Join The Inner Activist to understand your relationship to power. Build capacity and connection within the communities you serve!
About this Event
How we are in the world, how we relate, collaborate and lead arises in part from our experiences with power. Power can be a negative force, creating division, polarization and systems of oppression, or it can be a source of personal growth and collective transformation within our communities. Conscious Use of Power deepens our understanding of the conflicts, polarization, and feelings (such as anger, pain, guilt, helplessness, apathy and despair) caused by abuse of power and the resulting trauma. We explore the development of our social identities, both marginalized and dominant, as sources of strength and wisdom, and as places of deep wounding. Practices to get us ‘unstuck’ and help us tap into our psychological and spiritual power will free our capacity to build relationships across difference and to consciously use all forms of power to resource ourselves and our communities. Together we work to support the inner and outer changes which build solidarity, allyship and collective power.
Establish the relationship between inner work and leadership for the benefit of the communities you work with
Understand the various sources of power from psycho-spiritual to systemic and how they surface in social and environmental justice work
Explore your personal relationship to power – how does it shape your lived experience, how do you use it to impact the lives of others?
Identify skills to build relationships across difference (race, class, gender, ability, etc.)
Discover tools and practices to resource yourself under pressure to respond to challenging situations
Who is this workshop for?
We invite participation from individuals who have a foundational understanding of anti-oppression and how systemic power dynamics such as colonialism, capitalism, and patriarchy have shaped the world around them. This workshop is open to:
Grassroots activists and change makers
Non-profit and Charity sector
Students and individuals interested in social and environmental justice
The Inner Activist prioritizes reducing barriers for program participants. One of the ways we do this is through a tiered fee model. We invite you to consider principles of self-determination and equity as you choose your tier.
£20 – Supporter (support others as well as yourself)
£10 – Sustainer (pays for you)
£5 – Community (discounted)
About The Inner Activist
The Inner Activist’s mission is to co-create learning spaces that develops compassionate, reflective and responsive leadership in individuals and communities, supporting leaders to skillfully navigate emotions, conflict, power and difference grounded in a commitment to social justice, diversity and equity. We do our work in hopes of a world where individual and collective leadership is based on justice and sustainability for all people, communities and the Earth; leadership that is self-aware, compassionate, collaborative, courageous, empowered and accountable.