Managing for the Marathon

You want to be a great leader in your organization. You want to do your job effectively and with integrity, and you want to support your team to do the same. In this political moment there are unpresidented -- whoops, unprecedented -- demands on you and your team.

Managing for the Marathon is a webinar training series that will help your organization get in shape to meet the exceptional challenges of this time.

The fight for justice isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. It’s more important now than ever to build an equitable team culture that recognizes and honors the strengths that come from our differences -- a team culture that can handle the long race ahead.

Join us for our 4-part webinar training series designed especially for senior managers at progressive organizations. Each workshop will give you concrete skills to help you make your workplace more inclusive and resilient, and put your team in the strongest possible position to win.

Webinars are offered on a sliding scale of $25 to $200, based on organization resources. If you want to take all four webinars, buy a series ticket for a 10% discount! Interested in sending 5 or more staff? Email us at info@practicemakesprogress.org / kayteerayriek@gmail.com for group pricing.

Team Culture: Who What Why How Help!

Workplace culture encompasses so many things, from our expectations for meetings and emails to the ways we celebrate our wins. You know how important culture is, especially when it comes to building a diverse team, but it can be tough to know where to start when there's so much work to do. Join us for this workshop to fine-tune the culture that will set your team up for success.

At the end of this webinar, you can expect to:

  • Understand how workplace culture affects you, your team, and everything you do.
  • Define and shape your desired culture that values diversity and difference using words, policies, and practices.
  • Reflect on what underlies the decisions we make around what is and is not encouraged in workplaces.
  • Build a culture of creativity, feedback, and resilience that puts your team in the best possible position to get the work done well.

Team Culture: Who What Why How Help! will be held from 2-3 pm ET on Thursday April 20. Buy your tickets today! Buy your tickets by Monday April 17!

Set the Stage for Inclusion

It all starts with hiring. And onboarding -- when we're especially busy, sometimes we accidentally let onboarding slide! The first experiences that new hires have with your organization lay the groundwork for their whole tenure. Join us for this webinar and build your skills and processes to identify, interview, and integrate stellar candidates of all backgrounds. Special guest Taren Stinebricker-Kauffman, who has successfully hired dozens of diverse, highly successful employees as she started SumOfUs, will be joining us for this webinar.

At the end of this webinar, you can expect to:

  • Build skills to end the cycle where implicit bias and systemic oppression hold great candidates and your organization apart from each other.
  • Reach a broad range of great candidates and design interview processes that illuminate a candidate's strengths and weaknesses, so you can confidently make an offer.
  • Develop onboarding processes that set new staff up for success and reinforce your inclusive workplace culture.

Set the Stage for Inclusion will be held from 2-3 pm ET on Thursday May 4. Buy your tickets today!

Step In With Confidence

We live in a society blanketed with the smog of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and more -- and the truth is that because of that smog, subtle, sometimes unintentional, biased or discriminatory behavior is almost certain to happen in our organizations. And when those hurtful behaviors are ignored over and over again, they contribute to a difficult work environment that makes it challenging for your team to do their best work. Join us for this webinar to learn how to address oppressive, hurtful behaviors (what we call exclusionary actions) when they show up in your workplace.

At the end of this webinar, you can expect to:

  • Recognize when an individual’s office behavior mirrors societal oppression.
  • Build confidence having a conversation with an employee who has said or done something hurtful or oppressive, as well as the person or people hurt by that person’s action.
  • Learn about tools that your workplace can use to prevent future incidents.

Step In With Confidence will be held from 2-3 pm ET on Thursday May 18. Buy your tickets today!

Disrupting Racism: A White Manager's Job

White managers have a powerful role to play in ending the structural racism that shows up within our organizations and that our organizations are trying to challenge in the wider world. But many white managers aren't sure where to start. We can experience uncertainty, frustration, guilt, and even shame over the ways racism impacts our workplaces. This can and does get in the way of our ability to support our staff of color to grow and thrive. Join us for this webinar to learn about how to overcome these challenges and use your unique role as a white manager of staff of color to advance racial justice.

At the end of this webinar, you can expect to:

  • Build skills and confidence in recognizing patterns and pitfalls that white managers can fall into when managing staff of color, so you can choose to act equitably for all staff.
  • Learn how to listen to staff of color who are experiencing unique pressures at work and in the outside world.
  • Develop your workplace culture to give staff of color the support they need to thrive, and white staff the support they need to effectively act on their racial justice values.
  • Gain a community of committed white managers who can support each other as we go forward.

Disrupting Racism: A White Manager's Job will be held from 2-3 pm ET on Thursday June 1. Buy your tickets today!

Why you can trust us

Kaytee Ray-Riek is a consultant working to support organizations to build staff cultures that create space for all staff, and especially staff likely to experience marginalization, to thrive. Before becoming a consultant, Kaytee was a digital campaigner who -- by nature of the pile of work in front of her -- got the opportunity to create an organizational culture rooted in equity, where people were able to speak up when they were hurt. Learn more about Kaytee and her work at kayteerayriek.com.

Jill Raney is an ambassador for the internet and inclusion. Across their decade of experience in labor, LGBT, and feminist advocacy, Jill has built a track record of excellence in campaign strategy and infrastructure development. Jill is an expert trainer with broad experience in developing curriculum and teaching adults. They will teach you to set ambitious, realistic goals and to organize as best you can to win. Learn more about Jill and Practice Makes Progress at practicemakesprogress.org.

Want to learn more about this training series and whether the workshops will meet your specific needs? Let’s hop on the phone and talk about it! Email us at info@practicemakesprogress.org / kayteerayriek@gmail.com with the subject line “Managing for the Marathon” and we’ll set up a time to talk.