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Anti-racism Training

Our anti-racism training is unique. By role modelling effective dialogue through our own diverse relationship, we help people feel at ease and ready to be vulnerable - the first step towards becoming accountable, seeing the world through an anti-racist lens, and feeling empowered to take positive action.
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The Problem

From schools to the justice system and even financial processes like mortgage applications, we are surrounded by structural racism. For many of us it’s invisible. For everyone else it's everywhere – from the national ethnicity awarding gap that sees Black students 18% less likely to leave university with a good degree classification, to the fact that Black women are four times more likely to die in childbirth.

Across society we tend to avoid the difficult conversations that these stark facts should ignite – too many of us are lacking the racial literacy required to broach subjects in an open, inclusive and confident way. This negatively impacts us all, most dramatically those who have lived experience of racism.  

The Solution

Anti-racism training is an invaluable tool in starting those essential conversations and sharing the racial literacy required to call racism out. For many of us this means facing up to privilege and the socialised acceptance of norms that create exclusion – such as the predominance of white skin in health literature giving guidance on rashes. It’s not a comfortable thing to do, but it’s a deeply necessary and cathartic one. Taking people on this journey is what Mokita do best. 

Investing in these approaches has a range of positive benefits for your organisation, from creating closer, more psychologically safe and efficient teams and true diversity of thought, to improving service delivery, opening new markets and improving staff and student retention.

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A very insightful training. Elli and Alisha are approachable, knowledgeable and engaging. This will certainly have a positive impact on my practice in the future. This training should be mandatory for anyone working in healthcare!
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, 2023

One-day Racial Injustices Training

Our flagship course is our one-day Racial Injustices Training which we can tailor to the organisational needs of health care and education workplaces.


This workshop covers:

- Education about the history of racism and discrimination within your sector
- Examination of unconscious and implicit biases and stereotyping
- Understanding how power and privilege operates in society
- Strategies for creating inclusive environments
- Development of skills to address racism and bias in oneself and others
 
By educating individuals and groups on issues related to racism, discrimination, and bias, each training session helps to increase awareness, provide space for reflection and discussion, and ultimately change attitudes and behaviour long term – strengthening your working relationships and your organisation as a whole.

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Active Bystander Training

Our Active Bystander training allows you to build a culture of respect and accountability. By empowering individuals to take action when they witness harmful behaviour, you can grow personal accountability and pragmatism, and equip colleagues with the insights and literacy they need to challenge racism in all forms.

This workshop covers:

- How to recognise different types of harmful behaviour
- How to understand the barriers to intervention
- Effective intervention strategies you can use
- Mokita’s bespoke framework for becoming an Active Bystander
- An in-depth understanding of microaggressions and looking at the antidotes to them.
 
Available as a full day or half a day session, Active Bystander Training can also be delivered in a Train the Trainer format – empowering your team members to spread the awareness and skills needed to intervene, so you can grow your own community of Active Bystanders .

Active Bystander Train the Trainer  

Our Active Bystander Train the Trainer programme allows you to create and grow a sustainable team of trainers within your organisation, who can continue to build a culture of respect and accountability. By empowering your own workforce to take action when they witness harmful behaviour, you can grow specific accountability in alignment with your organisation's beliefs and values. This programme allows you to go further and accelerate the change, giving greater numbers of colleagues the insights and literacy they need to challenge racism in all forms. 

This 4 day programme covers: 

- In-depth day of anti-racism training  
- In depth look at the active bystander training  
- How to recognise different types of harmful behaviour  
- How to understand the barriers to intervention  
- Effective intervention strategies you can use  
- Mokita’s bespoke framework for becoming an Active Bystander  
- How to facilitate psychologically safe spaces  

Empowering your team members to spread the awareness and skills needed to intervene, so you can grow your own community of Active Bystanders.

Effective Allyship Training

Our half-day Effective Allyship Training equips individuals with the skills and knowledge to be more effective allies to minoritised communities, empowering individuals to take action and work towards creating a more equitable and inclusive environment.

This training covers:

- The history of systemic oppression
- The experiences of minoritised communities
- The principles of allyship
- The importance of listening, understanding privilege, and using their voice and resources to support minoritised communities.

Effective Allyship training is ideal for individuals in positions of power and privilege, such as leaders, policymakers, and community influencers, and can be used as an away day to build an understanding of what Allyship means across each person’s role and area of specialty.

Does this sound like what you need?

We’re ready to discuss any challenges or goals around institutional and organisational racism that you are facing. From safely but squarely addressing the elephant in the room to teaching your colleagues to deliver training themselves, we can help you unlock closer relationships, greater wellbeing and the higher levels of performance you’ve been missing out on.

Get in touch to find out how we can support you. 

Testimonials

What our clients say about our work

From universities to private business and large organisations such as NHS Trusts, we’ve worked with and in some of the most challenging racially diverse environments imaginable, alongside everyone from junior recruits to HR managers and CEOs. Here’s what our past clients say about the impact we’ve had.

Mokita delivered insightful Anti-racist Training to our Senior Leadership and core team members at the College of Paramedics. Their approachable and engaging facilitators, Elli and Alisha, received rave reviews from participants, who found the training to be highly impactful and superior to previous diversity training. We highly recommend Mokita's training for healthcare professionals.

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As a healthcare professional committed to equity and inclusion, I entrusted Mokita for two years to provide racial injustice training to hundreds of midwives and doctors in the Southeast spanning over 17 different NHS Trusts. The sessions were transformative, with engaging delivery and impactful content. I also commissioned Mokita to train academics and develop online resources, all yielding exceptional results and feedback.

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