The Impact of Racial Difference in Supervision and Management: Exploration and Tools for Practice

ID: 4235WEB

This experiential and interactive workshop is designed to provide examples, support and practice in facilitating difficult conversations across differences in supervision. A majority of this workshop will be focused on unpacking and exploring racial identity so that participants are more aware of their triggers, biases and blind spots. We will introduce tools to help create more impactful and authentic supervisory relationships

Fee: $120.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.5 Social & Cultural Competence


Instructor: Robin Schlenger, LCSW
Tracey Rollins Spann, LMSW
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar
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Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the many configurations of differences that exist in the workplace
  • Examine power, privilege, rand and culture and the intersections of their impact on supervision
  • Practice concrete tools for facilitating difficult dialogues and healthy communication across difference in supervision
  • Identify blind spots in their practice and areas for further growth

    Webinar Outline

    9:30 am Welcome/Introductions/Check-in
    10:10 am Review Group Guidelines
    10:40 am Exploration of Identities
    10:55 am Defining & Unpacking Privilege and Oppression
    12:25 pm Introduction to SVCR Model
    1:15 pm SVCR Practice/Role Play
    2:30 pm Continue SVCR Practice/Role Play
    2:55 pm Affinity Spaces
    3:15 pm Conclusion/Q&A

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructors

    Robin Schlenger, LCSW is an antiracist therapist, clinical supervisor, coach and consultant, and organizer with over 15+ years of experience. She received her Master’s in Social Work and SIFI certification from New York University. She is also an aficiando of Psychodrama and Drama Therapy. Robin was the Clinical Director for a local community-based organization for several years before starting her own business. She continues to provide individual and group supervision with an antiracist/antioppressive focus and is currently a consultant who specializes in facilitating presentations, training and workshops that are rooted in restorative and anti-racist principles. Robin serves on the leadership team of European Dissent (ED) which is an Affinity Group of The People's Institute of Survival and Beyond. ED is a group of people of European descent who "dissent" from the ideology of white supremacy and organize together with other whites and people of color to undo racism. She is also a member of SWEDAR (Social Workers of European Decent Against Racism). She speaks extensively on white privilege from an individual and organizational perspective and what it means to partner with people of color in antiracist work. Robin has also had the pleasure of co-writing a chapter with Dr. Alana Tappin for "The enduring invisible and ubiquitous centrality of whiteness” edited by Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy, titled "Transforming the shame of whiteness for collective healing" She also writes a monthly blog that shares learning resources for white people.

    Tracey Rollins Spann, LMSW is passionate about using her energy to influence and shepherd individuals and organizations to discover, develop, and amplify their potential to positively impact the world in which we live. Tracey completed the National Association of Black Social Workers’ National Academy for African Centered Social Work, and Undoing Racism® by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. It was through these courses that Tracey really began to understand how deeply systemic racism and oppression impact people and communities of color in the United States and abroad. She is committed to helping organizations and individuals understand what it means to be anti-racist, and how they can shift their thinking and practice to truly provide equitable opportunities and programs. Tracey believes in the power of UBUNTU – “I am because we are, and because we are, therefore I am”. Our connectedness to one another makes us who we are. Without one another, we would not be able to accomplish our goals. By combining the strength of Ubuntu, the knowledge provided by comprehensive and accurate data, well developed operational systems, accountability, and thoughtful, focused decision-making, we can move mountains.

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