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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.
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. Effective communication often begins with a deeper understanding of how the world experiences you. 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. Bring your questions and examples, and learn to apply these skills to keep your job while staying in your power.
The fee for this workshop is $280.
We ask each person to pay what you are able.
Space is limited. REGISTER
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 March 3), please click here. WORK TRADE
Date & Time: March 22, 2017 @ 9:00 am until March 22, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
2538 NE Broadway, Suite A Portland, OR 97232
Refreshments: We’ll provide coffee, tea, and light snacks. You are welcome to bring your own food.
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 the past 12 years. 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. Both in her previous position and now as RNW’s Facilitation Specialist, Sandy enjoys leading trainings like this one because she has experienced many of them as a participant and loved the opportunities they provided for self-reflection and opening up her world view.
Melody Martinez is the first-generation daughter of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. She grew up in a small town outside of Boston. A career change led her to Oregon, where she became involved with social justice groups as a volunteer fundraiser and grantmaker and where she continues to support local community organizing. In her current role at Oregon Food Bank, she works to ensure equitable food distribution programming and facilitates discussion on organizational culture, racism, and equity. Melody is also an Associate Trainer at Class Action where she leads interactive workshops that raise awareness and inspire participants to take action to end classism and racism. She is currently enrolled in Resolutions Northwest’s Equity-based Dialogue Volunteer Facilitation Cohort and enjoys the transformational learning that happens when people are supported in their identities and given opportunities to engage in hard conversations related to their experiences.
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.