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Embodied Leadership

BIPOC Embodied Leadership (online)

This nine week course will support movement leaders to vision new possibilities, align actions with vision, and transform toward our longings for freedom and liberation. BIPOC Embodied Leadership will reflect our core commitments, mission, and strategies, by specifically engaging Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color who work in social and climate justice movements. This course is open to applicants who identify as BIPOC. No prior somatics experience necessary.

Dates:
September-November, Thursdays | See details below.
Location:
Online
Deadline:
July 21st
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About This Course

 

This nine week online course will support movement leaders to vision new possibilities, align actions with vision, and transform toward our longings for freedom and liberation. We will explore ways to more effectively coordinate together, take action, and ally with one another towards our individual and collective visions. As an individual, you will reflect on your own leadership, envision the kind of leader you want to be, and begin to make the moves to get there. You will explore how you historically act under pressure and learn to shift unwanted automatic reactions. You will build skills in making direct requests and declines, and increase your access to your body’s wisdom in daily life. While individual leadership development is a key focus and outcome of this course, our bigger aim is for participants to take away a greater ability to align our movement culture and strategies with our shared values.

In this course you will be invited to:

  • Identify and articulate your vision and how you want to lead;
  • Spot the default habits under pressure, as they show up in your leadership and relationships;
  • Relax under pressure, which supports more grounded action;
  • Stay more present through a wide range of emotions and experiences;
  • Form more connected, mutual relationships that can more easefully coordinate towards larger goals;
  • Coordinate with others more effectively through direct requests and declines;
  • Embody greater authenticity and accountability in your leadership and relationships;
  • Strengthen your presence with others and increase your ability to move others in beneficial directions;
  • Learn to hold contradictions and complexity, while you continue to move toward your visions, and sustain your relationships;
  • Compel and inspire people towards a collective vision and greater leadership risks;
  • Develop a daily practice that will feed your leadership and wellbeing beyond the course.

Embodiment of somatics takes time—includes days in training, daily practice, good models, and individualized support. The Embodied Leadership course is an entry-point to transformation.

Is This Course for Me?

BIPOC Embodied Leadership course is for Black, Indigenous and all People of Color who work in social and climate justice movements. This course is open to applicants who identify as BIPOC. No prior somatics experience necessary.

We specifically encourage organizers who are a part of movements fighting for freedom from political repression and state violence (including criminalization, militarization, surveillance, policing, etc.) and those creating environmental justice (including just transition, land sovereignty, environmental racism, etc.) to apply. We also welcome politicized healers and other one-on-one practitioners who are looking to more effectively support movement leaders and organizations.

EL is for you if you are interested in:

  • Developing more powerful, inspiring, and authentic leadership in your movement work;
  • Deepening your understanding of how life, oppression and privilege, and trauma “shape” us, and how we can heal and transform in the face of them;
  • Practicing leading in a way that aligns with your values and vision for a transformed society; and
  • Engaging in transformative organizing that weaves together personal and collective transformation as part of dismantling the intersecting systems of white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, global capitalism, ableism, and Christian hegemony.

Course Details

BIPOC Embodied Leadership course is for Black, Indigenous and all People of Color who work in social and climate justice movements. This course is open to applicants who identify as BIPOC.

No prior somatics experience necessary.

 

 

We’re in an ongoing commitment to embodying disability justice (DJ) in our theory and practice. gs has shifted key pieces of our coursework, including language and practice, and we continue to be disability justice learners. Thank you in advance for partnering with us as we continue to transform and deepen our DJ embodiment.

In BIPOC Embodied Leadership, there will be closed-captioning. ASL or Spanish interpretation will be offered as needed. We will share adaptations for somatic practices to meet the needs of a wide range of bodies. Please contact us with questions or to discuss your access needs: programs@generativesomatics.org.

Application deadline: July 21st.

Please fill out the application for BIPOC Embodied Leadership 

Application results, regardless of status, will be emailed by:  August 9th

 

SESSION 1: Thursday, September 23rd, 1-3 pm PT / 4-6 pm ET (2 hours) 

SESSION 2: Thursday, September 30th, 1-3 pm PT / 4-6 pm ET (2 hours) 

Coaching group: Thursday, October 7, Timing TBD (1.5 hours)

SESSION 3: Thursday, October 14th, 1-3 pm PT / 4-6 pm ET (2 hours) 

Coaching group: Thursday, October 21st, Timing TBD (1.5 hours)

SESSION 4: Thursday, October 28th, 1-3 pm PT / 4-6 pm ET (2 hours)  

SESSION 5: Thursday, November 4th, 1-3 pm PT / 4-6 pm ET (2 hours) 

Coaching group: Thursday, November 11th, Timing TBD (1.5 hours)

SESSION 6: Thursday, November 18th, 1-3 pm PT / 4-6 pm ET (2 hours) 

Sliding scale: $310-$1,238. 

Full course Fee Structure & Sliding Scale

gs is committed to economic justice and to challenging white supremacy, capitalism, ableism, and all systems of oppression in every aspect of our work. As part of that, we have a commitment to making our programs accessible and affordable to poor and working class people and people of color who are on the frontlines of social and environmental justice movements.

We are committed to making sure that money is not a barrier to participation.

 

Thank you for your interest and for all the ways you support us!

Please consider making a donation to gs for the sake of making our programs accessible to innovative movement leaders, to poor and working class communities, and communities of color. All donations go a long way for gs and no amount is too small to have an impact.

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