"I think it was important that Vivianne modeled strategies rather than telling us what to do. She has a very firm but gentle approach that allowed people to get places on their own time and through their own means, thereby owning the knowledge they gained. Excellent moderator/facilitator."
"I really appreciate how conversational this session was even through the virtual landscape
which is hard to do."
"[The workshop] made me feel more empowered to start the work."
"It gave me a balanced perspective of practical and inspirational suggestions on the tools and work needed..."
"I like how it involves dialogues, conversations, visual material, actions, instead of being a plain seminar"
"They are creative in their approach to customizing their service to suit your organizations needs... they are experts and committed to the spirit of the workshops and delivering the best version..."
"...[the workshop] allowed us to really delve into meaningful conversations about privilege, systems of oppression, and intersectionality"
"I wasn't sure what to expect but I was hoping it would provide a structure and resources for the faculty to define shared goals around issues of department culture, curriculum and pedagogy as it relates to racial and other types of equity. And I hoped we would develop a concrete plan for making change. We accomplished these goals."
"It's given me more perspective on 'the process' as opposed to more immediate effects/expectations..."
"More than I expected. I liked the manner in which it was organized and conducted"
"It provided the structure and guidance to begin to evaluate and plan in an environment that was supportive and conducive to a genuine engagement with challenging questions in a non defensive way."
"The strategies given [allowed me] to be more comfortable having uncomfortable conversations about prejudice, race and intersectionality."
"It would be great to have this workshop in my school."
"I was challenged, encouraged to listen to my colleagues and to think with hope and belief that we can move mountains."