Cultural Liberation in the Workplace

Are you part of an organization, department, or team committed to equity and anti-racism but facing roadblocks on the path to liberation within your current systems?

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Workshop Logistics

Population: Non-profit and corporate staff

​Capacity: Up to 40 participants per workshop is ideal.

Mode: Virtual or in-person, no hybrid mode.

Language: English or Spanish.

Length: Every workshop is 3 hours. The client can pick and choose specific workshops from the list provided or request the complete four-part series.

Cost: $3000 per workshop. Up to 50% of the original cost can be negotiated, depending on specific non-monetary agreements chosen by the client. Access chart here

Drawing on teachings from Healing Circle Practice, Dialogue Education, and Intergroup Dialogue, our Cultural Liberation in the Workplace workshop series provides a powerful opportunity for radical change within your organization. Here is how it can support you in your journey:

Identifying Language, Actions, and Values

We will guide you in identifying the language, actions, and values contributing to increased transparency and trust among your colleagues. You can establish a strong foundation for compassionate accountable communication and collaboration by addressing these crucial elements.

Achieving Consistency Between Values and Dynamics

Our sessions will explore the vital link between your organization’s values and the dynamics that manifest in the workplace. By gaining a deeper understanding of this consistency, you can create alignment, paving the way for a more accountable and equitable organizational culture.

Mobilizing Resources for Cultural Change

We recognize that cultural change requires individual and collective effort. This workshop series teaches you how to mobilize resources and promote agency on both levels. By gaining a sense of collective responsibility and receiving the skills needed to resist and dismantle systems of oppression, you can drive meaningful and sustainable change.

Practicing Accountability in Challenging Conversations:

Navigating challenging conversations surrounding oppression and injustice is essential for the development of equitable spaces. Our workshop series provides a space for practicing accountability, encouraging honest reflection and dialogue. You will receive the tools to expand your humility and discernment during moments of tension. By participating in this workshop series, you and your colleagues will embark on a transformative journey towards a more equitable and liberated workplace.

 

Workshop Descriptions and Objectives

Session 1 — Redefining Core Values for Cultural Change through a Liberatory Consciousness

A key factor that helps organizations successfully navigate cultural change is having core values guiding their decision-making and actions. Moreover, when agreements are developed in line with organizational values, they can reinforce them in day-to-day operations. This training will allow participants to re-evaluate their organization’s core values and collaboratively create equitable agreements using Barbara J. Love’s Framework for Developing a Liberatory Consciousness.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have

  • Evaluated the relevance of the organization’s core values in relation to the current dynamics within the organization.
  • Used Barbara J. Love’s Framework for Developing a Liberatory Consciousness to create agreements aligning with the organization’s redefined core values.
  • Named the practices and behaviors that must be developed, improved, and abolished to implement their new organizational agreements.
  • Differentiated allyship from accompliceship and co-conspiracy.
  • Selected the strategies for engaging in accompliceship and co-conspiracy to uphold their newly established organizational agreements.
Session 2 - Beyond Imposter Syndrome: Dismantling Internalized Oppression with Collective Accountability

Addressing internalized oppression is essential for generating systemic change, as it drives marginalized communities to believe and uphold the negative messages and stereotypes used to oppress them. This training aims to identify and address the manifestation of internalized oppression, particularly through imposter syndrome, which results in self-doubt, shame, and other negative emotions that hinder personal and professional growth. Viewing this issue through a collective accountability lens, participants will embrace healing and transformation by voicing the changes they wish to experience within their organization.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have

  • Examined the link between internalized oppression and imposter syndrome.
  • Shared their beliefs, values, or perceptions about their worth, leadership, and productivity.
  • Selected the systemic changes they desire in their organizational practices.
  • Brainstormed strategies to advocate for the organizational changes they desire.
Session 3 - Cultivating Mental Health with the Death of White Supremacy Culture

White supremacy culture is a system of beliefs deeply ingrained in many organizations, leading to an oppressive environment that negatively impacts mental health. This training will encourage participants to cultivate a culture of connection, authenticity, and joy by interrupting and dismantling the actions and behaviors that replicate white supremacy characteristics in their workplace.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have

  • Defined white supremacy culture as a series of institutional agreements.
  • Ranked the characteristics of white supremacy culture within their workplace dynamics, practices, and behaviors in order of impact.
  • Named the effects of white supremacy culture on their mental health.
  • Selected effective antidotes to eliminate white supremacy culture’s most prominent characteristic within their workplace dynamics, practices, and behaviors.
Session 4 - Transforming our Use of Power and Authority for Racial Healing

Power and authority dynamics across racial and ethnic groups can create oppressive conditions that negatively impact our sense of belonging. This training will allow participants to examine how they use power and authority in their relationships and practice holding tension, managing conflict, and navigating disagreements when harm has occurred.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have

  • Identified the various forms of abusive values in their relationships and communities.
  • Classified their personal comfort, stretch, and panic zones in response to scenarios addressing power and race.
  • Used facilitative questions when addressing conflict, tension, and disagreement across differences.

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