Designed for individuals leading equity, diversity and inclusion efforts within their personal and professional environments. The CEI EQUITY FACILITATION INTENSIVE is an opportunity to foster personal growth and develop the facilitation skill-set needed to lead complex, and often challenging conversations, trainings or coaching sessions.

Topics To Expect: How It Works:
  • Facilitating from questions
  • Building a listening practice
  • Experiential learning activities
  • Using story as a tool for engagement and learning
  • Group accountability
  • Working with and understanding white and non-white resistance
  • Developing a responsive learning space for people of color
  • Responding to the emotion that equity work provokes
  • Role of coaching/mentoring
  • Program and curriculum development
  • Establishing a healthy relationship to feedback
  • Identifying and handling personal triggers
  • Deepening confidence and building healthy coping practices
  • And more…
  • Over 40 hours of intensive facilitation training
  • Week long intensive: (9am-5pm daily) 
  • Three monthly follow-up sessions
  • Small cohort structure to allow for a more personalized experience
  • Large group conversations
  • Small group breakouts and facilitation assignments
  • Train directly under Hanif Fazal, CEO of CEI and nationally recognized facilitation expert and trainer
  • Access to CEI lead facilitators and CEO, Hanif Fazal as coaches/mentors during training
  • Homework assignments and in-between learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for direct application of learnings
  • Expanded access to network of individuals doing similar work
  • Expanded personal database of information, resources, activities

Upcoming Sessions

Due to COVID-19 there will be no Facilitator Intensive workshops offered in 2020.

If you would like to attend this workshop in 2021 (dates TBD) please complete the application form below.

Interested applicants should be leading equity work in organizations/communities, have previous training with CEI or have other relevant experience. Investment: $3,500 per person. Cohort size is limited so we encourage those interested to apply below for consideration.   For questions please contact: Shafina Fazal-Gardner, shafina@ceipdx.com.

Equity Facilitation Intensive Registration

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