Participation in the global village requires new skills in perception and
communications. In the United States the awareness of racial and ethnic difference
becomes the backdrop for transferring one’s known perceptions to the
global partners and their world. Understanding and assessing our issues at
home gives a foundation for articulating the emerging issues of racial, cultural
and religious difference in the target population to which we are destined.
This experience of what has been termed as a “cultural audit” has
proved to be beneficial for groups that are concerned about promoting development
of world populations that have experience deprivation and a lack of validation
for their people, culture and value.
Introduction to Racial Sobriety®
This facilitated workshop introduces the audience to a unifying approach to begin the conversation on racisms and ethnocentrism.. The experience includes the explanation of the three elements of talking about racism that brings on anxiety; facilitates a discussion of finding one’s own “voice” in the conversation on racial issues; allows for a discovery of one’s Racial History Journal; and introduces other instruments for a continuing understanding of the Racial Sobriety approach. A brief introduction is a two hour program; while a full introduction is a four hour program.
Racial Sobriety and Working Groups
This six hour workshop takes the Racial Sobriety® approach and demonstrates its use with committees, task forces and other forms of working groups who are entrusted with bettering racial and ethnic relations for their respective communities or organizations. This program includes the Introduction to Racial Sobriety and develops from this core approach its applications for social and organizational transformation.
Executive Leadership Workshop
This is a 12 hour workshop aimed at leaders who need tools to get the organization
on the "same page" in their conversation on race, ethnic, cultural
and religious issues. It offers a benefit approach so as to move away from
a anxiety/guilt model as a motivation for Racial Sobriety®. The leaders
will develop their “voice” of racial sobriety as a personal way
to balance the internal feelings of their own concerns and the feelings and
challenges that come with a diverse work force. The outcome of the training
is to equip leaders with the tools they need to construct a culture of racial
sobriety within their organization.