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People of Color Emerging Policy & Advocacy Leaders Series

  • Emerging Policy & Advocacy Leaders Series

Explore policy & advocacy career opportunities alongside a community of like-minded leaders dedicated to educational equity.

This multi-day LEE workshop is your opportunity to build the skills, knowledge, and network you need to enter a new career in policy or advocacy. You will join a cohort of leaders from diverse backgrounds to develop your career readiness and deepen your conviction as a leader of color.

Our country needs leaders who share the background and perspective of those most impacted by inequitable policy and practices in decision-making positions.

Join the People of Color Emerging Policy and Advocacy Leadership Series to find how you can be that leader.


What to Expect

  • A virtual workshop full of connection & shared learning
  • Strengths, values, and identity activities  
  • Small group discussion and relationship building time
  • Policy and advocacy landscape analysis
  • LinkedIn branding and personal branding statement work
  • Comprehensive support, coaching, and virtual resources
  • Conversations with senior policy and advocacy leaders
  • Reflection activities focused on your leadership vision and personal next steps


Program Outcomes

  • Grow your confidence and skills to land a role in policy and advocacy in the next year.
  • Network and connect with other leaders of color.
  • Draw connections between your background and the need for your leadership.
  • Explore various pathways and types of policy and advocacy roles.
  • Get tangible tools and skills to begin your transition into a policy or advocacy job.
  • Earn a Leadership Certificate, after successful completion of the program.


Who Should Join

We encourage you to participate if you:

  • Identify as a person of color, Native American, or Indigenous.
  • Are committed to pursuing a career and/or exploring your impact in a policy or advocacy role.
  • Are looking to take action to expand your network and skills as you launch your career in policy and advocacy.
  • Want to learn how to overcome internal and external barriers to your personal vision as a leader of color.
  • Have completed a LEE virtual course, such as "Policy and Advocacy Careers" or "Exploring Your Leadership."


2023 Program Specifics

  • Registration is free for LEE members and will be open until March 29, 2023.

  • The program will run from April 11-27, 2023 and will occur virtually at the following times:

    • Tues., April 11: 7-8:30pm ET

    • Tues., April 18: 7-8:30pm ET

    • Thurs., April 20: 7-8:30pm ET

    • Tues., April 25: 7-8:30pm ET

    • Thurs., April 27: 7-8:30pm ET



Your Facilitator 

Shoareged Phillpotts (she/her) will serve as the lead facilitator in April 2023. She is the Director of Learning, Development, and Inclusion at Leadership for Educational Equity. Shoa is also the co-founder of It Takes A Village Collaborative, which provides individuals, families, and communities with wellness resources, services, and networks to empower them to reach their full potential. She volunteers in the D.C. area on a variety of racial equity issues serving as a member of several community coalitions. As your facilitator, she’ll enable you to see yourself as the leader our country needs in policy & advocacy.

Questions? Contact LEE Coordinator Kristie Hamilton for details.