Trainings

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IISC has worked diligently to prepare to bring our most popular and sought after workshops to the virtual world. And now that we have, demand is outpacing supply. We appreciate your interest and your patience as we seek to extend more of these learning opportunities. In the first six months of 2021, we hosted nine online public workshops and it would not have been possible without our incredible trainers, staff, and workshop participants. In the month of July, the trainings team took the time to rest, to build our team’s capacity, and to learn from the past ten months of training on Zoom. We hired and on-boarded a training assistant in August, and we are excited to launch more workshops this fall. 

At this time, we are still exclusively scheduling online workshops. A schedule of workshops to be offered in 2022 is coming soon. The current schedule is as follows:

Fundamentals of Facilitation for Racial Justice Work – Enrollment for the next series (Tuesdays, 11/16-12/14) is now full and a waitlist has been created.

Facilitative Leadership for Social Change – Enrollment for the next series (Wednesdays, 10/27-12/15) is now full and a waitlist has been created. 

Advancing Racial Justice in Organizations: An Online Series – We tentatively anticipate that applications will open in October 2021 for a series beginning in January 2022. 

All three of these workshops are available for delivery to groups within your organization or network. More information is available here.

We are not yet making plans to start offering in-person trainings again, and since it may still be a while before conditions are clearly and reliably safe enough, we are delighted to be able to offer these highly impactful capacity building and learning experiences to you in this new way. We look forward to seeing you online!

As always, we will post updates here as they become available, and we will share any training announcements via our mailing list. In the meantime, please take good care of yourself and your loved ones. Stay safe, everyone.

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Advancing Racial Justice: An Online Learning Series for 2021

An on-line learning series for operationalizing racial justice in day-to-day organizational life

Advancing Racial Justice in Organizations (ARJ) is a capacity-building offering designed for multiracial teams of three to four people who want to develop plans for advancing and operationalizing racial justice and racial equity within their organizations or networks. The ideal team will include members of a new or ongoing Race, Equity, and Inclusion Team. Your team will be part of a cohort, learning alongside other teams about resources to design an organizational change process that includes different kinds of learning and planning activities to further racial equity in your work and internally in your organization or network.
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22 hours in virtual sessions; additional time outside of these sessions for a total of 50-55 hours over three months.
$7,350 per team

Fundamentals of Facilitation for Racial Justice Work – Virtual

Design and facilitate the challenging conversations that catalyze breakthrough thinking and lasting agreements

Join us for this intensive learning laboratory where we will experiment with a variety of ways to help people connect in authentic ways that yield productive conversations and solid agreements.
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Five three-hour sessions
$750 Nonprofit | $1,100 Foundation (prices are per person)

Facilitative Leadership for Social Change – Virtual

Lead in a way that inspires, invites participation, and builds commitment

Facilitative Leadership for Social Change develops practical collaborative skills and tools for tapping the creativity, experience, and commitment of groups and provides participants with a forum in which to explore their challenges and aspirations as leaders.
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Seven three-hour sessions
$1,050 Nonprofit | $1,350 Foundation (prices are per person)

Bringing Facilitative Leadership for Social Change to Virtual Work Webinar Recordings

A webinar series designed to help you integrate the collaborative values and practices of Facilitative Leadership for Social Change into your virtual work.

We appreciated the enthusiastic response to our webinar series and are happy to announce that the recordings are now available to those who participated as well as those who were unable to do so.
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Suggested donation of $20-$100

Essential Facilitation (in-person only)

Facilitate strategic thinking, collaborative problem solving, and agreement building

In this three-day facilitation intensive, you will learn the essential strategies and skills for helping groups solve problems, resolve conflict, and build agreement. Led by expert practitioners, this workshop will provide you with a solid foundation of facilitation theory and practice for immediate use.
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3 days
$1050 Nonprofit | $1350 Foundation