Design & Facilitate Powerful Workshops on Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice:

Tools and Strategies to Accelerate Organizational Change by Learning to Develop and Lead Transformational Workshops

A 24-week Facilitation and Design Course with Multicultural Organizational Development Expert, Dr. Kathy Obear

At Your Organization...

  • Do all top leaders talk passionately about infusing equity & inclusion into everything you do?

  • Do all employees have the tools and skills they need to create inclusive programs, policies and services that meet the evolving needs of the increasingly diverse populations you serve?

  • Does everyone demonstrate the courage and capacity to interrupt microaggressions and to create greater inclusion?

Deepen your capacity to design and facilitate meaningful, productive workshops on equity, inclusion, and social justice that motivate and skill-up all employees and leaders to consistently do their part to achieve strategic organizational goals.

Join us in this comprehensive, engaging virtual course to learn and practice proven approaches and techniques to design and facilitate workshops that move people from denial and complacency to inspired action.

Develop strategic, intentional, comprehensive training programs that:

  • Deepen the capacity and competence of all leaders and employees.

  • Support and accelerate the professional and personal success of the full range of those you serve.

  • Ultimately, create more inclusive, equitable, socially just organizations.

Design Effective Workshops

  • Deepen your capacity to develop step-by-step trainings to advance the competence of all leaders and employees.
  • Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and traps that undermine learning and transfer of skill to daily activities.
  • Increase the success of workshops through comprehensive needs assessment and proactive strategies to engage resistance.
  • Learn innovative training activities to accelerate learning and behavior change.

Facilitate Engaging, Thought-Provoking Trainings

  • Learn tools to motivate participants to change their behaviors in the workplace.
  • Develop techniques to “meet people where they are” and foster faster professional growth and skill-building.
  • Discover tools to shift difficult conversations into productive dialogues.
  • Learn to effectively navigate triggering situations.
Weekly emails packed with tips and tools to support learning efforts.
An extensive library of videos and resources for self-paced learning.
1 live Q&A call each month to answer all of your questions and dilemmas.
A comprehensive workbook of design and facilitation tools and strategies.
Answers are just a click away with exclusive access to our Q&A forum.
Ready-to-use helpful worksheets for future trainings to refer to again and again.
+ An exclusive invite to join our Design and Facilitation Alumni Community for ongoing support and learning even after you have completed the course!

“Doing work around inclusion and equity is hard. Dr. Obear uses humor and story telling to help people to understand. Everyone comes into professional development at different levels and she does an excellent job at not shaming or blaming but trying to help others have self-awareness and an appreciation for others.”

VP for Enrollment Management + Student Affairs, Ursuline College

What Your Organization Needs Now

Honest answers to your most challenging questions. Proven tools that actually work. Common sense strategies to implement right away.

All so you can effectively teach about issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice.

This course will show you how to make it happen. The best news? It’s easier than you think.

In fact, here's an example of the content we will cover:

Is there a disconnect at your organization?

If there’s a disconnect between diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and what’s actually happening at your organization, know this: Change IS 100% possible.

This engaging 6-month course will give you the resources you need to support your efforts to infuse issues of DEI into daily practices through the successful design and implementation of learning activities.


Connect with – and learn from – a powerful community of supportive professionals who are as committed to this journey as you are.


Support your learning efforts and expand your knowledge with weekly emails, our growing video knowledge base, and access to our extensive Q&A forum.

Hands-on Learning

Learn new concepts and practice techniques that you can easily apply in your work and share with colleagues right away!


Get the support you need to increase your professional impact – then share your knowledge with others – so everyone benefits.

Wondering what others have to say about working with Kathy? Well, since you asked...

“That has been hands down the best professional development that I have ever received related to equity and diversity! Kathy offers practical, concrete content…”

Jennifer Moore

Initiate Equity Consulting

“The course offers a wide range of content… Kathy delivers the content in tangible ways that allowed me to immediately apply new strategies to my work.”

Dr. Victoria Farris

Farris Consulting

“Kathy’s sessions are engaging, interactive and nonthreatening. She creates a brave space where people can honestly engage and learn from each other’s stories and experiences.”

Susie Mahoney, Ed.D.

Midlevel Manager

“Dr. Obear is a phenomenal presence both in person and online. Her seminars/webinars are engaging and relevant to people across all levels of the university hierarchy…”

Brice Mickey

Program Coordinator, University of Cincinnati

Ready for Change.

Across the nation, there is a renewed energy, commitment, even a sense of urgency, to live up to the promises as set forth in our mission statements and strategic plans.

Who Should Attend?

  • Current Trainers and Facilitators
  • Members of Diversity Committees
  • Inclusion Practitioners
  • HR Professionals
  • Organizational Leaders and Change Agents


Take Action TODAY.

You know you need to infuse equity and inclusion into every level of your organization. But knowing and even being willing to accomplish it is not enough. You MUST take action.

About the Instructor

Dr. Kathy Obear

A successful author of three books with over 35 years of experience specializing in conflict resolution, change management, and creating inclusive environments, Dr. Kathy Obear is a leading expert in helping to establish socially just environments where everyone is valued, respected, and supported to contribute to their full capacity.

As the founder of The Center for Transformation and Change, Kathy has given speeches, facilitated workshops, and consulted to top leaders at hundreds of universities, human services organizations, and corporations across the United States and internationally. Her Training of Facilitators Programs have significantly increased the capacity of leaders and change agents to design and lead powerful trainings that increase the passion, competence, and commitment of employees to create inclusive, socially just environments for all members of the organization.

Dr. Kathy Obear | Workplace training

It is imperative that leaders and staff demonstrate the capacity and competence to create inclusive environments that support the success of the full breadth of members in their organizations and effectively meet the needs of the increasingly diverse populations they serve.

– Dr. Kathy Obear

Be the Leader Your Organization Needs Now