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Become an Equitable Leader.
 
Define, Develop, and Disrupt How You Lead.

Join the Equitable Leadership Table: A four-month-long Mastermind-style training and coaching program focused on developing inclusive and equitable leadership skills.

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Equitable Leadership is good for people, culture, productivity, and, it's a cost-saving measure, too.

increase in productivity that occured when teams have inclusive leaders.

25%

63%

of millennials (workers aged 28-45) who believe they aren't recieving adequate leadership development opportunities from their employers.

15.4x

employees that report to an effective manager are 15.4 times more likely to be high performers and 3.2 times less likely to quit.

70%

increase of experiencing inclusion and belonging when employees are managed by an equitable leader.

69%

percent of people that say their manager has more impact on their mental health than their therapist or doctor, and equal to their partner.

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The landscape of leadership

is more complex today than ever before.

To navigate that complexity, you need a variety of skills and competencies to be effective,

and it can be challenging to find the right place where to get the support you need.

Here are challenges our clients have experienced prior to working with us:

do any of them sound familiar?

  • Challenge Navigating Team Dynamics: Ever found yourself struggling to lead a team with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, wondering how to harmonize differences into strengths?

  • Shaken confidence let Impostor Syndrome sneak in?:                              Dreamt of leading with unwavering confidence, even when faced with doubts or impostor syndrome?

  • Mismanaged Meetings:                   Wanted to design meetings that not only produce results but ensure every voice is heard, yet you're unsure where to start?

  • Holding others Accountable is Hard:  Ever faced the daunting task of holding someone accountable, wishing for a method that feels constructive rather than punitive?

  • Unsure how to make spaces psychologically safe: Heard about the importance of psychological safety in teams but puzzled over how to build it through your leadership?

  • Fear of Asserting  Needs, Values, and Boundaries?: Wanted to clearly communicate your needs and boundaries, but found it challenging to do so effectively?  

If any of these are leadership areas you want to develop,
You're invited to take your seat at the
Equitable Leadership Table.

What is an Equitable Leader?

​We believe that leaders are made, not born. Equitable leaders have a unique set of characteristics and traits and look like the following:

  • Equitable leaders have a developed sense of self and purpose.
     

  • Equitable leaders are mindful and thoughtful of how they wield their power.
     

  • Equitable leaders are aware of their own biases, as well as systemic ones, and are committed to interrupting and dismantling them. 
     

  • Equitable leaders have the skills and the tools to manage their emotions and emotions of others.
     

  • Equitable leaders dismantle Blame Culture and find new and innovative ways to motivate their teams.
     

  • Equitable leaders know how to build inclusive teams and meetings where  people feel safe to participate.
     

  • Equitable leaders are effective communicators and utilize the essential structures of storytelling to inform and persuade.  
     

  • Equitable leaders are agents of change.

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The Equitable Leadership Table is specifically designed to equip you with the skills, insights, and strategies needed to overcome these common leadership challenges.

Transform Your Leadership and Your Workplace Relationships.

Joining the Equitable Leadership Table provides a space transforming how you lead, communicate, and influence others. Through the program you'll:

 

  • Feel Empowered to Lead with Confidence: Break through the barriers of doubt and uncertainty. 

  • Manage Dynamics with Ease: Navigate the complexities of managing diverse teams with ease and learn to create engagements where every team member feels valued and heard.

  • Elevate Your Emotional Intelligence: Build the 5 domains of emotional intelligence and feel more connected to your team, more capable of navigating difficult conversations with empathy, and better able to foster an environment where people feel safe to share and innovate.

  • Forge Meaningful Connections: Build a network of like-minded leaders who are as passionate about making a difference as you are. Long after the program concludes, offering opportunities for collaboration, mentorship, and friendship.

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Equitable Leadership Table Program Overview

You're Invited to Claim Your Seat At The Equitable Leadership Table

Program Details:

>Duration: A transformative four-month journey. May 14, 2024 to August 30, 2024. No live sessions in July.

>Meeting Schedule: Live sessions on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 10 am to 11:30am Pacific Standard Time (PST). 

>Hybrid Program: Semi-monthly sessions take place virtually. An in-person mastermind gathering will be held in Venice Beach, CA in September 2024, exact date TBD. 

