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Activities for Facilitating
Courageous Conversations

DATE: TBA 2022

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This workshop will teach you how to facilitate some of our favorite and most effective activities to move participants in their understanding of racism, the impact of stereotypes, and awareness of institutional privilege. Activities you’ll learn to guide include simulations, small and large group discussions, use of images, stories, slides, and other participatory exercises. While you engage in hands-on exercises, we’ll model and walk you through strategies we’ve used to help deepen the conversation and allow participants to construct new knowledge.


Both experienced and novice trainers will learn new activities and skills. However, participants in this workshop should have awareness of your own biases, privileges and internalized oppression, as well as some knowledge of institutional racism and white privilege in the United States. The more personal work you have done to understand these issues, the more you will get out of this workshop as a facilitator.


All participants will receive a set of Norm Cards and a free copy of our Activities flash drive, complete with step-by-step lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, articles, poems, handouts, evaluation forms & more!

Participants will…

  • Learn to facilitate activities that invite people into new understandings of racism, privilege & power

  • Further develop strategies to address discomfort and tension in workshops

  • Leave with lesson plans for activities ranging from basic facilitation skills to advanced strategies

Facilitators: Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. & Ilsa Govan, M.A.

Location: TBA

Schedule: TBD

Clock Hours & CEUs:
This workshop has been approved for the following:

  • 6 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our Provider number is #1975-369

  • 6 Clock Hours available for Washington State Certificated Teachers.

Pricing Information: TBA

*No refunds for any reason 7 days prior to the workshop, although you are welcome to gift your seat to a colleague.

In order to accommodate as many people as possible in our workshops,
we limit group registration to 5 per organization.


If you would like to inquire about a private training for your organization,
please complete the Contact Us form and we will be in touch as soon as possible. 

How is this different from our "Train the Trainer" workshop?

Although the “Train the Trainer” workshop is not a prerequisite to attend our “Activities” workshop, it is a great follow-up if you’ve already attended “Train the Trainer” in the past. This workshop walks you through the instructions for simulations, prompts, games & other activities – all of which are on the complimentary flash drive you’ll receive for attending the workshop. In contrast, the focus of our “Train the Trainer” workshop is on facilitating strategies that can be used in any group conversation, regardless of the activity.

What People Are Saying...

"Deeply thought-provoking, revealing and reorienting. I came into this workshop with a certain degree of understanding about DEI work and came out of it with exponentially more excitement and new critical practices to try."

–Capri Arias, Spruce Street School

"The workshops done by Cultures Connecting are great for people who already do this work who do not need another "Diversity 101" workshop but who want to keep challenging and growing themselves." 

–Ted Neill, Tenebray Press

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