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Anti-Racism Leadership Program

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The 2021 application process is now closed. Registration for the 2022 program will begin September 2021.

The Tulane Leadership Institute, working in collaboration with the Office of Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion and the Chief Diversity Officer, offers leaders from across the university the opportunity to participate in a unique 12-month development initiative.1 The curriculum includes a focus on developing the skills and understanding necessary to contribute to institutional anti-racism initiatives at all levels.

Program Goals

  • Learn about systemic racism, racial trauma, anti-Black racism, colorism, and interlocking oppressions, and other topics foundational to an understanding of anti-racism leadership;

  • Explore the history of racism and other intersectional systems of oppression at Tulane and in New Orleans;

  • Think critically about how racial inequities manifest in the workplace and strategies to create more equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environments;

  • Cultivate leadership skills and understanding necessary to promote an encompassing environment of belonging;

  • Think critically about systemic racism in organizational units to support racial equity;

  • Identify ways to continue the work of anti-racism and foster involvement and inclusion in the broader university community.


During the twelve-month program, the cohort will meet on Wednesdays. The first Wednesday of each month will be an all-day session, then each following week for two-hours (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM). Meetings will take place at various locations on campus or remotely.

Reading Source: The Racial Healing Handbook

Topics covered will include:
  • How Racial Identity Develops and How Racism is Internalized;
  • Anti-Racism Leadership in New Orleans and at Tulane;
  • Courageous Conversations about Racism;
  • Moving from Conversations-to-Actions on Anti-Racism;
  • Using a Growth Mindset to Be a Racial Ally
  • Demonstrate commitment to Tulane University and the larger community of New Orleans;

  • Have the potential to make a significant contribution to university strategy, programming and education through enhanced skill and knowledge;

  • Have the support of your direct supervisor and their supervisor in growing your skills and abilities with their full participation in the program as necessary;

  • Be available for and committed to participating in all aspects of the 12-month program;

  • Have the readiness to invest in your own learning and contribute continuously to the cohort.

1All qualified applicants to this program will receive consideration for participation without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law or Tulane policy.


The 2021 application process is now closed. Registration for the 2022 program will begin September 2021.

Brief Resume (1 Page)

  • Include current role at Tulane and relevant experience for the Anti-Racism Leadership Program (ARLP)

Application Form (1 Page)

  • Tell us about who you are and why the ARLP is important to you.
  • Share what you hope to gain from the ARLP.
  • Describe what you would like to give back to Tulane University as a result of the ARLP.

Letter of Support from Supervisor

  • Submit a letter of support signed by the supervisor(s) of the candidate


One Letter of Recommendation

  • Can be from anyone equivalent to your supervisor or higher and inside or outside of your organization

Note: Once complete, you will submit to tuli@tulane.edu

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or otherwise participating in the selection process, please direct your inquiries to the Executive Director for Campus Accessibility & ADA/504 Coordinator, Kathryn Lafrentz by phone at 504-247-1751, by fax at 504-862-8435 or by email at klafrentz@tulane.edu.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Karen D’Arcy, Director
Human Resources and Institutional Equity
(504) 920-5286
1555 Poydras Street, Suite 964, New Orleans, LA 70112