>Learning Format: Group coaching video calls, live virtual training and strategy sessions, and self-paced training videos and e-courses.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND MODULES

  • What is included each month?
    In the DEI Dinner Party: General Admission, each month members will have access to: 22 pre-recorded training replays The Pantry, our resource library with tools, templates, and other resources Access to an inclusive online community hosted on Circle. In the All Access Membership, each month members will have access to: Two live learning & coaching video calls with replay access Ask coaches questions and get support on Circle, our membership portal 22 pre-recorded training replays The Pantry, our resource library with tools, templates, and other resources Access to an inclusive online community hosted on Circle.
  • Is there an actual Dinner Party?
    The Dinner Party is a metaphor that our creator established for the natural way that we inherently know how to care for others. There are no dinner parties included in your membership, however, we are cooking up plans to host some special ticketed events, so stay tuned!
  • Do you have Sponsorship/Fund Request Letter?
    We have a letter that you can use to ask your employer to pay your membership fees as an investment in your professional development. Feel free to use this template to ask your employer for professional development funds
  • Is there a discount if more than one person for my organization wants to join?
    We're happy to discuss this with you. Send us an email at hello@wilson-and-associates. com and let's see what's possible.
  • Is the only membership option an 6-month membership? Do we have to stay for 6 months?
    The minimum membership option is 6-months because we believe a 6-month membership commitment is the minimum required to see shifts in your confidence, skills, and habits as a leader and transformational DEI practitioner. We also offer discounts to members who join at the annual level and pay-in-full.
  • What if I want to terminate my membership?
    You can end your membership after your 6-month or 12-month term is completed, per your membership agreement(the terms and conditions). https://www.wilson-and-associates.com/members-tc If you joined at the 6 month level, and at month 3 you decided you wanted to terminate your membership, you are still financially responsible for your remaining 3 months and we do not provide refunds. And, you can renew your membership at anytime.
  • Is one-on-one coaching with Chrysta included?
    You will have several opportunities during the monthly hot seat coaching sessions, office hours, and live learning calls to meet with Chrysta. Private 1-on-1 coaching or DEI Consulting is not included in your membership fees, but you can purchase it as an add-on with a discount if you like, Don’t forget the beauty of the membership is the wisdom that exists among your peers!
  • Can we work with Chrysta outside of the DEI membership? How can we hire Wilson and Associates?
    If you are interested in DEI consulting services and/or trainings not included in the community, you can visit our website at www.wilson-and-associates.com/contact.
  • I think this membership is right for me but I’m not 100% sure. Is there someone I can talk to learn a bit more?
    Yes! email hello@wilson-and-associates. co or click here https://calendly.com/chrysta/dei-dinner-party-15-min-chat to schedule a 15-minute call with someone from the team to get all your questions answered and see if the DEI Dinner Party is right for you.
  • How long will be have access to the recordings, training, and materials inside the membership and The Pantry?
    You, as an individual member, will have unlimited non-commercial access to all of the worksheets, templates, webinars, mini-courses, and content that exists and is added to the Pantry as long as you are a paid member of the DEI Dinner Party. As soon as your membership expires, you will lose access to the membership portal, community, membership directory, materials, and resources provided inside.
  • Can Someone Else Pay My Membership Fees?
    Yes. They can purchase online with their credit card on your behalf, and then send us an email with your (the member's) name and email address.

What Our Members Say

"[Chrysta] is a fantastic coach and every time I speak with her I learn something new about myself and DEI content. As a member of the DEI Dinner Party I regained my confidence as practitioner. I leave each coaching session reinvigorated and ready to practice my DEI skills. I highly recommend [this] program."

DEI Dinner Party Member, 

Membership Survey

I would describe my DEI Dinner Party experience as "dynamic."
 
We are constantly being fed, learning from Chrysta and
from others participating in the program.
 
The topics are relevant and meaningful. It has provided me not only with more knowledge, insight and practical skills."

DEI Dinner Party Member, 

Membership Survey

"Approaching the conversations and tackling the issues related to DEI can feel daunting but Chrysta's style of teaching is supportive and she breaks it down so beautifully. The amount of tools and resources we have access to as DEI Dinner Party members is incredible."

DEI Dinner Party Member, 

Membership Survey

New Cohort Launches May 14, 2024 

Save Your Seat at
The Equitable Leadership Table

 

Investment: $2,500

Need support requesting professional development funds for your membership? 

 

We've got you! 

 

1. Click here to access our sample request letter.

2. Make a copy.

3. Customize the letter.

4. Share with your company decision-maker.

5. Get your investment!

6. We'll see you inside the membership!

6 Live Leadership Development Coaching and Training Sessions &
2 Recorded Sessions

Self-Paced
Trainings and E-Courses
&
Resource Library

IN-Person
1-day Mastermind Gathering
in Venice Beach, California

Community Conversations and Connections

What's Included:

What You’ll Gain By Joining The Equitable Leadership Table:

By participating in the Equitable Leadership Table program, you'll gain practical tools and experiences to embody the qualities of an Equitable Leader. This transformation will prepare you to lead with impact, fostering environments where diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just goals but realities

A Developed Sense of Self-Leadership and Purpose:

Uncover and refine your personal and professional purpose, solidifying your equitable leadership identity. This foundational self-awareness will be your compass in fostering equitable leadership practices.

 

Bias Awareness and Bias-Busting Action Plan:

Gain a deep understanding of both personal and systemic biases and develop an action plan to actively interrupt them to champion equity within your sphere of influence.


