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Courageous Conversation® Academy
Courageous Conversation Academy

Want to take your understanding about the Courageous Conversation® process to the next level, but not sure where to start?

Continue your racial equity transformation with the Courageous Conversation® Academy, our virtual learning platform that offers a variety of trainings to help you broaden your understanding of the Courageous Conversation About Race Protocol™ and Framework for Systemic Racial Equity Transformation.

Continue Your Racial Equity Transformation
Continue Your Racial Equity Transformation

Continue your racial equity transformation with the Courageous Conversation® Academy, our virtual learning platform that offers a variety of trainings to help you broaden your understanding of the Courageous Conversation About Race Protocol™ and Framework for Systemic Racial Equity Transformation.

Academy Overview

Learn how to transform organizational culture through a racial equity lens and join a global community of racial equity leaders and practitioners who are leading change in their organizations. After each session, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skill, will and capacity to address equity, diversity and inclusion issues, and broaden the path of entry for leadership in your industry. All sessions are held on Zoom and you can register online.

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Prerequesite Courses

Courageous Conversation® Exploration

Instructors: Courageous Conversation® Team

This full-day, 6.5-hour seminar is intended for participants who were unable to take the same or a similar seminar at their company/school/organization. This professional learning exercise will enable participants to gain a working understanding of racial equity, diversity and inclusion as well as explore the basic elements of The Protocol™. Participants will also consider how to engage the Courageous Conversation® in their personal and professional lives.

Introduction to Courageous Conversation®

Instructors: Courageous Conversation® Team

Introduction to Courageous Conversation® is an experience that acquaints individuals with a set of tools, The Protocol™, to engage, sustain and deepen dialogues about race. Participants will be introduced to the three components of The Protocol™: The Compass, Four Agreements, and Six Conditions. This initial engagement with Courageous Conversation® guides an exploration of the life impact, and promotes an essential literacy and consciousness to examine our personal, professional, and organizational ways of being. Designed to meet participants at whatever their level of experience. Introduction to Courageous Conversation® will enhance any effort to promote racial equity.

Sessions

Introduction to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Part II

New

Instructor: Kehaulani Haupu

Introduction to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Part I is a prerequisite for this Part II.

Part II of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy builds on utilizing The Protocol, specifically, the Compass and Six Conditions (Three Tiers). This session supports participants in examining the impact of race in their personal, professional and organizational lives, specifically as it pertains to race in classroom practices.

Part II will guide educators to:

  • Explore the Sixth Condition in educational environments.
  • Examine the impact of race on how educators attend to practice.
  • Deepen personal and professional understanding of the role of culture.

 

The Role of Faith in Racial Reconciliation and Healing

New

Instructor: LaKeisha Cook

“It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is 11 o’clock on Sunday morning.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK’s words from 1963 still hold true today. The racial segregation in where and with whom we worship provides a significant indication of racial strife in our society and in the Church. As we gather, against a backdrop of heightening racial violence, injustice and disparity, these segregated environments situate the Church as part of the problem, rather than a force for solutions. This seminar will create and hold space for a Courageous Conversation® about race and faith in reconciliation and healing in the United States.

AAPI Stories of Excellence: Healing, Honoring and Celebrating AAPI Voices

New

Instructors: Kehaulani Haupu and Ross Lim

As the Courageous Conversation® community celebrates AAPI Heritage month, we honor and lift up the contributions of our brothers and sisters. Engage with us as we share our voices and experiences of challenge, hope and triumph. This seminar invites participants to remember, embrace, and envision who we are and want to be in place, name and intention. We will use Protocol and add other perspectives to keep this important conversation going, and continue to deepen what it means to be AAPI in color, culture and consciousness.

Introduction to Courageous Conversation® in Higher Education

New

Instructor: Dr. Tera Helmon

As the Courageous Conversation® community celebrates AAPI Heritage month, we honor and lift up the contributions of our brothers and sisters. Engage with us as we share our voices and experiences of challenge, hope and triumph. This seminar invites participants to remember, embrace, and envision who we are and want to be in place, name and intention. We will use Protocol and add other perspectives to keep this important conversation going, and continue to deepen what it means to be AAPI in color, culture and consciousness.

