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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.
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.
Location: The Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS), 8114 SE Division Street, Portland, OR 97206
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 April 18), please click here. WORK TRADE
Special opportunity for our ONI partners: We are pleased to offer up to 6 free slots for staff, board members, and other leaders in the programs funded by Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement. This includes the Disability Program, the Diversity and Civic Leadership programs, Elders in Action, neighborhood associations / districts / coalitions, Livability Program, New Portlanders Program, Multnomah Youth Commission, and Crime Prevention. To enter the lottery (deadline April 18), please click here. ONI PARTNERS (Late applications may be considered if space allows.)
3 Fridays: May 5, 12, 19 9am-4pm each dayLocation:
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.
We also offer an optional follow-up session and invite you to return and bring your successes and challenges for further discussion.
Your TrainersTheresa Logan cut her facilitation teeth as a community organizer in Portland and Washington DC, and was an active RNW volunteer before coming on board as our new facilitation coordinator. As a facilitator, Theresa strives to keep groups on-track and on-task, while also making space for all voices to be heard and important issues to be aired and considered. As a trainer, Theresa prefers an experiential style, and will do her best to get you up out of your seats, moving, and practicing as much as possible.
|Sandy 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.|
|A facilitator, trainer, and mediator with Resolutions Northwest and in private practice, Teri Pierson has been facilitating groups for a dozen years and has trained on topics related to equity and inclusion for more than two decades. A white bisexual woman who grew up here in Portland, Teri is committed to lifelong learning to uncover her own blind spots, learn from her mistakes, and become more effective at advancing racial and social justice. Teri’s passion as a facilitator includes “going to the heat” of a conversation in ways that foster connection and healing; designing visual and spatial activities that engage creative thinking; and integrating inspirations from her practice of Aikido, a Japanese martial art that is often called “the art of peace.”|
|Carlos Kareem Windham has nearly twenty years professional experience training, and advocating for social justice, racial equity, and community empowerment. Carlos’ extensive community work for global justice is deeply informed by his sensibilities and understanding of power dynamics at the intersection of race, class and gender.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.