Online Course

Racism and the act of othering (an intentional or subconscious act of separating or distinguishing oneself as superior compared to those we believe to look, live, act, or think differently than ourselves) often shows up in us as judgments, assumptions, disagreements, defensiveness, as well as making others feel ignored, irrelevant, and invisible. 

The impacts of these wicked patterns affect almost every aspect of your life, regardless of your race or ethnicity and tear at the fiber of individual, organization, community, and family relationships. You may be aware of this fact but feel overwhelmed by the challenge of bringing about transformation. You may also recognize that change is needed at all scales and across diverse settings, but don’t know how to make a joyful difference. You may even wonder if what you’re doing already is enough.

In this Adaptive Action Lab, you will learn how to blend curiosity with courage and celebration to transcend historic and systemic patterns of racism and “othering.” We will explore new and healthy patterns of Inquiry, Adaptive Action, and use rich engagement and interaction to transform the turbulence and uncertainty of exclusion and disparities toward patterns of systemic equity in communities that welcome, identify, and share voice and power with all.

Use your own most challenging and persistent experiences to:

  • See and understand racism as a pattern to be shifted, rather than a problem to be solved
  • Experience the power of shared identity as it influences all your interactions
  • Engage with others in creative, generative, and productive thought and action

At the close of these sessions, you will be prepared to begin a new journey toward equity in your personal and professional life, your institution, and your community.

Faculty & Coaches

Tamela Handie, HSDP
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Sam Grant, PhD, HSDP
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