CANCELLED -- Fostering the Roots of Cross-Racial Competence

Workshop Code
Resource Training & Solutions
137 23rd Street South
Sartell, MN 56377
Dates & Times
Registration Deadline: Monday July 10th, 2017

Wednesday July 12th, 2017 from 9:30am - 3:30pm (Registration starts at 9:00am)

Thursday July 13th, 2017 from 9:30am - 3:30pm (Registration starts at 9:00am)

Friday July 14th, 2017 from 9:30am - 3:30pm (Registration starts at 9:00am)

$425 Non-Members / $375 Members
Fostering the Roots of Cross-Racial Competence is a 15 hour workshop that offers participants an opportunity to explore and understand the fundamental underlying elements of racial disparities in the U.S and to begin building the personal aptitude necessary to create a more racially equitable environment. The workshop is designed to provide a safe place for attendees to discuss the issue of race, and the personal and communal impact that racism has had and continues to have in communities. The Roots workshop covers the basic pedagogical aspects of dominant and subordinate behaviors, power, and privilege with the assumption that these frameworks can be applied to other existing oppressions. Through the in-depth analysis of race, the workshop inspires participants to engage in personal transformation and provides a framework for taking steps towards transforming the systems and institutions in which they operate.

Participants will leave with:
• An understanding of the societal construct of Race
• An understanding of whiteness and white privilege
• Insight into how stereotypes have and continue to shape our consciousness and perception of others
• Ability to see and analyze institutionalized and systemic racism.
• A connection to personal values that align with working for greater inclusivity in their work and life settings.
• An individual action plan for engaging in organizational and systemic change.
About the Presenter
The facilitation team is intentionally cross racial and cross gender for the purpose of modeling leadership approaches and building constructive relationships across race and gender. As a team, Nam and Kevin have spent the past 10 years developing and providing workshops, curriculum and facilitated learning opportunities for staff, faculty and students at The College of St. Scholastica and for governmental and nonprofit organizations across Minnesota.

Nam Provost
As the former Director of Inclusive Excellence at a four-year college, Nam spent much of her time facilitating strategies surrounding systemic change and developing diversity programs. As a trainer and consultant, she has had the opportunity to facilitate many deep and engaging conversations about inclusion, the impact of oppression and how individuals can use the information to make strategic decisions and take action that impacts the institution. She writes,
"I have learned that institutions must have a critical mass of individuals who are authentic allies in order for change to occur in organizations and systems and that leadership must lead the effort."

Kevin Skwira-Brown MSW. LGSW
Kevin has been an adjunct Social Work instructor for 15 years. His energetic, insightful and engaging approach to talking about power, privilege and inequity is inviting to those new the discussion and deepens the understanding of those familiar with the concepts. He writes,
"I have learned that when individuals who are white are introduced to privilege and oppression in clear yet non-blaming ways, they respond with an authentic desire to be part of making their organizations and their lives reflect greater inclusion."
  • Lunch will be on one's own.
  • Participants must attend all 3 days.
  • Participants must attend as part of a team (minimum of 2 people from an organization).
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations requested with more than 5 business days prior to the start date of the class will receive a full refund of the registration fee. 50% of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations requested within 3 - 5 business days. Refunds will not be issued for No Shows or cancellations made within 2 business days of the start of the class. Resource Training & Solutions reserves the right to postpone, reschedule or cancel the class at any time. In the unlikely event a class does not take place, a full refund will be issued or the registration fee may be transferred to another class.