Awake to Woke to Work

Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture Open Enrollment Workshops

Twice a month, we are offering virtual open enrollment workshops on building a Race Equity Culture.


The first module is training on the Race Equity Cycle framework for organizational transformation and includes break out groups for discussion and Q&A. The second module is a deeper dive on operationalizing equity, and includes break out discussions designed to support the definition of specific priorities and action steps to build a Race Equity Culture.

Our 2021 sessions will be facilitated by our Managing Director and Lead Researcher, Ericka Hines.

If you have any questions about the Open Enrollment sessions or our partner trainings, please email


During these workshops, we will:

  • Provide training on EiC’s Race Equity Cycle framework and research
  • Review management and operational best practices that help organizations transform culture
  • Address how structural racism manifests in organizations
  • Review the behaviors, beliefs and policies that dismantle institutional racism
  • Create an engaging space to discuss where your organization is on the Race Equity Cycle
  • Share tools and resources to support staff in dismantling white dominant culture
  • Guide teams in prioritizing action steps to build and sustain momentum

Refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below if you have questions.

Why Equity in the Center?

Upcoming Workshop Dates and Cost

For individuals, the cost for both modules is $150.

For organizations of 15-49 individuals, the cost of registration for Modules One and Two is $8,500.

For organizations of 50-99 individuals, the cost of registration for Modules One and Two is $10,000.

    January 13 & 25 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

    February 1 & 8 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

    March 1 & 8 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

    April 12 & 19 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

    May 3 & 10 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Who are open enrollment sessions for? 

    Open enrollment sessions are for small organizations and individuals who wish to learn more about the Race Equity Cycle and how to develop a race equity culture.

    I am an individual looking to learn more about racial equity, is this the right workshop for me? 

    This workshop and its contents are tailored specifically for action in an organizational environment. If you are interested in personal growth and allyship, we recommend that you review our partner trainings

    How much do open enrollment sessions cost? 

      • For individuals or small teams of 14 or less, tickets cost $150 per person for both sessions.
      • For organizations of 15 to 49 individuals, the cost of registration for Modules One and Two is $8,500. 
      • For organizations of 50 to 99 individuals, the cost of registration for Modules One and Two is $10,000. 

    Please note that should an organization enroll in the open enrollment sessions, it will not be tailored to their organization. However, you will have the opportunity to have team-focused discussions in breakout groups.

    What can I expect if I register 15 or more people as a team? 

    Should you want larger breakout sessions for your employees, you may request it (max 6 people per breakout room). However, it is strongly recommended that you hold team-wide follow-up discussions after the workshop to discuss next steps for making progress on building a Race Equity Culture. 

      • Since these sessions are open to the general public, your employees will be in the same “room” as others who have registered for the workshop. When participants are split into breakout groups, your employees will be in rooms with one another (4 people per room).

    Once you have submitted a participant list, we strongly discourage modifications except in emergencies. A lot of preparation is done for these meetings and last minute changes may result in individuals not receiving necessary information. 

    I’m an independent consultant, can I use the Race Equity Cycle and what I learn in this training in my work? 

     Independent consultants can cite our Race Equity Cycle framework (as they would any other analysis by Race Equity Institute or Change Elemental for example), but they cannot provide consulting services based on it, train on the content, or market their services as “Race Equity Culture services.”  However, a consultant can take the Race Equity “cog” from our publication and include it as part of a presentation (thus citing it). Furthermore, you may give the publication to clients as a pre-read for a meeting, or as a resource/learning tool to reference (for a CDO or other executive leading this work). You may absolutely share it as a resource to help organizations understand what their race equity work should look like. If you are an independent consultant, you will be asked to complete a form confirming these terms before participating in the workshop.

    Please email if you have any further questions.