Why this course?

This course is for people who want to explore their own identities and discuss the relationship between social identity and power. As a student, you will...

  • Learn how to use the Power Flower to explore your own identities.

  • Reflect on what identity means to you and how it plays out in society.

  • Share your insights with friends, colleagues, or in a closed online discussion.

We promise! This course is....

  • Short and Sweet

    We estimate that this course will take you 1 hour or less to complete.

  • Great for Groups

    Ask a friend, colleague or team to sign up for this free course as well and let it start a conversation about the role identity plays in our lives.

Meet Your Instructor!

Instructor | Facilitator

Mia Henry

Mia Henry (she|her) is a nationally-recognized trainer, facilitator, and leadership coach. She is the CEO of Freedom Lifted, a company that provides trainings for organizations grounded in justice and equity. Previously, Mia was a founding director of the Chicago Freedom School and the executive director of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. She has degrees from Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as knowledge informed by that which has been passed on from family and ancestors, extensive travel, and the many relationships she has nurtured in communities across the U.S.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from your instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Guiding Beliefs and Invitation

    • Land Acknowledgement

    • Before we begin...

  • 2

    Let's get started!

    • Power Flower Intro

    • Create Your Power Flower

    • Power Flower - Description and Instructions Part 1

    • Power Flower - Instructions Parts 2 and 3

    • Power Flower Reflection

    • Exploring Social Identity

    • Quick Quiz on Identity

  • 3

    Next Steps...

    • Thank you!

    • Template: Complete Power Flower Workbook

    • More resources for you

    • Next steps...Justice at Work!

    • Before you go...

What Participants Are Saying about Using the Power Flower to Explore Identity

5 star rating

Love this course!

Ozy Aloziem

Really helpful and simple tool to help unpack identity and its relationship to power.

Really helpful and simple tool to help unpack identity and its relationship to power.

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5 star rating

Wonderful training

Andrea Dictor

Unlike many trainings related to EDI, this training was worth the time I spent. I wish this was longer!

Unlike many trainings related to EDI, this training was worth the time I spent. I wish this was longer!

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4 star rating

Identifying My Identity

Kathy Merlino

This was extremely helpful with tools, which caused me to think about all the categories that make up my identity. None of us are simply one thing or anothe...

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This was extremely helpful with tools, which caused me to think about all the categories that make up my identity. None of us are simply one thing or another. There are a lot of moving parts, which can and do change over time. Very enlightening and worth taking.

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