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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March 2017

Fierce Love: Interrupting Hate in Private and Public Spaces

March 28 @ 4:30 pm until March 28 @ 8:30 pm
First United Methodist Church,
1838 SW Jefferson St
Portland, OR 97201
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Co-sponsored by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Muslim Educational Trust, and Resolutions Northwest. This training is designed by and for people of faith. All are welcome.

Many people of faith agree that we are morally responsible for creating beloved community here in this realm. As tensions rise and incidents of public hate skyrocket, join us as we explore the theological and scriptural foundations of this call to fierce love. Using skills, tools and methodologies proven over decades of use from Pace e Bene and Training Active Bystanders, we will learn how to build a culture of peace by engaging in active nonviolence.

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April 2017

Institutional Equity: Tools and Frameworks for Leaders

April 6 @ 9:00 am until April 6 @ 5:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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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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Alternatives to Violence: Advanced Training

April 7 until April 9
Friends Meeting House,
4312 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Experience AVP’s transformative approach to conflict in this three-day advanced training.

Calling on all Peace and Social Justice organizations, both secular and religious, and everyone wishing to unite in common cause. Here is your opportunity to deepen your AVP training.

This is the second of a three-part series exploring creative, affirming responses to conflict and violence. Join us for this Advanced Training or sign up for the full series, including training-of-trainers. Please note that basic is a prerequisite for this session.

Hosted by Multnomah Friends Meeting and coordinated by Resolutions Northwest.

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Fierce Love: Interrupting Hate in Private and Public Spaces

April 24 @ 9:00 am until April 24 @ 1:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Brought to you by Resolutions Northwest, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, and Muslim Educational Trust. This training is designed by and for people of faith. All are welcome.

Many people of faith agree that we are morally responsible for creating beloved community here in this realm. As tensions rise and incidents of public hate skyrocket, join us as we explore the theological and scriptural foundations of this call to fierce love. Using skills, tools and methodologies proven over decades of use from Pace e Bene and Training Active Bystanders, we will learn how to build a culture of peace by engaging in active nonviolence.

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May 2017

Artful Facilitation for Productive, Inclusive Groups

May 5 @ 9:00 am until May 19 @ 4:00 pm
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Make your meeting matter.

A 3-day workshop – over three Fridays May 5, 12, & 19 – 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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Join us for ‘A Taste of RNW’

May 7 @ 2:00 pm until May 7 @ 5:00 pm
​Saint David of Wales Episcopal Church,
2800 SE Harrison St., Oregon
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Sample a taste of our trainings paired with music, wine, nibbles and more!

Connect with the others committed to Mediation, Conflict Resolution, Restorative and Racial Justice.

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Alternatives to Violence: Training of Trainers

May 26 until May 28
Friends Meeting House,
4312 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215 United States
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Experience AVP’s transformative approach to conflict in this three-day training-of-trainers.

Calling on all Peace and Social Justice organizations, both secular and religious, and everyone wishing to unite in common cause. Here is your opportunity to complete the full cycle of AVP training.

This is the third part of a three-part series exploring creative, affirming responses to conflict and violence. If you would like to join us for this the AVP Training for Facilitators Workshop, please note that the first two trainings in the series are prerequisites, including basic and advanced sessions.

Hosted by Multnomah Friends Meeting and coordinated by Resolutions Northwest.

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June 2017

Fight, flee, flop – or flip? Transforming conflict through Aikido

June 9 @ 9:00 am until June 9 @ 12:30 pm
Two Rivers Aikikai,
2950 SE Belmont Street
Portland, 97214
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Put the experience of mindful conflict resolution into your body!

When conflicts arise – perhaps racism comes up, a co-worker pushes our buttons, or we’re embroiled in family dynamics – most of us have a default setting, and it’s not necessarily the most helpful one. In this workshop, we will explore how to become more mindful in those moments so we can choose a response that is more aligned with our values and the outcomes we want to achieve.

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Introduction to Restorative Justice in Schools

June 26 @ 9:00 am until June 27 @ 4:00 pm
Resolutions Northwest – new location,
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A (2nd floor)
Portland, OR 97232
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Explore why and how Restorative Justice can be a promising alternative to exclusionary practices.

Monday and Tuesday, June 26th and 27th, from 9:00am – 4:00pm

“It was a great balance of circle, lecture, group work and movement. The topic had me 100% engaged.”

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Interrupting Racism Actionshop

June 30 @ 9:00 am until June 30 @ 4:00 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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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.