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The Anti-Oppression Leadership Academy
INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING SO YOU CAN SUPPORT DIVERSE CLIENTS, CUSTOMERS AND TEAMS.
Pre-registration for next year secures the 2022 enrollment cost.
The landscape of leaders & businesses taking responsibility has shifted - drastically.
THIS ISN'T BUSINESS AS USUAL ANYMORE.
Companies are being called-out & called-in for their DEI practices (or lack thereof).
You need to be agile.
The anti-oppressive initiatives you've tried to don't feel like enough (or sustainable).
You need to be creative.
It feels like a loop of repeat challenges making it hard to strategize for the future.
You need support.
Create change through personal growth...
...feel confident, navigate challenges with possibility and curiosity...
you are on a mission to empower your community!
IT TAKES WILLINGNESS TO DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY...
The uncomfortable truth is that I have been that old school cringe leader.
I did harm.
20 years in the hospitality industry - most of it spent in management - and I had no idea about inclusion so I followed what I thought was needed to succeed.
I competed against other women and perpetuated sexist ideals. I viewed team members through a classist lens. I laughed at inappropriate jokes and comments because I was uncomfortable and didn’t want to ruffle any feathers. I regularly acted out of my unconscious biases.
And when I started to see the world through a lens of inclusion. Oh my, did it stings to sit with my thoughts and review my actions.
So I had to heal. To forgive myself.
And then I began to research and learn more about how to change my habits and lead with intentionality so I could carry the work forward.
NAME IS NADI.
Breathe in and imagine what life
will be like when you are known
as an inclusive & equitable leader.
Anti-Oppression Leadership Academy.
What leaders say and do makes up to a 70% difference as to whether an individual reports they feel included and that they belong.
Which matters because the more people feel included, the more they speak up, participate, and collaborate — which ultimately boosts overall company performance.
The Academy is a 22-week program that guides you through the work of understanding anti-oppression so you can transform the way you lead.
IS THE FUTURE
'THE COURSE WORK'
DIVIDED INTO 4 PILLARS.
Self-Work to the FRONT
Develop your framework for unlearning & relearning through supported teaching, resources and healthy group discussion. Find yourself inside the topic of supremacy culture, connect with the internalized experience we are all healing from and the importance of intersectionality when developing anti-oppressive values and strategy. This is where you build the foundations of belonging.
The Marginalized Experience & Intentional Leadership
Find your voice and use it for transformative change. But first - pump the brakes - and try to understand the lived experience of those you seek to lead. The aim is not to ‘be everything to everyone’ - that concept is harmful in the way it overly smoothes the edges of intersectional identities. Through case studies, guest speakers and community discussions - this area will further develop your personal growth and leadership style.
Leadership Styles & Belonging in the Workplace
Ultimately, the work you do inside The Academy will combine several leadership styles into your own unique and dynamic inclusive leadership version. The goal is to craft a style around your needs and the community you serve. Learn what is needed to lead diverse groups through the highs and lows of daily operations. This foundation will stabilize the ongoing work you do long after graduation from The Academy.
Build Your Anti-Oppression & Accountability Strategy
Guessing lacks accountability. So does riding by the seat of your pants HOPING it all comes together. Here you'll learn to bring everything together into long-range goals and planning with the intention of completing the program with a roadmap for your leadership career and/or business. Working with inclusive marketing strategies. reparations partnerships, brand identity, social media image, vendor/stakeholder processes and more! This part is custom to you - supported by The Academy to make it all come together.
THE ACADEMY LEARNING MODULES
Who is The Academy for?
Previous Alumni work as:
DEI Facilitators, Teachers, Wellness Practitioners,
Coaches, Hospitality Leaders, Business Owners & Corporate Team Members.
Incredible Experts and Facilitators
The Academy is not a solo experience — you'll have a team of incredible experts and facilitators—walking every step of the way with you, holding you as fully capable to take every next step as you move deeper into the work and evolve.
Identify Oppressive Systems
Most problematic behavior (and the harm it causes) happens without you ever knowing. It’s in the subtle knowledge gaps and unconscious bias that you and your team/clients/customer possess.
The thing is, marginalized folx have been mistreated for so long that we often don’t speak up since we know how that can backfire against us. By understanding oppressive frameworks, you’ll begin to see warning signs before you lose clients, customers and team members.
