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Public Workshops

Ready to become a more dynamic leader and facilitator? Join us for a workshop.

The Leadership Development in Interethnic Relations (LDIR) Program offers interactive workshops to develop socially conscious leaders with strong skill sets in facilitation, conflict management, and coalition-building. Our approach is informed by a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice; and the belief that people equipped to foster positive intergroup relations are essential to today’s workplaces, schools, governments, and communities.

The workshops described here have open registration, and involve a sliding scale tuition contribution. To ensure access to these training opportunities, we also offer a limited number of partial and full scholarships.

If you have questions or are interested in bringing a workshop to your organization or group, please email diana [at] ldir [dot] org. You can also download our training catalog to learn about the range of topics we can offer.

All of our upcoming workshops this summer will take place in California’s Central Valley. Please check back soon for Los Angeles-based workshops, and sign up for our mailing list to receive announcements about new offerings.

Facilitation and Teambuilding for Collective Impact

When: Friday, July 19, 2013, 9 am – 3:30 pm
Where: First 5 Merced, 676 Loughborough Drive, Merced, CA 95348
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When groups are able to build trust, move through conflict, and collaborate across difference, they are better equipped to make collective impact. How then do you create the conditions for a group to accomplish those goals? Join us for a workshop focused on facilitation skills and teambuilding tools to increase your individual and organizational capacity for collective impact.

Allies Collaborating Across Difference

When: Saturday, July 20, 2013, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: First 5 Merced, 676 Loughborough Drive, Merced, CA 95348
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Anyone can say they’re an ally in support of social justice issues, but what does it mean to be a proactive ally? In this workshop, participants explore their identities and build awareness that is crucial to building strong coalitions, with an emphasis on working across generational differences.

Facilitation for Community Building and Change

When: Friday, August 23, 2013, 9 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Fresno, CA – Exact location TBA
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As tensions arise around racial, cultural, and other differences, how do you take the initiative to shift an interaction from discord to understanding? Join us for a workshop focused on facilitation skills, and come away with strategies and resources for supporting effective communication and collaboration in your communities.

Combining Community Work and Care

When: Saturda, August 24, 2013, 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Fresno, CA – Exact location TBA
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Are you looking for ways to take care of yourself and your community? When you are passionate about your work, it can be easy to overextend yourself and deprioritize wellness. This workshop is a chance to focus on wellness, both for yourself and your community, and to develop wellness practices for challenging burnout.