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Train the Trainer Workshop

train the trainer workshop information with Caprice Hollins and Ilsa Govan headshots

Through engaging and interactive exercises, participants learn strategies and tips on how to successfully present sensitive information to a wide audience of learners. You will develop skills to take difficult conversations about race, privilege, and power to a deeper level and learn strategies for working with resistance.

Both experienced and novice trainers will develop their facilitation skills and gain tools for leading conversations on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. For this training to be effective you must have some awareness of your own biases, privileges, and internalized oppression, as well as basic knowledge of institutional and structural racism 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.

The skills developed in this three-day intensive are valuable for individuals who want to further equity work in their communities. Organizations committed to instituting systemic change will benefit by sending a small group of employees who become internal trainers that can provide on-going professional development for staff.

This virtual three-half day workshop (August 14, 15, & 16, 8:30am-12:00pm) will give you the opportunity to practice applying the strategies in a variety of scenarios. 

Attendees must purchase a copy of Hollins and Govan's book Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015) and have it available to read and take notes during the training. This book is used instead of handouts.

Participants will…

  1. Gain tips for creating a welcoming environment.

  2. Learn ways to establish credibility and build relationships with participants.

  3. Identify your own triggers and learn strategies to engage people when they are triggered.

  4. Develop skills for handling common pitfalls and resistance.

  5. Improve your ability to address cultural tensions and conflict.

  6. Notice and address common expressions of white privilege in workshop dynamics.

And so much more...

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

Location: This event is virtual and the Zoom link will be emailed to participants.

Schedule: 8:30am-12:00pm PST each day

For more information about the workshop, visit the link below!


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