Leadership Academy

JustLead Washington’s signature program is the Leadership Academy, a nine-month, cohort-based experience designed to build a broad network of community leaders who can effectively and collaboratively work with low-income and marginalized individuals and communities in Washington toward equity and justice.

Leadership & Equity Training, Consultation, and Facilitation

JustLead Washington also supports individuals and organizations working to advance equity and justice in Washington through leadership and equity-related training, consulting, and facilitation services. For more information or to request assistance, please submit an inquiry via our Contact Form.


The Leadership Academy connects you to a great network of people that are making a difference all over our state. It provides the opportunity to reflect about our work and widen our circle of inclusivity.

Chach Duarte White, Legal Counsel for Youth and Children

With JustLead’s guidance, support, and feedback, I was able take the mountain of information and questions I had down to clear goals and a powerful vision to ground our strategic planning retreat.  Their approach and coaching style of being open and curious while being very clear helped me unpack and articulate where our organization has … Continue reading Eloise Barshes, Chelan-Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services

Eloise Barshes, Chelan-Douglas Volunteer Attorney Services

The Leadership Academy changed the way I look at my community and this great nation. If you care about the future of our collective humanity, JustLead!

Francis Adewale, Spokane City Public Defender’s Office

This has been an amazing opportunity to strengthen my professional skills, learn from the brilliance and experience of my peers, and make connections with organizations and colleagues I wouldn’t have met otherwise. I encourage all people working in the equity and justice community to apply. You’ll develop a framework and analysis of how to work … Continue reading Jay Doran, Statewide Poverty Action Network

Jay Doran, Statewide Poverty Action Network

I was struck by how JustLead had specific examples of historical racism in our community, which, because they created a safe environment for learning, created lots of ‘aha’s’ for the folks participating. Their training was incredibly effective and offered content for those who were new to the subject and those that were more knowledgeable. I left the … Continue reading Kirsten Barron, LAW Advocates Board Member

Kirsten Barron, LAW Advocates Board Member

Working together collaboratively with attorneys that are trying to impact change has really been so beneficial. We are speaking the same language, and we are able to create systemic change not just for agencies, not just for our communities, but across the entire state of Washington.

Kitara Johnson, Excelsior Youth Center

I have met amazing people and have gained valuable tools. I have a deeper understanding of power structure, privilege and implicit bias and ways to effectuate both systems and social change. My participation has already changed the way in which I engage with my community. It is a critical training for any advocate.

Lisa Waldvogel, Northwest Justice Project, Longview

The tools that are coming out of this Academy are amazing and are one of the most powerful ways that we are developing leadership in this community.

Michele Storms, ACLU of Washington