WASA is proud to announce the upcoming launch of WASA’s Equity Initiative―Leading Deep for Equity. Please take a few moments to review the initiative details outlined below for consideration in your district in the coming school year.

Now, more than ever, education leaders must take the lead in outlining and executing leadership approaches that center student outcomes and equity at the core of everything they do. Leadership and equity are one and the same. This work is not an event, rather a MINDSET and a way of being that must be a focus all year over multiple years.  

For the 2021–22 school year, Dr. Tammy Campbell will facilitate a suite of learning opportunities (outlined below) focused on how superintendents and district leaders move from talking about equity to implementing equity through organizational design with a systems approach.  

Regional Workshops

Beginning with a full day session focused on what equity looks like across departments and in schools, participants will reflect on the areas of strength in their district/school and areas in need of focus. 

Registration Rate: $179 per person includes 6.0 WA State Approved Clock Hours and lunch.
Cancellations: A $75 administrative fee applies for all cancellations. No refund for cancellations made within one week of your session. No Show = No Refund. 

Workshop capacity: Minimum=25 per location, Maximum=50 per location

Workshops will be held 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m. in the following locations:
Spokane: October 25 
NEWESD 101: 4202 S. Regal Street, Spokane, WA 99223 (Spokane Room)

Wenatchee:  October 26

Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel: 201 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 (Riverside Room)

Yakima: October 27
Hilton Garden Inn: 401 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98901 (Cascade Room)

Renton: October 28 
PSESD 121: 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057 (Cedar/Duwamish/Nisqually Rooms) Masks required.

Please note:
• These are not a series of workshops but are “repeats” offered regionally for your convenience. 
• No sleeping/hotel room blocks are reserved.
• Lunch will be provided.
• COVID protocols vary by county but please be prepared to mask if required. Updates will be provided prior to the event.

Equity Cohort

Over four half-day virtual sessions, the Equity Cohort will enlist superintendents, and central office and school leaders to come in teams with real artifacts to examine the major components of effective equity actions that create a culture where diversity, equity and inclusion take hold.  

Registration Rate: $489 per person and includes 14.50 WA State Approved Clock Hours. 
Cancellations: A $75 administrative fee applies for all cancellations. No refunds for cancellations after November 26. No Show = No Refund. 

Session dates/times:
• December 6, 2021 | 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (The WASA Winter Conference will be the first session of the Cohort and registration for the conference is included in the Cohort registration. *Registration for the Winter Conference is not limited to cohort participants. A separate conference registration link will be available for non-cohort participants when conference registration opens.)
• February 8, 2022 |  8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
• March 8, 2022 |  8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
• March 29, 2022 | 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Within 24 hours of completing your registration, you will receive Zoom confirmations for the Equity Cohort sessions and the Winter Conference. 

Book Study

Using the book “Caste” as a launching pad for learning about the WHY of leading for racial equity, leaders will push their own thinking, vocabulary, and moral imperative on this work, while leaving with modules they can take and use with their district/school teams, moving the organizational culture towards equity and excellence.

Registration Rate: $299 per person and includes 10.50 WA State Approved Clock Hours and a copy of “Caste.”
Cancellations: A $75 administrative fee applies for all cancellations. No refund for cancellations after October 29. No Show = No Refund. 

Book study sessions will be held via Zoom in seven 90-minute sessions, 3–4:30 p.m. on the following dates:
• November 2, 2021
• December 7, 2021
• January 4, 2022
• February 1, 2022
• March 1, 2022
• April 5, 2022
• May 10, 2022

Within 24 hours of registering, you will receive your Zoom confirmations for the Book Study sessions.

Books will be mailed weekly beginning early September to the address provided in your registration. Please contact Lisa Gehman at lgehman@wasa-oly.org with mailing inquiries.


In registration, select the learning opportunities of your choosing (Regional Workshops, Equity Cohort, and/or Book Study). If you register for a Regional Workshop, please select your desired workshop date/location. 

Please contact Lisa Gehman at lgehman@wasa-oly.org or 360.943.5717  for assistance. 


Please contact Mike Nelson at 253.508.0192 or mnelson@wasa-oly.org with initiative questions. 
Contact Lisa Gehman at 360.943.5717 or lgehman@wasa-oly.org with registration questions.