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Racial Identity Caucusing - Train the Trainer
Wednesday, October 19, 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM PST
Category: WRPA Events

Virtual Racial Identity Caucusing - Train the Trainer
Hosted by Shanyanika McElroy and Brian Judd

Bringing Anti-Racist Practices to Your Agency: Caucus Train-the-Facilitator


In this Train-the-Facilitator training, you will explore a tool designed to improve your ability to serve as a change agent within your organization. Change agents work to normalize equity discussions, practices and to center equity as a core value within their organization.

You will learn how to host racial identity caucuses and help normalize equity discussions at your workplace. You will get to practice hosting while exploring the instructional design and adult education theories that power the experience. You will receive tips on facilitation style and ideas for delivery from your peers. You will close out the experience by crowdsourcing ways to bring caucusing back to your workplace. Join us to learn how to bring racial identity caucusing to your team.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will explore tools designed to improve their ability to serve as change agents within their community.
  • Participants will practice applying tools that help normalize equity discussions and practices within their organization.
  • Participants will work together to brainstorm ways to implement the tools within their organizations.

REGISTRANT NOTE! This session has a limited number of available spots (25 BIPOC and 25 White Ally) and requires additional registration. Participants of this training are invited to put their newly learned skills to work by signing up to co-facilitate at WRPA’s Fall Training Racial Identity Caucusing (not required, but highly encouraged).

     EIB Level: Intermediate/Advanced
      0.1 CEU  
      Equity & Inclusion, Leadership & Management

Presented by:

WRPA Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee, WRPA has launched a new committee in support of our commitment to Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (EIB). The EIB committee was formed in recognition that many public service institutions were created during a time when societal norms privileged and included some groups, while they disadvantaged and excluded others, creating inequities. These founding policies, practices, this culture, behaviors, and beliefs created day-to-day barriers for equity-seeking communities, which have compounded over time. The legacy of these barriers is sustained in our current time, through the unconscious practice of doing things as they have always been done. If left unexamined and unchanged, our current policies, practices, and procedure recreate the historical exclusions set by their predecessors.

WRPA’s EIB Committee is an invitation for members of our professional community to connect, collaborate, and increase equity within our profession.

Shanyanika McElroy, Policy and Organizational Performance Advisor, Seattle Parks & Recreation

Shanyanika McElroy believes that today's public servants have a responsibility to undo the harm caused by a legacy of oppressive government policies and practices. She has enjoyed a 20+-year career focused on removing barriers that prevent marginalized community members' access to recreation experiences. Shanyanika currently serves at Seattle Parks and Recreation and served recently as a WRPA Board Member.

Brian Judd, Enterprise, Partnerships in Community Manager, Seattle Parks, and Recreation

Brian Judd works for Seattle Parks and Recreation as the Manager of Magnuson Park and engages in other special projects. During his 19 years with SPR, Brian has led teen programs, run community centers, opened a flagship recreation complex, and currently oversees 63 property contracts leveraging $1.7 million in private-public partnership revenue (with even more value in public benefit) at Magnuson Park. Brian has long been committed to racial justice work as a white ally in the workplace and within the Jewish community in Seattle. He appreciates that this work provides him a safe space to grow, learn, and co-create with colleagues like his co-presenter Shanyanika McElroy.


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