary content of Mindful Allyship™

  •  Access to 1:1 coaching & mentorship

  •  Access to 1-Day Orientation Training for Embodied Allyship™ which includes foundational  
    components, frameworks, and curriculum to be provided upon successful facilitation
    feedback after initial certification

Your Investment

In-Person Retreat Dates:

Opening Retreat: Sept. 19-21, 2024

Closing Retreat: June 26-28, 2025

In-Person Retreat Location: in South San Francisco, CA (conveniently located minutes from SF airport)

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Live Zoom sessions:
8 Fridays, all sessions 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Pacific Time)

  • Oct. 18, 2024 

  • Nov. 15, 2024 

  • Dec. 13, 2024 

  • Jan. 24 2025 

  • Feb. 21, 2025 

  • Mar. 21, 2025

  • Apr. 25, 2025 

  • May 16, 2025

Certification Program Cost:


$20,000/Non-Profit Participant

$25,000/Corporate participant

  • WizeBank financing arranged, if needed for non-company sponsored participants.

  • Travel to retreat locations along with lodging near retreat locations is the responsibility of the participant/participant’s organization. The retreat location in South San Francisco, CA (close to SFO).

Please secure funding from your organization before completing the Questionnaire. The Certification Program only allows for 20 participants.  Once full, registration closes.

Presented by Tovi C.  Scruggs-Hussein,  Founder & CEO at  Tici'cess

Tovi is an inimitable leader, author, healer, and award-winning educator with extensive
experience in leadership, meditation, and transforming schools & organizations. Her
primary goal is to heal our systems and institutions by transforming leaders in Emotionally Intelligent Leadership development, Racial Healing, and Trauma-Responsive Resilience.

Tovi holds numerous certifications that equip her for C-Suite leadership development and beyond. Additionally, she received personal training from Dr. Brené Brown as a Certified Dare to Lead Facilitator, to empower others with courageous leadership, inclusion, and belonging.

Tovi's most impactful leadership training came from her 17-year tenure as a high school principal, culminating in awards and the dismantling of a racist mascot and a culture-climate overhaul resulting in more equitable outcomes in only 3 years. She also co-founded her own fully-accredited private school designed for Black Students and Families, and birthed the first “Man Up!” conference, which inspired the nationally acclaimed work of AAMA. She played pivotal roles in co-founding ACSA's Equity Leaders Academy, as well as co-founding Trauma-Informed Leadership with an Equity Lens at Mills College

In 2021, Tovi was honored by "Mindful" Magazine as one of the "10 Powerful Women in Mindfulness," recognized for her wisdom and courage in shaping our world. She is the visionary behind Racial Healing Allies, a movement dedicated to fostering equitable and inclusive schools and organizations. Tovi's influence extends globally as she cultivates conscious, connected, and courageous leaders world-wide.


Joined by Program Faculty:

Sally Albright Green

Grace Helms-Kotre


Catherine DeSchepper


Come, let’s heal. Come, BE with me. Together, you will do the work, and I will
show you how.

Tici'ess, Inc. 
4200 Park Blvd, #237 Oakland, 
CA 94602

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