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Becoming a Co-Facilitator

We are actively seeking co-facilitators of all races, genders, ages, and backgrounds to play an important role in helping others through the initial journey toward becoming an antiracist.
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CRITERIA

Anyone who is interested in becoming a WPCR co-facilitator must go through a rigorous application process, beginning with taking the workshop twice. They must then meet the following criteria, as assessed by the WPCR Leadership Group:

  • Understands and can discuss how systemic racism works in the United States

  • Understands and can discuss their own role within this system

  • Is familiar with the ways privilege and power intersect across "isms" ("intersectionality of oppressions")

  • Is a patient, attentive, and non-judgmental listener

  • Is skillful in drawing people out

  • Can think and talk about meeting the needs of the group of workshop participants as a whole, as well as individually

  • Is good at taking and responding constructively to feedback

  • Is engaged in anti-racism work in other parts of their lives, outside of WPCR

  • Commits to co-facilitating at least two workshops each year

  • Commits to engage actively as a member of our “community of practice,” attending monthly meetings and giving of their time, energy, self-reflection and ideas so that we can learn and grow together as anti-racist practitioners

PROCESS

If you want to be considered to co-facilitate WPCR workshops, follow these steps. 

  • Notify one of the co-facilitators of your workshop that you are interested. If the co-facilitator supports your interest, you will complete the workshop a second time, helping to plan and manage one workshop activity.

  • Meet with the WPCR Leader for an initial discussion of your interest and background. If you and the Leader decide to proceed, the Leader will assign you a Sponsor who will guide you through the rest of the process.

  • Complete the co-facilitator application (why you want to become a WPCR co-facilitator; the external and/or internal anti-racism work you’ve done already; the anti-racism work you’re currently doing or planning to do; and the talents, skills, and experience that you bring to this work as a co-facilitator of WPCR workshops).

  • If you are provisionally approved, you will begin the exploratory period. This period may take from 6-9 months. During this time, you will co-facilitate two workshops with an experienced team member, attend monthly co-facilitator meetings, and become actively engaged in the curriculum and co-facilitator group. 

  • Meet with the WPCR Leader at the end of the exploratory period, or in some cases sooner, to determine whether you and WPCR are a good fit for each other. 

 

If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don't see. 

JAMES BALDWIN