Embracing Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression for Coaches

A Transformative Training for Coaches, Mentors and Helping Professionals Seeking to Expand Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice in the Coaching Community and Beyond

This highly engaging and interactive program has been created to explore how might we, as coaches, mentors, and leaders…

  • Unleash the power and potential of the people we serve by understanding who they are as individuals, while recognizing the social, cultural, historical, and institutional realities that impact their lives?
  • Bring greater levels of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice into our organizations?


The program is designed and facilitated by a team of passionate, committed practitioners who represent diverse identities and bring an interdisciplinary perspective. We create courageous spaces to explore a range of topics, from the individual and the interpersonal, to the cultural, institutional, and systemic manifestations of racism and oppression around the globe.

The program is appropriate for both new and experienced coaches, mentors, and support professionals who are committed to equity and inclusion, have a desire to do the hard work of becoming anti-racist, and seek to adopt a social justice lens.

Program Objectives

  • Understand history, contexts, and key factors contributing to existing systems of inequity and injustice, and how they may impact our clients.
  • Courageously examine our own assumptions and beliefs and those embedded in the cultures around us and explore what they mean for our clients and the relationship.
  • Investigate organizational policies, procedures, systems, and structures through an Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive lens, both for ourselves and for our clients.
  • Connect the work of the program to specific coaching, mentoring, and counseling competencies, and examine how an Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive perspective informs our process.
  • Actively participate in the creation of truly equitable and inclusive cultures—in our services industries, in our organizations, and around the globe.

Topic Areas: Exploring the Many Layers and Facets of Racism and Other Forms of Oppression

  • Historical and Contextual. Racism and oppression from a historical and sociological perspective
  • Individual. Identity, privilege, mindset, trauma, bias, intersectionality
  • Interpersonal. Overt and covert aggressions, language, tone policing, cultural appropriation
  • Institutional. Public policy, legislation, organizational systems, and structures
  • Systemic. Social and cultural norms, colorism, caste, gender, LGBTQIA+, the global face of oppression
  • Citizenship. Workplace integration, allyship, action planning

Program Components

Assessments and Evaluation

  • Complete the ThirdWay Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Self-Assessment both prior to and upon completion of the program.


  • Engage in a series of face-to-face or virtual workshops, structured to allow time for interim activities and small group work. (Note: The workshop timeline is customizable based on the client’s needs.) 

Interim Study and Activities

  • Complete interim assignments, including readings, videos, exercises, and journaling activities.
  • Engage in small groups to further process learning and insights from workshop content and interim activities.
  • Participate in an ongoing dialogue with other participants through an online portal.

Participant-Led Presentation

  • Work in small groups to research and present on a topic of interest.

Social Justice Action Plan

  • Complete an Equity Action Plan that includes steps to be taken, commitments to be made, timeline and benchmarks, resources, accountabilities, evaluation, and success celebrations.

Continuing Education Credits

This program has been accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for 56 Continuing Education Credits.

  • 28 Credits for Core Competencies
  • 28 Credits for Resource


Live (virtual) sessions will be held on the following Thursdays, from 10:00am-noon Eastern Time:

  • Session 1: 06/02/22
  • Session 2: 06/30/22
  • Session 3: 08/04/22
  • Session 4: 09/01/22
  • Session 5: 10/06/22
  • Session 6: 11/03/22
  • Session 7: 12/01/22
  • Session 8: 01/05/23
  • Session 9: 02/02/23

(Please note dates may be subject to change.)

Tuition Rates

Full Tuition:

Tuition for the program (including 56 CCEs) is $3,500.

HCN Members:

If you are a member of the Humanitarian Coaching Network (HCN), in appreciation of your service, you qualify for the rate advertised through the network. Please check the appropriate box on the application form, and then follow the payment instructions contained in your welcome email.

Members of Underrepresented and Targeted Group:

We encourage the participation of Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Latine(e)(x), AAPI, those from the Global South, and those currently living with political and social instability, who do not have the resources to cover full tuition. For those individuals, we welcome you to the program for the reduced rate of $1,500.

Sponsorship Fund:

For those who identify as members of traditionally targeted and underrepresented groups, for whom the discounted tuition presents a barrier to participation, we have created a sponsorship fund. For more information on that program, please contact gina@thirdwayleadership.com.


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