Becoming an Antiracist Leader

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 9:00 AM until Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 11:00 AMEastern Daylight Time

    In partnership with the Office of Strategic Engagement in the School of Education, the School of Business is launching the Becoming an Antiracist Leader series following the successful launch of Becoming an Antiracist Educator in the Fall of 2020. This dynamic professional learning opportunity is designed for business leaders, to intentionally develop skills to engage in practices to dismantle systems that perpetuate racial inequities.

    Participants in this interactive and reflective, virtual environment will deepen their understanding of race, racism, and systemic inequities. Collectively, we will challenge the underlying structures that uphold racism and will develop dispositions to demonstrate antiracist actions within personal and professional environments.

    Growth happens when we feel safe to listen, learn, and share with others. This series, taught by trained educators, prioritizes a safe learning environment for individuals interested in self- and community-awareness. 

    Sessions and Facilitators
    Session topics, and facilitators include:

    • Antiracism 101 with Dr. Andrew Daire
    • Developing an Antiracist Mindset with Dr. Yewande Austin
    • Deconstructing Implicit Bias with Dr. Dwayne Cormier
    • Deepening our Understanding of Systemic Racism with Dr. Tomika Ferguson
    • Determining the Impact of Power and Privilege with Dr. Faith Wilkerson and Ms. Javona Braxton
    • Dismantling Racial Disproportionality with Ms. Leah Walker
    • Developing Sustainable Antiracist Environments with Dr. Luciana de Oliveira
    • Doing the Work: Allies, Accomplices, and Co-conspirators in Action with Dr. Andrew Daire

    The series will kick off Sept. 28th, and then run the 2nd Tuesday of every month, October 12 - May 10, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 am.

    All sessions will be live, facilitator led learning through Zoom. In addition to a personal/professional antiractist leader pre- and post-assessment, participants will have access to an online learning classroom where material will be readily available for download. Participants are encouraged to use learning materials in the class, and in their work environments.

    The series includes 9,  two-hour live sessions and approximately 1 hour of personal reflection each week. 

     $900.00 per person (early bird, VCU alumni, and Virginia employee discounts available and apply automatically) please contact for Nonprofit and Group (4+ members) discounts. 

    Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and a digital badge micro credentials. 

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.