The goal of this cohort is to equip participants with an awareness of our own complicity with white supremacy, and expand our tools to embody antiracist leadership.
Whether your leadership has been centered in racial justice for decades or you are just yearning to take steps to embody antiracist values in your ministry, this cohort will offer a space to learn, explore, and practice bringing racial justice to the core of your leadership.
Participants will learn alongside a cohort of peers, receive both group and individual coaching from a multi-racial bench of trained coaches, and receive antiracist capacity building from Jessica Vazquez Torres, National Program Director at Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training.
Each monthly session will include a 30 minute didactic led by Jessica Vazquez Torres followed by 60 minutes in small groups facilitated by a coaching team. Additionally, every participant will receive 5 individual coaching sessions to further deepen their antiracist leadership practices.
Coaches: MaryAnn McKibben Dana, Lakesha Bradshaw Easter, LeAnn Hodges, Yena Hwang, Shani McIlwain, Alex McNeill
Teacher: Jessica Vazquez Torres
Date: 2nd Thursdays, beginning September 10th
First Class: 6:15-7:45 pm Eastern (September 10th only)
Time: 2:00-3:30 pm Eastern (starting in October)
* Each monthly session (6 total) will include a 30 minute didactic led by Jessica Vazquez Torres followed by 60 minutes in small groups facilitated by a coaching team. Additionally, every participant will receive 5 individual coaching sessions to further deepen their anti-racist leadership practices.
Cost: $550 per person
Session 1: What is antiracism?
Objective: Create a shared frame and shared language with the cohort as a way of building a foundation for conversation.
Session 2: Learning How to Fail Forward Fast and Other Behaviors of Leaders Seeking to Embody Antiracism
Objective: Explore the concrete behaviors leaders seeking to be transformative leaders should cultivate and reinforce in their journey to be antiracist.
Session 3: Who are We Leading? Assessing Where in the Journey to Antiracism is the Institution we are Seeking to Transform
Objective: Briefly introduce the continuum tool and use it to describe the multiplicity of stages institutions find themselves in relative to this work and what is required to change them
Session 4: Investment in White Supremacy: Ideas and Values that Inhibit Transformative Leading
Objective: Explore the myriad ways leaders are invested in and reinforce white supremacy regardless of their intent
Session 5: Cultivating Values that Undermine White Supremacy & Systemic Racism in Us and Those We Lead
Objective: Using Crossroads as a case study, this session will explore a key set of values to cultivate, internalize, and use in determining one’s actions
Session 6: Embracing our Status as Co-Conspirators for Justice
Objective: Reflect on the ways participants claim their space agents of transformation.