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. To build that network for the future, we need to build connections among the training group. We need time to know each other’s stories and to debrief the many activities and practices that we try each day. Meals together give us the chance to build a team.
We hope you will join us and apply to become a Challenging Racism facilitator this year.
6 Days of training, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Participants are expected to attend all 6 days of training, for the full time (8:30 am - 6:00 pm)
The costs are straightforward: hourly payment for the facilitators, expenses for the facilitators handbook for Challenging Racism: Learning How parent and community workshops and the Challenging Racism:Learning to Lead participant workbook, books and materials and meals.
What is Included?
Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead:
The lead facilitator for Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead, Marty Swaim, has over 10 years of experience facilitating Challenging Racism, Results Based Facilitation, and APS teacher training. She is a certified Results Based Facilitation trainer. (Read more about Marty Swaim). Co-facilitator, Shari Benites, is an experienced facilitator who has been with Arlington Public Schools for over 20 years. She is the Minority Achievement Coordinator at Yorktown High School and also Yorktown’s Director, Center for Leadership and Public Service. Her work includes facilitating Cultural Competence training for staff, helping develop culturally responsive curriculum, and creating safe spaces for students to discuss issues of race and equity. (Read more about Shari Benites). Marty and Shari will be joined by other facilitators and special guests.
Steven Jones, Ph.D., the Co-Founder of Results Based Facilitation (RBF) Network and founder of SEJ Consulting will assist in the training. Steven has held senior leadership positions in private and public organizations leading change efforts, with 25 years’ experience providing facilitation, coaching and training to organizations focused on building more effective workplaces. He develops coaching and training protocols that transform people’s skills in the areas of leadership, team building, communication, systemic change, and diversity management.
The Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead application deadline is Thursday, June 1, 2017.
Applicants will be notified by Friday, June 9, 2017.
Please apply for Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead online or mail your completed form to Marty Swaim at 621 N Kenmore Street, Arlington, VA, 22201. (If you miss the application deadline, please contact us to see if the group is full. If there is space, we will consider your application).
Questions: Please contact Marty Swaim at 703-525-3475 or email us.
Deeper Knowledge + Hands-On Practice
6 days of training: July 11-14 + July 17-18
8:30 am - 6:00 pm (meals included)
July 2017 Facilitator Training - Deadline June 1
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