POC Conflict Transformation Learning Lab

A learning lab for centering equity in our work

About

This learning lab connects conflict transformation practitioners of color to share

experiences, de-center White normative conflict transformation processes,

and try out new approaches that center equity and social justice. Participants

will develop a shared understanding of White norms within the field as a form

of structural racism, co-create and develop new practices and strategies,

test them in their work, and then return to the lab to share insights and learnings. 

 

The learning lab is an opportunity to try out new ideas, approaches, and

receive input from peers in a supportive space. 

 

This space is for you if:

  • You identify as a conflict transformation practitioner of color (such as a mediator, restorative justice practitioner, conflict coach, dialogue facilitator, community organizer, consultant, educator)

  • Are looking for tangible anti-oppressive, equity-centered practices in your conflict transformation work 

  • Want to be part of a supportive community of practice with other practitioners to share experiences and insights, co-learn, and try out new approaches

  • Are currently working in conflict transformation and are positioned to test/try out new approaches in your work (working within organizations or in community)

 

Includes:

  • 9 week program (five 1.5 hour live group sessions via Zoom + assignments in between live sessions) 

  • Shared online resource access (articles, case studies)

  • Closed community platform for peer support and accountability (Facebook group)

  • Participant group capped at 15-20 practitioners 

  • Supportive community space to co-learn, practice, and grow

 

Format & Dates

Time for ALL dates: 10:00am - 11:30am Pacific/1:00pm - 3:30pm Eastern

 

Week 1: Wednesday February 17 (Live Zoom group session)

  • Building relationships
     

Week 2: Individual asynchronous work + Facebook group check-in
 

Week 3: Wednesday March 3 (Live Zoom group session)

  • Unpacking and de-centering White normative culture

  • Centering equity and POC lived experiences within conflict transformation
     

Week 4: ​Individual asynchronous work + Facebook group check-in

  • Noticing and identifying White norms within your current work
     

Week 5: Wednesday March 17 (Live Zoom group session)

  • Identifying and co-developing new anti-oppression approaches and practices that center equity and social justice


Week 6: Individual asynchronous work + Facebook group check-in

  • Trying out new practices/approaches in our current work

  • Sharing updates, group accountability for trying something new

 

Week 7: Individual asynchronous work + Facebook group check-in

  • Trying out new practices/approaches in our current work

  • Sharing updates, group accountability for trying something new


Week 8: Wednesday April 7 (Live Zoom group session)

  • Debriefing experiences, sharing insights, learnings and next steps


Week 9: Wednesday April 14 (Live Zoom group session)

  • Debriefing experiences, sharing insights, learnings and next steps

 

Facilitators

The POC Learning Lab will be co-facilitated by Elli Nagai-Rothe and Sheherazade Jafari. 

Pricing & Application 

Please click HERE for pricing and application.

©2020 by Elli Nagai-Rothe