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Leadership Webinar Series | Materials for Transforming White Privilege: A 21st Century Leadership Curriculum

Date: October 27, 2016 | 11:00 - 12:00pm Pacific | 2:00 PM - 3:00pm Eastern


CAPD, MP Associates and World Trust have recently launched the Transforming White Privilege: A 21st Century Leadership Capacity training curriculum online, (link -, through the Racial Equity Tools website and community (link - The curriculum was created to help formal and informal leaders identify, talk productively about and intervene to address white privilege and its consequences, in all of their many spheres of influence.

During this interactive webinar, you will experience parts of the curriculum, learn more about why and how we co-created it particularly for leaders and leadership development groups, and get a close-up look at the topics, resources and supports that are part of the packet. We hope you will also ask questions that will seed the webinar as we go along. We are thrilled to offer this webinar to the Leadership Learning Community, who were instrumental in our getting the curriculum off the ground.



*Edited slides to be shared at a later time. 


Shakti Butler, Maggie Potapchuk, Sally Leiderman, Stephanie Leiderman and their organizations (World Trust, MP Associates and CAPD) are co-creators of Transforming White Privilege, a 21st Century Leadership Capacity curriculum, as well as of, an online resource for social justice and racial equity practitioners, evaluators and advocates.


Shakti Butler, PhD, is Founder and President of World Trust Educational Services, a non-profit transformative educational organization. Rooted in love and justice, World Trust produces films, curricula, workshops and programs that are catalysts for institutional, structural and cultural change. Shakti is an inspirational facilitator, trainer and lecturer who is sought after by schools, universities, public and private organizations, and faith-based institutions. Dr. Butler has produced four documentaries: The Way Home; Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible; Light in the Shadows and Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity. These films form the core of World Trust’s teaching tools, and have experienced increased exposure – 23 million views of one clip alone – generating national dialogue and critical thinking that is impacting institutions and communities across the country. Most recently, Dr. Butler served as diversity consultant and advisor on the Disney animated film, Zootopia, which focuses on challenging bias and systemic inequity. Shakti’s work incorporates whole body learning through stories, art, movement and dialogue. Her current film/dialogue project, Healing Justice: Cultivating a World of Belonging, is intended to popularize a national conversation about justice, responsibility and healing.


Maggie Potapchuk is founder of MP Associates, a national consulting practice that works in partnership with individuals, organizations, and communities to build capacity and facilitate change to collectively achieve racial justice.

A sample of her recent engagements includes: building the capacity of Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders (SAGE) to integrate diversity and equity into operations and culture (with IAM Associates and Open Source Leadership Strategies); coaching the executive team of Queens Legal Services to continue leading the equity change process along with  Diane Goodman and Michael Funk; researching Race, Power and Democracy: Synthesis of Select Philanthropic Efforts Following Key Flashpoints; co-writing Paying Attention to White Culture and Privilege: A Missing Link to Advancing Racial Equity (for Foundation Review with Gita Gulati-Partee); and managing the Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity’s publication on Moving Forward on Racial Justice Philanthropy including writing two case studies. Maggie was also the lead author of the publication, Flipping the Script: White Privilege and Community Building

Before launching MP Associates in 2004, she served as Senior Program Associate with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies co-developing the Network of Alliances Bridging Race and Ethnicity (NABRE).  She serves on the leadership council of Within Our Lifetime national network for racial healing and justice organizations, and advisory board for Baltimore Racial Justice Action. Also she is co-chair of, Illuminating Whiteness and Colonization: Developing a Literacy for Racial Justice Globally.  Potapchuk is a racial equity affiliate consultant of RoadMap and serves on the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Enterprise’s Separation Design Team.


Sally Leiderman is CAPD’s President and one of its founders. She is an experienced evaluator of complex, multi-year, multi-site and multi-sector community change efforts, social justice initiatives and community/foundation partnerships, as well as stand-alone and embedded leadership development efforts. Ms. Leiderman also writes about and trains on white privilege and racial equity at structural, institutional and system levels, and within the practice of evaluation itself. She is a co-creator of and Transforming White Privilege, A 21st Century Leadership Capacity, and a co-author of Flipping the Script: White Privilege and Community Building, including chapters on community building, interventions and evaluation. As an evaluator, she has been an active member of the Leadership Learning Community’s Funders and Evaluators circle, and has contributed to several of LLC’s recent publications. She is also the author of a chapter describing potential markers of progress towards reduced structural racism and its consequences (How Do We Know It When We See It) in PRE’s Critical Issues Forum, Volume 3 and is a co-author of A Community Builder’s Toolkit, published in seven languages, and a chapter in the Handbook of Leadership Development Evaluation looking at markers of progress towards individual level transformation leading to social transformation. With Stephanie Leiderman, she is currently evaluating the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative and the Thriving Hispanic/Latino Communities Initiative, partnerships of the Duke Divinity School, the Duke Endowment and the two United Methodist Conferences in North Carolina, and helping to implement a participatory documentation project of the Inclusion Initiative of Third Sector New England, as well as other projects.


Stephanie Leiderman is a Research Analyst at CAPD. She has a particular interest in gender, race/ethnicity and global equity and development and is currently in the International Development and Social Change Masters’ program at Clark University. Stephanie has a background in both research and in the history and economics of craft as a development strategy, particularly for women in developing countries. She is the primary author of Best and Promising Practices for Inclusion - a literature review and synthesis offering 10 best and promising practices that, taken together, may help small Anglo institutions (like predominantly white churches) become more fully inclusive on a path to integration. She is also responsible for most of CAPD’s data visualization and reporting, as well as much of its qualitative research.

She is co-directing CAPD’s Thriving Rural Communities Initiative evaluation (1.0 and 2.0) and the Thriving Hispanic/Latino Communities Initiative 1.0, and is taking the lead on the next phase of that evaluation (Thriving Hispanic/Latino Communities 2.0). She is a member of the development partnership for Transforming White Privilege: A 21st Century Leadership Capacity. Prior to joining CAPD several years ago, she taught English for 15 months in Beijing, China and apprenticed with a family of jewelers in Dhrangadra, Gujarat, India. She was awarded a B.A. Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and also holds an Associates Degree from the Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts program, in metalwork.