Artful Facilitation Grounded in Racial Equity

Starts: 2020-11-10 09:00:00 | Ends: 2020-11-24 16:00:00

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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 racial equity, connection, trauma-informed practice, and clarity of purpose.

This is not a training on remote facilitation – it’s a remote training on facilitation grounded in racial equity.

We ask participants to review the white supremacy culture article before attending.  The training will explore how white supremacy and anti-Blackness show 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.
  • Recognize the different training needs of participants based on our lived experiences of systemic racism. This will include facilitated affinity spaces with options for Black, brown, and mixed-race participants and facilitated learning space for white participants.
  • Practice and critique our efforts to center those most impacted by structural and systemic racism and anti-Blackness.
  • 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.

Accessibility: The only captioning we offer at this time is through AI (artificial intelligence) services – Rev for captions and Otter for live transcription. Please contact us if you have any questions about accessibility.

Registration and Fees

With a goal of holding about half the slots for Black, Indigenous, and people of color 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.

Registration: The fee for this workshop is $875. We ask each person to pay what you are able. Space is limited. Register here.

We encourage you to attend this training with up to 5 people from your organization (as long as folks are not in active conflict). For larger groups, we’ll want to explore the impact on the rest of the learning community and whether it might be better to bring the training to your organization instead.

Schedule Details

Dates & Time: Three Tuesdays, November 10, 17, and 24 from 9am-4pm PT each day

This is a remote training via Zoom. You can see some introductory videos on working with Zoom here.

Ways you could participate:

  • Computer with camera and good internet access (best option – we’ll do some activities where we work together in a shared document, and this will allow you to participate fully)
  • Phone with camera and good internet access (standard data rates may apply if you don’t have wifi)
  • While we don’t require that your video be on at all times, we do find it important for allowing participants to connect with one another. Please let us know in your registration if participating via video will be a barrier for you.

We will take breaks, including an hour for lunch each day.

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.”

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Event Organizers

Carrie (She/Her)Carrie (she/her/sometimes Queen) is a Xicana Fat Femme, born in Los Angeles and raised in Portland. Carrie has been working within local fat and queer community for over 10 years and working towards racial liberation since she learned about inequity from a very early age. As a trainer, consultant and facilitator Carrie uses humor and direct communication as key components to making difficult topics more accessible to folks.


2020-11-10 09:00:00

2020-11-24 16:00:00

$875 (pay what you are able)

Lead Organizer

Teri Pierson


Artful Facilitation Grounded in Racial Equity

Teri Pierson

2020-11-10 09:00:00

2020-11-24 16:00:00
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