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The Art of Leadership for Racial Justice and Human Rights Leaders

By July 15, 2014May 17th, 2017No Comments

California Leaders of Color Fellowship“The training provided me with the necessary space for reflection about the vision I have for my organization and my leadership style. Thanks to this space, I was able to see more clearly how I could make improvements and inspire leadership in my team.”
~ Vicki B. Gaubeca, Director, Regional Center for Border Rights, ACLU of New Mexico

For the past seven years, Rockwood has offered an annual Art of Leadership for Women in Racial Justice and Human Rights training. Because of the popularity of this program, we’re offering a new training that is inclusive of all genders: Art of Leadership for Racial Justice and Human Rights Leaders.

This special leadership retreat will bring together a select group of leaders of color and white leaders working on critical issues of our time like reproductive justice, education, immigrant rights, environmental justice, indigenous communities, and other human rights issue areas. The curriculum is designed to strengthen their leadership skills and further their social change goals.

When: March 23-27, 2015

Where: Westerbeke Ranch, Sonoma, CA

Who Should Apply: Leaders who demonstrate:

– A commitment to racial justice and human rights in their work.
– Experience working in communities of color on issues such as environmental justice, media justice, racial equity, poverty, and reproductive justice.
– Incorporate a racial justice and human rights framework in their advocacy, philanthropy or organizing.

Apply today

The Trainers:

trainers_helen_kimHelen S. Kim is an organizational development consultant, facilitator and executive coach with 18 years of experience working with social change organizations and leaders in the U.S. and internationally. She is co-author of Working Across Generations: Defining the Future of Nonprofit Leadership, a member of the Building Movement Project, and served on the board of the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training, and on the international planning committee for the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID).



Yeshi NeumannYeshi Neumann has been facilitating workshops about women’s leadership, diversity, communication, conflict resolution, organizational development, healing family relationships, and mindfulness for over 20 years. She has worked as a midwife since 1970. In addition, Yeshi has developed a relevant and inspiring curriculum for the grandmothers of our time. Yeshi has a Master’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Public Health.



After the Art of Leadership Training, You Can Expect To:

– Articulate an inspiring and clear vision for your work.
– Deal more effectively with organizational and leadership challenges.
– Skillfully manage relationships to increase personal and organizational effectiveness.
– Build strong partnerships inside and outside your organization and community.

Space in this training is limited: Apply today.

The Training Curriculum Includes:

Inner Reflection – Many social change leaders are so focused on supporting social change efforts that they don’t have space to reflect on their own needs as a leader. The Art of Leadership offers time and reflective space to examine your strengths and challenges.

Practical Tools – Over the course of five days, you will engage in hands-on practice in planning, public speaking, stress management practices and courageous conversations. You will receive a personalized 360-degree leadership assessment to help set leadership performance goals.

Powerful Community – The training fosters learning partnerships among the 24-30 racial justice and human rights leaders in your cohort through pair and small group work, as well as through post-retreat peer support.

The training fee is based on a sliding scale reflecting your organization’s budget. There is an additional room and board fee of $750 for double occupancy.

Please review our FAQs, or contact Rockwood’s Senior Enrollment Coordinator, Ronald Pineda, at (510) 251-2500 x 115, or training AT rockwoodleadership DOT org.

Rockwood Community Call

India Harville

disability justice consultant, public speaker, somatics practitioner, and performance artist

April 25 | 12 PT / 3 ET

India Harville, African American female with long black locs, seated in her manual wheelchair wearing a long sleeveless green dress. Her service dog, Nico, a blond Labrador Retriever, has his front paws on her lap. He is wearing a blue and yellow service dog vest. They are outside with greenery behind them.