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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 Courageous Conversation® in Higher Education

With persistent racial disparities in student retention and graduation rates, and consistent reporting of a poor climate for students, faculty, and staff of color, higher education needs a fresh take on how to talk about race. Introduction to Courageous Conversation® acquaints higher education professionals with a set of tools to engage, sustain and deepen dialogues about race.

Using The Protocol: The Compass, Four Agreements, Six Conditions, and a focus on the higher education context, this seminar offers an exploration of the life impact of race, and promotes an essential literacy and consciousness to examine personal, professional, and organizational cultures.

Amplifying & Healing Young Voices in Activism: Staying Centered in the Movement

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Instructor: Madison Potts

With a multigenerational workforce, valuing the voices and contributions of young leaders working for racial equity and social justice is essential to transforming systems. This seminar will amplify generational interdependence and explore pivotal youth-led movements, both historical and current. The most common driver for youth activism is racial injustice. Therefore, intergenerational participation is encouraged as we unpack what it means to get empowered, centered, and healed in activism for racial injustice utilizing Courageous Conversation®.

Black Women Leading for Racial Equity

Instructor: Dawan Julien

Some of the most powerful lessons in leadership, both personal and professional, come from Black women. Living at the intersection of racial and gender oppression, Black women lead in ways that challenge and interrupt both whiteness and patriarchy. In this seminar, we will interrogate traditional models of leadership, and explore new ways of leading using both historical and contemporary examples. Participants will use Courageous Conversation® to examine their own beliefs about, and experiences with, Black women leaders. This session is a multiracial space that centers and affirms Black women, and is open to any person who wants to contribute to the growth and success of Black women in their communities and organizations.

Courageous Leadership for Emergent Bilingual Students: From Compliance to Equity and Excellence

Instructor: Luis Versalles

A view of our multilingual students of color as “emergent bilinguals” (Garcia, 2008), is the focus of this seminar. We will explore how bilingualism/multilingualism of BIPOC students is problematized for them, and frequently incentivized and perceived differently for their White counterparts.

Participants will engage in a Courageous Conversation® about multiple languages as assets to be developed and nurtured, rather than inconvenient deficits to be overcome as students acquire English proficiency.

Throughout we will consider the lived experience of emergent bilingual students of color and their families, and envision what might be in empowered, racially equitable environments.

A New Way of Being: Interrupting the White Narrative

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.

 

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

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™.

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

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

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.

Introduction to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Part I

Instructor: Kehaulani Haupu

This session is the first of two of an introductory seminar designed to guide and support participants in examining the impact of race in their lives, specifically as it pertains to how race intersects with their classroom practices. With a focus on personal, professional and organizational contexts, Part I introduces Culturally Relevant Pedagogy utilizing Courageous Conversation®.

The initial seminar will lead educators to:

  • Use The Protocol to identify and deepen who we are as racial beings.
  • Explore how our race influences relationships with all students.
  • Examine the impact of race in how we attend to our practice as educators.

Introduction to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Part II

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.

 

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