Learning to Lead
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN THE WEEK OF MARCH 7, 2022.
Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead is an intense facilitation training program that provides the skills and training to facilitate any 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 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 Challenging Racism facilitators.
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, 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, but not necessarily Learning How it self. 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.
For experienced facilitators, the training provides skills and practice designed to move the participant’s facilitation expertise to another level.
Dates: Dates: Saturdays and Sundays between April 23 and May 15, 2022. (April 23, April 24, April 30, May 1, May 14 & May 15)
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Total hours of training: 24
Location: Online using Zoom Platform
Admissions : Deadline for application is April 11, 2022
Applicants will be accepted until the group is full.
Cost: $2,500. A deposit of $300 is required with the application.
Payment plans are available. Please write to us about any financial questions.
Challenging Racism is able to accept payments for professional development from Federal agencies and employers as well as from individuals. If you have questions please contact Pilar Afshar, Operations Coordinator at email@example.com
Group size: 10 maximum
Facilitators: Alicia Jones McLeod / Susan Silver Levy
What is included? All materials including a training notebook, readings, and a facilitator handbook.