2019 Facilitator Training in Arlington, Virginia


Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead is a facilitation training based on Challenging Racism’s core program, Challenging Racism: Learning How, providing both a deeper dive into complex issues, as well as the practice of facilitation skills and devices used to create safe containers for difficult conversations in any setting.

The training prepares graduates of Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead to organize and facilitate informal, entry-level discussions on race, racism and privilege in their workspaces and communities, with their children and families.  It also is a prerequisite for those who are interested in applying to advance along Challenging Racism’s training path to learn how to facilitate the Challenging Racism: Learning How curriculum and to become Challenging Racism facilitators. 


​We hope you will join us!

Deeper Knowledge + Hands-On Practice

5 days of training: July 8-12, 2019

8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Application Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019

Partial Scholarships Available

Prerequisites

Participation in Challenging Racism: Learning How through Stories and Conversations (11 session workshop series)

5 Days of Training, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

  • Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Friday, July 12, 2019


Location

  • Our Lady Queen of Peace, Retreat House
  • 2700 19th St S
    Arlington, VA 22204


Cost

  • $3,300.00
  • All materials provided
  • Partial scholarships available


Meals

  • 8:00 - 8:30 am Light breakfast and Meditation 
  • Snacks
  • Full lunch
  • 5:00 - 5:30 pm Conference time, with light fare
    • Participants are expected to stay until 5:30 pm every day


Group Size: 12 participants maximum

Assessment Procedures

Each participant will have time and a template for developing their own assessment against the Challenging Racism rubric/goals and the participant’s own goals. Facilitator conferences will be scheduled with each participant.

ApplicationDeadline - Friday, June 14, 2019
If you miss the deadline, please go ahead and apply. If there is space, we will consider your application.

Partial Scholarships Available

Partial tuition scholarships and/or assistance for childcare, travel or other out-of-pocket costs may be available upon request.  Challenging Racism will also accept training dollars directly from employers.  Past participating employers include Arlington Public Schools, NASA, GAO and the Patent Office.


Facilitators

Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead

Lead Facilitator           Shari Benites
Co-Facilitator              Michele Chang

Results Based Facilitation™
Lead Facilitator          Steven Jones, Principal
​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 practicethe 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. 


Questions?
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Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead
​          through Stories and Conversations