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DEIJ Leadership Development Cohort 2023

Total Cost: £495 per person

The ECIS DEIJ Leadership Development Cohort is designed for international school educators seeking the opportunity to join a learning community of individuals who seek to deepen their understanding and strengthen their work in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. The cohort experience will allow participants to grow from a multitude of perspectives while being part of a learning community where vulnerability is supported and encouraged.

Contrary to “one and done” workshops, individuals who are selected for the cohort will participate over the course of the 2023-2024 school year. Participants will engage in group learning, peer feedback, action planning, and personal development in order to become more identity and equity conscious leaders in their communities. They will discuss challenges, develop action steps, and reflect on their own efforts within a supportive learning community of committed peers from around the world.

Cohort members will engage in facilitated remote learning experiences on a monthly basis for the duration of the year. The first remote gathering will occur in August in preparation for the upcoming school year. Optional in-person summits are also being planned as an additional element to the experience.


Programme Elements

Opening Launch
1:1 Zoom Meetings with Cohort Members

Monthly Remote Gatherings (Saturday 12:00-15:00 London time)

August 19

September 09

October 14

November 04

December 09

January 20

February 24

March 09

April 13

May 11

– Theme-focused learning sessions
– Occasional guest speakers
– Discussions related to assigned readings/viewings
– Cohort member shares

1:1 Zoom Meetings with Cohort Members
Reflecting and Connecting with ECIS Leadership


Feedback from our last cohort

“This group has empowered me to take risks, try new things and speak up in ways I was not able to do before. The opportunities and experiences that have resulted in my participation with the cohort are second to none!”

“You can come here with any level of comfort, experience, knowledge, and you will be warmly welcomed. You will leave with a wealth of resources, friends, experiences and knowledge that will absolutely have an impact on your school community.”

“I feel like I have connected more with this cohort than with participants of other workshops I have been a part of.”

Interested in being a part of it?

We are currently accepting applications for the second ECIS DEIJ Leadership Development Cohort for 2023-2024. Please complete the following application and attach your resume where requested. Applications are due by May 17, 2023. Twenty participants will be selected for the 2023/2024 Cohort and will be announced in mid-June.

Meet the facilitators

Jessica Delgado

James Duval