A forum to unpack the concept of “Wokeness” and lay foundation to understanding Cultural Competence in order to create Action. The objectives and learning outcomes for this sessions are: Provide a wholistic understanding of the concept "Wokeness" using literature and social context for application within social movements; Explore identity from an intersectional lens, while prompting introspection to work towards inclusive communities; and Equip persons with tools and framework to create sustainable action plans for activism across spaces and on various levels.
In this session, we discuss the role that personality assessments play when it comes to “culture fits” and the standardization of personality labels within HR as the foundation, as well as how we have left out identity as part of the conversation. Going “Beyond the Results” - Participants will engage in activities and dialogue that show the correlation between identity and personality and how although your personality label states you act in this manner, your identity actually dictates responses based on experiences and perception.
An interactive session where participants engage in intentional group activities and dialogue with the goal of helping them answer the following questions for themselves: Who am I as a leader? Where do I fit in a team? How do I operate as a leader in situations? Using Ethical Leadership, Inclusion and Equity as the focus area with the foundation of understanding each person and who they are within their identities, we explore the experiences that birth the dynamics at play within the realm of leadership and team work.
What does it mean to be an Inclusive Leader in a corporate environment? Individual contributors and managers are regularly trained to instruct teams on how to meet a goal. While this is great, corporate leadership/management programs often stray away from facilitating the dual-development of competencies and purposed individuals. In this session, participants are able to learn how to understand their team and cultivate a sense of belonging to drive production while also being developed into “Success Architects” who help individual contributors become people leaders themselves.
This presentation focusses one the two primary components of emergency programming and program improvement:
*Co-Developed with Brandi Blake*
The purpose of this presentation is to educate on the impact of oppressive expressions by people we care about the most and how to hold them accountable in order to move forward towards inclusive liberation. Through interactive activities, open discussion, and theoretical frameworks, participants will:
*Co-Developed with Ashley Gaddy*
This series allows for understanding and competency to be built around the topics of Gender, Sex, and Sexuality within a multitude of environments. By laying foundation and taking an experimental and development approach, this series will deconstruct norms and switch from a “Call Out” culture to a framework where persons can begin to “Identify the Source” as a more proactive and productive way of building community and allyship around the respective topics and identities.
Pt. I: Unpacking the Box: Deconstructing Masculinity & Femininity
A workshop that breaks down the socially-constructed concepts of masculinity and femininity while discovering the role gender performance plays in the assumptions made about a person.
Pt. II: Different Boxes: Gender, Sex, & Sexuality
A multi-part session with focus on gender and sexuality within black identity. The first part of this event will be a debrief from Pt. 1: Unpacking the Box, where we will briefly go over the notions that came-up and process what occurred in that space at that time. We will then move into the workshop (Gender and Sexuality: Act Like A Lady, Act Like A Man); where participants will be interacting at a high level.
Pt. III: The Breakdown: Group Dynamics, Factors & Perception
This session digs deep into and provides knowledge and context around how spaces, people, and other identities influence the way in which persons operate within their respective identities. It further begins to open eyes to how group ideals are shaped informally and may hinder the development of one within by causing them to hide who they are in order to feel accepted.