LEADING WITH INTERSECTIONAL AWARENESS (Intersectional Leadership) Seattle, WA
Trainer:Cat Cuevas, M.A.
Presented By:Non Profit Staff Development Coalition (NPSDC)
CEUs/Clock Hours:Workshop certificate documents hours of instruction toward Continuing Education Units. Clock-hour forms are available free upon completion of the workshop.
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9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Seattle, WA, 98144
map | directions
- Get onto Interstate-90
- Take the Rainier Avenue South exit
- At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Rainier Avenue South
- Turn left onto South Massachusetts Street
- Turn right onto 24th Avenue South
- The building is several blocks down, just past South Hill Street
NPSDC Member Organization:
$100 per participant (for 1 - 5 staff from member organization)
$90 per participant (for 6 or more staff from member organization)
$149 per participant
Intersectional Awareness is the awareness of how culture shapes the identity of the individual. It is the insight that the multiple dimensions of our identities (race, class, gender, nationality, age, etc.) form complex, reinforcing social systems that perpetuate privilege and oppression, creating simultaneous advantages and disadvantages. With an awareness of our intersectionality we can form a greater understanding of our leadership identity and efficacy.
Intersectional Leadership is more necessary than ever. Leaders feel frustrated, uncertain and sometimes helpless combatting entire systems of racism, xenophobia, sexism, classism and the multitude of ways privilege and oppression exist. They feel overwhelmed and discouraged when their positive intentions don’t create the impact they were hoping for.
According to the SCC WA Leadership Scan (2015), “cultural relevance and responsiveness” was one of four new themes that should be amplified in leadership development across the state. Dismantling structural inequalities, developing leadership opportunities that are culturally relevant, and addressing issues of race, power and privilege in the workplace were three specific areas noted.
Intersectional Leadership builds a culture of collaboration that works for everyone, and fosters leadership rooted in one’s cultural context. It empowers emerging leaders to bring and keep their voices at the table. It cultivates honest conversations with integrity, empathy and sensitivity. It helps us become more aware of our implicit biases and how they perpetuate institutions and relationships of oppression.
In this workshop we will define what Intersectional Leadership is, explore how intersectionality influences your leadership efficacy, and determine what you can do to bring a deeper intersectional awareness into your day-to-day life.
(This workshop is designed for team leaders, supervisory / managerial staff or anyone in a leadership capacity who want to relate to their teams and communities in more compassionate ways).
- Define intersectional leadership.
- Examine how your multiple identities influence your leadership efficacy.
- Explore the relationship between intersectionality theory and leadership practices.
- Examine why intersectional leadership is important for cultural fluency, collaboration and serving diverse populations.
- Identify and practice ways to leverage intersectional awareness on a day-to-day basis by increasing your capacity to hold multiple perspectives. Network, connect and share stories with other professionals exploring intersectional awareness and leadership.