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EXPANDING DIGNITY: DEVELOPING CULTURAL AND RACIAL AGILITY​

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11.5 hrs

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Overview

Developing intercultural competency has long been one of the top four priorities of excellent leaders and influencers. These days, given the current social climate, it has become more urgent for small business owners and coaches to factor race into not just their intercultural competency but also their world view. How do we do the difficult work of empowering people to explore their racial and cultural identities, create change and influence their family members, workplaces, small businesses and communities? How do we create safety and do no harm? How do we transform our small businesses into thriving, productive expressions of our deepest held beliefs around racial and cultural equity?

This is not a journey, but a pilgrimage. When you take a journey, you must leave home. A pilgrimage requires no physical movement but a spiritual, emotional and cognitive shift in consciousness. We do this work in a brave learning community together. Come join us. 

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

We do that by learning in community! This offering is a 7-module class which will create a brave and exciting community of practice where participants will be empowered to stop harm and create more human dignity for self and others. As we dismantle racism within ourselves and in our work or businesses, we will deepen our understanding of our impact and align our values with a cause greater than each of us. The class will bring together a mix of critical race theory, identify formation and community building using the The CARA Model™, a proprietary integrative liberation framework that moves learners through an exploration of Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppression intentions to an activation of the capacity to become Liberation Practitioners.

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We do that by learning in community! This offering is a 7-module class which will create a brave and exciting community of practice where participants will be empowered to stop harm and create more human dignity for self and others. As we dismantle racism within ourselves and in our work or businesses, we will deepen our understanding of our impact and align our values with a cause greater than each of us. The class will bring together a mix of critical race theory, identify formation and community building using the The CARA Model™, a proprietary integrative liberation framework that moves learners through an exploration of Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppression intentions to an activation of the capacity to become Liberation Practitioners.

Once the group is formed, we will take an assessment that will locate us on a spectrum of behaviors.  It will help us distinguish between where we are and where we want to be. It will help us identify our group identity in terms of culture and race. We will do a group debrief of our collective assessment and then each have an individual private debrief session. Then we will begin the pilgrimage from self- as we explore the impact of living in dominant cultures of oppression and end with the possibilities of building communities of transformation. We will develop tools, reflect together, learn together, challenge each other and most of all, breathe together even in a virtual learning space.

Learning Path

We know that the deeply embedded racism in not just the United States, but the entire world, is turning the world on its head right now. Many of us are processing an extremely high level of emotion right now. The ground feels shaky. The world as we have known it is irreparably changed. How can we develop confidence and courage to remain engaged and effect powerful change in a swirling, changing world? By taking an assessment that grounds and locates us so we move forward with a compass and with wisdom.

We often think racism is happening to other people. We are not racist, right? What are some of the ways that Black and Non-Black people perpetuate a cultural climate of racism? Where do you stand? What are the named and unnamed forces shaping us into a culture of oppression for some and dominance for others? This module is all about exploration. You have to know where you are starting from in order to create momentum in the right direction.

We are shaped by invisible forces that we are conditioned not to name. The standard of “rugged individualism” lulls us into believing that we can achieve anything we want without paying attention to the larger systems in which we swim. This module will give us tools to identify and deconstruct such systems.

How we relate to power informs how we value other people’s lived experiences. Power has to exist in community to form a cohesive whole. If we bring a scarcity mindset to power, we end up losing. This module will encourage us to adapt to more expansive forms of power and integrate it into our communities.

What can one do to reclaim the fulness of personal dignity to operate as a person committed to the liberation of self and others? What does dignity in community look like and feel like? This module will help us apply tools to identity, isolate and deconstruct oppression as it relates to power in our spheres of influence.

The process of centering inquiry allows us to explore the relationship between our values and theories that we make about the world around us. Are you aware of the frameworks you use to understand what is happening around you? This module will give us skills to move from our deepest held values into action and accountability.

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