Starts: November 6, 2019 9:00 am | Ends: November 20, 2019 4:00 pm
What does it mean to center the voices of the most impacted in group facilitation?
Learn how to understand, design for, and manage group dynamics by grounding the work in themes of equity, connection, trauma-informed practice, and clarity of purpose.
We ask participants to review the white supremacy culture article before attending. The training will explore how white supremacy shows up in group dynamics and how we can transform those dynamics to achieve better outcomes for all. Throughout the training, we will:
- Create a learning community that draws on each person’s lived experience
- Provide opportunities for affinity space(s) and white learning space
- Practice and critique our efforts to center those most impacted by structural and systemic racism
- Explore group process and agenda design
- Practice skills and build confidence
This is a 3-day workshop for facilitators, managers, community leaders, advocates, or anyone who is motivated to guide groups to do their best work. It is perhaps best suited for beginning and intermediate facilitators, but we often hear from more advanced practitioners that it is a good refresher or that it puts names to the skills that they already have.
Registration and Fees
With a goal of holding about half the slots for Black and Brown participants, we ask you to share your identities, particularly around race and gender, and to answer a couple of questions about what you need to get from the training. When you complete that, you will be placed on a waiting list. We will confirm registrations individually so that we can be mindful of who will make up our learning community.
Work Trade: We also offer a work-trade slot that will allow one participant to attend for free in exchange for assistance with setup, cleanup, purchasing refreshments with RNW funds, etc. To enter the work trade lottery (deadline October 9), please click here.
We also have a free consultation session every month, open to anyone who has been through this training! It is a chance to connect with others striving to apply these practices. Click here to read about a past session. These are held at our offices (different location). We will provide more information at the training.
Dates & Time: Three Wedesdays, November 6, 13, and 20 from 9am-4pm each day
Location: Multnomah Friends Meeting, 4312 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
Lunch will be on your own. We’ll provide coffee, tea, a continental breakfast, and afternoon snacks. You are also welcome to bring your own food.
From Past Participants …
“One of the best, if not the best facilitation training I’ve ever attended.”
“The training addressed how systems are embedded in white supremacy culture, and strategies to facilitate in the body you are in. I appreciated having multiple trainers to see different strategies and ways of facilitating.”
“Thank you so much for the in-depth packet. I will keep it forever!!”
“Very accessible for new facilitators, with a lot of great information for more experienced ones.”
“I’ve already used a handful of these tools I took away from the training. We had a community meeting yesterday and it went sooooo smoothly which is not always the case. I feel more confident that I can do this work in a thoughtful and inclusive way.”
“I experienced what it means to truly keep equity work front and center; what it looks like; what interventions to use toward that goal.”
“Thank you very much; I have been looking for a training like this for a very long time.”
Kellie ShawKellie is a Black Woman from Portland who has lived in the same home for over 40 years! Committed to her community and the education of our children, she has volunteered at Trillium Charter for the last 5 years, and now serves as Board President. Kellie co-founded a Racial Equity group where she facilitates lessons around racial and social justice for teachers and parents. She pushes herself to look at the world through an equitable lens and invites all of her participants to do the same. Kellie enjoys traveling, skiing, is an avid reader and fisherman. She has been a Life Coach for the last 6 years and currently supports RNW as an On-Call Facilitator.
Dare SoheiDare Sohei (they/them pronouns) is an Animist Counselor/Facilitator and expressive artist living on Chinook, Multnomah, Kalapuya, Clatsop-Nehalem, Kathlamet and other tribal lands aka Portland, OR. Their work spirals around the integration animist/indigenous lifeways with liberatory anti-oppression politics and trauma-informed somatic counseling. Their ancestries are the indigenous Taino of the Caribbean (specifically Boriken aka Puerto Rico), Africans by way of the Atlantic slave diaspora, Spanish colonizers, and French and Swiss immigrants to Turtle Island aka USA. Blessings to you and all your relations. Thank you. www.bodyaltar.org
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 (she/her pronouns) is a white woman from southern California who came to Portland for college and stayed long after. Sandy worked as the Spanish Language Mediation Specialist with Resolutions Northwest for 12 years and another nearly 4 years as a Facilitation & Training Specialist. Through this work, Sandy 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 6, 2019 9:00 am
November 20, 2019 4:00 pm
$570 (pay what you are able)
VENUEArtful Facilitation Grounded in Racial Equity
Multnomah Friends Meeting, 4312 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215
November 6, 2019 9:00 am
November 20, 2019 4:00 pm