• October 3-24, 2017
  • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 10/03/2017 6:30 pm 10/24/2017 8:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Courageous Leadership Skills for Racial Justice and Equity A Workshop with Juanita Brown, Brooke Deterline, and Lynne Henderson California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Workshop meets 6:30pm-8:30pm on Tuesday evenings October 3-24

Registration - $140
Members - $112
Early Bird (before 9/3) - $126


"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." -James A. Baldwin

The human-made hierarchy of value called race is woven into each of us, as well as our societal fabric. We can all benefit from increasing our awareness, skills, and social support to create more inclusive and equitable relationships. Courageous Leadership workshops offer the opportunity to develop these skills, which can help us all bring a positive impact to our world. With a life-affirming approach based in neuroscience, this workshop shows you how to embrace complexity by managing key evolutionary and socially-based traps as well as leveraging the saving graces of what it means to be human.

In four sessions, develop the self-awareness and knowledge of the strategies that create (and hinder) the conditions for more inclusive relationships and environments. Each session offers time to learn and practice with evidence-based tools while working in groups on real-life situations that also teach the social science behind unconscious bias, motivated reasoning, and other forms of situational and social pressures in our lives that have us act outside of our values and unintentionally support unjust dynamics and systems.

Working in groups over an extended period allows us to see our common humanity, observe and experiment with different approaches, share and support each other, and increase our ability to help build a more caring, inclusive, and equitable society. We're in this together, so let's cultivate the compassionate courage and consciousness to face what keeps us separate and realize the reality of our oneness as a human family.

*Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 8 CEs available.

*Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for RNs as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing provider number #02523. 8 CEs available.

*Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for psychologists as required by the American Psychological Association. 8 APA CEs available.


Juanita Capri Brown joined Courageous Leadership as a partner and lead facilitator. She specializes in racial equity, racial healing, and strategic engagement. Her work results in executives, faculty, students, parents, and staff having a greater capacity to cultivate more equitable systems and restorative relationships in their context with breakthrough dialogues and processes. Juanita appears in the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, and as the film's co-producer, was instrumental in designing the film's racial dialogues. Juanita is a speaker and certified facilitator and designs school programs, educator workshops, and general public programs.

She supports the nonprofit organization National Equity Project in its strategic racial equity efforts around the country. Juanita's previous work includes project and change management for the East Oakland Building Healthy Communities initiative of The California Endowment, Wells Fargo Services Company, Deloitte Consulting's public sector practice, and Partners in School Innovation. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford and holds a Master's in Public Policy from the Goldman School of the University of California at Berkeley. A native of Chicago, Juanita lives in Oakland, California and cherishes her family roots which run deep in the state of Alabama.

As CEO of Courageous Leadership, LLC, Brooke Deterline and her colleagues help boards, executives, and teams develop the understanding and skills to act with ethical courage and ingenuity to overcome complex and challenging social and business issues. Building on her experiences as the founding Corporate Director for the Heroic Imagination Project, she combines social and cognitive psychology and a strategic focus with a passion for leadership, empowerment, collaboration, and social and environmental justice.

Previously, Brooke co-founded Street Smart IR, a San Francisco-based investor relations firm, focusing on leadership candor and credibility and corporate social responsibility. A former journalist at SmartMoney magazine and trained mediator, she focuses on building equitable relationships, surfacing individual and systemic challenges that interfere with collaboration, and helping teams achieve structural, team, and individual patterns that support long-term integrity and success. Brooke has a passion for working with multi-cultural teams in healthcare, social enterprises, technology and financial services. Brooke has completed numerous courses in leadership, multi-cultural facilitation and social entrepreneurship, including certifications in CSR and corporate board training at Berkeley's Haas School, mediation training at the Justice Center of Atlanta, and exec finance at Stanford. Recently, Brooke completed an intensive professional course on Positive Neuroplasticity with Rick Hanson, PhD.

As the Chief Curriculum Officer at Courageous Leadership, LLC, Dr. Lynne Henderson is translating her Social Fitness TrainingTM, a cognitive behavioral model developed over 25 years, into structured exercises that facilitate skillful courageous conversations in stressful situations. Role-plays at moderate levels of stress/anxiety open the way to skillful and courageous action rather than avoidance in challenging situations and build strong social trust and support. Other exercises include mindfulness, perspective taking, gratitude, empathy, fostering a growth mindset, compassion, and forgiveness that facilitate compassion for the self and others while engaging in the ongoing process of courageous conversations and actions. Lynne is also the co-director, with Prof. Philip Zimbardo, of the Shyness Institute, and was the director of the Stanford Shyness Clinic, 1982-2007. Her research includes translating the results of personality theory and social psychology into effective group and individual treatment strategies for extreme shyness and social anxiety disorder. She developed Social Fitness TrainingTM, a health-enhancement and mental and social training model, is trained in Mindful Self Compassion and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) evidence-based mindfulness programs, and is the author of The Compassionate Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence and Social Fitness Training.

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