Online courses with Rev. Nikia S. Robert, PhD

Teaching to Liberate Theology. Social Ethics. public Policy. Critical Race Theory. Womanisms. Black Feminisms.

Core Courses

Course 1

Religion and Abolition

This course focuses on the role of religion in reinforcing and abolishing the U.S. carceral state. We will map religious values to abolitionist principles, and explore Black churches' religious teachings and practices in connection to punitive philosophies that perpetuate mass incarceration.

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Course 2

Unlawful Salvation

This course looks at the perennial tensions between law and morality in the context of poor Black mothers' practical wisdom when breaking the law to survive and secure quality of life for themselves and their families against unjust social conditions. A relevant question asks, “Is it ever moral to lie, steal, or cheat when survival is at stake?” Students will critically ponder whether lawbreaking could ever constitute a source of salvation and moral integrity for individuals with their backs against the wall.

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Course 3

Liberation Theology for Lockdown America

This course explores the theological underpinnings of mass incarceration and introduces a liberation theology that is grounded in the experiences of individuals who are impacted by the carceral state. This course is based on Dr. Robert's peer-review article published in the Harvard Graduate Journal.

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Course 4

Womanist Theology and Social Ethics

This course is an introduction to womanist theology and social ethics. We will examine the works of founding thinkers and synthesize the meaning of faith and Black womanhood for contemporary contexts.

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Course 5

Building Sanctuary: Public Policy and Transformative Justice for Churches

This course exploresthe ways in which churches can build sanctuary and increase civic engagement by connecting emancipatory religious values to public policies and transformative justice strategies that advance the goals of abolition. We will learn about the policy process, agenda-setting and organizing at the local and national levels.

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Course 6

Capstone: Abolitionist Sanctuary

This capstone is course is required to become certified as an Abolitionist Sanctuary. Students must have successfully completed the five courses (1-5) prior to enrollment.

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Elective Courses

Course 1E

Intro to Personal Finances and Budgeting

With twenty years of combined experience of ordained ministry and working in the financial sector with the largest investment bank on Wall Street, this course is situated at the intersection of faith and personal finances. Highlighted topics include: basic concepts and definitions, creating a budget, bookkeeping and software, debt management and repair, goal-setting and saving for life events, and wealth building.

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Course 2e

U.S. Taxation 101

This course draws from Dr. Robert's experience working with Big Four Public Accounting firms . Highlighted topics include: basic concepts and definitions, 1040 and select schedules, itemized deductions, credits and exemptions, estimated tax, business income and expenses, real estate, depreciation, capital gains/losses, clergy, students, educators, and documentation and reporting.

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Course 3E

Building Blocks to Boost Business & Become a Boss

With decades of experience as a serial-entrepreneur, from music management to building a tax consulting business and starting a DEI firm and nonprofit organization, this course draws from business school education and practical learning and covers key components from idea to implementation including: writing a business/strategic plan, SWOT analysis, marketing, social media, fund development and networking.

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Course 4E

It's Complicated: Intimate Relationships and Covenant Partnerships

This class uses theological teachings in love and covenant to provide spiritual counseling through every aspect of relationships from dating to partnership, marriage, separation, divorce and starting over again. Highlighted topics include: communication, conflict, family, money and intimacy. Important: this course is not a substitute for therapy.

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Course 5E

Spiritual Direction & Grief Support

As a clinically trained chaplain with four-units of Clinical Pastoral Education, this course provides spiritual direction and emotional support for individuals in crisis, discernment and other life-events, including grief support.

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Course 6E

Academic Coaching

Dr. Robert provides academic coaching for students from K to 12, college and graduate school (master's and doctoral degrees). Dr. Robert works with students to strengthen time management and organization, academic aptitude, applications, coursework/exams/dissertation/committees/defense/graduation, troubleshoot and surpass goals with excellence.

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Course 5E

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As a subject-area expert in the intersection of race, gender and class, Dr. Robert teaches parents, individuals, educational institutions, school districts and organizations how to strengthen core values, surpass goals, and invest in people with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Course 6E

Multitasking: Motherhood, Marriage, Mission and Me

Dr. Robert has juggled her responsibilities as a mother, wife, student, minister, employee, community activist, entrepreneur, daughter, sister, friend and more! Schedule a session to learn about time management, boundaries, self-care, and centering practices to increase intentionality and secure wholeness and wellness.

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I Am Rev. Dr. Nikia S. Robert

With decades of experience across multiple industries and careers, I am an expert in transferring skills from corporations to churches, nonprofits and entrepreneurialism to pursue passion and purpose. I know how to adapt, network and innovate successful strategies to win. In the constantly changing market, it is my mission to provide individuals with the tools and coaching to find the sweet spot between success and significance. I want to help you to find independence and deeper meaning that serves you and your loved ones holistically, and makes a social impact in the larger world.

Why My Courses

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We design course content and learning goals that are relevant for everyday contexts and urgent problems confronting Church and society, domestically and globally.

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We are industry-experts and scholars with a proven track record of using pedagogies that are research-based and grounded in lived experiences.

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Anytime, Anywhere

We use asynchronous learning to ensure the flexibility, accessibility and availability of course content for students with varying scheduling needs and life-demands.

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