In Challenging Racism:Learning to Lead, we are building facilitator 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!
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:
Co-facilitator, Shari Benites, is an experienced facilitator who has been with Arlington Public Schools (APS) 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 Becoming a Culturally Competent Educator: Talking About Race training for APS staff, helping develop culturally responsive curriculum, and creating safe spaces for students to discuss issues of race and equity. Shari co-facilitated Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead in 2016 and 2017, and Challenging Racism: Learning How in 2016 and 2017. (Read more about Shari Benites)
Co-facilitator Michele Chang has been facilitating for Challenging Racism at Jefferson and Yorktown, after graduating from the conversations in 2013, and taking RBF and Challenging Racism facilitator training. She has been an active member of the Challenging Racism alumni and board since its inception, and contributed to the 2nd edition of the Challenging Racism curriculum facilitator handbook and participant workbook. Michele was a member of the training team for Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead last year, and continues to take an integral role expanding and developing new opportunities for Challenging Racism conversations in faith communities, neighborhood groups and for teens. As an Asian American, Michele offers an additional perspective to Challenging Racism as a person of color. (Read more about Michele Chang)
Shari and Michele 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. He has been strongly connected to Challenging Racism since 2010.
Participating facilitator for Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead, Marty Swaim, has over 14 years of experience facilitating Challenging Racism and Becoming a Culturally Competent Educator: Talking About Race. She is a certified Results Based Facilitation trainer. (Read more about Marty Swaim).
The Challenging Racism: Learning to Lead application deadline is Thursday, May 31, 2018.
Applicants will be notified by Friday, June 8, 2018.
If you miss the application deadline, please go ahead and submit your application. We will let you know if the group is full. If there is space, we will consider your application.
Questions: Please email us.
Deeper Knowledge + Hands-On Practice
6 days of training: June 26-29 + July 2-3
8:30 am - 6:00 pm (meals included)
Application Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Partial Scholarships Available
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