Creating conversational communities that drive change

What is SEED?

31.3 300x200Driving Social Change, One Conversation at a Time

SEED provides transformational professional development that prepares leaders to facilitate conversations that drive social change. After the initial New Leaders Training, SEED provides ongoing, year-round resources and support for SEED leaders as they learn, grow, and develop their own seminars in their communities, organizations, or institutions. 

Transform Yourself, Transform the System

SEED seminars are grounded in personal reflection and testimony, listening to others' voices, and learning together in the context of intersecting identities and systemic analysis.

Seminar participants deepen their understanding of systems of power and oppression and the role they can play in driving change toward diversity, equity, and inclusion while centering wholeness, wellness and just relationship for everyone involved. 

Developing Leaders Who Work Toward Justice

Since 1987, SEED has trained more than 3,200 pre-K through university educators, parents, community leaders, and other public employees from 45 U.S. states and 15 countries. 

Wellesley Centers for WomenSEED has been a collaborative effort of SEED staff members since 1987.


— Cheryl Robinson, Supervisor, Office of Minority Achievement, Arlington Public Schools, Virginia

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