Program Experience Overview

Program Experience Overview

The CoHLI program experience consists of four phases of work, which are outlined below. Participants in the program should expect to spend 8-10 hours per month throughout the 18-month program in a combination of virtual learning and retreat experiences beginning in their first month. 

  • Phase 1: Grounding in Narrative Change & Racial Healing. The first phase of Culture of Health Leadership Institute for Racial Healing (CoHLI) will help to ground the cohort in a shared mindset to build relationships that lead to sustained collaboration and solidarity, and in highlighting the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) framework as a dynamic approach to implement sustainable change. The conversations and interactions taking place during Phase 1 are the foundation for solidarity-building and authentic collaboration necessary to TRHT practices. Participants begin the process of coming to know each other and recognize with whom there is initial resonance for partnering, co-learning and movement building.


  • Phase 2: Grounding in the TRHT Framework. The second phase of the Culture of Health Leadership Institute for Racial Healing (CoHLI) is focused on grounding participants in the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) framework, particularly as it applies to and/or provides opportunities for them to refine and elevate their work, while assuming that participants will have varying degrees of knowledge about, experience with and perceptions of the framework. Participants will co-create and co-facilitate experiences  with and for their cohort colleagues to both hone their solidarity practices and advance their skills as collaborative implementers of the TRHT framework who are open to learning from, having their beliefs constructively challenged by, and sustaining long-term professional and personal relationships with each other. 


  • Phase 3: The Retreat: Leveraging TRHT through Deep Collaboration. The third phase of the Culture of Health Leadership Institute for Racial Healing (CoHLI) is a chance for the cohort to reconnect in person at a moment when the program moves into its most collaborative phase. Participants arrive at the retreat after a month of reflection and visioning, individually and with others. The retreat is shaped to help participants make strategic decisions about with whom and how they want to collaborate as part of applying the TRHT framework to their work. 


  • Phase 4: Applying the TRHT Framework. The final phase of the program is focused on participants’ more fully applying the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) framework to their work and partnering as critical thought and accountability partners, and ideally as sustained collaborators.