Roles are the behaviors we expect of ourselves, or others expect of us. As philanthropy practitioners, we play several different roles ranging from collaborators to provocateurs to bringers-of-joy. Our personal background, identity and strengths as well as the surrounding environments in which we work shape how we make meaning of our roles and determine how successful we are. This workshop – designed for everyone, introduces the Self/Role/System framework as a leadership tool and will focus on how race, gender and other aspects of our identity can influence how we navigate our environments. Recognizing that racism, prejudice and implicit bias are deep realities in America, we will explore ways to navigate these environments, discuss ideas for adapting to or rejecting roles that are taking a toll on you and identify practices that allow you to be fully seen and sustained in your work.