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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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BMEsTalk Leadership Lab

The BMEsTalk Leadership Lab is a 8-part virtual professional learning series designed for and by Black male educators across the US and around the globe who want to take off the mask and lead with greater authenticity in order to transform the lives of their students and the communities they serve.

The BMEsTalk Leadership Lab Foundational Competencies:

Within a global network of Black Male Educators, we will discover, explore and examine the following competencies:

  • Commitment to leading with authenticity at work based on the understanding that racial equity work is personal.
  • Ability to communicate one’s personal narrative clearly so that others understand who you are, not who the world thinks you are
  • Know culturally responsive and sustaining facilitation tools/practices to support learning experiences where participants take full ownership in their learning
  • Recognize the need for consistently engaging in practices of self care and personal growth through regular participation in a affinity-based professional community of educators

BMEsTalk Leadership Lab Themes

  • Exploring individual and collective identity
  • Celebrating moments of excellence
  • Sharing your racial identity journey
  • Speaking truth to power
  • Self care and wellness
  • Personal growth
  • Readying ourselves for leadership

Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Dates

Fall Semester

Sep 21, 2021

Exploring individual and
collective identity

Oct 5, 2021

Discussing equity with
strangers

Oct 19, 2021

Sharing your racial identity
journey

Nov 2, 2021

Celebrating moments of
excellence

Spring Semester

Feb 8, 2022

Exploring individual and
collective identity

Mar 8, 2022

Discussing equity with
strangers

Take a look inside the BMEsTalk Leadership Lab

Black Men Leading in the Classroom

Black Men Knowing Who They Are

Black Men Knowing Who They Are