Transformation and Change Radio with Dr. Kathy Obear: Choose Courage ~ Speak Your Truth ~ Live On Purpose: Design & Facilitate White Accountability Spaces in Organizations: Develop Effective White Accomplices and Change Agents!
02/03/2020 10:00 am PST
Join me as I share my latest strategies for developing and facilitating Whiteness Accountability Space in your organization designed to deepen the capacity of white allies and change agents to partner with people of color and other whites to interrupt racist dynamics and practices and create more racially just organizations, products and services.
We’ll explore strategies and approaches to:
• Work with leaders to position Accountability Spaces within the organizational goals and Strategic Plan.
• Design effective marketing approaches to invite whites and multiracial employees with white ancestry to come explore whiteness and racism and identity ways they can be active change agents for creating more racially just organizations and work environments as well racially inclusive services and products for clients.
In our privileged identity as whites and people with white ancestry and light skin privilege, we were socialized with the racist negative stereotypes about people of color, Indigenous peoples, and people who identity as multiracial. Unfortunately, many of us absorbed and internalized these racist, white supremist messages. To effectively partner with people of color to create racially just organizations, it is imperative that we 1st do our own healing work to recognize, disrupt, and unlearn all the Internalized Dominance we absorbed as whites, people with white ancestry. The next step is to identify and practice new ways of being that co-create a new, truly inclusive organizational culture.
In this episode, we will explore answers to these questions:
• Why should organizations sponsor Whiteness Accountability Spaces for leaders and employees? • How do you work with leaders to get their support and buy-in as well as position Whiteness Accountability Spaces within the strategic plan and goals of an organization? • What are critical intentions and goals for Whiteness Accountability Spaces? • How do you start a Whiteness Accountability Space: goals, purpose, marketing, etc. • What are some conversations, prompts and activities to build an authentic learning community in the 1st few sessions? • What are some critical competencies (Knowledge, Self-Awareness, Skills, and Capacity to Create Change) that people can develop and deepen in White Accountability Spaces? • What are ways to scaffold learning and skill development over 8-20+ weeks? • What are the critical design & facilitation skills that the facilitators of White Accountability Spaces need to be effective? • What are predictable types of resistance from employees and leaders as well as those participating in the Whiteness Accountability Space? • Tips to avoid common traps and pitfalls.
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- But I’m NOT Racist book and resources http://www.drkathyobear.com/imnotracist http://www.drkathyobear.com/racebook (supplemental resources, including Book Club Guide) Webinar (free recording): Recognizing & Interrupting Racism in Your Organization https://drkathyobear.com/recognizing-and-interrupting-racism-in-your-organization/
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