Apply by Dec 3: Dialogue Facilitation Training Program

Starts: December 3, 2017 12:00 am | Ends: December 3, 2017 11:59 pm

Thank you for your interest in Resolutions Northwest’s 2018 Dialogue Facilitation Training Program! RNW’s Facilitation Program designs and leads problem-solving meetings, public forums, strategic planning retreats, group mediations, multi-party processes, and community dialogues about racism. We also provide trainings on effective group processes. Volunteers in this intensive 5-month training and practicum opportunity will:
  • Build skills for facilitating productive, equitable dialogue on racism and equity.
  • Support RNW staff in community dialogues, trainings and facilitated processes.
  • Collaborate in the design and facilitation of a community dialogue.
Please review the following program overview, check your availability for all training and cohort session dates, and complete your application by Sunday December 3, 2017!

About RNW

Resolutions Northwest is a non-profit community dispute resolution center. Our mission is to facilitate honest dialogue to resolve conflict and advance racial and social justice. Visit us online at to learn more about our programs, services and training in mediation, facilitation, restorative justice, racial equity, and more! RNW’s Facilitation Program designs and leads community dialogues about racism, problem-solving meetings, public forums, strategic planning retreats, group mediations, multi-party processes, and more. We also provide trainings on effective group processes, interrupting racism, and institutional equity.w

Dialogue Facilitation Volunteer Cohort RNW’s volunteer facilitator training program (cohort) provides

  • Dialogue facilitation training.
  • Opportunities to practice your facilitation skills in the community.
  • Weekly gatherings with other volunteers to continue building skills and community.
  • Support and mentorship to focus on where you want to grow as a facilitator.
  • Opportunities to participate in additional facilitation, conflict resolution and anti-racism training.

Volunteer facilitators contribute at least 75 volunteer hours to RNW over the 12 months following the initial training (attendance at volunteer cohort gatherings counts towards the volunteer commitment, the initial training hours do not).This program is a good fit for a volunteer who is motivated to

  • Engage others in honest dialogue about racism and oppression
  • Practice self-reflection and mindfulness
  • Build more skills through the volunteer gatherings
  • Participate in opportunities that work for your interest and availability, and say no to opportunities that are not the right fit.


All volunteers are expected to participate in the following program activities (please note any dates you cannot attend in the availability section of the application).

  • Equity-Informed Dialogue Facilitation Training (All 3 days – 18 hours)
    • Friday January 19, 9AM – 4PM
    • Friday January 26, 9AM – 4PM
    • Friday February 2, 9AM – 4PM
  • Volunteer cohort gatherings (50 hours)
    • Wednesday Evenings 6 – 8:30PM,
    • February 7th – June 13th
  • Volunteer facilitation opportunities (25 hours)
    • Various times and locations

The availability of volunteer opportunities varies based on what is going on in the program at any given time. Common volunteer opportunities include roles such as facilitating small groups at a community dialogue on racism, scribing or time-keeping at a large community forum, attending planning meetings, conducting case interviews, designing an agenda and co-facilitating a meeting for an organization experiencing conflict, etc. Most volunteer opportunities are during business hours or on weekday evenings.

Application process

  1. Submit your application by Sunday December 3, 2017!
  2. Mark your calendar for the training and cohort session dates outlined above.
  3. We will review applications and select about 12 new volunteers.
  4. We’ll let you know whether or not you will be invited to join the 2018 Dialogue Facilitation Volunteer Cohort by Friday December 15, 2017.

If you have questions, email Trinity ( or call 503-595-4890. If you’re ready to apply, click below!

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Event Organizers

Theresa LoganTheresa Logan is the facilitation coordinator at RNW, and often leads trainings on topics including facilitation skills, equity-informed conflict resolution, interrupting microaggressions and more. Theresa has a MS in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, is a bilingual Spanish-speaker, and spent a decade in community organizing and community development prior to her arrival at RNW. As a facilitator, Theresa seeks to help groups identify challenges and sustainable solutions, by assisting them in identifying the structural sources of common group conflicts, creating honest and engaging public input processes, and creating fun, dynamic, and productive purpose-centered retreats and strategic planning processes. Theresa also supervises and mentors more than 20 volunteer facilitators-in-training, and brings a passionate dedication to racial justice and experiential learning to all of her work as a facilitator and trainer.

Trinity GaddyTrinity Gaddy is an interracial woman from the New York Metropolitan area. She studied Sociology and Geography at Middlebury College where she graduated with a Baccalaureate’s of Science in 2008. Trinity has traveled the world extensively and came to Portland in an RV eight years ago. She has worked in the areas of community mental health, housing compliance, and equity since. Trinity is grateful for the opportunity to share her experience and insights while facilitating conversations and training around race and equity.


December 3, 2017 12:00 am

December 3, 2017 11:59 pm


Lead Organizer

Theresa Logan



Apply by Dec 3: Dialogue Facilitation Training Program
Resolutions Northwest, 2538 Northeast Broadway Street, Portland, OR 97232, United States

Theresa Logan

December 3, 2017 12:00 am

December 3, 2017 11:59 pm