How to Mindfully Lead From The Heart:

Enhance your emotional intelligence to skillfully manage your own emotions and encourage others so they can deliver their best.  


Strategies For Building Successful, Inclusive Teams:

Acquire the skills to build and nurture inclusive teams, creating meetings where everyone has the opportunity to succeed and thrive. This program will guide you in establishing practices that foster a sense of belonging.

Frameworks To Communicate with Intention and Purpose: 

Elevate your communication skills, employing the power of storytelling to captivate and influence. Learn how to structure your messages and stories to drive listeners toward understanding and action.

Contact

About Your Mastermind Host

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MEET YOUR HOST

Chrysta Wilson, MPA, PCC, is your host for this transformational program.

Chrysta is an ICF-certified coach, a DEI and Leadership Development Expert, and the founder and CEO of Wilson and Associates Coaching and Consulting, LLC, a 16-year-old agency supporting DEI & Culture Change efforts for organizations that include the National Skills Coalition, Sierra Club, Liberty Hill Foundation, County of Los Angeles, City of Long Beach, and more.

She brings 20+ years of Organizational Development and Justice-based consulting experience for nonprofit organizations, foundations, government agencies, and ethical corporations.

Chrysta created the DEI Dinner Party & The Equitable Leadership Table to provide a space where DEI, racial justice, and organizational development leaders can come together to build the skills, practices, and relationships that transform how they lead, in order to transform their organizations.

  • What is included each month?
    In the DEI Dinner Party: General Admission, each month members will have access to: 22 pre-recorded training replays The Pantry, our resource library with tools, templates, and other resources Access to an inclusive online community hosted on Circle. In the All Access Membership, each month members will have access to: Two live learning & coaching video calls with replay access Ask coaches questions and get support on Circle, our membership portal 22 pre-recorded training replays The Pantry, our resource library with tools, templates, and other resources Access to an inclusive online community hosted on Circle.
  • Is there an actual Dinner Party?
    The Dinner Party is a metaphor that our creator established for the natural way that we inherently know how to care for others. There are no dinner parties included in your membership, however, we are cooking up plans to host some special ticketed events, so stay tuned!
  • Do you have Sponsorship/Fund Request Letter?
    We have a letter that you can use to ask your employer to pay your membership fees as an investment in your professional development. Feel free to use this template to ask your employer for professional development funds
  • Is there a discount if more than one person for my organization wants to join?
    We're happy to discuss this with you. Send us an email at hello@wilson-and-associates. com and let's see what's possible.
  • Is the only membership option an 6-month membership? Do we have to stay for 6 months?
    The minimum membership option is 6-months because we believe a 6-month membership commitment is the minimum required to see shifts in your confidence, skills, and habits as a leader and transformational DEI practitioner. We also offer discounts to members who join at the annual level and pay-in-full.
  • What if I want to terminate my membership?
    You can end your membership after your 6-month or 12-month term is completed, per your membership agreement(the terms and conditions). https://www.wilson-and-associates.com/members-tc If you joined at the 6 month level, and at month 3 you decided you wanted to terminate your membership, you are still financially responsible for your remaining 3 months and we do not provide refunds. And, you can renew your membership at anytime.
  • Is one-on-one coaching with Chrysta included?
    You will have several opportunities during the monthly hot seat coaching sessions, office hours, and live learning calls to meet with Chrysta. Private 1-on-1 coaching or DEI Consulting is not included in your membership fees, but you can purchase it as an add-on with a discount if you like, Don’t forget the beauty of the membership is the wisdom that exists among your peers!
  • Can we work with Chrysta outside of the DEI membership? How can we hire Wilson and Associates?
    If you are interested in DEI consulting services and/or trainings not included in the community, you can visit our website at www.wilson-and-associates.com/contact.
  • I think this membership is right for me but I’m not 100% sure. Is there someone I can talk to learn a bit more?
    Yes! email hello@wilson-and-associates. co or click here https://calendly.com/chrysta/dei-dinner-party-15-min-chat to schedule a 15-minute call with someone from the team to get all your questions answered and see if the DEI Dinner Party is right for you.
  • How long will be have access to the recordings, training, and materials inside the membership and The Pantry?
    You, as an individual member, will have unlimited non-commercial access to all of the worksheets, templates, webinars, mini-courses, and content that exists and is added to the Pantry as long as you are a paid member of the DEI Dinner Party. As soon as your membership expires, you will lose access to the membership portal, community, membership directory, materials, and resources provided inside.
  • Can Someone Else Pay My Membership Fees?
    Yes. They can purchase online with their credit card on your behalf, and then send us an email with your (the member's) name and email address.

Enrollment for the Spring Cohort Has Closed – Get On the Waitlist for the September 2024 Cohort

The journey towards equitable leadership starts on September 10, 2024.

With limited spots available, you’re invited to secure your seat at the table by joining the waitlist. 

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