Capacity Building Initiative
Becoming an Antiracist Organization
This four-month virtual training series features over 20 learning experiences that examine four areas of organizational practice to de-center white dominant culture and support organizations to build inclusive and equitable outcomes.
Is your organization ready to figure out what it really means to be an antiracist? Sign up for the workshops that best meet your needs, choose from one of our many modules, or put them all together for a comprehensive organization-wide DEI initiative. We understand that organizations face competing needs—if you are grappling between your budget, staff time, and variances in your staff readiness to engage in equity work, Be the Change’s modular approach allows you to tailor the plan that’s right for your organization and get started today!
This four-part framework was designed by studying the psychodramas that have unfolded in conversations about race, bias, and inequity over our 20 years of coaching and consulting.
- Creating an Inclusive Organizational Culture
- Integrating Antiracist Competencies
- Developing Antiracist Policies and Procedures
- Designing Antiracist Organizational Practices
Explore Our Workshops
Workshops are Organized Into 4 Topic Areas
Mix and Match From Our Modules to Build Your Plan
Re-imagining Human ResourcesLearn More
For All Staff
Antiracist Skill Building for SupervisorsLearn More
For All Staff
Antiracist Skill Building for Meeting FacilitatorsLearn More
For All Staff
Antiracist Skill Building for Program StaffLearn More
Packages for Organizations
Ready to Build an Equitable Workplace?
For All Staff
Becoming an Antiracist OrganizationLearn More
For All Staff
Becoming an Antiracist EducatorLearn More
For All Staff
Capacity Building SeriesLearn More
For Leaders/Executive Staff
Leadership Cohort: Designing Antiracist Organizational PracticesLearn More
Need a Tailored Plan?
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About The Trainers
Principal & Founder
Sangita Kumar (she/her) is the design architect behind our “Becoming an Antiracist Organization” series. She is a results-based organizational development consultant. Her expert facilitation is dedicated to the empowerment of individuals and our communities. Sangita’s experience over 15+ years includes coaching, professional development, strategic planning, program design, and curriculum development. Sangita holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Development, is a Certified Life Coach, and completed a two-year certification in Somatics and Trauma. She is learning to ride her electric bike around Oakland on Ohlone land.
Director of Training and Business Development
Director of Training and Capacity Building
Russell G. Jones
Director of Climate , Culture, & Equity
Manager of Special Initiatives
Carlee partners with a cadre of educators, coaches, and leaders who have engaged the Trauma Literacy framework and embody its principles in their work.
Production Engineer + Zoom Host
Makaena (she/they) joins Be The Change Consulting as a part time specialist in technology platforms like ZOOM and Google Apps. In her role, she ensures BTCC client’s have a positive user experience during a training session and supports the needs of clients pre and post session. Her past experiences working at the Kindergarten Readiness Study at Oregon State and with Portland Parks & Recreation have influenced her commitment to working to improve the lives and educational opportunities of youth and individuals in underserved communities. She earned her Bachelor in Spanish and Philosophy from Oregon State University and currently lives in Corvallis, Oregon. She is also an avid writer and singer.
Naima Porter (she/her) is an art student from Los Angeles, California, who has been studying photography at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City for the past two years. After deciding to take a leave of absence from school due to COVID-19, Naima joined with BeThe Change Consulting as a Zoom Host to provide a successful and comfortable learning environment during training sessions. Naima spends most days utilizing her creativity through different art forms, tending to her garden, and spending time with loved ones.
Corey Hollis (he/him) is a first-generation college graduate from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in African American studies with a minor in Theatre Dance and Performing Arts. Before Corey’s pursuit in education, he was a United States Marine as an automotive mechanic and U.S. Embassy guard. Corey joined Be The Change Consulting (BTCC) as a Zoom Host to assist the amazing BTCC facilitators in providing a welcoming virtual space to learn productive organizational skills and unlearn toxic behavior. When Corey is not Zoom Hosting, he finds comfort in journaling, reading, exercise, prayer, and discovering new self-massage techniques. Oh! And Corey is a certified massage therapist.
Organizations Trust Us
Hundreds of organizations trust Be the Change to train their teams.
