Supervision for BIPOC Leaders: Relationships and Structures that Help us Thrive
This is a live, online event where you’ll participate actively with facilitators and other participants! We will send login information two days before the event, so please make sure you enter your email correctly when you register. In order to build community and protect confidentiality, we do not record our workshops. If you miss a training date, we cannot provide you with a recording of the training.
Registration for this training is offered on a sliding scale. If your personal or organizational budget allows you to, please pay the full fee so we can keep registration accessible for leaders and organizations who may not be in the same position. Greater access strengthens us all!
This is a space for participants who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color
We hope that these trainings will invite BIPOC leaders to build power by building community, share more honestly about the challenges they face, and deepen their learning by sharing time and space with their peers. For white participants, we ask that you respect the intention of this space by registering for versions of these offerings that don’t have BIPOC-only in the title: www.compasspoint.org/workshops.
When you think of supervision, what comes to mind? No doubt, those ideas have been deeply shaped by power dynamics and wider cultural narratives we’re all swimming in.
Supervision is both a structure and a relational practice that keeps us accountable to others and helps us grow. Many of us have been conditioned to think that supervision means having power over others instead of building power with others--but when we supervise in a way that breaks with narratives from the dominant white supremacist culture, we open the door to mutual flourishing.
Who is this training for?
As leaders in nonprofit organizations, we’re often tasked with supervising others, but rarely given time and space to explore how we want to show up in these relationships and what we should really focus on. This training is most relevant for leaders in nonprofits and social justice movement spaces who are responsible for supervising others. Leaders who are new supervisors (in particular) will find this training useful--although we also invite folks who want to deepen their understanding, or even reimagine their approach to supervision as well.
In this online workshop, you will:
Explore where dominant culture ideas of supervision come from and how these narratives replicate oppression.
Develop and rethink your own approach to supervision, with a focus on two key skills: setting expectations and giving feedback.
Think critically about supervisorial systems at your own organization and craft one authentic commitment on how you will shift supervision practices.
Reflect on how your experience navigating oppression, power, and privilege shape your approach to supervision.
- Supervising in a Crisis: Slowing Down and Focusing on Relationships by Hana Lee
- Grappling with Feedback: Lessons in Trying, Failing, and Trying Again by Learkana Chong
Get ready to participate!
Our trainings come alive with your participation and willingness to engage. Please be ready to participate in group discussions and share your experience, creativity, questions, and challenges with us. We’ll share visual and verbal information, practice feedback skills, and make space for personal reflection and group discussions.
This is a multi-day event. Please make sure you can attend all dates before registering! Before registering, make sure you are familiar with our cancellation policy.
Accessibility is very important to us! Closed captioning will be provided. If you require specific accommodations (for example, receiving screen-reader friendly versions of learning materials ahead of time), please notify us at least one week in advance of the scheduled offering by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can do our best to meet your needs. ASL interpretation is not provided unless requested.