Health Justice offers an array dynamic and engaging half-day virtual trainings for healthcare, public health, and other health-affiliated organizations at various stages of their antiracism and equity journey.
Although we do provide one-time trainings, from our experience, meaningful organizational change requires sustained exposure to this content. As such, we recommend organizations bundle our trainings into a training series. Health Justice also custom designs facilitated trainings and workshops based on clients’ specific needs.
Note: Health Justice typically provides virtual trainings, however, we deliver in-person trainings depending on our team’s availability and organization’s COVID-19 safety measures.
Naming and Discussing Racism
Foundational Racial Equity Concepts
Racial Equity 101: Introduction to Foundational Concepts training uses self-reflection, large group discussion, breakout groups, and brief didactic lectures to engage participants in learning foundational racial equity concepts. The training covers the social construction of race; defining racism; the levels/dimensions of racism (internalized, interpersonal, institutional, structural and cultural) and how they show up including in the healthcare or public health setting, and an analysis of power within social structures. This introductory training aims to ensure that everyone has a baseline understanding of these foundational concepts and a shared language and analysis for discussing the issues of race, racism and racial equity. An understanding of these topics is essential for racial equity practice.
Advancing Conversations about Race and Racism
The Advancing Conversations about Race and Racism training will introduce participants to strategies to help advance conversations about racism and equity. Participants will learn about common detours used during conversations about racism and how to apply the Center for Social Inclusion’s Affirm-Counter-Transform (ACT) model to interrupt these detours. Participants will also learn to formulate an accountable response when someone has perceived something they have said or done as biased using the Recognize-Apologize-Reflect (RAR) method. The session will include opportunities to role-play different scenarios where participants can apply the ACT and RAR models including examples related to the workplace.
Available through a partnership with Fanta Sarah LLC
Developing an Anti-racist and Equitable Organizational Culture
White Supremacy Organizational Culture: Characteristics and Alternative Approaches
This White Supremacy Organizational Culture: Characterstics and Alternative Approaches training focuses on understanding how dominant culture (i.e., white supremacy culture) shows up within organizations. This training builds on the concept of cultural racism introduced in the Racial Equity 101 training. Participants will be introduced to the concept of white supremacy cultural characteristics and will be led through an interactive session to understand how these characteristics show up in their organization followed by identifying antidotes or alternatives to these characteristics that could be implemented. This training is a natural follow up to the Racial Equity 101 training.
Equity in the Performance Management Process
The Equity in the Performance Management Process training focuses on introducing participants to common biases that arise during the performance management process and incorporates discussion and exploration of the role of cultural racism and the dominant culture’s concept of “professionalism.” Participants will learn about concrete strategies to mitigate biases in the performance management process. This training leverages large group discussion, breakout groups and polling questions to create a dynamic and engaging learning experience for participants.
Advancing Anti-Racism and Equity: Strategies for Building Accountable Leadership
The Building Accountability training is designed for staff in positional leadership and focuses on strategies for building accountable leadership including generative conflict; interrupting and addressing harm in the moment; and how to repair harm when it has been done. The training uses a case-based scenario and role-playing along with small and large group discussion and ends with engaging participants in making individual commitment steps around building accountability in their own work.
Shifting from Power Hoarding to Power Sharing
Shifting from Power Hoarding to Power Sharing guides participants through small and large group discussions of how power hoarding manifests within team dynamics and organizational culture at-large. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on how these patterns disproportionately harm BIPOC individuals and those that may be marginalized in relation to aspects of their identity and/or within the organizational hierarchy. Attendees will also reflect on how they contribute to cultures of unfair power distributions within their organization and on individual opportunities to shift those patterns. Participants will be guided through evidence-based goal-setting models to identify either an individual or team short-term action-oriented goal to support their organization’s shift away from inequitable workplace culture. Note: this is a 90-minute session.
Implementing Anti-racist and Equitable Organizational Change
Moving Health Systems Along the Anti-Racist Organizational Continuum
The training which includes lecture as well as breakout groups includes a brief review of foundational racial equity concepts, an introduction to the continuum on becoming an anti-racist, multicultural organization as well as strategies to help health systems advance along the continuum. Participants will identify where their respective organization lies on the continuum and have the opportunity to reflect on steps they can take personally to advance their organization along the continuum towards anti-racism.
Operationalizing Racial Equity
The Operationalizing Racial Equity workshop provides an opportunity for participants to identify priority areas for meaningful change within their organization, brainstorm potential actions, and consider what resources and challenges may exist when it comes to implementing these potential actions. At the end of the workshop, participants will develop immediate next steps to advance equity within the priority areas identified. The workshop includes breakout groups as well as large group discussion.
Other Training Offerings
Racial Equity In Research
The Racial Equity in Research training leverages large group discussion, breakout groups and polling questions to create a dynamic and engaging learning experience for participants. This training (~3.5 hours) focuses on bringing a racial equity perspective to research. This training will walk through the major stages of research (e.g., design and data collection, analysis, dissemination, etc.) and engage participants on how to apply a racial equity lens to each stage. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own work as an example and examine how their background influences the direction of their research. The role of community and community engagement will also be centered and explored. This training builds on concepts introduced in Racial Equity 101 such as power and systems analysis.