Facilitating Cultural Change (FCC) is an advanced 5 day in-person institute for practitioners of cultural, systemic, and transformational social change. If you are seeking a practical set of tools to support your ability to make that change, FCC is for you.
What is Facilitating Cultural Change and Why Should I Do It?
Facilitating Cultural Change (FCC) is an advanced 5 day in-person institute for practitioners of cultural, systemic, and transformational change towards the common good.
If you are seeking a practical set of tools to support your ability to make that change, FCC is for you.
FCC will equip you with a framework and skills to make lasting change towards your broader goals. FCC will give you access to expert practitioners, rigorous materials, a cohort of new colleagues and relationships, and the opportunity to reflect on your own experiences in new ways.
When you leave FCC, you will be able to apply new skills and tools to a broad and diverse range of organizations, institutions, networks, and social movements. FCC will help you to become a more confident, more effective, and more self-aware leader grounded in your deeper purpose and path.
Who Should Attend FCC?
- You are a person who has a role (formally or informally) in facilitating change within organizations or educational institutions about diversity, inclusion, equity. and justice.
- 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, and/or…
- 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 and systemic change.
Over the course of five days, you will learn, practice, and reflect through facilitator-led content, experiential exercise, small group work, and more..
What included in the FCC Experience?
- A pre-institute webinar providing an overview of the FCC experience and and introduction to key concepts.
- Assessment utilizing the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) & a pre-FCC questionnaire.
- 1:1 meeting with one of the FCC facilitators to review your IDI profile and receive support to set individualized concrete goals for your FCC experience.
Suggested readings and podcasts to prepare for FCC.
- 5 workshop days of in-person content, practice, facilitation, reflection, coaching, leadership development, and relationship building.
- The FCC Participant Guide – over 100 pages of resources, tools, and templates to support application of the FCC learning.
- 2 small group coaching sessions following the FCC Institute to support ongoing application of the material, including real-time problem-solving.
What Are the Details? Where? When? How?
The next Facilitating Cultural Change will take place June 10-14, 2024.
Monday-Thursday (6/10-6/13/2024) we will meet in person 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday (6/14/2024) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
We will be in a multi modal, mobility accessible classroom with flexible seating options and abundant natural light in a downtown St. Paul location.
- Facilitating Cultural Change will provide breakfast, lunch, snacks, and recommendations for dinner, accommodating participant’s dietary needs as much as possible.
- We will provide a list of nearby hotels and ground transportation information.
- Please contact us if you need additional assistance planning travel or lodging.
A Note about Pace and Learning Styles:
The agenda of the FCC Institute is full and fast paced. Within the context of the agenda, we will do our best to accommodate various learning styles by using a mix of facilitation methodologies including lecture (utilizing powerpoint for visual learners), small and large group discussion, experiential and kinetic activities, spaces for reflection, and frequent Q&A sessions. As facilitators of cultural change, experimenting with different learning and facilitation styles, and managing a sense of discomfort with the learning process, is a necessary skill. While FCC is an excellent place to practice this skill, we recognize that the learning pace and style of FCC might not be optimal for everyone. We encourage attendees to participate as fully as possible to get the most out of our work together, while taking care of your own needs.
If you have questions about the FCC learning environment and how it may suit you, please reach out to Athena at firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz at email@example.com
How Much Does it cost?
Your $3,000 investment includes:
- An individual IDI profile
- One-to-one IDI profile report and goal setting
- 5 full day workshops
- 2 small group coaching sessions
- FCC Participant Guide with practical tools
Payment plans and a limited number of scholarships are available. If you need to discuss scholarship or payment plans, contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org
*FCC registration is limited to 40 participants.
Who Are Your facilitators?
I bring over 35 years of experience, commitment and passion to my partnerships with organizations working towards social change and structural transformation including foundations, non-profits, educational, health, faith-based, and social change organizations. A few career highlights include serving as staff at OutFront MN, founding Director of the GLBT Programs Office at the University of Minnesota, co-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Supervisor of the University of Minnesota Diversity Institute, Coordinator of Leadership… Read More
“Who do we Choose to Be? This is the question that drives Athena and her work. Throughout her 20+ year career in the non-profit and philanthropic sector, her effort to leverage her experience and expertise and align her personal values with mission-driven organizations has led her to engage in deep, meaningful work at the intersection of organizational development and capacity building—where those ideas intersect with authentic leadership, intercultural organizational development, healing from trauma, and emotional intelligence. Essentially, she is a… Read More
Liz Loeb (she/her) is a civil rights attorney, community organizer, and non-profit director who brings 25 years of high-level experience leading organizations in movements for social change. As a white, queer, Jewish woman, Liz knows that who we are shapes the work that we do. Liz believes in our shared interdependence, and seeks to address challenging issues with humor, compassion, and courage. A graduate of Brown University, Liz holds a law degree from NYU School of Law and has completed a Ph.D. in… Read More