We Strive to Provide Access for All.

Resolutions Northwest provides interactive and engaging workshops to help you or your organization build capacity in conflict resolution, communication, mediation, facilitation, diversity and equity. You can attend a workshop or we can bring one to you.

The training and resources available are meant for everyone. RNW is a nonprofit organization and, in alignment with the VISION, we have made all our classes accessible to as many people as possible.

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September 2016

Understand Racism: 6 Week Community Dialogue

September 14 @ 6:00 pm until October 19 @ 8:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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The Uniting to Understand Racism project is excited to offer our Community Dialogue. We will create a space that allows us to examine habits and thoughts about racial minorities, as they are the single most important cause of racial harm today. Find out more »

Institutional Equity: Tools and Frameworks for Leaders

September 27 @ 9:00 am until September 27 @ 5:00 pm
Friends Meeting House,
4312 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Team Huddle Harmony Togetherness Happiness Concept

By the year 2042, white people will become a minority in the United States of America. The context of the world is changing radically, and we are living the response to those changes in our communities and our workplaces.

This training intends to empower individuals to take leadership, wherever you are, to ensure that the response to the cultural shift in our country is responsible, healthy, and just.

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IGNITE 2016: Silent Auction and Open House

September 29 @ 5:30 pm until September 29 @ 8:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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equity, dialogue, and community: ignite change for a better Portland

Join us September 29th for a party, fundraiser, and silent auction!

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Restorative Dialogue Volunteer Training

September 30 until October 8
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Would you like to learn to facilitate restorative dialogues?

This 4-day training on restorative dialogue facilitation is open by application only. Those who attend will also have the opportunity, if you wish, to apply to become volunteer facilitators of restorative dialogues with youth and families involved with Multnomah County Juvenile Services Division.

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October 2016

2016 Facilitation Volunteer Cohort

October 2 until October 2
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Resolutions Northwest’s Fall 2016 Facilitation Volunteer Cohort is a 6-month training and practicum opportunity that will focus intensively on building skills for facilitating dialogue on racism and equity. Find out more »

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

October 20 @ 9:00 am until October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Mercy Corps Aceh Community Room,
45 SW Ankeny Street
Portland, OR 97204
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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Where do you need these skills the most? Do you have a hard time setting boundaries around the water cooler? Office politics getting you down? Unsupportive boss? Disrespectful co-workers?

Build your communication skills and learn ways to separate your intention from your impact on others.

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Equity-Informed Dialogue Facilitation

October 28 until October 29
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Equity. Identity. Dialogue.

Join us for an exploration of the difficulties and intricacies of facilitating discussions that touch on our personal experiences of race, identity, equity and more.

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November 2016

Interrupting Racism Actionshop

November 16 @ 9:00 am until November 16 @ 5:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Imagine a world where, when racism arises, we take action.

Racism is all around us. It lives in the DNA of every system and institution in the United States, and here in Portland. This Actionshop is focused on interpersonal racism, within the context of systemic and institutional oppression. We will explore the way racism arises in our everyday interactions, and offer tools and practice for interrupting racism.

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2017 Volunteer Mediation Cohort

November 23 @ 8:00 am until November 23 @ 5:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Become a Volunteer Mediator

“Becoming a mediator has been a life changing process”

– Lili, Volunteer Mediator, Neighborhood Mediation Program

RNW’s volunteer mediators work directly with people in disputes; easing tensions, building understanding, and helping the parties find solutions. With professional training and ongoing staff mentoring and support, volunteers gain the skills and confidence to mediate the most challenging neighborhood disputes. Being a volunteer mediator with RNW is a unique way to give back to the community while gaining valuable personal skills.

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December 2016

Artful Facilitation for Productive, Inclusive Groups

December 7 until December 9
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Make your meeting matter.

A 3-day workshop 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 inclusion, connection, and clarity of purpose.

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Artful Facilitation for Productive, Inclusive Groups

A 3-day workshop 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 inclusion, connection and clarity of purpose.

This training focuses on skills for outside facilitators (those who are not members of the groups they are facilitating), though the tools are applicable to other situations.

Conflict Resolutions: The Basics

Where do you need these skills the most?  Girlfriend who never listens? Racist uncle? Unsupportive boss? Tantrum-ing teen? Bring your questions and examples, and learn to apply these skills to all of who you are and where you go.

In this practical and interactive training, you will gain tools to have hard conversations, say what you need to say, and listen with your whole self.

Build your communication skills and learn ways to separate your intention from your impact on others. Effective communication often begins with a deeper understanding of how the world is experiencing you.

Equity-Informed Small Group Facilitation

Join us for an exploration of the difficulties and intricacies of facilitating small-group discussions that touch on our personal experiences of race, identity, equity and more.

This training focuses on small-group discussion within a larger forum; we will not cover process design or lead facilitation. The skills we will cover are applicable in any situation where people struggle to discuss difficult or divisive issues.

Interrupting Racism: Imagine a world where, when racism arises, we take action.

We’ll start by providing a grounded space to talk deeply and with heart. But we won’t stop there! Simply talking about racism is not enough to dismantle the power structures that uphold racial injustice. At the same time, creating systemic change requires healthy working relationships.

This actionshop is focused on interpersonal racism, within the context of systemic and institutional oppression. We will explore the way racism arises in our everyday interactions and offer tools and practice for interrupting racism.

Institutional Equity: Tools and Frameworks for Leaders

By the year 2042, white people will become a minority in the United States of America. The context of the world is changing radically, and we are living the response to those changes in our communities and our workplaces.

This training intends to empower individuals to take leadership, wherever you are, to ensure that the response to the cultural shift in our country is responsible, healthy, and just.

People of any level of experience are welcome. The training will be highly interactive and will challenge each of us to move through challenges and discomfort toward engagement, connection, and action.

Understand Racism: 6 Week Dialogue

Two hours a week for six weeks you will explore racial bias from many different angles. A trained facilitator will create a safe environment in which participants can engage in guided discussion around selected readings and videos.

You will have the benefit of making deeper connections with people in the dialogue and raising your awareness of how racism affects us all; whether it is your personal lived experiences or learning from the experiences of other participants and/or facilitators.