Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead
Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead is an Intense 24 hours of training program that provides the skills to facilitate discussions in any group where race or racial equity issues are likely to arise. The course provides direct practice on how to create safe spaces for difficult conversations in any setting.
Focus: Materials on race and systemic racism are the heart of the program of facilitation skills practice. The training uses a rigorous rubric for the practice of facilitation of groups engaged in conversation on race, racism, and equity.
Prerequisites: While the training builds on and uses materials from Challenging Racism’s core program, Challenging Racism: Learning How, previous participation in Learning How is not a prerequisite. Applicants need some comparable kinds of experience and knowledge in the content of Challenging Racism: Learning How. For example, an applicant needs knowledge of and experience discussing issues of white privilege, fragility and assumptions of superiority, structural racism, microaggressions, and unconscious bias. Those accepted applicants who have not participated in Learning How will receive a set of readings that are foundational to Learning How for their study before the training.
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, with their children and families. All participants receive a national RBF certification upon completion of the training.
Learning to Lead is a prerequisite for those who are interested in applying to advance along Challenging Racism’s training path and become Challenging Racism facilitators.
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.