Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead is an intense facilitation program that provides the skills and training to lead a group where race or topics related to race are likely to arise. The course provides direct work on how to create safe spaces for difficult conversations as well as direct guidance on utilizing a racial equity lens and how to create safe spaces in any setting.
Learning to Lead is a prerequisite for those who are interested in applying to advance along Challenging Racism’s training path and become paid, professional Challenging Racism program guides.
Outcomes: The training prepares graduates of Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead to organize and facilitate informal, entry-level discussions on race, racism, and privilege in their workspace and communities and with their children and families. All recipients receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.
For experienced facilitators, the training provides skills and practice designed to advance the participant’s facilitation expertise to incorporate skills in racial equity, power and privilege, presentation, and facilitating in challenging circumstances.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays: January 21 & 22, February 4 & 5, and February 11 & 12, 2023.
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Total hours of training: 24.
Location: Online using Zoom Platform.
Admissions: January 13, 2023, is the final deadline for applications. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants will be accepted until the group is full.
Cost: $2,500. A deposit of $300 is required with the application.
Group size: 10 maximum.
Program Leads: Monique "Moe" Brown & Dawn Kyser.
What is included? All materials. This includes a participant workbook, readings, journal, and practice lesson. Some materials will be emailed to participants other materials will be sent via email during the course. Mailings will be sent prior to the beginning of the course.
To apply, please complete the following application. Note: We collect specific demographic information in order to assure the diversity of the class. We respect your decision to not answer any of the demographic questions.