What We Do
V.O.I.C.E. workshops are culturally humble, specialized training opportunities for organizations and institutions who value, promote and support the VOICE of each individual and contributor to the collective experience.
The Launch of V.O.I.C.E.: Presented by James D. Coppedge, youth leader, entrepreneur and male mentor. Affectionately titled "V.O.I.C.E. of the Barbershop", which brings young men of color together, "Men of Excellence" at The Renaissance School in Springfield, MA, to share their personal and collective experiences. At the same time, they are given free haircuts, guidance, and support, while being encouraged to be facilitators and partners in the conversation.
Specialized Training Options
VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON
(DUE TO COVID-19, TRAINING IS CURRENTLY DELIVERED ON VIRTUAL PLATFORMS (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, etc. )
Trainings are designed and delivered with intention, sensitivity, and a commitment to bring tangible strategies for maximum impact and long-standing change. Specially crafted for the partnering organization with its mission and growth expectations at the forefront of the delivery method.
SOCIAL & STRUCTURAL REFORM
We provide two training options 1.0 & 2.0. Both options are grounded in Cultural Humility and Dexterity Philosophies. Understanding the necessary work needed to grow and strengthen your Structural Justice efforts will determine the best fit for your organization or institution.
Diverse scheduling options are available and designed especially for you. Schedule a consultation TODAY to discuss which option meets your training needs.
Community Workshop Partners
Excited to announce Coppedge Consulting is NOW a retained trainer with YWCA Western Mass, and SEIU Local 509!
The Passion of the Presenters!
The energy was great in your training. I have attended many that center around cultural humility via other institutions, but the atmosphere you created (even on Zoom!) made it feel really easy and safe to participate. It was a positive and validating experience
I loved everything about this training! I will recommend this training to the contacts I have from other agencies.
Being part of a learning circle that honors the perspectives, disclosures, and revelations of others. Talking about how strengths and limitations regarding culture and identity impact our work. The hosts are amazing.
This training is informative and really forces you to think. Cultural Humility is something that benefits us all in all aspects of our lives, both professionally and personally.
The trainers were fabulous!
* The realness of the presentation was refreshing
Accessible, real & Safe
* Loved the way the presenters were able to keep
YWCA Participant Evaluations Spring 2020
* The presenters were very interactive and engaging
* Thought-provoking activities that made me face my own privileges that I otherwise never stop to think about
YWCA Participant Evaluations Spring 2020
I just want to THANK Lakisha, I really needed this help to be able to do the QRIS Level 2. I had no idea what this process meant. Also, my English is not good and she was always there to help. THANK YOU LAKISHA, God bless you.
The instructor did an amazing job throughout the whole month of the class. She was accessible and approachable.
I appreciated how you eased into what can sometimes be a very difficult concept to grapple with (especially for white folks) and made it super accessible. People have expressed your workshop being the BEST workshop they had ever attended!
CISA Participant evaluation 2020
Mediation & Training Collaborative
[Community Action Pioneer Valley]
“I'm really grateful for the careful thought, preparation, and skills you brought, and that you were able to balance the participant and trainer/facilitator role so adeptly.” Debbie Lynangale, Program Coordinator of TMTC 2018
"Lakisha's style and her presence in the small group worked well for me,"
"Lakisha was great, her presentation was excellent, and her work on cultural humility stood out as a highlight of the course” Participants of TMTC 2018
“Cultural humility is a great philosophy, I would love to have the content expanded at this training and introduced at the beginning”, TMTC Participant 2019
Aundrea Paulk-Lopez, Owner, Sor-ree-mi
“Thank you, Coppedge Consulting, for your support, guidance and creative marketing strategies which led to my sold-out event. If not for your passion, focus, and professionalism, my event would not have been a success!
“Lakisha is very knowledgeable and engaging I enjoyed her presentation.” Springfield Library Manager
“I enjoyed the training topic and the informal way it was presented” Springfield Library Manager