COVID-19 Announcement

All Crossroads face-to-face training events have been cancelled until further notice. Our team has worked tirelessly to develop new training modules that can be delivered virtually. In the meantime, we are also available to consult with you by phone or video conference.

In-Person Workshops

Introductory Workshops

2020 Fee for introductory workshops: $4,000 per day plus the expenses for two trainers – Optimal for 25-50 participants, but can be customized for up to a maximum of 100 participants.

Introduction to Anti-bias/Antiracist Education (ABAR) - 4-8 hours

The Introduction to ABAR Education workshop is designed for educators working with children and youth in all settings, including early childhood, public and private K-12 schools, religious education, after school programs, and teacher education programs at colleges and universities.

Participants will:

  • Discuss the development of social group identities (e.g. race, gender, class etc.) and their relationship to bias and prejudice.
  • Gain insight into how children and adults internalize and act out of these biases.
  • Explore how bias and race prejudice develop, and how they become structured into institutions.
  • Be introduced to the 4 Goals of Anti-bias Education and discover ways to apply them to educational settings.

Workshop Delivery

This workshop is also offered as an advanced 2-day workshop with hands on application and lesson planning. The 2-day version of the ABAR Education workshop has a prerequisite of attending the Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism workshop (described below).

Critical Cultural Competency – 4-8 hours

The Critical Cultural Competency workshop is designed for institutions to explore questions of bias and build cultural competency based on a shared understanding of the racialized context of the United States. The workshop is grounded in the premise that US society has a cultural arrangement with intersecting systems of dominance and subordination based on socially constructed identities (i.e. race and class). A discussion of this dynamic grounds the workshop and serves as a jumping off point for an exploration of individual socialization and of the role institutions play as participants in and preservers of dominant culture, despite good intentions and organizational goals to the contrary.

Participants will:

  • Begin developing deeper language within their institution to talk about culture, cultural dominance and racial injustice/inequity in the United States.
  • Begin equipping their institution to identify how its decisions/actions maintain the dominant cultural status quo and consequently structural forms of injustice and violence such as racism, sexism, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, and ageism, etc.
  • Explore how their institution can engage in practices that interrupt its complicity in systemic oppression.

Workshop Delivery

The Critical Cultural Competency Workshop is highly customizable and adaptable. It can be effectively delivered as a brief four-hour introduction to the key concepts or expanded into a full 6-8-hour day-long workshop which allows participants to go deeper in the key concepts, and apply them to their institutional settings.

Introduction to Systemic Racism – 6-8 hours

The Introduction to Systemic Racism workshop is designed for institutions to introduce stakeholders to the idea that oppression, and in particular, racism, is not only a matter of individual prejudice but a systemic, institutional problem of power, which requires structural intervention to dismantle. Operating from the premise that courage is necessary to have an effective conversation around racism, this workshop provides a courageous space for a conversation about racism and power. This workshop introduces participants to shared language and frameworks with which to grapple with the impact of racism in their institutions.

 

This workshop also provides institutions a way to assess the interest of specific people in the organization who have an “appetite” for doing longer workshops and who may also want to be involved in the long-­term strategic work of dismantling institutional racism and oppression.

 

Workshop Delivery

Variations on this highly customizable workshop can be delivered in one day with a typical schedule of 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

In-depth Workshops

2020 Fee for in-depth workshops: $9,000 plus the expenses for two trainers – Maximum participants: 45

Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism - 2.5-day workshop

The purpose of this Crossroads antiracism training event is to provide an opportunity for the participants to explore a power analysis of the ideology of white supremacy and systemic racism in the United States and to begin to determine how this analysis shapes their work. The content of the workshop seeks to fulfill four primary objectives:

  1. Create shared language in their institution for talking effectively about systemic racism, how it operates in the larger society, and how it has an impact on institutions;
  2. Analyze what racism is, how it originates and operates institutionally and culturally, and how it has an impact on the identity of individuals;
  3. Engage in a comprehensive socio-historical exploration of the development of institutional racism in the United States;
  4. Begin to equip their organization with a framework for examining organizational culture and moving toward antiracist transformation of the organization.

Workshop Delivery

This workshop ranges from 18 to 21 contact hours, which can be organized in a variety of ways over three days. The workshop will include discussion of the historic development of institutional racism, the ongoing realities of racism today and especially how racism manifests in your specific institution. Participants will begin to explore strategic interruptions for the institutional, cultural and individual manifestations of racism. Group presentation with interactive discussion, small group discussions, reflection and video are all used.

Antiracism Pedagogy across the Curriculum (ARPAC)

This workshop is offered in partnership with two full-time instructors from higher education.

More information is forthcoming.

We try, to the best of our ability, to keep the facilitators’ expenses as low as possible. Generally these include transportation, lodging and meals. We use the GSA per diem rates as a general guideline.