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  • Leadership for Social and System Change - Fall 2021

    This advanced, interactive and intensive training includes 4 online workshop sessions & 2 small group coaching opportunities strategically scheduled to allow time for homework and implementation of new learning between sessions. FCC Session Schedule: November 3 & November 5, 2021 10:00 – 3:00 pm CST each day December 8 & December 10, 2021 10:00 – 3:00 pm CST each day. Coaching sessions in November & January TBD. Attendance at all of these sessions is required for participation —

    Applications Open now!
  • Leadership for Social and System Change - Spring 2021: SESSION IS FULL

    This advanced, interactive and intensive training includes 4 online workshop sessions & 2 small group coaching opportunities strategically scheduled to allow time for homework and implementation of new learning between sessions. FCC Session Schedule: April 20 & April 22, 2021 10:00 – 3:00 pm CST each day June 15 & June 17, 2021 10:00 – 3:00 pm CST each day. Coaching sessions in May & July TBD. Attendance at all of these sessions is required for participation —

    SESSION IS FULL

Facilitating Cultural Change FALL 2021 : Leadership for Social and System Change - Fall 2021

In this powerful four session leadership workshop, we will wrestle with how to build transformational systemic change efforts that are:

-intersectional
-based on interdependence
-strategic working across difference

Join us as we practice noticing, naming, framing and navigating across difference to create systemic transformational change we can bring to scale.

This workshop is for you if:

• You are a person who has organizational roles (formally or informally) in facilitating dialogue within your organization or educational institution about diversity, inclusion, and equity

• You are invested in deepening your sense of connection to yourself and the lived experience of others

• You are a leader in an organization or community navigating relationships, strategies and communication regarding change-making

• You want to learn models and skills to broaden and deepen your systemic impact

• You are a user of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) who wants to deepen your practice utilizing the Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC) as a model to support facilitation and training towards racial equity. https://www.idiinventory.com

This advanced, interactive and intensive training includes 4 online workshop sessions and 2 small group coaching opportunities that are strategically scheduled to allow time for homework and implementation of new learning between sessions.
FCC Session Schedule:
November 3 & November 5, 2021 10:00 – 3:00 pm CST each day
December 8 & December 10, 2021 10:00 – 3:00 pm CST each day

Coaching sessions will take place in November and January. The specific schedule of these sessions TBD

Attendance at all of these sessions is required for participation in Facilitating Cultural Change 2021

Application for Fall FCC open now is limited to 30 participants.

Fee = $1200.00 USD

Facilitating Cultural Change SPRING 2021: Leadership for Social and System Change - Spring 2021: SESSION IS FULL

In this powerful four session leadership workshop, we will wrestle with how to build transformational systemic change efforts that are:

-intersectional
-based on interdependence
-strategic working across difference

Join us as we practice noticing, naming, framing and navigating across difference to create systemic transformational change we can bring to scale.

This workshop is for you if:

• You are a person who has organizational roles (formally or informally) in facilitating dialogue within your organization or educational institution about diversity, inclusion, and equity

• You are invested in deepening your sense of connection to yourself and the lived experience of others

• You are a leader in an organization or community navigating relationships, strategies and communication regarding change-making

• You want to learn models and skills to broaden and deepen your systemic impact

• You are a user of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) who wants to deepen your practice utilizing the Intercultural Development Continuum (IDC) as a model to support facilitation and training towards racial equity. https://www.idiinventory.com

This advanced, interactive and intensive training includes 4 online workshop sessions and 2 small group coaching opportunities that are strategically scheduled to allow time for homework and implementation of new learning between sessions.
FCC Session Schedule:
April 20 & April 22, 2021 10:00 – 3:00 pm CST each day
June 15 & June 17, 2021 10:00 – 3:00 pm CST each day

Coaching sessions will take place in May and July. The specific schedule of these sessions TBD

Attendance at all of these sessions is required for participation in Facilitating Cultural Change 2021

Application for FCC opens in January 2021 and is limited to 30 participants.

Fee = $1200.00 USD

Origins of FCC

In the late 1990’s, the Diversity Institute at the University of Minnesota conducted a student immersion leadership program, facilitated by Nehrwr Abdul-Wahid, called “Diversity Explorations.” Beth Zemsky soon joined the facilitation team. Together Nehrwr and Beth expanded the curriculum and the audience to include University of Minnesota students, faculty, staff, and community members who wished to build their leadership skills around diversity and inclusion. Nehrwr and Beth conducted Diversity Explorations workshops annually at the University of Minnesota, and later in community settings through the early 2000’s when Phyllis Braxton and julius erolin (both of whom had been participants in earlier Diversity Exploration workshops) joined the team.

Nehrwr, Beth, julius, and Phyllis brought their over 50 years of collective experience in working for diversity, inclusion and equity, and their commitment to learn from each other and workshop participants, to create a new design for training leaders committed to intercultural competence and social justice. Facilitating Cultural Change was born out of this collaboration. The current design of Facilitating Cultural Change owes much to the creativity, passion, commitment, compassion, wisdom, and intellectual rigor of this team.

The FCC workshop was an absolute game-changer. I learned not only that we're all on a spectrum of "intercultural competency" but also how to recognize and effectively meet where people they are. I'm so much more effective, accessible, and able to sustain the work over the long haul.

Delaney Russell, JD

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Listen to Beth and colleague Phyllis discuss the January 2018 FCC workshop…

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