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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.
Restorative Justice is a valuable alternative to exclusionary practices. It seeks to restore community and repair harm while holding all involved accountable. Unacceptably high school push-out rates disproportionately affect students of color, students with disabilities and youth who identify as LGBT.
Restorative Justice is not a prescribed program but a philosophy based on community building and repairing harm. We will discuss the components that can make the approach successful such as circles, restorative inquiries and dialogues, community service and mediation. We look at possibilities for implementation that are open to classroom teachers and other school personnel. While doing so we will keep a keen eye on equity issues. The workshop will be a combination of lecture, discussions, videos and hands-on practice activities.
This training focuses on Restorative Justice in schools. We particularly invite and encourage school counselors, behavior specialists, administrators, teachers, security personnel, and those studying to work in schools.
By the end of this training we hope you will:
Your TrainersGabriele Ross is a Restorative Justice Trainer/Coach for Resolutions Northwest in Portland. She brings with her two decades of working as counselor and advocate with marginalized populations such as youth struggling with substance abuse and mental illness, students who return from being incarcerated, students who are homeless, sexual minority youth and undocumented students in public schools in Seattle and in Vancouver, WA. Gabriele has a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University. She is a board member of the youth-led Momentum Alliance and active in other social justice organizations. She has also worked as an advocate with victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, as a community organizer.
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.