Leadership Montgomery offers workshops and trainings to help leaders understand racism, along with a program to help address racism in an effort to work towards racial equity. We offer workshops for participants that are new to race equity and understanding racism; for participants who want to explore historical and structural examples of inequities to begin thinking about a plan for change; and for participants who want to explore power in the workplace. Finally, we offer the REAL (Race Equity Action Leadership) Inclusion program for those who are ready to develop a race equity action plan for organizational change within their workplace.

Our approach is rooted in an understanding that equity is a leadership issue that drives our commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience. Learn more about our approach, proficiency and accomplishments in our Capabilities Statement. 

Interested in private training for a large group, organization or business? Contact Britney Thompson at britney.thompson@leadermont.org.


2 Days; 9:00 AM-5:00 PM both days

In the Racial Equity Workshops, led by the Racial Equity Institute, LLC (REI), participants interactively explore perspectives on race, racism, and racial and ethnic disparities. With a wealth of historical, economic, and other data, skilled facilitators from the Racial Equity Institute will foster thoughtful analysis and dialogue. Participants typically garner insights that are both profound and practical for understanding and choosing the roles we play when it comes to equity in America, our communities, and our organizations.

This two-day workshop is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better understand racism in its institutional and structural forms. Moving away from a focus on personal bigotry and bias, this workshop presents a historical, cultural, and structural analysis of racism. With shared language and a clearer understanding of how institutions and systems are producing unjust and inequitable outcomes, participants should leave the training better equipped to begin to work for change. Topics covered include the fish/lake/groundwater analysis of structural racism; understanding and controlling implicit bias; race, poverty, and place; markedness theory; institutional power arrangements and power brokers and more.

January 26 – 27, 2023


March 21 – 22, 2023


May 23 – 24, 2023


Workshop Fees:

$350 | LM member*
$425 | Nonmember
$40 | Observer*

Fees are per workshop

*- Must be logged in to receive member pricing

Race Equity Workshops are virtual to comply with COVID-19 gathering guidelines.

Interested in a deeper dive? Learn more about LM’s REAL (Race Equity Action Leadership) Inclusion Program. This eight-month program examines the systemic beliefs, practices, and policies that have perpetuated racial inequities and situates that analysis within the context of organizational leadership. This program will also help participants to develop a race equity action plan that can be utilized within their businesses and organizations.

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