The JEDI Dojo:
Advanced Training, Curriculum Design, and Community of Practice for JEDI stewards.
A steward of JEDI 2.0: Justice, Equity, Decolonization, and Intersectionality in the Universe
”A place of the Way”; a space for immersive learning and practice
The culminating powers of white supremacy, cis-hetero-patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism are intensifying oppression, exploitation, and climate chaos, and cementing the Empire’s control over all beings on Earth. Life hangs in the balance, and many think it’s too late. Organizations, teams and communities are painfully ill-prepared to respond to the destructive forces metastasizing throughout the galactic body.
Meanwhile, diverse beings from across the galaxy are responding to the call to engage as guardians of JEDI 2.0: Justice, Equity, Decolonization, and Intersectionality throughout the Universe. If these solitary JEDIs are to steward liberation from the Empire’s dominance and exploits once and for all, they must gather in the JEDI Dojo to train and join forces for centrifugal action.
You are ready for JEDI Dojo training if:
- The force is strong in you: You are responding passionately to a call to steward JEDI 2.0 in your community or organization
- The force wants to get stronger: Passion and lived experience are not always enough. Advanced training, practice, and con-spiring with peers feels essential to your effectiveness.
This program draws on the Fierce Allies Practice of Change and the Advanced Facilitator Training & Curriculum Redesign programs. The first Dojo was piloted in the spring of 2021 and was a huge success — see the JEDI Dojo Pilot Impact Report to learn more!
Each Dojo cohort is limited to 10 participants, offering both the customized benefits of coaching services and the amplification that comes from group learning. You are trained in foundational FA practices, and have the opportunity to pilot and refine curriculum of your own design. Everyone has permission to utilize and continue evolving all the curriculum presented and developed, according to the Fierce Allies Appropriate Usage Agreement. The cohort is given a template for giving and receiving high impact feedback, which will be extensively practiced in the Community of Practice.
Areas of practice and training for cohorts to choose from:
In your enrollment form, you will be asked to select the topics from this list that you are most interested in. These topics, plus those chosen by the other selected participants, will be integrated into the final curriculum for the cohort.
- Personal accountability as a JEDI practitioner:
- Walking your talk: the ongoing personal work of a JEDI
- Grappling with the “hero complex”
- Prioritizing self-care: protecting your most valuable resource
- Developing JEDI leadership roles that are appropriate for someone of your social positioning
- Generating and accounting for power – yours and others
- Creating Catalytic Learning Environments:
- Getting radical consent
- Practicing shame and rage
- Discerning vulnerability, fragility, and safety
- Navigating the relationship between hurt, harm, and healing
- Designing and refining curriculum for increased impact
- Utilizing Impactful Pedagogy:
- Popular Education: catalyzing the wisdom of the people
- Restorative Justice: prioritizing relationships and leveraging conflict
- Somatics: activating emotional-social intelligence
- Building the container for collaborative and emergent design
- Professionalizing Your JEDI Stewardship:
- Appropriate usage vs appropriation
- Integrating what groups want, need, are ready for, and can afford
- Responsibly adapting emotionally evocative tools for a virtual medium
- Valuing your services: pricing, contracts and agreements
Valuing your leadership: demanding appropriate compensation and time to steward JEDI work
- JEDI 2.0 (Justice, Equity, Decolonization, Intersectionality):
- Decolonization Preparedness: embodying the discomforts and vulnerability necessary for active and appropriate engagement in the decolonizing movement
- Centering marginalized perspectives
- Actualizing accountability, reparations, and rematriation
- Practical application of abolition, defunding, and divesting strategies
- Mapping the intersections of white supremacy, cis-hetero-patriarchy, christian hegemony, colonialism, imperialism, and capitalism
These are the benefits you will walk away with:
- → Further skills for effective JEDI stewardship:
- ◆ Strengthened power analysis
- ◆ Increased emotional-social-somatic intelligence
- ◆ Increased accountability to Indigenous, essential, and frontline members of society
- ◆ Decreased participation in systemic oppression and exploitation
- ◆ Giving and receiving constructive feedback; and
- ◆ Catalytic collaboration
- → Access to actionable JEDI 2.0 tools, practices, and curriculum.
- → Engagement in an ongoing JEDI Community of Practice for deepened learning, practice, and accountability.
- GROUP SIZE: 10 participants
- Everyone has a FISHBOWL opportunity (coaching or workshopping a piece of curriculum)
- DATES & SCHEDULE: Series runs July 21 – September 22, 2021
- Opening session (3 hrs): Wednesday, 7/21, 10-1pm PST
- Regular sessions (2.5 hrs): Wednesdays, 7/28 – 9/22, 10-12:30pmPST
- NOTE: Ideally, all participants attend all sessions. If you must miss any (no more than 2, and opening and closing sessions are mandatory), please let us know on your enrollment form.
- PLATFORM: Zoom
- COST: Find payment instructions in the enrollment form.
- $2,249 (w/o coaching session)
- $2,699 (includes 75 min. coaching session w/ Miakoda)
- Ally Package discounts are available – see enrollment form for details
- NOTE: We are committed to making our services as accessible as possible. If the fees and/or payment schedule prohibits your attendance, please propose an alternative financial arrangement in your enrollment form.
- HOMEWORK: Approximately 1.5 hours each week
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