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The EI² Method:

Become an Emotionally Intelligent Equity & Inclusion Facilitator

 EI²: Emotionally Intelligent Equity & Inclusion™ Facilitator 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. 2023 - June 2024
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: 

Benefits & Outcomes for YOU

The EI² Facilitator 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 Facilitator 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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  • DEIB Leaders/Equity & Inclusion Directors

  • ERG Leaders

  • HR Professionals

  • Educational Leaders & Administrators

  • Board Members

  • Coaches & Facilitators

The EI² Facilitator Certification is uniquely differentiated from other certification programs because it utilizes an approach that integrates three key competencies to BE an inclusive leader:


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 Mindful Allyship™ training materials and other content

Earn Emotionally Intelligent Equity & Inclusion™ Facilitator Certification

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

Co-Design & complete a customized Racial Healing Growth & Facilitation Plan (RHGFP)

Earn Racial Healing Allies® Facilitator Certification

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

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

Qualify for International Coaching Federation (ICF) units

Have an optional second year of support that includes:

  • Leadership Labs - 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

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In-Person Retreat Dates: Sep 28-30 & June 20-22
@ “The Summit at Genentech” in South San Francisco, CA. 
(conveniently located minutes from SF airport)
Zoom sessions: 8 Fridays Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, Mar. 22, Apr. 19, May 10 - all from 9am-12pm PST
Certification Program Cost: $15,000 

  • To register and be invoiced, please complete this Questionnaire

  • 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 is The Summit at Genentech 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'ess

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.

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Empower Your Community with the Tools and Skills to Foster a Culture of Belonging and Equity with Our EI² Facilitator Certification!

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