Artful Facilitation Coffee Collaborative

Starts: November 13, 2018 9:00 am | Ends: November 13, 2018 11:00 am

What facilitation challenges are you currently facing? Do you have a recent facilitation project you want to debrief? Are you looking for design suggestions for an upcoming event? Are you struggling to decenter whiteness in mainstream meeting culture?

Join other fabulous facilitators, RNW volunteers and staff for coffee, community building and collaboration. The coffee collaborative is free and open to all who have previously attended an RNW facilitation training (3-day Artful Facilitation or 2-day Dialogue Facilitation) or participated in a volunteer cohort. 

These sessions are a great opportunity to:

  • Share challenges, successes and lessons learned among peers
  • Talk through meeting or group process design options, to clarify and advance your meeting’s purpose
  • Brainstorm facilitation strategies for shifting power, centering the most impacted, and advancing equity
  • Explore ways to respond to challenging interactions or group dynamics
  • Build community with others to help sustain you in your work

We’ll be meeting monthly, every second Tuesday from 9-11 am. We’ll provide coffee and tea, you bring your challenges, questions, experiences and expertise to share with the group (you are also welcome to bring your own food). 

If you are able to join us at the next session, please RSVP below so we know how many of you to expect.

Hope to see you on November 13th!

Please note: RNW’s facilitation trainings have continued to evolve to better align with our mission. Our most recent training, Artful Facilitation Grounded in Racial Equity, began by acknowledging the ways white supremacy culture tends to be embedded in group processes and looking for ways to transform our practice. We may refer to the article White Supremacy Culture in the praxis workshop. We encourage you to read it here  

Registration Details:

Space is limited. Register here.

  • Prerequisite: Free and open to all who have previously attended an RNW facilitation training (3-day Artful Facilitation or 2-day Dialogue Facilitation) or participated in a volunteer cohort.
  • Trainers: Rotating (Jae, Theresa, Sandy, Teri)
  • Date and time: November 13 from 9:00am – 11:00am (monthly, every second Tuesday)
  • Location: Resolutions Northwest, 2538 NE Broadway, Suite A, Portland, OR 97232. Suite A on 2nd floor. Street parking, bike racks, transit by bus #17, 70, or 77. 
  • Accessibility information: Heavy entry door, often a chemical smell at the entry from the neighboring hair salon. Elevator, accessible gender neutral restrooms. For more information or requests, please contact us.

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Event Organizers

Jae R. TaiI spent the first part of my professional career navigating work in digital media and tv/film production in the competitive regions of New York and Los Angeles. My work experience ranges from on-camera talent to production behind-the-scenes. My positions include; principal roles in a Spike Lee Joint, and It’s Your; Associate Producer for Cisco and Disney Planet Challenge.  These days my focus is exposing my children to an environment with a balanced racial narrative. Since returning to Portland, I have worked with Self Enhancement Inc. and taken a more active role in race relations by working with Resolutions NW as a race dialogue facilitator. Tiny Tech Academy supports my desire for creativity and social change. Learn more:

Teri PiersonTeri led her first anti-oppression training over 25 years ago, and she has been a professional facilitator for over a dozen years. Her work as a trainer, facilitator, and consultant at Resolutions Northwest and in private practice supports individuals and organizations to develop the will and capacity to bring their outcomes in line with their values, particularly around racial equity. As a white bisexual woman who grew up here in Portland, Teri is always up against her own learning edge in working for racial and social justice. She draws inspiration from her fabulous colleagues and from her practice of Aikido, a Japanese martial art that is often called “the art of peace.”

Sandy BacharachSandy Bacharach is a white woman from southern California who came to Portland for college and stayed long after. Sandy has studied and traveled extensively throughout Latin America and worked as the Spanish Language Mediation Specialist with Resolutions Northwest for 12 years. Through that position and now as a Facilitation & Training Specialist, Sandy has developed and led trainings in English and Spanish on communication and conflict resolution, advanced bilingual mediation, interrupting racism, and addressing the intersection of race/racism in mediation.


November 13, 2018 9:00 am

November 13, 2018 11:00 am

Lead Organizer

Theresa Logan


Artful Facilitation Coffee Collaborative
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A, Portland, OR 97232

Theresa Logan

November 13, 2018 9:00 am

November 13, 2018 11:00 am