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Feb
17
Fri
2017
Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner Exhibition
Feb 17 2017 @ 10:00 am – Feb 11 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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Presents


Year of Remembrance: Glimpses of a Forever Foreigner

On display February 17, 2017 – February 11, 2018


On February 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which resulted in the forced removal and incarceration of 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans. They were charged with no crime. The cause of their imprisonment was their ancestry.


This exhibition recognizes the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, and explores historic and contemporary issues of racism, discrimination and human rights.

May
22
Mon
2017
Cultural Competency & Beyond
May 22 @ 8:30 am – May 23 @ 4:30 pm

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CULTURAL COMPETENCY & BEYOND

F.A.C.E. Consulting Collaborative is pleased to offer our popular two-day workshop where we will deepen  awareness, strengthen skills, and build community  to challenge systems of inequality and inequity.  In this interactive and experiential workshop participants will:

  • Build knowledge and skills for growing more effective cross-cultural relationships and partnerships.
  • Move awareness and understanding into skills, commitment and action.
  • Grow more culturally inclusive teams, organizations and communities.
  • Engage in ally work and relationships to address cultural competency, inequity and social justice.

The Details:

What:  Cultural Competency & Beyond Workshop

When: May 22 & 23, 2017, 8:30am- 4:30pm 

Where:  2100 Building, 2100 24th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144

Who:  F.A.C.E. Consulting Collaborative aims to Facilitate Awareness and Change for Equity. The members of the the team are Ginlin Woo, Viviana Aguilar, Jeff Birdsall, Anna Hansen, and Mike Beebe.  Our mission is to assist and support individuals, organizations, and communities  in confronting issues of diversity in a community building strategy focused on truth telling, change, and equity. The training team has decades of experience as facilitators, educators, storytellers, and community organizers. 

Who will Benefit from attending?

This workshop is designed for individuals who want to be more effective in their work for equity in organizations, communities, and families.  Past participants in our workshops include but are not limited to Program Directors, Executive Directors, Community Organizers, Youth Development professionals, Community Members, and Parents.

Cost & Registration:

Early Bird Rate (before April 26) …………………………………………………………..$345.00

Regular Rate (after April 26)………………………………………….$395.00

Group Rate (3 or more from a group or organization) ……$300.00*

Your registration fee includes light refreshments and a resource packet. Lunch is on your own.

*Contact Mike at mpbeebe(at)gmail.com to arrange for a group rate discount*

**Limited Partial Scholarships available upon request. Contact Mike Beebe at mpbeebe(at)gmail.com**

REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot now!

Cultural Competency & Beyond
May 22 @ 9:00 am – May 23 @ 4:00 pm

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CULTURAL COMPETENCY & BEYOND- MAY 22 & 23

Leadership for Change is thrilled to be a part of  F.A.C.E. Consulting Collaborative and to offer a two-day workshop where we will deepen  awareness, strengthen skills, and build community  to challenge systems of inequality and inequity.  In this interactive and experiential workshop participants will:

  • Build knowledge and skills for growing more effective cross-cultural relationships and partnerships.
  • Move awareness and understanding into skills, commitment and action.
  • Grow more culturally inclusive teams,
    organizations and communities.
  • Engage in ally work and relationships to address cultural competency, inequity and social justice.

Click  HERE for more info and to register.

Disability & Latino Community Awareness Workshop
May 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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DISABILITY & LATINO COMMUNITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP

Are you a stakeholder, advocate, or professional advancing the rights and well-

being of Latinos in King County? Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the unique

needs of Latinos with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and learn tangible skills you

can use to make a difference? If so, join the Arc of King County for a workshop that will address

the intersection of Latino and disability identities at the Kent Regional Library (212 2 nd N. Kent,

WA 98198) on Monday, May 22 nd from 1:00-4:00 PM.

By attending this interactive workshop, you will learn the prevalence of disability and its various

types; understand the unique ways disability intersects with the Latino community; identify

effective ways to support Latinos with disabilities and, learn about the services and supports the

Arc of King County provides to Latino and Spanish-speaking individuals and families with

intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Disability is a natural part of life; and, people with disabilities have the right to live with dignity,

make their own choices, and participate fully in society. Many people know someone with a

disability. Disability is common in the Latino community as well, yet opportunities to have

conversations about it are rare.

Sign up today and share with your networks. Light refreshments will be provided. Please direct

all RSVPs and questions to Patty González at pgonzalez@arcofkingcounty.org or

http://bit.ly/2qBIV0X

The Arc of King County is the oldest non-profit in Seattle whose mission is to promote and

protect the human and civil rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Services include information about disability resources, parent and family support, and civic

engagement. For information call 206-829- 7030 or email preguntas@arcofkingcounty.org.

