Embodied Equity, Justice and Leadership Institute

building cultures of belonging

A New Program for Organizational Leaders and Teams

At Courage we focus on building communities and cultures of compassion-based, anti-oppressive, healing-centered, transformative, and visionary practice. Rather than addressing systems change or personal transformation alone, we understand that sustainable, lasting change requires that we build cultures of practice rooted in the values, principles and habits of mind and body in which we long to live.

Systems of oppression live in our bodies and our cultural practices, and thus we can’t just legislate our way out of them or meditate our way out of them. For us, love is a practice. Justice is a practice. Anti-racism is a practice. Building Beloved Community requires more than Diversity, Equity and Inclusion trainings; it requires that we build cultures of practice rooted in belonging. 

We believe that long-term training and capacity-building is necessary to facilitate sustainable transformation. We therefore prioritize work with teams and organizations that are ready to make deep commitments to this work. 

About the Institute

REGISTER BY MAY 10, 2021

In response to increasing demand for our training and consulting services, we have designed this new three-month training for organizational leaders and teams. 

This institute is designed to give you the tools you need to jump start or deepen truly transformative and sustainable equity and justice work within your organization at a more accessible cost. 

Participants will:

    • conduct a compassionate systems assessment of their organization and receive a summary of key areas of learning and potentials for growth;
    • attend a two-day intensive training and learn the core theory and practice of our CourageRISE model;
    • participate in a five-week capacity-building seminar and gain tools to support both personal and systems change; and
    • receive a private coaching session with their small team to explore next steps.

Participants will also have the opportunity to connect and network with other organizational leaders and teams, many of whom are exploring similar challenges and developing creative solutions to building beloved community. 

1.

complete a organizational assessment

2.

attend a two-day training

3.

join a 5-week capacity-building group

4.

conduct a follow up assessment and explore next steps

Who Should Attend

The program is open to all organizational leaders and team members committed to transformative change. We strongly encourage teams of 3-5 to register, though we will consider teams of 2 in certain cases.

Team members ideally should:

    • be diverse and represent voices that are traditionally marginalized,
    • understand the dynamic of those who have power and those who feel the impact of power,
    • have influence or leverage in their organization,
    • understand the importance of this work, and
    • be willing to make this work a priority.

Not part of a team? Consider attending one of our upcoming public trainings.

PROGRAM DATES

May 10: REGISTRATION CLOSES

May 17: LAUNCH  ASSESSMENTS

June 7: ASSESSMENTS DUE

June 15-16: TWO-DAY WORKSHOP, 9-5PM PT

July 1-29: CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINAR, THURSDAYS 10-12PM PT / 1-3PM ET

August 1: SCHEDULE TEAM DEBRIEF

COST

includes:

    • organizational assessment synthesis
    • attendance at two-day training
    • participation in the 5-week capacity building cohort and lifetime access to all program materials and tools
    • private coaching session with your team

$7,950 for teams of 2-5 people.

OUR TEAM

Our team has decades of experience facilitating equity-centered, compassion-based systems change. We have consulted with human rights organizations, non-profits, universities, schools, trauma-centers, political organizations, design firms, contemplative and spiritual centers and community-based organizations. Learn more about our team here.

Ed Porter, M.S., M.A.

Brooke D. Lavelle, Ph.D.

Vaishali Mamgain, Ph.D.

Abra Vigna, Ph.D.

Registration is Now Closed

We will accept registrations on a rolling basis through May 10th, 2021. Please allow up to two-weeks response time after submitting your application.

Full program payments are due upon acceptance of your registration, or by May 14th. 

Please note that once registrations are processed, no refunds can be given. No refunds will be issued for failure to attend or complete the training.

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