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The Heart of Black LeadershipThe Heart of Black Leadership

Thank you for your interest in this webinar. Unfortunately, it has been cancelled because of unforeseen circumstances. We hope to reschedule for a future date.



The Heart of Black Leadership is a 5-Day virtual retreat held live via Zoom that transforms Rockwood's 6-practices to honor the spirit of Black diasporic expression & experience. It is a space of intimacy, personal vulnerability and authenticity to re-center ourselves in all-Black, challenging, courageous and beloved community. At NCORE, we will be immersed into the Legacies &  Lineages of Black Leadership. 

This session will touch on the training's lessons of open and engaging with Expansive Black Identities before diving deeper into the Legacies + Lineages in Leadership. Who are your people? Who's at your party celebrating your leadership? What is one thing that y/our ancestors knew that we need to know now? 

In honor of the spirit of Black diasporic  expression & experience, participants will move through small group exercises, self reflection, and partner reflection, and learn ways to connect to our legacies while building trust and sourcing from Black Joy. Sourcing your power, rooting in lineage and resistance, What would it mean to put JOY into the heart -the beating center -of your Black leadership? What do you want your legacy to be? How do you want to be remembered? Where are you in your story now?

This workshop is for any Black leader at any stage in their career or study. This is a 2 part experience (4 hours total). This is a Black only space. 

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Romeo Jackson


Hailing from the southside of Chicago and the grandchild of Gracie Lee Fowler & Barbara Ann Woods, Romeo Jackson (They/Them) is a Queer, Non-Binary Femme, and a Black descendant of the estimated 11 million Africans who were kidnapped and sold into enslavement. They are a feminist dedicated to intersectional justice and cross movement building. Their research, writing, and practice explores  Race/ism, anti-Blackness, and Settler Colonialism within Higher Education. In addition, Romeo is a Organizational Development Consultant specializing in: Group and Team Dynamics, Addressing and Engaging Anti-blackness, Interpersonal Communication Skills for Multi-Racial and Multi-Gender Work, and The Role of Laughter, Fun, and Joy at Work. They are a doula in training and newly committed to Healing and Transformative Justice as the bedrock of their work.

Important Details:

  • Download the latest version of Zoom on your device BEFORE the webinar begins. Launch and sign into Zoom, click on your profile picture (top right corner) and select Check for Updates. 
  • A recording will be sent to registrants approximately one week after the webinar.
  • Live captions and sign language interpretation provided. Email for assistance.


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