A New Way of Being: Interrupting the White Narrative

New

Instructors: Courtney Caldwell and Sonya Collie

This is an affinity space for White people. This primer/prerequisite course to a 3-part series will include opportunities to:

  • Connect with others to continue your racial consciousness journey, becoming more aware of how the past impacts the present and positions us for the future.
  • Hold a space of discomfort as narratives are disrupted.
  • Evaluate beliefs about Whiteness – fortifying some while challenging others.
  • Commit to racial healing to build capacity to lead for racial equity personally and professionally.

 

From DEI to EDI: Personalizing the Journey to Lead and Change Culture in Organizations – Part I

New

Instructor: Marcus Brooks

This NEW From DEI to EDI: Personalizing the Journey to Lead and Change Culture in Organizations (Part I) includes content from the original session offered in the Academy through March 2022. If you participated in From DEI to EDI previously, you may proceed to From DEI to EDI: Primacy, Presence, and Positioning of Race (Part II).

Transforming the workforce and workplace requires a shift in organizational culture and climate. Brands and organizations are deeply challenged to surface and audit beliefs, behaviors and results polished with aspirational jargon of mission and vision statements. In this first module of a 2-part series, using Courageous Conversation®, DEI leaders will begin to explore their personal and professional identity development through a “lens of racial equity”. Participants will be introduced to The Protocol, or set of tools to navigate and understand the journey. Initial steps from current reality to becoming who we want and have committed to be, internally and outward-facing.

From DEI to EDI: Primacy, Presence and Positioning of Race – Part II

New

Instructor: Marcus Brooks

From DEI to EDI: Personalizing the Journey to Lead and Change Culture in Organizations (Part I) is a prerequisite for this Part II.

The time is now to distinguish knowledge from foolishness. Racism is real (and has been throughout our history). The combination of racial belief and power practices yield unassailable outcomes. The facts are no longer subject to debate. DEI, is this era’s naming of the discrimination and inequity prevalent and fixed internally and outward-facing in organizations across every sector. In this second module in the series, participants will consider the journey’s path. Courageous Conversation® will guide the personal examination begun in the first, into the professional context from being the evidence, to leading and facilitating the transformation.

Sequential Sessions

Courageous Latinx Coalitions Building: Our Stories, Our Healing, Our Journey

Part I & Part II

Instructors: Luis Versalles, David Gonzales and Claudine McDonald

This is an Affinity Seminar for those who identify as Latinx. The intersection of language, nationality and ethnicity with race, significantly impacts the Latinx community. Join us for an opportunity to share and heal as we ground our discussion in the United States Latinx context and use Courageous Conversation® (Protocol and Framework) for intentional engagement in affinity. This experience will invite participants to reflect on their own racial identity and to think critically about the ways race impacts the lived experiences of diverse Latinx communities.

Both Part I and Part II are required for this two-day seminar.

CCAR Protocol: Grow and Practice

Part I

Instructor: David Gonzales

Introduction to Courageous Conversation® is the prerequisite for this Part I.

This seminar is the next step for the individual looking to continue to learn, grow, and practice the use of The Protocol™. Participants will go deeper in their understanding of the three components of The Protocol™: The Compass, Four Agreements, and Six Conditions. This three-part series of sessions unpacks the Protocol and provides participants many opportunities to engage and apply their learning with experiential activities and conversations centered on race. Part I of the series will cover the Compass and Four Agreements as tools for Courageous Conversations About Race™.

CCAR Protocol: Grow and Practice

Part II

Instructor: David Gonzales

Introduction to Courageous Conversation® and Part I are the prerequisites for this Part II.

This seminar is part II in a series for the individual looking to continue to learn, grow, and practice the use of The Protocol™. This session of the three-part series will cover the Three Tiers (Six Conditions) as a tool for Courageous Conversations About Race™. These tiers guide us through the requisite content and processes of racial dialogue in a way to examine the points at which race intersects in our world.

CCAR Protocol: Grow and Practice

Part III

Instructor: David Gonzales

Introduction to Courageous Conversation®, Part I & Part II of series are prerequisites for this Part III.

This seminar is part III for the individual looking to continue to learn, grow, and practice the use of The Protocol™. This three-part series of sessions unpacks The Protocol™ and provides participants many opportunities to engage and apply their learning with experiential activities and conversations centered on race. Part III of the series will cover putting all of The Protocol™ together to engage, sustain, and deepen Courageous Conversations About Race™. The CCAR Protocol is essential in turning our passion into practice.

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