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Winter Workshop: Leadership Skills for Workplace Diversity 1/11/18

Join us for this practical, hands-on supervisory skills workshop which will improve your efficiency, enhance your coaching skills, and heighten your ability to supervise with an equity lens. Fleur, Keonna, and Mike bring a unique combination of experiences working with non-profit, public sector, and corporate organizations. They all bring a shared commitment to creating a more just world and have thought deeply about equity in the workplace.

Participants will have the opportunity to identify their own biases and make connections to how those might be influencing their leadership style or supervising skills.

Thursday Jan 11, 2018 9-4pm 2100 Building

Register here.

Learning objectives include:

  • Clearly stated values to drive leadership

  • Understanding of personal bias and blind spots

  • Skills and strategies for equitable management

  • Identify the link between valuing equity and implementing it into leadership

Workshop Description:

As Supervisors and Leaders committed to equity in the workplace, how can we implement and execute what we’ve learned and create the change we want to see and create more effective, accountable, and equitable organizations as we do it?

This training is intended to challenge us to examine our beliefs, attitudes, and practices about the people with whom we have been tasked to lead. It will provide participants with a solid understanding of leading with your values, giving and receiving feedback and how to administer the human resources and operational practices of your organization thru the lens of equity. Upon completion, you will be able to answer the question? “What do I do now?” as well as some practical tools to advance your work.

Participants will leave the workshop with:

  1. Identify the link between valuing equity and implementing it into leadership.

  2. Understanding of personal bias and blind spots

  3. Skills and strategies for equitable management

  4. A general understanding of how to infuse equity within your HR practices

  5. Be exposed to tips and ideas that can be implemented into your organization resulting in an immediate impact.

Who will benefit from this workshop?

This experiential workshop is ideal for leaders interested in applying their basic knowledge of social justice, race, and biases to become more effective leaders in organizations of all sizes and at all stages of their development. All that’s needed is a desire to either develop or refine self-awareness practices on your team or within your organization. Participants should be in a position to enact change within their organization. This means supervisors, managers, directors, operations professionals, human resources professionals, executive directors, leaders of teams, or people with the capacity and energy to start making changes. We strongly recommend that organizations send 2-3 people to the training to partner in sharing the learning and implementation when you return to your organization. Get 10% off if you register 3 or more staff from the same organization. (See group rate ticket option on the registration page.)

Register here, it will fill up early.

A limited number of partial scholarship are available upon request. For more info, contact Mike Beebe at

This training is a collaborative effort by HR & Equity Consulting Firm's Keonna Jackson, & Fleur Larsen & Leadership for Change's Mike Beebe. Read our bios below:

Keonna Jackson

Keonna Jackson is committed to transforming lives by helping her clients uncover what blocks them from making their dreams a reality. She believes we are unlimited in our ability to accomplish our goals and she looks for opportunities to walk alongside you to see, point out and guide you towards those possibilities until you see them for yourself. She primarily uses fitness to empower, inspire and motivate her clients to M.O.V.E into the body & life THEY desire! She is a multi-passionate Human Resources consultant for small to medium-sized companies, with the unique skill of advocating for both the employer and employee. With over 15 years of human resources expertise, she is your strategic and tactical HR solutions business partner. She works with leadership to streamline HR administration, as well as provide solutions to ensure the mission, vision, and goals of the organization are met by applying fair and equitable practices.

Fleur Larsen

Fleur strives to live in integrity with my values in all areas of her life. Her work is especially relevant to people in the 'helping professions' (e.g., teaching, medicine, non-profits). She focuses on how we can show up in authentic contribution and service by doing what is wanted and needed in this world through an equity and liberation lens. She supports her clients move from “charity burnout” to a powerful position of gratitude and contribution. Martyrdom undermines equity and the sustainability of our work. Fleur started facilitating 18 years ago on challenge course programs with youth and adults. Currently, she works with several companies utilizing experiential facilitation with corporate and nonprofit groups. Fleur's style is based on sharp analysis, flexible thinking, fun, purpose, and results. Her work is relationship-based with connection, collaboration, and community as integral elements to reach results.

Mike Beebe

Mike decided to take his passion for leadership development training and start Leadership for Change in 2004. Since then, he has worked with thousands of individuals and groups to help develop their leadership skills. Mike has over 20 years of experience managing youth & adult leadership programs and is passionate about partnering with young people to create positive social change. His experience includes directing Penny Harvest Seattle, a youth philanthropy & service learning program, JustServe AmeriCorps, a youth anti-violence program, TEEN LINK, a hotline for youth answered by youth, and serving on the Board of Directors for COLAGE (Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere), a national organization advocating for the rights of GLBT families. More info on Leadership for Change can be found HERE. In 2013, Mike and a team of training colleagues launched F.A.C.E. (Facilitating Awareness & Change for Equity) Consulting Collaborative in an effort to provide stronger support to individuals, groups, and organizations striving to create a more equitable world. More info on F.A.C.E. can be found on their website.