Here are just a few
Director of Education at Beyond Differences
Executive Director at CYC
Program Manager, Expanded Learning
Director, Social Impact & Generation Thrive
Assistant General Manager, External Affairs
Director of Learning & Development
Manager of Family Programs
P. Marcia Brown
Profesora de Inglés y Humanidades, Escuela Bilingüe Internacional Middle School English and Humanities Teacher
Mei Ann Teo
Assoc Artistic Director, Director of New Work, Oregon Shakespeare Festival
I am the Director of Education for Beyond Differences. I worked with Fong in the late summer/ fall of 2020. Fong coached me as I prepared to launch an educator cohort series in NYC and FL for close to 70 educators. My primary goals were to build an intentional learning community, support Read More
When developing capacity for my team of 100+ staff, Be the Change Consulting is our go-to organization. Whether I need guidance for our newly hired direct service staff or non-profit veterans from our leadership team, I trust in BTCC to offer the groundwork to address all our needs. They Read More
We have been using the Building Intentional Communities Curriculum for a decade now and continue to come back for more curriculum, more PD, and support. We have continued, renewed, and recommended BTCC’s services because they are exactly what our communities need. Thoughtful, communal, Read More
This year we were excited to partner with Be the Change Consulting, Hellman Foundation and the Walter & Elise Haas Senior Fund to launch a virtual training series just as the pandemic hit and the shelter in place order was announced. We wanted to offer relevant and responsive training and Read More
Dynamic…diverse…engaging…extraordinary…innovative…inclusive. Those are just a few terms that describe Be the Change Consulting.
Their team of highly skilled professionals, exceptionally led by Sangita Kumar, assisted BART with extensive outreach and in-depth engagement with Read More
Be the Change Consulting has been a key partner over the years providing training and support that tends to both content expertise and humanizing processes. The workshops are engaging, thought-provoking, and grounded in the latest academic research, and I most appreciate that their facilitators Read More
Participating in Be The Change Consulting’s Antiracism capacity building series has supported tremendous growth for me professionally through the development of an anti-racist perspective and actions, from big picture project goals and assessments all the way down to how our team opens Read More
Excellent and I attend a LOT of these training sessions. Well organized. Clear and courageous content.
I really appreciated the hands on skills at the end of the session.
Very engaging and extremely informed – presented material in an accessible and interesting manner.
I would recommend at least 3 hours for this training.
It’s a different facilitation style that you have but I can see how it works. It’s a much more human experience, rather than a student teacher discussion. I’m impressed.
Thank you for demonstrating your passion: Be The Change; was evident. I appreciate the copy of the PP.
I love this organization. Their curriculum is some of the best I’ve ever used! Tried and true.
I adapted the Lemonade activity from your Ice Breakers and Team Builders to Build Social-Emotional Skills for my advisory yesterday. Used the watering pot like a spin the bottle. After saying something they wanted to wash away from the week, they sprinkled water onto the classroom plants. I ❤ Read More
I am taking away the way that capitalism and racism are inextricable in causing our micro and macro aggressions against each other. I’m sitting deeply with how the sense of urgency stems from perfectionism and also how it perpetuates how we treat each other as cogs in the wheel instead of Read More
Appreciate y’all Aminta & Thomas! I wish we could combine our collective superpowers in facilitating.
It was really helpful to have to say the actual words. Because it highlighted an issue that could have easily been glossed over- Thank you group.
Thank you all for an amazing learning experience.
Thank you so much. These strategies are really helpful and actionable!!
Thank you for this extremely enriching experience!
Thank you for a great session. This has been really informative and helpful.
Thanks y’all. I am leading a capacity building cohort of 49 orgs. I am definitely going to share your info with them and explore with the foundation partners funding options for this work. Thank you!!!!! Love all of it 🙂
Facilitating techniques are great. They are great!
From The Blog
Today, we will consider the Animal Wisdom that lives in each of us and how this activity provides kids with the opportunity to draw upon Indigenous values, in order to strengthen our communal bonds with one another and nature.
Social-Emotional Learning teaches kids to become more self-aware and cognizant of their emotional triggers, to connect with others, to foster and maintain supportive relationships, to keep calm in high-stress situations, and to make responsible decisions to help them weather any unforeseen event, such as a global pandemic.
What does liberation mean today? How can we keep our inherent connection to one another intact and harmonious as we face these complex and complicated issues head on? How do antiracism and critical race theory support our efforts in the workplace as agents of change?
Teaching your students important time management tools will not only ensure that they hand in more of your assignments on time, but they can apply these skills outside of the classroom, too.
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