Annick Routhier Labadie

Curriculum Designer and Facilitator

Annick Routhier Labadie

Annick Routhier Labadie is a curriculum designer and facilitator with over 10 years experience working in partnership with organizations to support leaders at the individual, team and organizational levels. She seeks questions to answers and envisions a life-affirming world in which more of us can flourish. Her content and process expertise lies at the intersection of leadership development, EDI and change. Her playfulness, wit and creativity help her work with herself and with others in shifting their ways of viewing their world, and their participation within it.

A practitioner at Seven Stones, Annick also founded Humans & Company, a Canadian boutique firm having grown lasting client relationships and a team of seven facilitators. There, she wore multiple hats, including client development, curriculum development and delivery. She has woven into her professional life a combination of corporate engagements, continuous learning, and work with not for profit organizations. With a background in STEM, “formative years” in competitive sports, and a few years of consulting with McKinsey & Company, Annick is at ease in a number of contexts. Her clients include financial institutions and professional service firms, scholarship funds, telecommunications companies, national grocers, manufacturing organizations, and research institutes.
She has completed her IFS level 1 training, Integral Facilitation certification with Ten Directions, and PPCC coaching certification with Concordia University. She holds two masters degrees in engineering science from the University of Oxford, where she researched the impact of designer biases on the applicability and impact of emerging medical technologies, a bachelors in Physics from Seton Hall University, and is in the never-ending process of finishing a certificate in applied Ethics at l’Université Laval, where she has explored gender representation in sport as well as the ethical dilemmas for sports team doctors.
Annick grew up in Quebec City. She has lived in South Orange, New Jersey, in Oxford, United Kingdom, in Montreal, Canada, and now lives in Orford, Quebec on the flanks of the National Park — a stone throw away from great Nordic skiing, cycling and paddle boarding. Outside of work, Annick has spent a year designing and building her home, learning more than she ever intended about construction. She loves to move her body, use her hands to make things, and find new ways to tire out her two dogs.

4 Virtual Learning Sessions plus 6-month Racial Affinity Group Experience

For this learning path, you will participate in the 4 virtual learning sessions and be enrolled in one of three Racial Affinity Groups:

1) People who identify as People of Color (Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic)

2) People who identify as Bi-Racial or Multi-Racial

3) People who identify as White

*More specific affinity groups may be formed upon the completion of course registration

We believe that it is important to do our own work with people with similar racial experiences to build capacity for cross-race dialogue that supports authentic relationships and deep belonging for everyone. We will ask you to self-select into the group that best aligns with your racial identity. We recognize that for some this is not a simple choice and we are available to have a conversation with you to support your selection.

Together we will:

  • Reflect personally and collectively on the impact of embodied trauma, separation, scarcity and disconnection.
  • Work in learning partners and/or small groups for the sake of holding each other accountable and deepening our learning through multiple disciplines.
  • Engage in embodied practices for unwinding from the impact of racism in order to build stamina, capacity, and resilience.

Online Zoom Sessions

Time: 11am-12:30pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

When: 5-Sessions scheduled between Sept 28, 2023 – Jan 26, 2024 (see below)

*All sessions will run from 11am-12:30pm ET.

Racial Affinity Group Schedule
Thurs, September 28, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Kick-off/ Authentic Communication
Thurs, November 2, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Unpacking Our Racial Autobiographies
Friday, November 17, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Self-Compassion
Thurs, December 7, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET What is Sustainable Abundance?
Thurs, January 25, 2024 — 11am-12:30pm ET Inclusive Leadership

Course Registration

Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.

4 Virtual Learning Sessions Only

These four learning sessions will provide you with a new view and innovative framing of the problem as we see it. Below is a brief description of what will take place in each session:

  • Learning Session 1: Why Context Matters
    In session one, we look at our individualist narratives and the impact of not understanding the context in which we exist. 
  • Learning Session 2: Unpacking Trauma
    In session two, we discuss individual and collective trauma. We define trauma and look together about our current systems of inequality and how they evoke trauma-like responses in so many of us.
  • Learning Session 3: Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
    In session three, we get a history lesson like none other: we explore the global slave trade as the foundation for our current economic model.
  • Learning Session 4: Understanding Power
    In our last session, we examine power; power structures, our relationships with personal power; the importance of learning a healthy relationship with power when so many of us have had power abuse in our lives.

Online Zoom Learning Sessions

Time: 11am-1pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

When: 4-sessions scheduled between Sept 21, 2023 – Jan 18, 2024 (see details below)

*All sessions will run from 11am-1pm ET.

Learning Session Schedule
Thurs, September 21, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ETWhy Context Matters
Thurs, October 26, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Unpacking Trauma
Thurs, November 16, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
Thurs, January 18, 2024 — 11 - 1pm ET Understanding Power

Course Registration

Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your modular program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.