Create Inclusive Environments
Only you know your people. So the work of co-creating safe space requires a deep level of knowing who is in the room and what you need to meet them and support the collective in an authentic and sustainable way. It’s not about ‘being everything to everyone’ - far from it actually - this is a nuanced zone and an ever changing space for your personal growth.
WITH a side of these
Why now & are you ready?
The Academy focuses on key take-aways designed to meet you where you are.
Build Confidence & Competence to Communicate Anti-Oppressive Values.
Effective communication requires depth of knowledge plus the confidence to carry the conversation or situation through any challenges that may arise. The Academy offers supported space to explore real case studies that help you understand what to do in real time.
Define Your Leadership Style & Show Up Consistently Authentic.
The Academy focuses FIRST on self-work is to build a super solid foundation in your learning. From here we move into the specifics of leadership, power dynamics to develop a leadership style that is truly aligned with your authentic self.
Strengthen Team, Customer, Client & Community Relationships.
Doing the work of anti-racism and anti-oppression affects all areas of your life and when we focus intentionally on strengthening relationships, we are building a solid base for people to feel they truly belong.
Stress less knowing you've got the tools & strategies for "What now, and what next?”
bonuses to support you further...
[De]Center to Lead Masterclass
One of the most important actions you take as an inclusive leader is to learn the skills of decentering yourself instinctively - which takes significant practice and self-growth. This bonus is a 60-minute self-directed masterclass that breaks down the 4-Fundamentals of Decentering to Lead.
Values & Goals Assessment
As a tool to support your authentic inclusive leadership, we open The Academy with a BONUS COACHING with Nadi! This is a 1-1 session - guided by Nadi to help you find your deeper values and goals in this work. The discoveries made in this coaching will become the foundation of your work in The Anti-Oppression Academy.
Anti-Racist Business Model Training
Nadi's behind-the-scene working method for guiding businesses toward anti-racist operations. Working with 9 modules to understand what your business needs to serve as an anti-racist organization. The next best steps are different for every organization and this mini-course will guide you there. This has never been released to the public! It is a first time bonus offering for the Spring 2022 Cohort
Virtual Yoga+ Membership
In this work, without taking care of our body, mind and spirit, we burnout. For real. To support your self-care, we are granting you access to the Radically Inclusive Yoga+ Studio - Wild Ember for the entire duration of The Academy.
You may not be familiar with Trello as a planning tool, but fear not, it’s an easy platform to learn. It’s also exportable to other project planning tools ie; Asana, Click Up, Monday. The Accountability Blueprint is your ongoing mapping for the work you do inside The Academy and through your external efforts.
Email & Slack Channel Support
When you need us, we're here to support the work with quick access via The Academy slack channel and direct email. We fully understand the experience of those who move through this program so whether you need tech support, further clarification on a specific topic or are feeling stuck, reach out anytime and we got you!
Establishing Sustainable Goals & Strategies For Your Team, Clients and Customers
This Is It. That Moment Before The Big Shift. Bi-Weekly Sessions Start March 2023
22 Week of Personal + Business Growth
Curated + Guided Deep Learning
Anti-Racist Business Model Framework
Accountability Blueprint Trello Board
Email + Slack Channel Support
Values & Goals Assessment
DeCenter to Lead Masterclass
Virtual Yoga+ Membership
included in the academy
2022 academy investment = $1997
"Get Ready To Learn And Commit To An Anti-Racist Path For Life."
“Get ready to learn and commit to an anti-racist path for life. Nadi will see you, hear you and make you feel safe. And you will laugh and enjoy the process. Nadi exudes warmth and clearly loves doing this training"
Circular Economy Consultant
Bi-Weekly Schedule & Dates.
The Academy is designed for busy schedules.
Bi-Weekly 90 minute LIVE sessions delivered over 22 weeks
This is intentional curriculum & leadership development assembled in a way that progresses you forward.
Every session is recorded and office hours are accessible for additional support as needed. Even if you cannot attend every session LIVE - you'll still feel supported as you move through the work.
Our first session is May 26th
It matters that you find your happy place inside The Academy.
If You Are Not 100% Satisfied...
You have the first month of the program to see if the vibe is for you.
If the teaching style and content do not encourage expansion in your learning and leadership development, we'll refund your investment. No shame. No blame. No guilt. No drama.