When you need to adjust course to reach ambitious goals, inspiring change can feel essential and elusive.
At Leading Elephants, we believe lasting change - the kind where your team catches the vision and brings unparalleled creativity to the table - is achievable. We know you care deeply about your people and about the shared impact you can have together. The way you lead change can make all the difference in creating real impact and meaningful belonging.
And let’s be real: change done poorly leaves casualties in its wake.
Whether it’s weak resignation, active resistance, or a fractured culture, the aftermath of change can be devastating. Every poorly implemented initiative makes future change that much harder to lead. Simply put, no team can afford to sustain the repeated costs from change efforts that fall short.
In Leading Inclusive Change, we give you the frameworks and practical tools to lead more effectively from wherever you are.
We unpack how people react in change and how you have to lead yourself before you can effectively steward others. And we delve deeply into the dynamics of power and privilege and how that is amplified in change.
Change Begins with Choice
Our workshops are designed to put you in the driver's seat, allowing you to customize your experience according to your unique goals. With a blend of core sessions to give the foundation and a variety of electives, you can tailor your personalized learning journey.
Choose a Learning Path
Equity in Change
Holding Change Together
Or mix and match for what works for you and Map Your Own Journey!
Each learning path will include our 3 core sessions and 2 corresponding electives.
Add an Elective
Choose an additional session from any of the six 90-minute electives to add to your baseline package.
Ad-hoc elective selections are welcome at $200 per additional elective.
Take Advantage of the Full Package
Attend the entire offering to learn about every facet of leading change.
Walk away with a deep understanding of how every leader has something to give in helping change go well.
LICW Learning Path Assessment
Discover the perfect learning path tailored to your needs for the Leading Inclusive Change Workshop.
Based on your answers, this assessment will suggest a learning path and additional electives to grow your leadership in the ways YOU want.
This assessment will take approximately 1 minute.
Join the entire learning community for our core courses
October & November 2023
Custom design your deeper learning in the electives
WHAT Participants SAY
"This training was unique because it inspired me to be a more empathetic leader. It's also given me the tools, structure, and tactics to do be an empathetic leader in an intentional way."
— Foundation Investment Partner
Is this course right for me?This series is designed as a learning experience for white leaders who seek to deepen their lived commitment to antiracism in community with others. We engage in the internal work of rigorously reflecting on our impact as well as the external work of engaging responsibly and thoughtfully on issues of race and equity. What if I haven’t engaged in learning/training on antiracism before? There are no prerequisites in terms of learning experiences or training for this series. However, our work together is rooted in an understanding that white supremacy and systemic racism shape our history and our lived experience and that practicing antiracism as white leaders requires both rigorous self-examination and informed action. What if I’ve engaged in learning/training on antiracism before? Many participants who have engaged in previous trainings have found this course to be invaluable in their ongoing antiracism journeys. Specifically, they have appreciated the opportunity to deepen their awareness and skills while building relationships through accountability practice groups, as well as learning new tools while reinforcing familiar concepts.
Why do this with other white leaders?Increasingly, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) leaders are encouraging white colleagues to do their own work (before or in addition to) engaging in multi-racial dialogues. White affinity spaces provide spaces to learn, self-reflect and be lovingly challenged to live in greater alignment with our beliefs - without doing harm to our BIPOC colleagues in the process.
What will we cover?As a member of this learning community you will: Build knowledge about the role that white supremacy has played in our history and our lived experience Understand and begin to examine how white supremacy functions in your leadership so that you can disrupt it Lean into the challenge and discomfort of engaging in antiracist work as a white leader Build skills in openly receiving feedback and lovingly challenging others Consider what responsible and sustained antiracist action looks like in your context Build capacity and community to sustain your practice
What will be expected of me?WLWA is a collective learning experience. During the series you will be engaging with a large whole group (65+ people), in sections (14-16 people), in small practice partner groups (3-4 people), and in pairs. The practice partner groups will remain the same, to the extent possible given shifts in attendance session to session, so that you have an opportunity to build community with a small group throughout the entirety of the course. Since your participation in the course each week impacts the groups' collective experience, we ask that you attend a minimum of three sessions live and to watch the recording of any session that you miss. We also ask that you give us at least 48 hours notice if you cannot attend a session. To make the most of our time together, we ask participants to complete prework and reflections in advance each week. We know you have limited time, so we strive to make this a meaningful investment. We ask that you set aside two hours for prework prior to the first session and one hour for prework for each of the following weeks. We see this as a commitment to your own learning and the learning of our community and we appreciate your preparation and engagement. For more information about our expectations, we invite you to read our Community Agreement here.
Who helped create the course materials?We give special thanks to our partner Lesley Brown Rawlings at Beloved Community for providing advisory support to ensure that our programming is centered in the perspectives of BIPOC experts in equity work.
How much does this course cost?Our base participation fee is $250 or pay what you can afford.
Who benefits from my participation fee?50% of the course proceeds will be dedicated to Black thought leaders who inform this work, to Beloved Community (a Black-led organization) for advising us on the work, and toward the development of offerings for BIPOC leaders. The other 50% covers the operational program costs and stipends to volunteer facilitators and coordinators.
What if I can't afford the participation fee?Our base participation fee is $250 or pay what you can afford. If $250 is above your budget, please contact email@example.com for further support. Note: Our “pay what you can afford” policy is designed for individuals paying out of pocket. For organizations in need of financial accommodation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a time to discuss your needs.
Is my participation fee refundable?Program registration is non-transferable. You can cancel your registration up to 2 weeks before the registration deadline. There is a $50 cancelation fee. Cancellations after the 2 week period are non-refundable.
I want to sign up 5+ people from my organization. Is this possible?Groups of 5+ people from the same organization take special care given the personal nature of Antiracism work. We're happy to work with you to make these accomodations and to give you a clear picture of what the experience will be like for people in your group. Please contact email@example.com to start the registration process.
Dedication. Expertise. CARE.
Our team of facilitators are committed to guiding individuals through the Leading Inclusive Change series with an approach that is empowering, bold, and rooted in a deep cultural humility.
We want to thank the design contributions of Romina Piersanti and the operational support of Jessica Walker. Both are instrumental to the success of this work!
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