Educational Sessions

The time for change is now, and change starts with you and your organization or community. Understanding what anti-Black racism is, how it manifests, and how your employees and teams or community members can begin a journey to change is where we come in. Then, we are here to continue to guide your transition to action along the learning journey. Sessions are being provided VIRTUALLY, except by special arrangement. 

DEI Expertise: Making Change has partnered with diversity, equity and inclusion consultants Camille Dundasand Melissa Horne Ph.D of Learning Snippets and Dialectic to provide anti-Black racism and inclusive leadership educational sessions, workshops and ongoing coaching tools.

 
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Since 2020, our many clients have told us how valuable our sessions and ongoing coaching have been in guiding them along their organizational learning journey to inclusion. Here's what they're saying about our work: 

"A million thanks to you all for a wonderful session. Everyone is grateful, has learned so much, and is excited to do the work that’s required to become allies in fighting anti-Black racism."

Emily McKibbon (she/her) 
Associate Director/Senior Curator
MacLaren Art Centre

"..a wonderful presentation last night.  It was truly engaging and motivating. [We] received great feedback from patrons and staff – noting how much they learned and how eager they are to learn more."

Melissa Robertson
Coordinator of Technical Services
Orillia Public Library

 

"Thank you for your thought-provoking presentation. Your clear message about the importance of inclusion and diversity and ways we can understand and support Black communities, Black culture and anti-Black racism was powerful."

James Dobson

Vice-Principal – Student Achievement K – 12

Simcoe County District School Board

Education Team and Partners
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Introduction to Anti-Black Racism
 

Want some insight into the local efforts influencing equity, diversity and inclusion? Making Change provides public speaking, keynotes, and presentations to spark conversations and discussions around anti-Black racism, diversity and inclusion. Let's connect and chat about the insights your organization is looking for, so we can met your needs. Please contact us to start a conversation. 

 

Here's a sample 1 hour presentation overview with Making Change presenters: 

  • A brief local overview of the BLM movement vs a moment

  • Our lived experiences as Black women

  • Insights into the creation of Making Change, our goals and the community work we do

  • How individuals can become allies, and do self-work around anti-Black racism

  • Thoughts on how organizations can consciously be more welcoming of diversity

 


 

Moving Toward Allyship: Our Community

Intended for parents, guardians and educators this session will spark conversations and discussions around diversity and inclusion from the school community perspective. Through sharing their lived experiences as Black women and parents, Making Change presenters bring a conversation about how building inclusion  is a lifelong journey. Meant to move the conversation forward and being mindful of the sensitive nature of the discussion, they share perspectives on how to move towards allyship. Full of practical ideas and resources this one (1) hour interactive session encourages participants to take action to dismantle anti-Black racism. A question and answer opportunity will close out the session.

DEI Facilitated Workshops
 

Interactive virtual facilitator led sessions designed to help staff engage in meaningful, safe conversations with colleagues about DEI issues. Using workplace scenarios, each session focuses on the skills and behaviours that lead to effective conversations with colleagues in order to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. Suited to smaller groups to encourage more robust interaction and discussion, there are three sessions available: 

  • Perspective is Everything (Empathy)

  • Creating Psychological Safety

  • Moving DEI Conversations Forward

These one-hour sessions created by the Dialectic/Learning Snippets team, are professionally facilitated by  Making Change Presenters.

DEI Inclusive Leadership Sessions

Our virtual instructor led workshop series introduces leaders to the core principles of inclusive and equity-based leadership. Each 90-minute interactive workshop focuses on how leaders can lead through an equity lens to ensure that all employees feel included and welcome in their workplace. 

Session 1: Answering the Call for Change
Session 2: Responding to Bias

Session 3: Beyond Performativity

Session 4: Creating Equitable Systems

Maximum number of participants for each session: 30

White Privilege Workshop

Participants will be provided with an understanding of how white privilege manifests in society, and has shaped their own lived experience.  Participants will examine Peggy McIntosh’s work “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” (1989) and explore how white privilege has contributed to anti-Black racism.  The workshop will conclude with a discussion of how participants can help combat anti-Black racism by standing in solidarity with members of Black communities. This 2 hour workshop or 1 hour introduction is prepared and delivered by Madelaine Khan; co-facilitated by Making Change Presenters.

Maximum number of participants for each session: 30

We would be happy to understand your organization’s needs and create a customized educational solution that works for you.

Please complete this information form to start a discussion and ask us to develop a quote. 

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