For Managers: People of Color & Indigenous Cohorts
We know that managers who are people of color and/or indigenous often face unique issues within their organizations while navigating the intersections of race, class, gender and other identities. So, we’ve designed two management training courses to create a space to discuss and offer support around the challenges of being a manager of color in progressive and social justice organizations, and to share practices that can help managers of color thrive.
Managing to Change the World, 101 Edition: 3-Day People of Color & Indigenous Cohort
If you’re a newer manager and have never attended one of our Management Crash Courses, this 3-day People of Color & Indigenous Cohort is for you!
We’ll cover all of the management tools and best practices that we include in our regular 2-day Crash Course, with extra time built in for discussion about navigating race, identity, and power dynamics within our organizations for managers of color. In this 3-day training, you’ll learn how to:
- Delegate tasks effectively
- Level the playing field for marginalized staff using management choice points
- Use goals to hand off broad responsibilities
- Check in with your staff efficiently
- Strategically manage up to your boss and colleagues to advocate for you and your work
- Prioritize your time, even when you have an overflowing plate
- Hire (and keep) great people
- Use tools to lessen the impact of unconscious bias in how we evaluate others
- Share and receive feedback to foster trust, learning, connection, and accountability
- Resolve performance problems and know when it’s time to manage people out
- Recognize the impact of internalized oppression and practice effective ways to show up as your authentic self
- Incorporate an equity and inclusion lens in applying the management practices above
- Ensure your team get great results
Managing to Change the World, 201 Edition: 2-Day People of Color & Indigenous Cohort
If you’re a more senior manager, have already attended one of our 1- or 2-day trainings, and want to discuss issues around being a manager of color and around organizational-level policy and practice more broadly, join us for the 201 Edition.
We’ll do brief refreshers on management best practices and spend the balance of time going in-depth on the nuances of management, equity, and inclusion and what it takes to for our organizations to get outstanding results. In this 2-day, 201 training, we’ll cover:
- Different approaches to effectively delegate ownership of tasks, roles, and goals with a lens on equity and inclusion
- Creating decision-making opportunities that level the playing field for marginalized staff
- Using inclusive processes to foster engagement, feedback, and buy-in from those most impacted by decisions
- Hiring (and keeping) great people with an emphasis on mitigating the unconscious bias always present in evaluation
- Being a better advocate of shifting the status quo on equity and inclusion within your organization
- Recognizing the impact of internalized oppression and practicing effective ways to show up as your authentic self
- Sharing and receiving feedback to foster trust, learning, connection, and accountability
We’re invested in building a group that can learn from and grow with each other during these trainings, and to build this unique group we require a brief application.
You should apply if two or more of the following are true:
- You’re interested in connecting over issues faced by managers who identify as people of color in progressive and social justice organizations.
- You’re managing staff within a social justice organization (an organization doing advocacy, organizing, educational equity, and/or policy work to further progressive values in our country).
- You want to become even better at managing a diverse team to achieve outstanding results.
- You’re thinking about the impact of racial equity and inclusion as a manager.
We’ll decide based on the following criteria:
- Desire to use management as a lever to achieve even better results;
- Openness to adopting new practices and learning new skills;
- Diversity of identity and background; and,
- Diversity of types of organization represented (size, focus of work, etc.).
We will also prioritize participants from organizations that are doing advocacy, organizing, educational equity, and/or policy work.
We will select participants on a rolling basis.
All trainings will take place in our office in Washington, DC.
To view dates and apply, click here!