Corporations seeking to enhance the workplace by providing an environment
in which racial and ethnic diversity is taken for granted find Racial Sobriety
an approach that moves beyond tolerance. Managers and Directors of Diversity
have found that this approach provides a common frame of reference for ongoing
discussions and programmatic development. The benefit approach of racial sobriety
moves beyond the anxiety/guilt approach that has made discussions of racial
and ethnic difference a taboo in the workplace of corporate America.
This facilitated workshop introduces the audience to a unifying approach to begin the conversation on racisms. 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 continuing one’s 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 Training
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.