Leadership Development & Executive Coaching
Research and experience shows that the critical focus of racial equity work must be in supporting the development of strong leaders and advocates from within an organization. REC will train and support strong leadership who, given authority and backed by an executive body, will keep the spotlight on racial equity.
Racial Equity as a practice for leaders can be challenging. We provide leadership coaching to:
Engage in professional development and capacity building for racial equity
Understand, prioritize and value racial equity
Develop agreements with members defining the scope of work
Set a culture of valuing and prioritizing a Race and Equity Team
Provide plenty of opportunities and space for facilitated anti-racist conversations
Schedule time to collaboratively build strategies, tools and processes with R&E Committee members to incorporate racial equity into decision making
Reflect on racial equity in policies and procedures
Intentionally elevate the leadership of people of color
Reinforce prior training and implementation of development programs and policies by encouraging and advising leaders to operationalize the knowledge and skills gained
Facilitate one-to-one and small group discussions focusing on how to apply new thought for leaders individually, as groups and within the organization
Goals of Coaching/Capacity Building:
Building Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Advocacy.
Awareness – expanding an understanding of our own biases, assumptions and racialized behaviors.
Knowledge – Developing knowledge of institutional racism, historical oppression and the experiences of marginalized groups.
Skills – building capacity to engage in cross-cultural communication and the ability to interrupt white supremacy.
Advocacy – elevating the voices and concerns of traditionally marginalized communities.