Learning Solutions to End Our Racial Divide
"Ours is not the struggle of one day, one week, or one year. Ours is not the struggle of one judicial appointment or presidential term. Ours is the struggle of a lifetime, or maybe even many lifetimes, and each one of us in every generation must do our part."
We serve oppressed and forgotten people of color
Issues We ADDRESS
Engaging with Police
Engaging with Police
Too often, law-enforcement uses deadly force against people of color. In the last five years we have seen huge protests and the names of people like Laquan McDonald, Freddie Gray, and George Floyd.
A seemingly routine traffic stop turned violent when a police officer opened fire on Philando Castile. In a lightning quick decision, the police officer shot Mr. Castile seven times, while his girlfriend and her child witnessed the shooting.
Despite the fact that the responsibility for de-escalation falls on the shoulders of police officers, people of color can do a lot to minimize their risk of being harmed or killed.
We need to equip African Americans and POC with skills to exercise their rights during several situations:
During a traffic stop
During court proceedings
At the airport
When confronted at home
At a school setting
phase One: discovery
We begin the process by developing a discovery agreement that defines all aspects of the project and it’s measurable goals.
phase two: create blueprint
Once the discovery has been validated, we build a detailed blueprint that has learning objectives, content outlines, media recommendations and development timelines.
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phase three: review
Before building the training solution we present the blueprint to all of the relevant stakeholders. This will ensure that everyone has a chance to provide input on the program design
Phase Four: Development
During this phase we begin development of scripts, video, learner materials and all performance aids.
After each draft we review and make improvements.
Phase five: pilot test
After recording the training materials, we conduct a controlled pilot test with the target audience to discover areas for improvement. Then we make final revisions.
Phase Six: Launch
The last phase includes the creation of a launch strategy and a marketing plan to ensure widespread adoption.
Biography: David Klepinger
For over 20 years I have been involved in helping organizations figure out answers to complex problems that require Learning and Development solutions. I am passionate about social justice and women’s issues and have been actively involved in working with refugees for the last five years. This has given me the opportunity to be exposed to some of the most courageous leaders for human rights in Atlanta. I want to continue to use my experience as a training consultant in the pursuit of human rights issues.
During 2020 - 2021 I worked on the development of a Know Your Rights e-learning program that was designed to help Muslims understand their legal rights during a traffic stop. This program covered a number of subjects designed to improve communications with police officers, taking precautions to avoid escalation and Interfacing with attorneys. The audience is over 70,000 Muslims in the state of Georgia.
For five years I was on the board of the Refugee Women’s Network. I developed and implemented a fundraising process for the board in order to raise capital for a new headquarters building. We completely changed our messaging, developed a web site and raised the money to double our space. We then implemented a lecture series to educate the public on Islam and it’s core values. This role gave me an opportunity to work with some of the leading humanitarian organizations in Atlanta.