2020 Equity Leaders Institute

Accessibility questions for all events, please contact the center at (317) 278-3493 or email at glec@iupui.edu.


2020 ELI Flyer
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Sep 29 2020 - 12:00pm to Sep 30 2020 - 5:30pm



Audience: Education Leaders




Equity Leaders Institutes are transformative two-day learning experiences intended to increase participants’ capacities to advance and sustain equitable practices in teaching and learning. To allow for in-depth reflection and discourse among participants, and more individualized support for planning attendance for the institute will be capped at 50 people.

Creating Caring School Communities: Decolonizing Harmful Practices, Disrupting Push Out, & Advancing Liberation

The topic of this year's Institute is about re-establishing schools as caring communities by dismantling institutionalized practices that interrupt successful schooling experiences for historically marginalized populations and supporting the development of a framework to promote success for all students. Additionally, the Institute will host the Equity Innovator Recognition to showcase one school district or state department of education that has engaged in a Tier III systemic equity partnership with the MAP Center that exemplifies system-wide transformation towards educational equity.


Following this two-day intensive learning experience, you will be able to:

  • Access support from a network of equity leaders operationalizing community care,
  • Explain how policies, practices, and structures disenfranchise students and educators from the school community,
  • Be critical consumers of reform initiatives and critique and redress those policies and practices that localize school “problems” within students and educators, ignoring the structural oppressions that continue to marginalize non-dominant communities (i.e. people of Color, individuals with dis/abilities, people living in disinvested neighborhoods, etc.),
  • State the critical features of a caring, liberating school community,
  • Engage leadership practices that promote caring school communities among and between adults and students, and
  • Advance planning towards efforts for increasing leaders’ capacity to create caring school communities through equity-focused, school-based practices.


Download Tentative Agenda (Will be available soon)


Accepting Applications and Registration until August
Early Bird Registration Fee: $190  Ends July 17, 2020
Standard Registration Fee: $210  Ends August 14, 2020



  • Elevators
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Audio Amplification
  • Additional accommodations upon request

Accessibility questions for all events, please contact the center at (317) 278-3493 or email at glec@iupui.edu.