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An immense body of work is required in making workplaces that are fit for human life (Bravespace workplaces!) and one key element of the work lies in the realm of both having a diverse mix of people at work (diversity) and knowing how to work with the mix (inclusion.) Hoping for it is not enough because effective partnership across difference requires us first to look at ourselves and understand what we believe and why. And then we have to develop the capacity and the skills to walk through the messy and hard conversations that get us there.

For 2019, we are offering two key programs in this realm. One is the Brave Partnerships: Better Companies workshop led my Moe Carrick and Jim Morris (Chief Consulting Officer of White Men as Full Diversity Partners) in April and November in Bend, OR. The other are our Get It, Together Listening Sessions for women of all types at work, starting in April.


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Brave Partnerships; Better Companies

April 18-19, 2019 Bend, OR

 April 18: 12pm-5:30pm followed by evening reception // April 19 8am-2pm

 November Dates TBD

We know that companies and organizations perform best when they are able to activate and utilize the full skills, talents, ideas, and energy of every single employee who works there. We also know that results in every sense are improved when teams are made up of and proactively include people across all dimensions (ethnicity, gender, race, age and sexual orientation.) This interactive session is open to everyone at work, including white men, who often see themselves and are seen as outside of the diversity and inclusion conversations.

This dynamic workshop explores the impact of US Business culture on people and partnerships in organizations. In particular, the focus of Brave Partnerships; Better Companies will be on skills for building better partnerships and for leading through:

  • Examination of In-Group and Out-Group power dynamics at work;

  • Better understanding of the link between group conditioning, privilege systemic advantage, and unconscious bias;

  • Practicing courage and having important conversations across difference, even when they are hard;

  • Learning about the tangible benefits of inclusion in all forms on people and organizations;

  • Elevating self-awareness of your next steps in partnership across difference.

Event is Hosted by Moe Carrick and Guest Jim Morris

Jim Morris

Jim has 30 years of experience working and leading in purpose-driven consulting organizations. At WMFDP, he directs and supports our team of consultants and facilitators, as they deliver one-of-a-kind world-class services to WMFDP clients, globally. He’s also responsible for the integrity and excellence of program delivery, curriculum development and innovation, and instructional design of WMFDP’s programs. Jim began his journey with WMFDP in 2000 when he attended his first White Men’s Caucus and began working with WMFDP in addition to leadership development and coaching practice.  The Caucus had a profound impact on Jim; and he began looking for ways to blend his work with WMFDP’s experiential approach to engaging white men in developing their own courageous leadership practices. He’s been an adjunct faculty at Duke Leadership and Training Associates, Virginia Tech, The Executive Forum and The American Leadership Forum.  He is the author of The Five Insights of Enduring Leaders, a book that teaches how to develop leadership traits, to uncover and enhance them in others and to inspire others to changes
the world.

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Get It, Together: Listening Sessions With Women on Racial Equity and Partnership at Work

Women can and do change the world.  And today’s geopolitical climate has activated and enlivened powerful and hard conversations that matter between and across all dimensions of difference.

As a white woman and a woman of color, we at Moementum seek to understand more about partnership and problems between women like us at work.  While there have been improvements in the status of women globally, we still have a very long way to go, and white women have benefited disproportionately from the women’s rights movement of the last 150 years. Racial tensions are out there, and white fragility is real, and we have work to do.

Eventually, and as a result of these listening sessions, we envision a new workshop and conversation between white women and women of color that tangibly provides tools and skills for finally elevating all of us together. We want to Get It (Together) in the truest sense. We want to get into real partnership. We want to get honest. We want to get real. We want to get through the dark middle. We want to get enlivened. We want to get healed. We want to get equity. We want to get each other. We want to get messy. We want to get the hand we also want to give.

But before we want to offer solutions, we want to listen.  Hard. Deep. Fast. With curiosity and to understand. So, while we are on the Bravespace Tour, we are hosting structured dialogue sessions for white women and women of color to explore how we work together and where we don’t; what gets in the way; where it hurts; where it works.

These 3-hour sessions will be structured and facilitated with appropriate boundaries for safety even as they invite courage. We won’t be offering solutions or ideas or tips or tools or anything tangible to take away. We expect to end them with more questions than answers.  We agree to tolerate the ambiguity and confusion we may open up.

We promise that every woman who attends will be named and credited as helping shape our work (if you choose) and you will the absolute first to be invited to any next steps or programming we develop.

Join us. Let’s talk, listen, and get it. Together.

Cost  $25 per person to cover our hosting costs (scholarships are available)

Limited to 30 people per session.

Event is hosted by Moe Carrick, Mei Ratz, and Liz Allore Shurmur.