Jun
1
Thu
2017
The Application of Principled Leadership: During Divisive & Turbulent Times
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Application of Principled Leadership:
During Divisive & Turbulent Times 
Leadership determines place, position, policy and practice across all sectors. There is violence in “white silence” that tacitly flows with  racial implicit and explicit bias through all of its expressions in employment, education, housing, healthcare, criminal justice and economic opportunity that minimizes expectations from those who cry out for a level playing field through diversity, equity, and inclusion that can only be realized where there is principled authentic leadership. There is an organizational axiom, “the minimum expected becomes the maximum achieved.” Principled leaders think in terms of setting higher expectations.
Today more than ever we are in need of principled leadership in our personal, professional and social environments. People who are unafraid to face criticism when making tough decisions that produce fair and equitable outcomes across sectors. Those who lead by principle do what is right only because it is right, for right and just reasons. They do not consult political correctness on the eve of important decisions, quite the contrary, they are fully accountable and willing to stand alone if necessary, not holding a finger in the breeze in order to figure which way to go, they simply make the tough call even in the face of unjust pushback and resistance.
Everything rises and falls on the hand and helm of some form or aberration of leadership. And we are all leaders on some level. Someone is always listening to our words and observing our actions to determine if we walk the talk. Who do you view as a mentor and take cues from and why? Who are the bold and courageous leaders that influence, inspire and move you into action for just causes?
This workshop is for those who understand the connection between racial bias, power, privilege,
and position that has created and cultivated a mind-bending narrative that has produced the absence of principled leaders among our midst, across all sectors. We need leaders with the courage to challenge status-quo policies, practices, and patterns that continue to promote and foster inequity and oppression.
In this workshop,
Participants will…
  • Deepen their understanding of the historical narrative that has been contextualized by a post-genocidal nation founded on exclusion and racial difference.
  • Challenge participants to take the personal inventory of their leadership profile and the present and potential impact they have on promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Broaden their understanding and comprehension to readily identify the key characteristics of authentic principled leadership, and how to effectively practice it in all environments.
Facilitated by Greg Taylor
Cost: Earlybird Registration, $125.00 by May 2nd, $150.00 after. Includes materials, a continental breakfast and afternoon snacks.
Seating is limited
Download the Registration Form
Thursday June 1st, 2017  
9:00am – 4:00pm 
The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue S.
Seattle, WA 98144 
“Greg’s clear genuine forthright presence
& participation enable
the participants to receive potentially difficult realities
in a safe non- confrontational environment. The workshop is personally
and professionally invaluable.”
Rob Townsend,
Former
Executive Director,
Northwest Folklife, Seattle, Washington
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I attended social justice programs instructed by Greg Taylor of Community Connection Consulting, and found the detailed information he provided useful in my work place right away. I appreciated how he created a safe space to ask those awkward questions society teaches us are taboo, when in actuality those questions are at the heart of what it means to become an educated citizen. I would recommend his workshops to anyone who is interested in social change for equity.”
Belinda Chin,
Education Program Supervisor
Environmental Education, 
Seattle Parks And Recreation
~
“Greg’s workshop was well-researched and provided many useful facts and resources.  As promised, it gave me a new lens to apply to this problem.  But most important, it made everyone in the workshop feel safe to share and learn as allies against a common problem; this left me inspired to do more courageous work in the future.”
Lisa Bernhagen,
Faculty, Highline Community College
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“Good dynamic presentation style.” He is great – engaging,
personal, & I really liked his emphasis on reading, learning & research.”
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“Fanflippintastic. Raw, honest, approachable.”
~Workshop participants~
Community Connection Consulting
720 N. 10th St. #262
Renton, WA 98057
206-595-1365
WWW.CConnectConsult.Com
Jun
2
Fri
2017
Courage to Lead for Social Impact: Retreat Series
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day
Courage to Lead® for Social Impact
Retreat #1: 9/30/16 iLEAP – Seattle, WA
Retreat #2: 1/27/17 iLEAP – Seattle, WA
Retreat #3: 4/7/17 iLEAP – Seattle, WA
Retreat #4: 6/2/17-6/4/17 Whidbey Institute – Clinton, WA

Courage to Lead® for Social Impact is a renewal and leadership retreat

series that will create the first cohort in a new network of leaders across

the greater Seattle and Northwest region. The program is for people

who are committed to making a positive difference in the world, while

strengthening the fabric of social equity in our community. We envision

a safe and welcoming place to foster reflective leadership and forge

trustworthy relationships among others with similar passion, helping us

sustain each other in our long-term commitments. While most of us are

focused on the external demands of change, we also need a place to

cultivate and nourish our leadership within, in the company of wise and

understanding colleagues.

Courage to Lead® for Social Impact is for you, if:

• You are a leader and a decision maker who is working toward a

more just, compassionate and healthy world.

• You want to be in community with people who you’ll come to

know, trust and support as allies.

• You want to take your leadership to the next level and you

welcome introspection and personal growth.

• You want to learn with a diverse community of leaders from

across professional sectors in order to sustain your commitment

to solving complex social issues.

