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

To Attend:

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.

Logistics

All trainings will take place in our office in Washington, DC.

To view dates and apply, click here!