Recent events have once again shone a light on the brutal impact of racism and systemic oppression in all walks of life. Promises and commitments to moving forward and standing with Black and Brown people only work if they are followed with sustained action. We have heard many White people say they want to be part of the change, but they do not know where to start. For real change to happen it really is going take White people owning their white privilege and being willing to do better every day. Does this sound like you?
You want to be anti-racist and you don’t know where to start?
You say you don’t know what to say, so you say nothing.
You want to be part of the change and have been asking the question ‘What can I do to be better and do better?’
You say that you are an ally or want to be an ally, but are not taking any action.
You are wondering what it really looks like to be anti-racist each day.
If you are serious about being the change verses talking about the change it starts with education and it must have ACTION.
This masterclass will be a practical and action oriented session which is about What to DO and What NOT TO DO.
It’s about how you TAKE ACTION instead of waiting.
It's about how you START TO REPAIR DAMAGE in relationships.
We will also look at HOW YOU KNOW YOU ARE BEING AN ALLY.
It’s about starting to understand WHAT’S YOUR WORK to be better and do better.
THIS IS NOT A QUICK FIX - this is a start. It requires a willingness to learn and then act. We are working with people who want to change their actual behaviors and this workshop is about that.
Delivered by Shirley McAlpine and Ray Fisher. Shirley a Coach, facilitator and Consultant for 30 plus years both in the UK and the US. Ray Fisher coach of 16 years and a Psychodynamic therapist for 20 years. Both specialize in the areas of Equity, and Inclusion and leadership. See below for more info.
There will be pre work and post work. You will leave with practical steps to start your anti- racism in action.
RECOMMENDATION: Join with a learning partner who is committed to changing alongside you. You can work on the pre-work and the post work together.
We cannot go back - this is the time to do something different - this is the
Shirley is a specialist in leadership, individual performance, and equality, diversity/inclusion, she has worked with organizations/individuals in the UK, US, Europe and Africa. Her clients include Fortune 100 companies, small businesses and Foundations including L’Oreal, Open Society Foundations, Civil Rights Corp, IBM, the Clinton Foundation, UN Foundation, BP, the NFL, the Global Alliance for Clean Cooking, Shell, KPMG, NACPM, Takeda, Campaign for Black Male Achievement, and Windsor Leadership Trust.
In 2017 she designed and Chaired the very first ‘Inspiring Black and Asian Leader’ Windsor Leadership program delivered at Windsor Castle in September 2017.
Shirley’s successful Chicago based coaching, consulting practice and online training business works with senior leaders, and C suite executives, with a primary, not exclusive, focus on senior women including Women of Color. She is PCC accredited by International Coaching Federation. She is trained in Hellinger’s Systemic theory, and an accredited Intercultural Development Inventory Assessor (IDI).
Shirley has spent the last 10 years providing leadership development and coaching services to the NACPM to support the expansion of their critical work, increase organization effectiveness and diversity on the Board.
She is committed to the reduction of infant and maternal mortality. Shirley has also worked with Jennie Joseph at Commonsense Childbirth who provides maternal healthcare for low income and underinsured or uninsured families.
She consulted on the launch of the SOROS Racial Equality Fellowship for leaders influencing the racial justice field. Delivering race workshops in midwifery, working with the national Association for the advancement of black birth. Over the years her diversity work has included Delivering Diversity Engagement Sessions to the top 1000 leaders in Shell. She also designed and delivered the diversity and Inclusion program called ‘Daring to be Different’ for all Partners in KPMG UK.
Shirley launched She’s Got Drive Podcast at the historic Apollo's Women of the World Festival in 2017. She interviews Black women about their success and how they achieved it. In 2019 She's Got Drive was named by Black Enterprise as one of the top 20 podcasts for Black women
She was invited to Buckingham Palace following her campaign to raise the awareness of breast cancer amongst Black women.
Ray Fisher, MSW, LCSW, PCC is an educator, executive coach and facilitator who has worked with clients across various industries, including global client services firms, government (Federal, State, County, and City), higher education and non-profits. For the last 15+ years, Mr. Fisher has helped senior leaders and management teams expand cooperation, improve performance, and transform their organizations through increased efficiencies. He is recognized for his extensive knowledge in the area of emotional growth, relationship development, and human capital maturity, with a specialty in anti-racism education and coaching.
Ray has taught a number of courses on race at the graduate University level. He has extensive experience and knowledge working with individuals, groups, and organizations assisting in moving towards becoming Anti-racist organizations.
Mr. Fisher’s style is forthcoming, connected, personable, and grounded in research-based techniques. He holds a Master’s degree from Smith College School for Social Work (where he is also an adjunct professor), attended the Teleos Leadership Institutes Coach Development Training Program, is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and certified in the Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) through the Hay Group.
Mr. Fisher strongly believes that every individual has an innate wisdom that can be surfaced through the coaching process. By cultivating a strong foundation of trust and respect, Mr. Fisher helps his clients challenge themselves in ways that result in professional growth/development and personal fulfillment. Mr. Fisher’s style of coaching is based on the understanding that his clients can and will embrace the opportunities of self-reflection if respected through well-established cycles of honest and mature feedback and room for reflection.