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The Self to Systems Training Course

Self to Systems is a multimedia training course that explores how to create a more just and equitable world. Using a whole-systems approach, six expert trainers share how to cultivate change across every dimension, beginning with impact of systems of oppression on ourselves and then expanding outward to examine impact on communities, organizations, and institutions.

With refreshing candor, this course teaches concrete strategies for cultivating more inclusive leadership practices in your organization, challenging structural oppression, and decolonizing systems by centering the needs of the most marginalized.

The complete training package includes...
  • Three core video trainings from Edgar Villanueva, Jennifer Brown, Tiffany Jana, Lily Zheng, plus five bonus trainings with Patrisse Cullors and Mary-Frances Winters and more

  • Practical strategies to create more just and equitable systems

  • Ready-to-use frameworks for dismantling oppression in organizations through anti-racist, decolonization, and inclusive leadership practices

  • Tools for facilitating tough conversations about how systems oppression affect workplace relationships and organizational structures

  • Membership portal with eight downloadable course video lessons, audio, PDF transcripts, custom course workbook, plus four bestselling ebooks from our trainers and an optional certificate of completion

  team discounts and inclusive pricing options available  

The Self to Systems Training Course

Self to Systems is a multimedia training course that explores how to create a more just and equitable world. Using a whole-systems approach, six expert trainers share how to cultivate change across every dimension, beginning with impact of systems of oppression on ourselves and then expanding outward to examine impact on communities, organizations, and institutions.

With refreshing candor, this course teaches concrete strategies for cultivating more inclusive leadership practices in your organization, challenging structural oppression, and decolonizing systems by centering the needs of the most marginalized.

The complete training package includes...
  • Three core video trainings from Edgar Villanueva, Jennifer Brown, Tiffany Jana, Lily Zheng, plus five bonus trainings with Patrisse Cullors and Mary-Frances Winters and more

  • Practical strategies to create more just and equitable systems

  • Ready-to-use frameworks for dismantling oppression in organizations through anti-racist, decolonization, and inclusive leadership practices

  • Tools for facilitating tough conversations about how systems oppression affect workplace relationships and organizational structures

  • Membership portal with eight downloadable course video lessons, audio, PDF transcripts, custom course workbook, plus four bestselling ebooks from our trainers and an optional certificate of completion

  team discounts and inclusive pricing options available  

To ensure broad access to this important course,
we offer inclusive pricing and team discounts.

For Teams and Organizations

Team discounts

Bring transformative change frameworks to your team or organization and save.

For Individuals

$297

Professional pricing

Become a change agent in your community or organization.

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No One Turned Away

Scholarship pricing

Is our Professional tier out of your price range? Apply for sliding-scale pricing.

Meet Your Trainers
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With decades of experience working in diversity, equity, inclusion, justice, racial justice, and decolonization across industries and sectors, your course guides' breadth of knowledge offers unique and cutting-edge insight into how to create communities and organizations in which everyone thrives.

Your host is Shabnam Banerjee-McFarland (she/her), an editor and producer at Berrett-Koehler Publishers. She works with authors on topics such as intersectionality, identity, popular culture, decolonization, and progressive social change. She studied race, gender, media, and social movements at University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University, focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion in media.

Lily Zheng

Lily Zheng (they/them) is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant and Executive Coach who works with organizations around the world to create high-impact and sustainable change. With their clients, they use a unique, no-nonsense approach to leverage organizational design, strategy, and culture to find novel solutions to systemic inequalities. A dedicated change-maker, speaker, and advocate recently named a Forbes D&I Trailblazer, Lily writes for publications including the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Quartz at Work, and HR Executive. They are the coauthor of Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace and recently published their second book, The Ethical Sellout.

Edgar Villanueva

Edgar Villanueva (he/him) is an award-winning author, activist, and expert on issues of race, wealth, and philanthropy. Villanueva is the Principal of Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital, Principal of Leverage Philanthropic Partners, and author of the bestselling book Decolonizing Wealth (2018, 2021). He advises a range of organizations including national and global philanthropies, Fortune 500 companies, and entertainment on social impact strategies to advance racial equity from within and through their investment strategies. Villanueva holds a BSPH and MHA from the Gillings Global School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe and resides in New York City.

Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown (she/her) is an award-winning entrepreneur, diversity equity, and inclusion expert, and the Founder and CEO of Jennifer Brown Consulting (JBC), a strategic leadership consulting firm that coaches business leaders worldwide on critical issues of DEI. As a successful LGBT entrepreneur, Jennifer has been featured in media such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, AdWeek, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Inc., CBS, and many more. She is a passionate advocate for social equality who helps businesses foster healthier, more productive workplace cultures and the bestselling author of How to Be an Inclusive Leader.

