Artful Facilitation

Starts: October 3, 2018 9:00 am | Ends: October 5, 2018 4:00 pm

Make your meeting matter.

A 3-day workshop – Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, October 3, 4, 5 – for facilitators, managers, community leaders, advocates, or anyone who is motivated to guide groups to do their best work. Learn how to understand, design for, and manage group dynamics by grounding the work in themes of equity, connection, and clarity of purpose.

Registration and Fees

Registration: The fee for this workshop is $570. We ask each person to pay what you are able. Space is limited. Register here.

Work Trade: We also offer a work-trade slot that will allow one participant to attend for free in exchange for assistance with copying, assembling packets, purchasing snacks, etc. For more information or to enter the work trade lottery (deadline September 16), please click here.

We also offer an optional follow-up session and invite you to return and bring your successes and challenges for further discussion. Mark your calendar for October 31 from 10-noon at our office (different location).

Schedule Details

Dates & Time: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, October 3, 4, 5 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 …

“I feel that I have a comprehensive understanding of the ‘ins and outs’ of facilitation, and I am excited by all of the new tools I am going to practice.”

“One of the best, if not the best facilitation training I’ve ever attended.”

“Thank you so much for the in-depth packet. I will keep it forever!!”

“Better application of an Equity Lens than many purported ‘Equity Trainings’ I’ve been in.”

“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.”


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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:

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.

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.”


October 3, 2018 9:00 am

October 5, 2018 4:00 pm

$570 (pay what you are able)

Lead Organizer

Teri Pierson


Artful Facilitation
Multnomah Friends Meeting, 4312 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215

Teri Pierson

October 3, 2018 9:00 am

October 5, 2018 4:00 pm