Cultures of Belonging

A CCBD Course

About this Course

Institutionalized oppressive systems are structures that allow the policies and practices that support inequities. This session explores aspects of various social identities and the privileges and powers associated with each of them. Using the CCBD’s proprietary gamification learning system and digital app – Matrix of Intersectionality – you will learn to “unlock” interlocking systems of power to implement equity versus equality.

Course Outline

Creating Belongingness

  1. Setting the Stage
  2. Do I Belong?
  3. Inclusion vs. Culture of Belonging
  4. Culture, Climate and Norms
  5. Removing Barriers
  6. Equity vs. Equality
  7. Implementation

(Re) Focusing Belongingness

  1. Setting the Stage
  2. Four Dimensions of Belonging
  3. (Re) Valuing people
  4. (Re) Evaluating Processes
  5. (Re) Designing Place
  6. (Re) Aligning Power
  7. Implementation

Essential Building Blocks of Belongingness

  1. Setting the Stage
  2. Determining Values
  3. Aligning Beliefs
  4. Analysis Data
  5. Development Systems
  6. Establishing Resources
  7. Implementation


3-part series
Available for 45 days
Digital worksheets
Earn a Certificate

A certificate is presented at the conclusion of this course


There is a version of this course that comes bundled with a facilitated session!

3 hours


All of our courses are non-refundable but are transferable.