Breakout Session - Revolutionizing Capacity Building and Leadership Development: Integrating Healing Justice


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Traditional philanthropic efforts in capacity building and leadership dev are too often reduced to capitalist notions of productivity and effectiveness, narrowly focused on providing only knowledge and skills. However, our most promising leaders are not burning out due to a lack of governance skills, but from the gaping spiritual and emotional wounds from navigating the ongoing impacts and toxic stress of intergenerational trauma and structural oppression. Philanthropy must revolutionize and decolonize its understanding and practice of capacity building and leadership development through the integration of healing justice, and empower today’s leaders with tools and spaces for their own healing, as well as embody these concepts internally.
During the first half of this interactive session, participants will have a chance to hear about and reflect on these (r)evolutionary concepts in the context of Satterberg Foundation and Potlatch Fund’s innovative healing justice efforts. Juliet Le will share lessons learned about Satterberg’s year long pilot project providing healing spaces, self-care/community care trainings and 3-month communities of practice for BIPOC grantee-partners, as well as their own internal efforts to integrate healing justice into their culture, values, and operations. Amadeo Cruz Guiao, longtime healing justice practitioner, will share stories of integrating healing justice into Potlatch Fund’s regional capacity building and leadership development program for Native artists and leaders.
For the last part of the session, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss these ideas and practices with their peers in small and large groups. Using breakout rooms, interactive whiteboard, and chat will encourage and inspire new ideas and collaborations. Participants will come out of this session with inspiration for how to integrate healing justice internally and into their programs, as well as ideas on how to collaborate with their peers.