Train-the-Facilitator Workshop: Skills to Lead Conversations About Race


All Day


El Centro De La Raza
2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle, 98144

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Are you interested in building your skills to lead conversations about race, systemic racism, and racial equity in your organization? Join Equity Matters in our inaugural open enrollment workshop. Learn about racial equity facilitation skills and more importantly practice with a community of learners. Whether you lead conversations formally or just want to build your skills to talk more explicitly about race, this workshop can benefit you. Walk away with facilitation prompts and discussion question ideas that you can use immediately in your organization. We promise a highly interactive and engaging experience with opportunities to practice real time facilitation and receive valuable feedback to support continued growth.

The content of these sessions covers racial equity facilitation skills. The first day covers individual change theory with a racial equity lens, active listening while considering racialized power dynamics, and strategies to address potential resistance to talking about race and systemic racism. On day two, participants practice facilitating discussions and giving and receiving feedback. Please note that this session does not cover foundational racial equity content building.

In the spirit of practicing our own racial equity values, this workshop is designed to be centered on people of color. We are actively recruiting people of color to sign up for this workshop. White allies, we are prioritizing people of color. If you are interested in this training, we ask that you send an email to to get on our waitlist.

Learn more here.

Important Considerations – Participants Must:

  • Be available for both workshop days, September 7th and September 14th.
  • Have a solid foundational understanding of race as a social construction, systemic racism, and racial equity. This workshop focuses solely on racial equity facilitation skills (not foundational understanding).
  • Commit to centering the experiences and skill building of people of color.