2018 Facilitator Training in Arlington, Virginia


This summer, Arlington parents and community members who have participated in Challenging Racism: Learning How will have an opportunity to take quality facilitator training locally, right here in Arlington.  This training will prepare you to co-facilitate discussions on race, second language, immigration, the achievement gaps, institutional racism, and other issues related to race and privilege.  In Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead, we are building knowledge, skills and a supportive network of parents and community people who can talk about race themselves, and lead conversations with others.

Deeper Knowledge + Hands-On Practice

6 days of training: July 10-13 + July 16-17

8:30 am - 6:00 pm (meals included)

Application Deadline: Friday, June 15, 2018

Partial Scholarships Available

​A foundation of the training is Results Based Facilitation (RBF), a nationally recognized facilitation training. Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead facilitator training includes RBF 101. RBF is a specific, hands-on method that enables people to practice the skills for moving participants to action in their meetings and conversations. The method is useful in one-on-one conversations, small groups, and large groups whether you are a meeting participant or meeting facilitator. 

We hope you will join us in the training. The training is appropriate for leading groups in discussions on any difficult subject. These skills will support you in your personal, professional and civic life.  We will also take a deeper look into systemic racism.  

The interest in Challenge Racism: Learning How workshops on race expands every year, because people want to learn how to talk about race and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.  Even though we had four groups in 2017-2018, at Discovery, Henry, Kenmore and Yorktown, we had to put 40+ interested people on waitlists for Challenge Racism: Learning How.  In 2016-2017 the conversations expanded outside of Arlington Public Schools (APS) into the community for the first time - at Rock Spring UUC and Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families (APCYF).


These conversations for Arlington parents and community members have been ongoing since 2004.  We would like to expand to 7 groups next year. The key to expansion is new facilitators. When we expand to 7 Challenging Racism: Learning How groups, we can add more than 100 people who can talk about race and racism and work on change.

Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead
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