For-profit

Fleur Larsen Facilitation

Website:

www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com

Location:

Seattle, WA

Type:

For-profit DEI consultancy

Founded:

2013

Founder:

Fleur Larsen

Fleur Larsen Facilitation is a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultancy offering training to individuals and organizations on privilege, diversity, oppression, cultural change, and equity. The critical race theory-aligned concepts of “white privilege” and “white supremacy” are overarching themes of Fleur Larsen Facilitation’s teaching and training.

History and Work

Fleur Larsen Facilitation was founded in 2013 by Fleur Larsen after years as a facilitator for other organizations. [1] Fleur Larsen Facilitation provides training, workshops, coaching, and consulting on human resources practices, [2] with a focus on the critical race theory-aligned concepts of racial privilege, personal bias, equity, and cultural change. [3]

Fleur Larsen Facilitation offers workshops for executive directors and board members of nonprofits, for funders and philanthropists, for staff and organizations at risk of burnout through a workshop on “martyrdom,” and for white women through a white women’s caucus. [4]

Workshops for executive directors and board members review equity issues relating to staff and recipients through a “racial justice lens” and has segregated break-out groups for white people and for people of color. [5] For funders and philanthropists, Fleur Facilitation examines “positional privilege” and “what needs to shift to live in alignment with our values.” [6] Workshops on martyrdom asks participants and organizations to avoid burnout or low morale and incorporate an equity lens covering power and privilege and systems of oppression. [7] The white women’s caucus group is a weekly series “addressing martyrdom, racism, sexism and equity … the intersectionality of white privilege/supremacy, internalized sexism and patriarchy.” [8] One weekly session is titled: “White Privilege: Our Oppressor Material.” [9]

Fleur Larsen Facilitation offers program discounts to organizations led by people of color [10] and has asked that white males not join her women-only “Power With Not Power Over: Accountability in Action for White Women” seminars because “the presence of prominent or oppressor identities can compromise the safety and intention of the learning.” [11] Cost of these seminars are on a sliding scale between $0 for people of color and $250. [12]

Clients

Clients include companies such as Microsoft and Boeing, nonprofits including the ACLU of Washington, and schools such as the University of Washington, Seattle University, Bellevue College, Green River College, Edmonds Community College, Bainbridge School District, and Issaquah School District Before and After School (preschool and K-5). [13] [14] Bainbridge School District paid Fleur Larsen Facilitation $1500 for a half-day training on equity and cultural confidence and $2100 for 2 days of training on community agreements, shared terminology, and bias. [15]

Leadership

Fleur Larsen is the founder of Fleur Larsen Facilitation and a partner with Leverage Philanthropic Partners. [16] Larsen that that white oppressor training was indoctrinated in her upbringing. [17] Larsen has been a fulltime facilitator of diversity and inclusion listening sessions at Bellevue College. [18] She has previously led facilitation for numerous organizations including Challenges Northwest, Inc., NW Team Building, Waterhouse Center, and Teams and Leaders of Seattle. [19] From 2007 to 2012, she was program director at Seattle Girls’ School. [20] In 2000, Larsen co-founded Skate Like A Girl, a nonprofit skateboarding organization that promotes social and racial justice and equity as well as Black Lives Matter. [21] [22]

Edgar Villaneuva is a team member for Fleur Larsen Facilitation as well as founder and partner of Leverage Philanthropic Partners. [23] [24] He advocates advancing racial equity through giving by companies and nonprofits. [25] In 2018, Villaneuva founded the left-of-center Decolonizing Wealth Project and the following year founded Liberated Capital, a grant making organization focused on “healing the wounds of colonialism and white supremacy.” [26] Villaneuva has written that “funding reparations for Black and Indigenous communities and consider the ways that funding reparations is absolutely the right thing for someone who has benefited from race and class privilege.” [27]

References

  1. Fleur Larsen. Linked.com. www.linkedin.com. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleurlarsen/. ^
  2. “Approach.” Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/approach. ^
  3. “Fleur Larsen Facilitation.” All Home King County. Accessed November 20, 2021. http://allhomekc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Larsen.pdf. ^
  4. “Workshops.” Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/workshops-2. ^
  5. “Workshops.” Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/workshops-2. ^
  6. “Workshops.” Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/workshops-2. ^
  7. “Workshops.” Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/workshops-2. ^
  8. “Workshops.” Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/workshops-2. ^
  9. “Workshops.” Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/workshops-2. ^
  10. “Trainings.” Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 20, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/trainings. ^
  11. “Do You Know Why I Do Antiracism Training for White Womxn?” Fleur Larsen Facilitation. December 2, 2020. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/blog-full/2020/12/2/do-you-know-why-i-do-antiracism-training-for-white-womxn. ^
  12. “Do You Know Why I Do Antiracism Training for White Womxn?” Fleur Larsen Facilitation. December 2, 2020. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/blog-full/2020/12/2/do-you-know-why-i-do-antiracism-training-for-white-womxn. ^
  13. Trainings. Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/trainings. ^
  14. Issaquah School District Before and After School. Issaquah School District. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.bascisd.com. ^
  15. Bainbridge School District purchase orders. Page 131 and 201. August 13, 2018, and October 27, 2017. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://defendinged.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Erin-Jones-many-more_Bainbridge-Island-School-District-303_2020-02-02_Purchase-Orders-and-Invoices.pdf. ^
  16. “Fleur Larsen.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleurlarsen/. ^
  17. Fleur Larsen. Remarks on Possibility Project’s Session on Radical Allyship. April 29, 2021. Accessed November 22, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWYyMpt6Gn8&t=1058s. ^
  18. “Fleur Larsen.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleurlarsen/. ^
  19. “Fleur Larsen.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleurlarsen/. ^
  20. “Fleur Larsen.” LinkedIn.com. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/fleurlarsen/. ^
  21. “About Fleur.” Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/about-fleur. ^
  22. Skate Like a Girl. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.skatelikeagirl.com/about.html. ^
  23. “Team.” Fleur Larsen Facilitators. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.fleurlarsenfacilitation.com/team. ^
  24. “Partners.” Leverage Philanthropic Partners. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://leveragepartners.net/partners. ^
  25. Edgar Villanueva. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.edgarvillanueva.net. ^
  26. Edgar Villanueva. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.edgarvillanueva.net. ^
  27. Villanueva, Edgar. “Opinion: MacKenzie Scott’s Philanthropy is Admirable. But Why is it Possible?” Washington Post. December 22, 2020. Accessed November 19, 2021. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/12/22/mackenzie-scott-philanthropy-wealth/. ^
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