Monday, August 16, 2021

  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Eastern // 8:30am - 10:30am Pacific
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm Eastern // 11:30am - 1:30pm Pacific

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
  • 11:30am - 1:30pm Eastern // 8:30am - 10:30am Pacific
  • 2:30pm - 4:30pm Eastern // 11:30am - 1:30pm Pacific

This learning experience takes place over 2 consecutive days with 4 hours of learning on each day. In total, this workshop is 8 hours of virtual live learning.


  • Individual: $595
  • Group of 6+ paying together: $495 each

To receive the group rate, pay by invoice, or if your organization requires you to complete a purchase order, please complete our Group Order/Invoice form


  • Participants must have their own copy of Coaching For Equity .
  • The Art of Coaching Workbook is strongly recommended to complement your learning.
  • The books are NOT included in the course pricing. Participants must acquire the books on their own before the start of the course.


You want your school to be an equitable place of learning. A place where every child gets what they need every day. And yet... You're worried that isn't currently the case. There are disparities in outcomes, but what those are and what is driving them isn't quite clear to you. You feel called to take a stand in the face of injustice but unsure of what exactly to do. Your mind is spinning with terms and acronyms and confusion about what's the "right" thing to say, and what you "shouldn't" say.

If you are in the early stages of understanding educational inequities and are eager to learn, this course is for you. When we begin to see inequities in schools and organizations, we can feel overwhelmed by their magnitude. This can make us feel like we don't know where to start, or how to start, with addressing them. At the same time, we may feel a surge of emotions, including anger, sadness, guilt, responsibility, and anxiety, and these emotions can also be paralyzing. 

We have all been beginners. Beginners need and deserve a space to be together and learn. This is an ideal course for anyone new to coaching or holding an equity lens. We know you want to take action and create schools where every child thrives, and we want to set you on the path to doing so.


Participants will:

  • BUILD foundational equity literacy to increase our learning, reinforce what we know, and consider for our organizations
  • IDENTIFY and GENERATE actions related to common inequities in organizations 
  • LEARN and PRACTICE conversations centered on equity using the tools and practices of Transformational Coaching 
  • BOOST our courage for working with triggers and having conversations centered on equity


  • Small group discussions
  • Mini-practice experiences
  • Direct instruction
  • Demonstrations

Participants will be invited to opt into racial affinity groups during breakout discussions and practice.


  • Teachers, coaches, and school leaders who crave a non-judgmental learning space to acquire a foundational understanding of racism, white supremacy, and educational equity
  • Coaches who have started seeing educational inequities but are not sure where to begin to interrupt them
  • People who are at earlier stages of their learning about inequity and racism


  • Refunds requested within 48 hours of registering will be honored minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Up to 1 week beforehand, a one-time registration transfer can be made to an alternate participant or another learning experience. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • Within one week of the learning experience registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternate learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

About the Instructors

Developer of People and Programs Lori Cohen

Lori Cohen has worked in both public and independent schools since 1999, serving as classroom teacher, instructional coach, administrator and workshop facilitator. She holds a BA in English, a California Teaching Credential in English, and an MA in Education—all from the University of California at Davis. Lori actively works towards equity and social justice in education, aspiring to offer access and pathways for all school stakeholders to thrive. She believes relationships are essential in moving us towards a more just and equitable world. In her role as the Developer of People and Programs with Bright Morning Consulting, Lori loves designing practical and portable learning experiences, and she facilitates her sessions with a healthy infusion of humor and heart. Lori also is co-author of The PD Book: 7 Habits That Transform Professional Development (2022), where she and Elena Aguilar share the most essential strategies for designing and leading equitable professional development. When she is not presenting or writing, Lori spends her time running through the gorgeous evergreen landscapes of the Pacific Northwest and enjoying a vast array of coffee options throughout Portland, OR, where she currently lives.

Presenter In Residence Nick Cains

Nick is a human catalyst who is passionate about empowering teachers and supporting them to lead the charge in educational equity. He coaches district instructional coaching staff and teacher leaders while supporting Tulsa Public Schools as a Director of Content and Coaching. Nick has had various roles in education, starting as a 2nd grade teacher in Tulsa where his passion for education was ignited. From there he has supported educators while working at multiple national education non-profits. Nick holds a Master’s Degree in Education Administration: Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Theater and a minor in Broadcast Journalism from Southern Methodist University. He currently lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his fiancé and two adorable cats.