Beyond Diversity 101

PO Box 2365
Willingboro, NJ 08046

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Training For Trainers (TfT)

VISION

As trainers, managers, or teachers, how do we design diversity workshops that do not dead-end in guilt or blame, but break the cycle of oppression and injustice?

The Beyond Diversity 101 Training for Trainers teaches the skills necessary to facilitate transformational workshops, inspire effective strategic change and deepen the healing process. Over the course of the five-days, we will thoroughly examine the activities and the overall design of the BD101 5-day intensive and there will be opportunities to practice facilitating each primary part.

 

*BD 101 TfT is open to those who have completed at least one five-day Beyond Diversity 101 Training intensive. There are occasionally 10-Day offerings that include both the 5-Day Intensive and the Training for Trainers.

GOAL

Through practice and feedback, participants expand their facilitator’s repertoire with new theoretical frameworks and dynamic workshop tools. These practice and feedback sessions also afford the trainers a profound opportunity to identify and remove internal blocks to their fully and effectively answering the call to this transformative work. 

Throughout the five-day intensive, BD 101 TfT shines a clear light on the various ways we as trainers internalize, collude with, hide from, and resist the oppressive systems that we may be seeking to transform. Participants will not only increase their self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses as trainers, but also gain a greater appreciation for how their demeanor and facilitation style impacts others.

FRAMEWORKS

Participants learn the key elements distinguishing change

from transformation, and learn key theoretical underpinnings. 

Time is set aside to work with back-home situations as case studies, with opportunities to design fresh interventions - workshops, one-on-one consultations, long-term processes. Trainers will:

  • Practice workshop design and facilitation. 

  • Get a clear assessment of your own strengths and weaknesses in doing this work.

  • Examine how complex and challenging concepts can be progressively and sensitively introduced, so that understanding builds in an organic manner.

  • Learn how and when to include a broad range of teaching modalities within a workshop, including films, articles, games and activities, small and large group work, as well as movement and bodywork.

  • Gain a thorough grounding in the exercises and techniques of the BD 101 five-day course, through directly teaching key concepts, frameworks and spiritual principles on which the BD101 approach is founded.

PEDAGOGY

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.

MIND. BODY. SPIRIT.

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.

What Folks Are Saying....

"My expectations and intentions were exceeded. I gained a deeper understanding of the frameworks and how the pieces fit together as a whole.

 

So, my head got it better than ever before. I came in hoping for a gradual awakening and came out more awake than I can ever remember."

~TfT Participant

January 2015

MIND. BODY. SPIRIT.

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.

EXPLORE A SAMPLE BD101 5 DAY INTENSIVE WORKSHOP AGENDA