Join other leaders from Greater Seattle and the Pacific Northwest in this

deep dive into the heart of leadership. Through storytelling, reflection

and facilitated discussions, you’ll have an opportunity to consider your

heart’s work, renew your energy and passion for your cause, and

strengthen your leadership within a community of practice.


Equity Leaders Unite!
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Whether it is called diversity, equity and inclusion, multiculturalism, or anti-racism, the role of leading equity initiatives in the workplace can be challenging. Many organizations have created these positions in the past ten years, and those hired are coming in without any clear direction. Equity leaders often feel isolated and can quickly become frustrated or feel overwhelmed.

However, if we can come together to collaborate and learn from each other’s mistakes and successes, perhaps we can craft an easier path forward. As Paulo Freire said, “We make the road by walking.”

This workshop provides an opportunity for equity leaders to share strategies for organizational change, problem solve some of the challenges they face, and to network. Each participant will be asked to bring an example of a success story, strategy, or tool to share. Everyone will be given time to discuss challenges and hear the best thinking from their colleagues.

Facilitators Caprice Hollins and Ilsa Govan will share a model of multicultural organizational development and strategies for change we’ve identified over the past eight years in our work with hundreds of organizations.

We’d love for you to be part of this community where we share ideas to successfully address equity, inclusion and social justice in organizations. Our goal is for participants to come away with new tools for this important work as well as supportive partnerships they can lean on for many years to come. Won’t you join us?

Participants will…

  • Learn tools for engaging in courageous conversations about equity work.
  • Be able to identify stages of multicultural organization development and strategies for moving equity initiatives forward.
  • Collaborate with other equity leaders by sharing resources and best thinking around challenges.
  • Develop a network of equity leaders for on-going support.

Facilitators
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. & Ilsa Govan, M.A.

Cost
$150 Early-Bird registration before May 12th, $175 thereafter.
Includes free resources, a light breakfast and afternoon snacks.
No refunds given for any reason after May 26, 2017, although you are welcome to gift your seat to a colleague.

STARS Credits, Clock Hours & CEUs
6 STARS Credits available for Early Childhood and School Age practitioners.

6 Clock Hours available for Washington State Certificated Teachers. Please bring a check for $12 payable to Puget Sound ESD.

This workshop has been approved for 6 CEUs by the Washington State Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Our provider number is #1975-369.

Notes & Questions About Registration:
Email: Mercedes.Robinson@culturesconnecting.com

When scheduling events and partnering with venues, we prioritize making the event physically accessible for all participants whenever possible. The 2100 Building is wheelchair accessible and the workshop is on the ground floor. Accessible parking is available in the parking garage. We ask that you please refrain from wearing strong fragrances in order to keep this event accessible to community members with chemical sensitivity. To inquire about the possibility of additional accommodations, please contact Mercedes Robinson at the email listed above by May 19, 2017.

Jun
4
Sun
2017
FOCS ARTS FEST 2017
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jun
8
Thu
2017
What’s in Your Knapsack?
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm

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An Intensive Three Day Summer Institute Focused on Social Justice Pedagogy
June 8-10, 2017

WE HAVE EXTENDED EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION THROUGH MAY 8TH! DON’T WAIT,  GET YOUR APPLICATION IN TODAY!

As our nation becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative to have the understanding and resources to effectively navigate discussions about diversity and inequality in the classroom and workplace. The Knapsack Institute is designed for individuals at the beginning to intermediate stages of this journey, as well as those seeking to refresh their approach and embrace intersectional strategies. The Institute is designed for all educators (k-12; higher education; workshop facilitators, etc.).

Race, class, gender and sexuality are highly personal and emotionally-laden subjects. They may evoke a range of responses, from hostility and anger to guilt and depression. The Institute will prepare you to preempt and manage such responses and be better prepared. Our goal is to provide you with the tools, knowledge and support to create an inclusive and empowering educational setting and experience.

The name, “The Knapsack Institute” hails from Peggy McIntosh’s renowned article, “White privilege and male privilege: A personal account of coming to see correspondences through work in women’s studies,” in which she states:

“I have come to see white privilege as an invisible package of unearned assets which I can count on cashing in each day, but about which I was ‘meant’ to remain oblivious. White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, assurances, tools, maps, guides, codebooks, passports, visas, clothes, compass, emergency gear, and blank checks.” (Peggy McIntosh, 1988 “White privilege and male privilege: A personal account of coming to see correspondences through work in women’s studies.” Excerpted from Working Paper 189, Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, MA.)

To apply: http://www.uccs.edu/knapsack/application.html

Jun
22
Thu
2017
Authentic Leadership in Action – Summer Conference
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm

Authentic Leadership in Action (ALIA)

Engaging the Differences that Divide Us

A Three-day Leadership Conference

June 22-25, 2017

Tacoma, Washington

Strengthen your capacity to lead fearlessly in challenging situations. