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"There is no such thing as a totally objective person, except almighty God, if she exists."                        ~Antonia Frazier

If you are interested in organizing a customized workshop, keynote/speaker, or consultation please complete the and submit the form at the bottom of this page.

 

 

GENERAL Workshop Summary

 

In our experience, it requires about 40 hours of tailored support, where a person needs it, to progress significantly (see "Our Model" inder the "Who We Are" tab).  This time can be in a single week or broken into sections over a year.  This work can be done online, our site or yours..or a combination.                      

 

Our basic workshops experientially explore:

  • various models related to power/difference

  • introduce essential skills

  • and cultivate mutual support using the group itself as our context for learning about difference and communication across difference.  

 

These workshops are for everyone: community organizers, educators, business people, healthcare professionals, law enforcement.  

 

Workshops generally focus on the intersectional nature of our differences of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, socio-economic level, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and age.  They can be adapted to emphasize one or more these aspects or to a field specific application (education, healthcare, business, etc).  

 

If time/funding can provide only a an introduction to this important work we are happy to support that beginning!

 

Participants will leave with expanded abilities to:

 

  • Be aware of our impact on others apart from our intentions and know how to support that awareness through effective feedback structures

  • Understand of the dynamics of systemic power and privilege and how that understanding relates to social and cultural differences.

  • Come to terms with our interest in obscuring our own investment in these systems and the feelings that arise from this exploration--sitting with that grief and fear

  • Experience community and discern what works for us and what doesn't: mentoring, safe feedback structures, deep listening, supportive facilitation, and open-hearted dialogue  

  • Develop and practice skills for engaging struggle and conflict across our differences

  • Catalyze the understanding, appreciation, and unleashing of our own gifts and engagement with our lives

 

 

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