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Grappling with the Legacy of Whiteness

A six-session guided exploration of how to do DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) work meaningfully, plus one individual coaching session.

  • Are you a leader in a predominantly white workplace?
  • Are you someone who has read about DEI, but are not sure how to take the theory into practice?
  • Are you at the helm of an organization that knows the value of DEI, but has yet to move beyond performative culture?
  • Are you a leader who is frustrated with the depth and scope of DEI work?
  • Are you a leader who is firmly on the path of doing DEI work, but is starting to run out of steam?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then this Learning Journey is for you!


What we know for sure is that DEI work is necessary, and that there is so much more to it than simply ensuring diverse representation on your team. There are issues of accessibility and belonging. There are systemic pillars to be dismantled. There are embedded policies that need to be rewritten if not entirely thrown out. Collectively we have inherited systems, policies, procedures, viewpoints that were and are rooted in whiteness. All of this can leave leaders feeling simultaneously excited and overwhelmed, interested, and impatient, wanting to do the work and simply unsure of what “doing the work” even looks like.

Join Gail Barker and Louise Pitre – coaches and DEI consultants – alongside other leaders engaged in a similar grapple, for a 6-week guided exploration of how to do this work meaningfully, sustainably, and effectively. During our time together, we will create a shared space for deep reflection and dialogue, peer learning, and coaching that will help participants:

  • Distinguish between meaningful and performative DEI work
  • Identify obvious and hidden obstacles to DEI work in the workplace
  • Uncover personal challenges and fears around engaging in this work
  • Share strategies for dealing with oversights and mistakes (because you will make them)
  • Create workable action plans for beginning the process of doing DEI work in your specific space
  • Learn how to stay engaged in the grapple, even when things get tough or energy wanes


“White supremacy won’t die until White people see it as a White issue they need to solve rather than a Black issue they need to empathize with.”

Dwayne Reed

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  • Lead in a predominantly white workplace.
  • Are unsure how to take DEI theory into practice.
  • Want to move beyond performative culture.
  • Are on the path of doing DEI work but are running out of steam.

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