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Train the Trainer:
Strategies for Facilitating
Courageous Conversations on Race

Monday - Wednesday, October 24th - 26th, 2022
8:30am-12:00pm PT / 11:30am-3:00pm ET
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Through engaging and interactive exercises, you’ll learn helpful 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. The two-day workshop will give you time to practice applying the strategies in a variety of scenarios.


Both experienced and novice trainers are encouraged to attend and will learn new tools. 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.


The skills developed in this two-day intensive are valuable for individuals who want to further equity work in their communities.  Organizations committed to instituting systemic change will also benefit by training a cohort of internal trainers to provide on-going, culturally relevant professional development for staff.


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.

Participants will…

  • Gain tips for creating a welcoming environment

  • Learn ways to establish credibility and build relationships with participants

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

  • Develop skills for handling common pitfalls and resistance

  • Explore different dynamics for facilitators of color and white facilitators

  • Cultivate the ability to address cultural tensions and conflict

  • Notice and address common expressions of white privilege in workshop dynamics

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 PDT each day

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

  • 10 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

  • 10 Clock Hours available for Washington State Certificated Teachers.

Pricing Information:

  • Low Income or Student (a limited number of tickets are reserved for cash-poor, working-class and student participants): $75

  • Individual (these tickets are for individuals paying for their own attendance): $400

  • Small Nonprofit and Public Sector: $500

  • Medium Nonprofit, Public Sector, and Small For-Profit Companies: $600

  • Large Nonprofit, Public Sector, and Medium For-Profit Companies: $700

  • Large For-Profit Companies: $800

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

Other Important Information:

  • The purchase of your ticket covers your attendance to all three days of the workshop. Each workshop day will be from 8:30am-12:00pm PST and all attendees must be present for all three days.

  • In order to accommodate as many people as possible in our workshops, we limit group registration to 3 people per organization.

In order to accommodate as many people as possible in our workshops,
we limit group registration to 3 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 "Activities for Trainers" workshop?

The “Train the Trainer” workshop focuses on the art of effective facilitation in any setting and with any activity. Unlike the “Activities” workshop, you will not learn any particular lesson plans. In this workshop, you will receive our book, while the other workshop comes with a complementary flash drive with resources. If you’d like to purchase extra copies of our book or flash drive, please visit our Products page.

What People Are Saying...

Intense. Life-changing. Thought-provoking and thought-shifting.”

–Participant from Tacoma Public Schools

“Facilitation was superb and done in a way that allowed me to take away specific ideas for how to help my organization. Loved the story telling and personal examples.”

–Participant from Swedish Family Medicine

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