“Immediate utility! I left for a meeting during the session and was immediately able to apply supportive statements and question my negative thoughts in a director-level one-on-one. I want to die with gratitude..” - Google Participant
“When I feel included, when people feel included they can face racism, social injustice,…privilege and fragility and all the ways we get triggered and don't say what is true or necessary.” - CIIS Participant
Clients often include our evidence-based workshops for their teams as part of their Courageous Leadership journey. Participants learn tools to help surface and address challenging topics and foundational skills to engage effectively. Our workshops typically run two to four hours focused on these topics:
Being Courageous Leaders
Leading Courageous Teams
Empowering Courageous Conversations
Sustaining Courageous Cultures
Embracing Racial Equity, Inclusion and Courageous Belonging.
See example of our Courageous Belonging workshop below.
Led by Brooke Deterline & Simone Harris
“Things are not getting worse, they are getting uncovered. We must hold each other tight and continue to pull back the veil.” ~ Adrienne Maree Brown
The human-made hierarchy of value called race is woven into each of us, as well as our societal fabric. So, how do we look directly at race, and other forms of “otherizing”, to build an understanding of the mechanisms of dehumanization and create a deeper sense of belonging for all? This Courageous Belonging workshop offers an opportunity to increase our awareness, skills, and social support to begin to create more inclusive and equitable relationships and environments.
Workshop facilitators Simone Harris and Brooke Deterline have trained Fortune 500 companies and national nonprofits in the skills of having “courageous conversations.” With a life-affirming approach based in neuroscience, they will offer ways to embrace all of ourselves and each other by managing key evolutionary and socially-based traps, as well as by leveraging the saving graces of what it means to be human. Come see our common humanity, observe and experiment with different approaches, share and support each other, and increase our ability to help build a more compassionate, inclusive, and equitable society.