Tiffany Jana

Dr. Tiffany Jana (they/them) is the CEO of TMI Portfolio, a collection of companies working to advance inclusive workplaces. TMI Consulting, a TMI Portfolio company, is a 2018 Best for the World B Corporation. Dr. Jana has positioned TMI Portfolio as a global leader in metrics-based engagement - their vision is to help clients optimize their workplace and community environments based on stated values. Dr. Jana has been featured in numerous publications and media including Fast Company, Inc.com, and Forbes for their work on diversity, equity, empowerment, and inclusion. They are also the bestselling and award-winning author of Subtle Acts of Exclusion, Overcoming Bias, Erasing Institutional Bias, and the second edition of The B Corp Handbook.
Self to System Course Contents

This three-part course and custom workbook tackles systemic change by breaking it into three dimensions: the individual, interpersonal relationships and communities, and organizational dynamics and institutions.

Part 1: The Self
Anyone Can (and Should!) Be an Inclusive Leader

with Jennifer Brown

  • Core video training session: “Adding Justice to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: How Inclusive Leaders Can Move the Needle”
  • Bonus video training session featuring Jennifer Brown: “A Closer Look at the Inclusive Leader Continuum”
  • PLUS free digital copy of Jennifer Brown's bestselling book, How to Be an Inclusive Leader 
Part 2: Community & Organizations
How to Invite Teams into Social Change Work

with Tiffany Jana, Lily Zheng,
and Mary-Frances Winters


  • Core video training session: “Call Out or Call In: Responding to Injustice in Organizations”
  • Bonus video training session: “How to Have Inclusive Conversations” with bestselling author Mary-Frances Winters
  • PLUS free digital copies of the bestselling books Subtle Acts of Exclusion by Tiffany Jana and The Ethical Sellout by Lily Zheng and Inge Hansen
Part 3: Systems & Society
What We Can Learn from Racial Justice Movements

with Edgar Villanueva and Patrisse Cullors

  • Core video training session: “Everyday Decolonization: How to Rebalance Power for Equity & Justice in Your Organization”
  • Bonus video training session: “Leadership Lessons from Black Lives Matter” with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors
  • PLUS free digital copy of Edgar’s bestselling book Decolonizing Wealth

The Self to Systems Method
Tools for real change
Break through empty promises and hold your organization accountable to its values

Learning for impact

Follow the course with a custom workbook and earn a certificate of completion

Speak truth to power

Eight pulls-no-punches trainings that center the lives of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), LGBTQIA+ people, and other marginalized peoples

Authentic insight
Real, refreshing conversations with six thought-leaders on tough topics like oppression, power, and identity in organizations
Lifetime, downloadable access to course materials
Access 370+ minutes of video, downloadable MP3s and PDF transcripts of the talks, plus four full-length ebooks from our experts in a course membership portal 
Exclusive bonus content
4 complete ebooks from our core trainers plus 3 videos trainings, MP3s, and PDF transcripts featuring Mary-Frances Winters, Patrisse Cullors, and more

To ensure broad access to this important course,
we offer inclusive pricing and team discounts.

For Teams and Organizations

Team discounts

Bring transformative change frameworks to your team or organization and save.

For Individuals

$297

Professional pricing

Become a change agent in your community or organization.

settings
Buy now

No One Turned Away

Scholarship pricing

Is our Professional tier out of your price range? Apply for sliding-scale pricing.


Here's what people are saying

I attended all 3 sessions in the Self to Systems series and found them immensely generous, expansive, and loving.

The diverse speakers and their experiences were a breath of fresh of air.

Thousands joined us in our groundbreaking live sessions last fall, hailing from across industries like government, nonprofit, healthcare administration, and more.

Incredible expertise and really great points made. The sessions felt like work friends being able to be honest with each other and have really deep discussions.

I liked that speakers / leaders were people of color with authentic experiences. Consequently, I didn't feel like the conversation was catered to a white audience. We were able to have a more in-depth, real discussion that didn't cater to whiteness.

Here's what people are saying

Thousands joined us in our groundbreaking live sessions last fall, hailing from across industries like government, nonprofit, healthcare administration, and more.

I attended all 3 sessions in the Self to Systems series and found them immensely generous, expansive, and loving.

The diverse speakers and their experiences were a breath of fresh of air.

Incredible expertise and really great points made. The sessions felt like work friends being able to be honest with each other and have really deep discussions.

I liked that speakers / leaders were people of color with authentic experiences. Consequently, I didn't feel like the conversation was catered to a white audience. We were able to have a more in-depth, real discussion that didn't cater to whiteness.

We unconditionally guarantee your satisfaction with the Self to Systems Training Course. If you are not 100% satisfied for any reason, simply email us at learning@bkpub.com to return within 30 days of your purchase for a full refund.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers is an independent publisher supported by readers, partners, and stakeholders who want to create a world that works for all. We create books and online learning products designed to help individuals, organizations, and communities build a better world.

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