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BD101 Intern Program


The purpose of the BD101 Internship is to deepen our healing processes and to expand our ability to facilitate transformative workshops – most specifically the BD101 workshop.​


The Intern role has grown to be an important part of the BD101 community of learning. It is a challenging position requiring an inside (personal) focus and outward (group/organization) focus.


Intern sessions will explore the challenges of holding these two perspectives – that of full participant while also engaging an expanded level of noticing and practice.


​Interns have Pre-work that helps to set personal and group learning goals.



  • Skill in recognizing and exciting the whole system at every stage of a Transformative Diversity Intervention.

  • Skill in being able to track three circles (and more) at once.

1. Body, Mind, Spirit

2. Individual, Group, Societal

  • Skill in speaking from your knowingness/speaking truth aloud.


BD101 Interns:

  1. Attend the full intensive – as a participant/intern.

  2. Arrive on DAY 1 - by 1:30 pm for intern & staff gathering/orientation.

  3. Complete specific journaling assignments before the event and throughout the 5-day experience.

  4. Those Interns who have completed the BD101 Training for Trainers may be called on for

    additional assignments.

  5. Attend short, 30 - 60 minute check-in sessions early morning, over a meal or in the evening.

    (These are scheduled to avoid interference with full community times.)

  6. Attend a short debrief after lunch on the DAY 5


Lecture and presentation, large and small group discussion: these intellectual efforts are only one dimension of a holistically conceived curriculum.  Integral and primary to BD 101 is the establishing a circle of mutual respect, good faith and a commitment to deep caring, which is able to sufficiently ‘hold’ the group through both the painful and joyful revelations that arise in the course of the workshop.

The intuitive is honored along side the intellectual.  We especially tend to the body in the midst of this transformational learning. A massage therapist is on the BD101 staff during the course of the workshop, providing one-on-one sessions.

Music and expressive movement, yoga and qi gong, as well as activities out of doors, are integrated into each day’s schedule. Care is taken to select workshop environs that are comfortable, where nourishing food is served. Each aspect of the intensive is designed to support, in as holistic a manner as possible, the deep work of the participants.


Diversity training has traditionally been based in models driven by guilt and blame. We believe that if the goal is to become a more whole society, such trainings are highly ineffective. We need to move beyond the vicious cycles that are embedded in these old “Diversity 101” models.


We can, in fact, abolish systematic discrimination within and without. It requires recognizing, taking responsibility, shifting mindsets while continually building and utilizing effective skills. Beyond Diversity 101 is for all who choose to transform systems of separation and power-over. It is for those who want to work toward wholeness within and without.

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