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Building Anti-Racist Supervisory Relationships:

Integrating a Somatic Approach to Leadership Development for White Supervisors

This transformative program is designed for white supervisors committed to fostering inclusive and equitable workplaces. We believe that effective leadership requires a deep understanding of how our actions impact others, particularly in the context of race and identity

Why Anti-Racist Supervision?

Effective supervision contributes directly to organizational impact and success. When supervisors intentionally create relationships characterized by mutual respect and trust, staff excel. But research shows that white leaders are much more likely to build these kinds of relationships with other white staff leaving their Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other staff of color without the support to succeed. 

White supervisors have a unique opportunity and responsibility to ensure that everyone they work contributes to mission effectiveness in a meaningful way. In order to do that well, white leaders need to be reflective about how we are building cross race relationships and ensuring that we are aware of the ways we may be unintentionally providing our Black and Brown and Indigenous staff with fewer tools to succeed. 

Why a Somatic Approach?

Verbal communication alone cannot bridge the gaps created by racial tension. Our bodies hold onto these tensions in ways that impact our physical and emotional responses, influencing how we engage with others. Through embodied awareness—a practice that integrates paying attention to sensations in our body—we can learn to recognize and work with these physical manifestations of racial bias, instead of being overtaken by them. By understanding and addressing these bodily responses, supervisors can create environments where authentic understanding, empathy, and growth can flourish, leading to more inclusive and human leadership.

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What You'll Gain:

Join a small cohort of no more than 16 peers for an immersive journey over six virtual sessions spanning three months. Together, we will explore and practice:


Deepened Awareness

Develop a deeper understanding of how racial dynamics manifest physically and emotionally in supervisory relationships. Learn to better recognize how the racial charge shows up in your body and work with it instead of releasing it onto others.


Reflection and Planning

Engage in guided reflection and planning exercises to cultivate respectful and inclusive supervisory relationships. Explore personal biases and develop strategies to promote equity in your leadership approach.


Increased Capacity

Acquire practical strategies to set clear expectations, establish trust, and communicate effectively across racial differences. Enhance your ability to create inclusive environments where all team members feel respected and valued.


Practice and Support

Navigate challenging moments with the support of individual coaching and accountability partnerships. Practice applying new skills in real-world scenarios to build confidence and resilience as an inclusive leader.

Program Details

Dates and Times: 

  • September 26, 2024 | 12-2pm EST

  • October 17, 2024 | 12-2pm EST

  • October 31, 2024 | 12-2pm EST

  • November 14, 2024 | 12-2pm EST

  • November 21, 2024 | 12-2pm EST

  • December 5, 2024 | 12-2pm EST


  • Virtual sessions via Zoom


  • Attend all sessions, complete practical assignments between sessions, one individual coaching session, and engage with accountability practice partners.


  • Inaugural Price: $995 (Discounted $50 if you register by August 1st)

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Meet Your Facilitators

Are you ready to transform your approach to supervision and lead with greater awareness, empathy, and effectiveness?

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