$450 – $700

Train-the-Facilitator Workshop: Skills to Lead Conversations About Race

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El Centro De La Raza

2524 16th Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98144

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Are you interested in building your skills to lead conversations about race, systemic racism, and racial equity in your organization? Join Equity Matters for our second open enrollment workshop. Learn about racial equity facilitation skills and more importantly practice with a community of learners. Whether you lead conversations formally or just want to build your skills to talk more explicitly about race, this workshop can benefit you.

A participant from our inaugural training, said the following about her training experience: “Heidi and CiKeithia pushed folks in the room to think critically about racism and its systematic impact on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. They also had each of us present and evaluate each other, which allowed folks in the room to see how racialized an evaluation process can be, and then what we need to do to address our own bias. More importantly, and you don’t see this often, they centered marginalized voices throughout the entire workshop. Their workshop left me recharged and allowed me to stand boldly and authentically as a black woman doing racial equity work. Anyone that attends the training will walk out feeling empowered.”

The content of these sessions covers racial equity facilitation skills. (Please note that this session does not cover foundational racial equity content building). The first day covers individual change theory with a racial equity lens, active listening while considering racialized power dynamics, and strategies to address potential resistance to talking about race and systemic racism. We schedule a week between sessions, to allow participants to develop and prepare facilitation materials.Then, on day two, participants practice facilitating discussions and giving and receiving feedback. This year, we have allocated two rooms, each with a facilitator so groups will be smaller with more meaningful feedback to support your continued growth. Walk away with facilitation prompts and discussion question ideas that you can use immediately in your organization.


REGISTRATION:

In the spirit of practicing our own racial equity values, this workshop is designed to be centered on people of color. We are actively recruiting people of color to sign up for this workshop.

White Allies: We are prioritizing people of color. If you are interested in this training, we ask that you send an email to marki@equitymattersnw.com to get on our waitlist.


COST FOR BOTH DAYS 10/11/19 and 10/18/19:

  • $700 Philanthropic Organizations
  • $600 Government Organizations
  • $450 Nonprofit Organizations

*** We have a limited number of seats, so please reserve yours soon. When you are ready to register, please only select the first date of the training on 10/11/19. Both training dates will be included in your registration ***

Includes free resources, a light breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks. No refunds given the short timeframe, although you are welcome to gift your seat to a colleague or reserve a seat in a future workshop.


Important Considerations – Participants Must:

  • Be available for both workshop days, Friday, October 11, 2019 AND Friday, October 18, 2019.
  • Have a solid foundational understanding of race as a social construction, systemic racism, and racial equity. This workshop focuses solely on racial equity facilitation skills (not foundational understanding).
  • Commit to centering the experiences and skill building of people of color.


Participants will...

Session 1 on 10/11/19:

  • Assess personal strength and grow areas of racial equity facilitation skills
  • Build a common understanding of individual change theory focused on racial equity
  • Practice anticipating and addressing potential resistance


Session 2 on 10/18/19:

  • Practice racial equity facilitation skills (mock facilitation)
  • Practice giving and receiving race conscious feedback


FACILITATORS:

Heidi K. Schillinger, MSW & CiKeithia Pugh, BA


ACCESSIBILITY:

The Centilia Center at El Centro is ADA accessible and is located approximately a half-block away from the Beacon Hill Light Rail station, and is accessible via bus routes 36, 60, and 107. Limited street parking is available in the surrounding area, and most have time limits - transit/carpooling is encouraged. If you do drive, please avoid blocking residential driveways or mailboxes. As a reminder, El Centro is an old building, and the elevator is sometimes out of service. Please let us know if you need to be notified if the elevator is unavailable.


SCHOLARSHIPS:

If cost is a barrier, our commitment this year for scholarships is to award partial scholarships to Indigenous people (of any age), and youth leaders of color between 18-25 years old. Priority consideration will be given to scholarship requests received by 09/15/19. Scholarships will be distributed no later than 09/30/19 and we ask that if possible, each recipient contribute a “small meaningful contribution” to help cover some of the hard costs of space rental and food.

Please send your scholarship request to: Marki Schillinger at: marki@equitymattersnw.com and include the following:

  • Identify if you are Indigenous person (of any age) and/or a youth leader of color between 18-25 years of age.
  • Indicate why you are in need of the scholarship assistance, and how much you would need to aid in your attendance. (all recipients are asked to contribute a “small meaningful contribution” to the hard costs of the training).
  • Tell us something you commit to doing (that you would not have otherwise done) to pay forward your scholarship (via a gift of time, gift of expertise, etc.). We will follow up with you in three months to ask you if you’ve completed your commitment.



QUESTIONS:

If you have questions about the training, scholarships, or other issues, please contact Marki at: marki@equitymattersnw.com


Local hotel options for our out-of-town participants:

https://www.silvercloud.com/seattlestadium/

http://www.panamahotel.net/

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