Workshops and Trainings

First Steps to Anti-racism

(3.5 hours in length, including a short break)

A spin-off of the Self-awareness workshop, this workshop focuses specifically on racism as experienced by black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) as well as the much needed practice of anti-racism.   

 

This workshop focuses on:

  • self-awareness as it relates to stereotypes, biases and prejudices that we hold as humans, and as professionals, about BIPOC folks  

  • examining how schemas in our human brain are formed - participants will explore how our lived experiences, the media, and the larger culture work to create specific and generalized ideas about BIPOC people  

  • strategies to combat and change harmful beliefs about BIPOC people  

  • how participants can practice anti-racism in their everyday lives and within their workplaces and community

 

The aim of this workshop is to create a safe and inviting space to be vulnerable within ourselves to examine what beliefs we hold and to work on changing harmful beliefs about BIPOC people. Participants will gain a full understanding of why, in the twenty-first century, racism remains a very real and problematic feature of our society. Further, participants will leave this workshop with the necessary skills to combat racism through the active practice of anti-racism.

This workshop can be tailored to individual workplaces or professional fields as well as tailored to both Canadian and United States contexts.

Vulnerability is uncomfortable and discomfort is a prerequisite to growth.