05. Deepen leadership, contemplative and restorative practices
Deepen leadership, contemplative and restorative practices
Deepen contemplative and restorative practices with Dr. Angel Acosta : Weave leadership development with conversations about inequality and healing to support organizational leaders.
How can I develop and weave my leadership with conversations about inequality and healing ? What are my discomforts, what prevents me from facilitating restorative conversations about inequality ? How to guide our communities through a careful dialogue about their racial and structural inequalities in order to generate healing and restoration ? What is my legitimacy to facilitate this type of dialogue ?
Join us in an interactive session exploring the better understanding of collective trauma and developing learning experiences that weave leadership development with conversations about inequality and healing to support educational leaders through contemplative and restorative practices. Come live a session focused on healing, where the heart and science invites you to slow down to better understand what is going on in you and in the people with whom you have a dialogue. During this working, you will be invited to do a reflectivity on their practices, to learn more about the research on collective, healing and contemplation practices. Under the expertise and kindness of Dr. Angel Acosta :
- come discuss your role as a leader with mindfulness
- take the opportunity to ask the questions that burn your lips.
- exchange on how you feel and what holds you back from opening discussions about racial or structural inequalities in your organization or the neighborhood in which you work.
- Contemplative practice
- Grounding lecture
- Question and answers
- Healing centered conversation
- Discover and be inspired by an approach of healing centered to guide our communities through :
- a better understanding of collective trauma
- a careful dialogue about structural inequality to create conditions for healing and restoration with a group of representatives or agents of change from different organizations in Quebec.
- Invite participants to share their experiences during this workshop and how they see they can adapt this approach in their organizational practices and communities.
Join us on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on zoom. This ateliers/C will be bilingual. A registration reminder will be sent to you at least 48 hours in advance. Limited places.
A session co facilitated by Dr. Angel Acosta and Janie Janvier, ateliers/C Coordinator and Jeneffer Ndahayo of the COCo team.
Ateliers/C is a series of learning moments for organizations supported by Centraide of Greater Montreal, a space to meet and learn from each other.
Ateliers/C wishes to create spaces for training and discussion, each time on a different theme. These moments are meant to be an opportunity to present new ideas, strategies and inspiring tools… And above all to offer a space to meet and share knowledge.
These moments are offered free of charge to the network of organizations funded by Centraide of Greater Montreal and members of the COCo network. ateliers/C is an initiative of Centraide of Greater Montreal produced in partnership with the Centre des Organismes Communautaires (COCo).
Information on the premises and accessibility
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Workshops are offered sometimes in French and sometimes in English. If you let us know in advance, we may be able to offer you a translation option if needed. If you have other special needs, please let us know.
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Dr Angel Acosta
Angel is a proud first-generation Dominican-American and graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh. He is currently the Director of the Garrison Institute’s Fellowship Program. He also serves as the Creative Director at the NYC Healing Collective, a community initiative curating work and insights at the intersection of healing, wellness, and societal transformation. Angel Acosta works to bridge the fields of leadership, social justice & mindfulness. He completed his Ed.D. in the Curriculum and Teaching Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. His research explored healing-centered education as a promising framework for educational leadership development and community care.
For close to a decade, he served as a program director for the national nonprofit CFES Brilliant Pathways. In that role, he supported educational leaders and their students by facilitating leadership trainings and creating pathways to higher education. With a passion for helping young people to think globally and act locally, he directed and taught at a global leadership study abroad program in Rome through the award-winning organization Leadership exCHANGE. This opportunity to bring students from all over the world to study leadership, cross-cultural communication and social entrepreneurship inspired Angel to deepen his commitment to transformative action in the U.S.A.
After participating in the Mind and Life Institute’s Academy for Contemplative Leadership, Angel began consulting and developing learning experiences that weave leadership development with conversations about inequality and healing to support educational leaders through contemplative and restorative practices. As a former trustee for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, he participated as a speaker and discussant at the Asia Pacific Forum on Holistic Education in Kyoto, Japan. Lately, he has become curious about the ways in which technology can be used as force for advancing racial equity and dismantling structural inequality.