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Professional Development | Consulting | Coaching | Organizational Development | Keynotes

The agencies/programs that attend an Edutainment for Equity training always leave wanting more. Candice is one of the most dynamic, inspirational, positive, conscious facilitators that I know. Our agencies and programs that attend her workshops or have the benefit of having her as a coach always rave about how she has helped them individually or as a program or an agency. They can’t get enough. E4E has been a huge benefit to the Department and our efforts in providing quality support to our grantees.
— Sherrice Dorsey-Smith, The Department of Children, Youth & their Families

Professional Development


The CULTURAL MINDFULNESS Institute

“Privilege is not in and of itself bad; what matters is what we do with privilege.” ~bell hooks

It takes courage to confront the legacy of white supremacy; to not only acknowledge its imprint on all of our institutions, but to challenge it in dialogue and action.  It requires a willingness to see the world as it truly is and to place yourself within it, acknowledging the ways that you are complicit in or victimized by it. True innovation and creative solutions are in the beauty and richness of diversity and difference. We create environments where these differences can be honored and fully manifested, environments where we can work, communicate and understand each other. Without them, the fullness of possibility cannot be seen and the solutions for a sustainable and healthy future go undiscovered. Participants of the CMI examine positionality and the ways that it colors our perspectives, interactions and the systems that we design and participate in.

This is a 3 day intensive institute needing 12 - 15 hours

 Hodari leading a Cultural Mindfulness workshop in San Francisco for a group of 40 educators.

Hodari leading a Cultural Mindfulness workshop in San Francisco for a group of 40 educators.

Topics Include:

The 3 I's of Oppression and Privilege

Positionally and Perspective

Micro Agressions and Interpersonal Racism

Interrupting Racism

Undermining Institutional Oppression


The Program Design Institute

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” ~Steve Jobs

The challenges of our times can be traced often to the design of institutions and programs created to provide us with some service or measure of comfort. Inequitable systems produce inequitable results which looks like comfort for some a the expense or misery for others.  Similarly the struggles many programs and organizations face and the inequitable outcomes they produce can be traced directly to a flaw in the design.  The Program Design Institute is designed to help the participants create the world they want to see both inside and outside of their programs.  The PDI is an invitation to design efficient and effective systems and programs that produce equitable outcomes for its participants.  Over the course four days, participants learn how to design programs or projects from the ground up, how to assess, evaluate and redesign an existing program or project and how to choose, articulate and embody mission, vision and values of an organization.

 Candice Facilitating a Design Institute in Asilomar, California.

Candice Facilitating a Design Institute in Asilomar, California.

Topics include:

The Diversity Continuum

Strategic Planning

Child Development Theory

Evaluation and Assessment

Collaboration, Partnership and Capital

This is a 4 day intensive institute 15 - 18 hours


YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & Education

We offer a full 10 week Design Institute for Youth Development Professionals called " Youth On Fire".  This exclusive offering of Edutainment for Equity features an extensive catalog of trainings for educators and youth development professionals.  We can also tailor individual trainings to fit the specific needs of your site or program. We offer professional development in the following areas, with a special emphasis on social justice & equity:

  • Developing Meaningful & Engaging Curriculum
  • Behavior Guidance & Classroom Management
  • The Arch of Empowerment Education: Authentic Youth Leadership in the Classroom
  • Integrating Arts & Social Media in and out of the Classroom
  • Building Bridges: Using Music to Teach Socio-Emotional Learning
  • Teaching Resiliency as a Skill in and out of the classroom*
  • Socio-Emotional Learning
  • Trauma Informed Program Design & Curriculum Development
  • White Allyship in Youth Development in and out of the classroom
  • Lemonade: Designing Quality Youth Programs on a Limited Budget
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • The Youth on Fire Cohort: A 10 Session Series on Establishing Authentic Youth Leadership within organizations*
Weeks later, our staff is still reeling from the Youth Development training provided by E4E. Candice is a master facilitator and captivated our entire team with her thoughtful balance of best practices, interactive activities and passionate approach. Everyone walked away with a tangible framework they can immediately apply to their work. Our only complaint is that we didn’t have her longer. We are definitely looking forward to working with her again.
— Zakiya Harris, Chief Education Officer

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STAFF DEVELOPMENT & SUPERVISION

Upon hiring, it is the supervisor's responsibility to develop and supervise staff. Those two things are different. Supervision evolves over time and development ensures the growth and development of skills. In this workshop, participants are guided through tangible tools and impactful pedagogy for staff success. We also offer a training specifically for organizations that are committed to hiring from traumatized and oppressed communities.

This is a one day intensive training 4 - 6 hours

 Candice speaking about supporting staff in a toxic work environment, Kampala, Uganda.

Candice speaking about supporting staff in a toxic work environment, Kampala, Uganda.


 Candice facilitating a Management and Planning Workshop with the leaders and staff of Sacramento Area Youth Speaks in Sacramento, Ca.

Candice facilitating a Management and Planning Workshop with the leaders and staff of Sacramento Area Youth Speaks in Sacramento, Ca.

Project Management

Dreaming big is critical to the growth and development of our organizations. A thriving organization or business is always thinking of innovative ways to improve service delivery or product design. The challenge is translating a big vision into a plan of action. In this training, you will be led through engaging and dynamic activities and frameworks that make large projects manageable.

This experience is facilitated as a one day training 4 - 6 hours


 Hodari Facilitating a Strategic Planning Session for Philly Urban Creators in Philadelphia, Pa.

Hodari Facilitating a Strategic Planning Session for Philly Urban Creators in Philadelphia, Pa.

Consulting

Strategic Partnerships & Collaboration

Strategic Planning

Organizational Development

 Social Campaigns

Youth Poetry Movement

Evaluation & Assessment

Public Speaking

Creative Innovation

Ideation


One on One Coaching

We offer customized one on one coaching to improve the confidence and performance of organizational leaders and executives. We specialize in:

  • Leadership Development
  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Work Planning
  • Systems Design
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Partial List of Clients

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