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Introduction to Liberatory Coaching (ILC) (2 days)

This offering teaches you foundational coaching skills that you can use in almost any situation while giving you a good sense of what you will experience in the full 9-month certification program. The 9-month certification program teaches liberatory coaching skills from an anti-systemic oppression lens, with the awareness of spirit and the ancestors. We also facilitate ILC trainings specifically for BIPOC philanthropy professionals.  Click here to register for our June 2023 ILC training. 


Some of the skills include:


  • Identifying your own needs and values as well as the needs and values of your team members, coalition partners, elected officials, and clients. Our behaviors are strategies to get our needs met. Most of us don’t know how to pinpoint our needs and simply feel “off”, “depressed”, “angry” and/or “hurt. Once our needs are identified, we can work to get our needs met.

  • Self-leadership: grounding yourself in creativity, compassion, courage, and connectedness and making decisions from a Self-led position, as opposed to making decisions or seeing situations through the lens of fear, scarcity, rage, and catastrophe. We know that BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ use all of the skills that we have and invent new skills that we desperately need to survive. If we are driven by fear, we have fewer options: cognitively, spiritually, and emotionally. You will learn how to know when you are being driven by one of these parts that hold fear, how to reset your nervous system, and lead from a place of higher Self.

  • Creating Conscious Relationships: designing agreements for individual and group interactions by identifying what you need to show up fully in a space and asking for it. So many relationships are based on assumptions or unspoken agreements. In a white supremacist and hetero-patriarchal society, these unspoken agreements serve to protect those in power, protect the white/male/hetero/cis privileged, and reinforce oppression. Creating Conscious Relationships creates accountability. 


These skills and more will be presented through coaching demonstrations, practice coaching by participants, and small and large group discussions. 


Time commitment: Given the amount of content we want to share with you and that each piece builds on the previous, we ask that you commit to attending all of the scheduled sessions. 

  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30-4:00 pm PST day one and two. 


There will be a 30-minute break during the morning, a 15-minute break during the afternoon session, as well as an hour for lunch each day.


Introduction to Liberatory Coaching


Upcoming Dates: 

  • June 23-24, 2023 

  • August 10-11, 2023

  • October 6-7, 2023

Register here!

Please see our Fees and Policies page for ILC tuition information.

The ILC functions as the first weekend of the 9-month CHJL professional certification program that begins in the spring of 2023. If you are interested in the 9-month program, we recommend that you take this course first, to get a sense of the program and the commitment.  


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