Liberated Black Leaders Academy
An immersive five month cohort designed to help Black freedom fighters experience greater freedom and power within.
The Liberated Black Leaders Academy is designed to take Black activists toward an embodied experience of freedom. Our goal is to help Black changemakers cultivate better overall wellness and resilience, an increased ability to ground in their truth and power, greater clarity and discernment, and more impact in their pursuits.
WHO IS THIS ACADEMY FOR?
The Liberated Black Leaders Academy is for Black leaders who are in roles that require them to show up in emotionally and politically complicated situations in ways to advance the work forward. Specifically, it is for Black activists, advocates and service providers for marginalized communities (e.g. returning citizens, folks experiencing homelessness and abject poverty, etc.), community engaged clergy, and educators working with students from disadvantaged communities.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The Liberated Black Leaders Academy will consist of one three-night off-site retreat at the Hope Springs Institute in Peebles, OH, one full-day in-person retreat in Cincinnati, and three, two-hour virtual skills sessions. You will also receive individual and small group coaching and engagement. During this immersive five month journey we will harness the power of somatic (soma: body), mindfulness, and dialogic practices alongside traditional adult learning techniques to create a truly unique and transformative experience.
Virtual Orientation: March 1, 2023 from 7pm - 8:30pm ET
Retreat (Hope Springs Institute): March 8 - 11, 2023
Virtual Skills Sessions: April 6th, May 11th and June 8th from 1pm - 3pm ET
Closing In-person Retreat/Ceremony: July 13 from 10am - 4pm ET
WHY BECOME A LIBERATED BLACK LEADER?
Join a cohort of other Black activists and change agents working to build a beloved community.
Receive coaching and guidance from experienced, award winning activists skilled in the art of sustainable activism.
Learn how to harness the power of prophetic imagination to expand possibilities for how we create change.
Integrate personal and collective transformation for enhanced wellbeing and impact.
Increase your capacity to stay grounded under pressure and move toward value embodiment.
Practice shifting from a reactive stance toward a power stance.
Increase your ability to operate out of greater choice and agency in your leadership and work and to override adaptive strategies and reactivity.
SKILL SESSION LEADERS
Social change strategist, equity leader, well being champion, coach, facilitator
Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
Activist, theologian, author, documentary filmmaker, and blues/soul/gospel musician
Author, shaman, coach, consultant, spiritual guide, and motivational speaker
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
Check that you meet all of the requirements.
Are you a Black activist or changemaker?
Are you available for the entirety of each of the scheduled dates?
Tell us a bit about you.
Complete the application form to share your interest in the academy.
The application deadline is February 3, 2023!
Sit down with us (virtually)
Join us for a 1-1 interview to aid our discernment process.
Interviews will take place between January 30th and February 10th.
Pay the Tuition
Thanks to generous support from The United Way of Greater Cincinnati we are able to offer the academy at a great affordable rate!
Standard Rate: $500
Self-Pay Rate: $250
*Payment plans available