MACRO MONDAY: Supervision: Braving Antiracist Discourse

Dates: November 6, 2023

Meets: M from 12 N to 2:00 PM

Location: ONLINE - Live

COURSE: $35.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.


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While social workers are prepared for and accustomed to leading critical conversations with clients regarding intercultural issues, these dialogues can pose uniquely intimidating challenges for professionals within the supervisory relationship. Research shows that supervisors feel uncomfortable, undertrained, and ill-prepared. Obstacles to essential cross-cultural dialogues include insufficient preparation in a supervisor's training due to the lack of social justice focus in the traditional model of supervision, fear associated with personal and emotional risk inherent in social justice dialogues, and the importance of balancing the needs of the agency with those of the supervisee. In this session, participants will learn strategies for facing the discomfort inherent in antiracist discourse. These strategies include recognizing personal resistance, identifying racist policies and practices; creating transformative spaces; and engaging in crucial conversations where individuals remain engaged rather than discount, deflect, or retreat from discomfort.


  1. Participants will be able to describe the differences the benefits of brave spaces.
  2. Participants will be able to recognize personal resistance.
  3. Participants will be able to create an environment for antiracist discourse.


SWCE Policies

Payment & Registration

  • Payment is due upon registration. If a participant registers for a course and has not paid the registration fee, we will send a reminder email to pay the fee. If there is no response and the fee has not been paid within 7 days, the participant will be dropped from the course and may re-register and pay if space is available.
    This policy is to ensure equitable access to courses that have high demand and long waitlists.
  • Registration Deadline: Three days prior to the program by 5pm.
  • Waitlist Policy: Our social work programs, excluding the DHHS programs, may fill up due to interest in the content. If the course becomes full, we will have a limited wait list. Those who get on a wait list for a course, you will be notified as soon as possible if a seat becomes available and payment must be made upon enrollment. When the typical registration period ends two days prior to the begin date, all those on the list will be notified we can no longer accept people into the class.


  • Participants may cancel their registration at any time by calling our office at 616-331-7180 or emailing Participants seeking a refund must cancel their registration at least 48 hours prior to the program. You may either receive a full refund back on your card, or we can place a credit on your account for a future program. Refund requests received within 48 hours of the program are not eligible for a refund. If GVSU needs to cancel the event, participants will receive a full refund.

Social Work Continuing Education Credits:

  • Participants seeking Social Work Continuing Education credits will need to arrive by the start time of the program, and must stay until the end. Partial credit will not be awarded.
  • Participants must complete the post-event evaluation to receive SWCE credit.
  • Certificates will be emailed to participants 1-2 business days after the program. Participants who have not received their certificate (and it is not in their spam/junk folder) should email
  • Grand Valley State University School of Social Work, an accredited social work education program, is authorized by Administrative Rule 338.2965 to award Michigan social work continuing education contact hours.
Fee: $35.00

Fee Breakdown

FeeCOURSE$ 35.00
Fee-AlternateGVSU Field Education Supervisor$ 25.00
Fee-AlternateGVSU Faculty/Staff$ 15.00


The Zoom link for the course will be emailed to you two days prior to the event.

Jamie Langlois

Dr. Jamie J. Langlois is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jamie has taught for nineteen years in both graduate and undergraduate education. She is passionate about the scholarship of teaching and learning. In 2019, she graduated with a Doctorate in Social Work from The University of St. Thomas. The focus of the doctorate was "social work teaching as practice". She spent three years learning how to model social work values and ethics through the practice of teaching. Dr. Langlois' research and dissertation proposed a new learner-centered framework for teaching MSW students. She keeps her supervision skills sharp by teaching field education and supervising recent graduates for licensure. In 2022, Jamie co-published Interactional Supervision: A Teaching Guide for the 4th Edition - A book to help educators teach supervision.