Is this like Activism 101? I have some knowledge of racism, sexism and other injustices in our world, but I'm not up to date on the lingo...
Is this like Activism 101? I already understand a lot about oppression and social justice...
This program is open to all no matter what level of understanding you have on these topics. This program takes a different approach to "activism" than what is often shown in popular culture. In this we're taking an approach of seeing your work and life as your activism and your contribution to our collective liberation (whatever that may look like). This program will not teach you how to protest or organize your community effectively but this program will provide support, insight and resources to help you not only change lives, but change cultures and systems as well through the way you show up.
So yes and no. The content of this program does contain some basic social justice education AND the purpose of the program is to not only get a better grasp of those topics but to also be able to take it deeper by connecting the dots between oppression, liberation and your work. It's one thing to know; it's another to live out and embody what you know.
I'm not a coach or healer, but I'm interested – should I join?
YES. Coaching as Activism is geared toward leaders within the Coaching/Wellness Industries. If that doesn't vibe with you, but you are doing transformative work with individuals, groups or communities, you'll definitely find some value in the program.
Can I get a refund?
No one has ever actually asked this question, but I wanted to make sure I addressed this. Generally, the answer to this question is NO.
If you join the Collective and you're unsatisfied or it's not quite what you're looking for, you can end your subscription any time by going to a recent notification email via Moonclerk and click the link that allows you to manage your plan.
If you join the Intensive and a serious personal or family emergency arises sometime before we start or a week or two in, I'm open to a partial refund. Please reach out to me and let me know if this is the case. (This opportunity for a refund ends 3 weeks after our first group call).
If you'd like a refund for any other reason, (for example: "I just realized I needed that money for something else," "Something came up that will keep me from being able to put time into this program," "My intuition is telling me this isn't a good fit," "I thought this would be something it wasn't," "I'm offended by the content of this program and would like my money back," "The cow jumped over the moon and took my wallet with it," etc.), you won't be getting a refund.
When I sign up, am I committing to a year?
Only if you want to. You can join and/or leave Coaching as Activism whenever you want. Most people stick around for anywhere between 3-9 months. Getting the most out of this program requires deep engagement and the amount of time you can expect to participate is dependent on many things including who you are, how you process information, what you're already coming into CAA with and how much time you have available to you.
Speaking of time, how much of it do you think I should put aside to dig into this?
There's no definite answer for this, but I definitely encourage to intentionally set aside time to focus on the program each week or so. With the Collective being self led, you are mostly only accountable to yourself when it comes to getting what you want out of the program. There is no "right" way or pace to move through the content – take as much time as you need – but consistency will support you!
What will our calls be like?
We start the Intensive calls with individual check-ins with the group and then move into the rest of the call (which is largely led by the questions, challenges and experiences your bring to the call and wish to unpack). This could look like: discussion/dialogue on the implications of the content on your work/life, storytelling of personal experiences or practicing an exercise related to the content. Small groups and paired-shares may be used (because building community is one of the most important takeaways of this program). Each call will also include a 5-10 minute Nourishment Break because we'll be talking about some tough subjects and self/collective care is part of what makes this work sustainable.
In-between calls you'll be encouraged to connect with other group members 1:1 and show up in our private Coaching as Activism Community Facebook group as well as the Monthly community-wide calls.
Is it required to be on every call during the 10 weeks?
I do expect that you show up live for at least 7 of the calls because your presence or lack thereof makes a difference not only for you but for the group itself (aka you matter!) Obviously life happens, but please communicate clearly with me about any calls you might miss!
If you miss a call or want to listen back on one of them, all calls will be recorded and will only be made available to your small group.
If you know you won't be able to make it to at least 7 calls, the Collective may be better for you until the next Intensive comes around! So if you'd really love to join this program, make sure to take all of this into account!
What's the time commitment per week?
The time commitment for the Intensive will be anywhere between 3-6 hrs per week (including the 2 hr long call each week). This is the kind of experience where what you put in is what you get out of it.
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