Right To Be
How To Lead Discussions Across Difference: A Primer for Facilitators

At Right To Be we believe one of the most effective tools we have at our disposal to combat hate and harassment has to do with what psychologists call, “common humanity.”  Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal cites the following two steps as key to unlocking our ability to see humanity in others, “The first is to increase your awareness of other people’s suffering. The second is to be more open about yours.”  

Training Description
What will you learn?

Recognizing the hostility and division permeating our present social dynamic, in this training Right To Be provides facilitators with an adaptable framework, built off of social contact theory, to create a welcoming space for conversation across lines of difference.

In this training facilitators will learn:

  • How to set the stage to facilitate open-hearted conversations around any number of topics including, race, political difference, different backgrounds, etc
  • Explore and learn how to create a conversational ‘container’ in which people can feel safe and connected to each other
  • Tools for strategic facilitation that move groups away from pitfalls and instead towards collective healing and growth
  • A framework for emotionally preparing to facilitate including tools for self-care and examining personal power and privilege

 

If you want to enhance your skills and ability to hold space for people with different backgrounds and ideas, join us for this training as we unite around our common humanity together. 

 

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How To Lead Discussions Across Difference: A Primer for Facilitators

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