Brave Trainings, LLC
Promoting Authentic Social Justice Dialogue
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PROGRESS DOES NOT TAKE PLACE LIKE A SHOT OUT OF A PISTOL; IT TAKES THE LABOR AND SUFFERING OF THE NEGATIVE. HOW TO USE THE NEGATIVE AS A WAY TO ADVANCE THE POSITIVE IS OUR CHALLENGE.
— GRACE LEE BOGGS, CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER/PHILOSOPHER/AUTHOR
 

Social Identities 101
Understanding who we are is imperative to navigating our social justice journey. This workshop helps participants reflect on their identities, the history that comes with them, and how their lives have been constructed around those identities. We'll focus on the narratives we have been taught since birth through socialization and how those narratives unconsciously impact how we interact with one another.

Implicit Bias
Being bias is not only exhibited overtly. We have been socialized to view ourselves and the world through a narrow lens; therefore, we also commit acts of bias without even thinking about it. This workshop works with participants to understand the many ways bias shows up in our everyday lives through common phrases and actions. 

Developing your Allyship Identity
"Ally" is a term used often by many well-intentioned people. However, many of us do not understand the complexity of what allyship truly means and looks like. This workshop unpacks ally identity development models and unpacks the steps needed to truly serve as an ally to marginalized communities. 

Supporting Students and Their On-Campus Activism
Student activism is not new to institutions of higher education. Student activism dates back to the 17th and 18th century when Harvard, the first American institution, was founded. As we prepare students to be contributing members of society and as social injustices continue to plague our society, we will continue to see students speak out. This workshop unpacks the history of activism in higher education and ways student affairs professionals can support students as they lead their own movements.

Building a Culture of Belonging in the Workplace
While many organizations have begun to understand the benefits of having a diverse workforce, many have yet to focus on how to retain diversity. Having a diverse workforce is only the beginning. Supervisors and hiring managers must also think about the culture that exist within the organization. Is it a place where people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, trans people, and women will feel safe to show up authentically? This workshop unpacks what it means to be a place of belonging for a diverse group of people and strategies that companies can use. 

Responding to Bias in the Workplace
It is not enough to simply know that social inequality exists---what you do is what helps us move forward. This workshop helps participants move beyond awareness to action. During this workshop participants are introduced to ways they can actively impact the world around them---either at work or at home--- by interrupting bias when they see it happening. 

See Something, Do Something: An Interactive Approach to Interrupting Bias
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Unpacking Bias in the Hiring and Selection Process
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More to come...

Workshops


Thinking about forming a group of social justice advocates to facilitate workshops on your campus? Looking to develop in-house diversity trainers? This service helps you build your curriculum and assists with the training of your facilitators. We’ll cover topics such as, group dynamics, facilitation techniques, and the different types of participants that show up in a workshop.

Train the Trainers


Panelist

Organizing a panel of scholars, activists, and educators? As a higher education professional and social justice advocate, I would make a great addition to any conversation covering the following topics: sexual orientation, educational inequality, underrepresented populations, advising, race, gender, class, allyship and more…


Keynote
Address

Past audiences have described me as dynamic, engaging, authentic, and laugh out loud hilarious. If you are looking for a keynote speaker who can connect with your audience through personal stories and vulnerability, then consider me for your next event.


Workshop
development

This service works with your internal trainers to develop a workshop for your employees by helping to develop activities, readings, and facilitation questions that helps participants gain a deeper understanding of the topic being discussed.


Staff Retreats

Planning a day long retreat to engage your staff in a conversation about diversity, inclusion, and belonging? This service helps you and your team facilitate a conversation that is action orientated. I work with your team to create an agenda and plan activities geared toward your goals.