Culturally  Responsive Leadership



Are you ready to make a profound impact on the culture of education? Take the leap and unlock your potential by obtaining your online diversity, equity, and inclusion certification. With this certification, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of how to create inclusive and equitable learning environments.

A word from the Facilitator

Courtney Plotts, Ph.D.
Founder of Neuroculture

Our aspiring leadership program is designed to empower and equip you with the knowledge, tools, and mindset to become an exceptional leader. Learn how to inspire and motivate your team, navigate complex challenges, and drive positive change in your organization. Cultivate a leadership style that fosters cultural responsiveness. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your leadership journey, this program will provide you with the confidence and capabilities to lead with purpose and make a lasting impact. Don’t just aspire to lead, become the leader you were meant to be. Join our aspiring leadership program and unleash your full potential.



This program has truly empowered me to make a positive difference as a culturally responsive leader.

Are you tired of feeling stuck in your current leadership role, grappling with outdated approaches and limited impact?

It’s time to break free from the status quo and discover a solution that will revolutionize your leadership journey. Our aspiring leadership program is specifically designed to address the challenges and pain points that leaders like you face every day. Through cutting-edge techniques, practical strategies, and personalized coaching, we empower you to overcome obstacles, develop your unique leadership style, and maximize your influence. Unleash your potential, unlock new possibilities, and propel your career to new heights. Don’t settle for mediocrity when greatness awaits. Join our aspiring leadership program and ignite the transformation you’ve been longing for. It’s time to rewrite your leadership story and create a legacy of success.

Event Schedule



Module 1: Introduction to Culturally Responsive Course Leadership

12:30 PM EST

Objective 1: Understand the concept and principles of culturally responsive course leadership.

Objective 2: Recognize the impact of culturally responsive practices in the workplace.

Objective 3: Identify the benefits of creating inclusive and equitable environments.



Module 2: Eurocentrism and Instructional Design Practices

12:30 PM EST


Objective 1: Recognizing the influence of personal values and beliefs on leadership practices.

Objective 2: Cultivating a climate of respect and belonging for all stakeholders

Objective 3: Explore strategies to enhance cultural competence in leadership.



Module 3: Designing Tiers: Whole Group, Small Group, Individual

12:30 PM EST

Objective 1: Incorporate diverse cultural perspectives and experiences into course content and learning materials.

Objective 2: Explore ways to integrate culturally relevant resources into instructional design.

Objective 3: Foster student engagement and divergent thinking by incorporating diverse viewpoints and challenging stereotypes.



Module 4: Student Engagement Mapping

12:30 PM EST 

Objective 1: Recognize the importance of neurodivergences and their relationship with culturally responsive design practices. 

Objective 2: Develop strategies to layered learning.


Objective 3: Foster student engagement and divergent thinking by incorporating diverse viewpoints and challenging stereotypes.



Module 5: Interdependent Assessment

12:30 PM EST 

Objective 1: Design assessments that align with culturally responsive practices and respect diverse ways of demonstrating knowledge.

Objective 2: Explore alternative assessment methods that provide students with opportunities to showcase their cultural strengths.

Objective 3: Use assessment data to inform instructional decisions and address any potential bias or inequities.



Module 6: Collaboration and Community Engagement

12:30 PM EST

Objective 1: Foster collaborative learning environments that promote positive interactions among students from diverse backgrounds.

Objective 2: Design activities and projects that encourage meaningful collaboration and cultural exchange.

Objective 3: Develop strategies to promote inclusive participation and active engagement in group settings.



Module 7: Think T.A.N.K.

12:30 PM EST


Objective 1: Develop a plan for sustaining culturally responsive course design beyond the course.

Objective 2: Explore ongoing professional development opportunities to further enhance cultural competence.

Objective 3: Reflect on personal growth as a culturally responsive designer and identify areas for continued improvement.




12:30 PM EST

Session 8




Dates and Times

April 22th and 29th, 2023

10:30am EST- 4:30 EST

Sign Up Today! 

Revolutionize your teaching practice! In just 48 hours, you’ll gain the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to create an inclusive, culturally responsive classroom that empowers your students and fosters their success. Sign up now and embark on a journey that will shape your teaching career and positively impact the lives of generations to come.




This program has truly empowered me to make a positive difference as a culturally responsive leader.


The conference package includes a comfortable stay at a five-star hotel, all food and drinks (excluding premium menu restaurant fees and drinks) and conference registration and materials.


Early Bird Special:



3 payments of $191

Price is per-person.

Must be paid in full by 3 days prior to start date.

Marta Pulley

Instructional Technology Specialist, Rutgers University

"I’ve been attending the LODEI Online DEI Officer Certification course taught by Dr. Courtney Plotts for the last 7 months. The course is so relevant to my work as an Instructional Designer, to me personally, and honestly to anyone. Dr. Plotts facilitates the course in a way that feels reassuring, hopeful for humanity, and almost as a soothing counseling session. She is so good at what she does! Her passion about the topic shines through in all the ways she interacts with her learners. She practices what she teaches, and you can see it and learn it…truly. Courtney, you’re the best! Thank you!"

When instructional design and cultural responsiveness are combined, educators can create transformative learning experiences that reach and engage all learners, regardless of their backgrounds. By incorporating culturally relevant examples, diverse perspectives, and inclusive pedagogical strategies, instructional designers can create an environment where learners feel valued, understood, and supported. This approach not only enhances learning outcomes but also contributes to the development of empathetic, globally aware individuals who can thrive in diverse and interconnected societies.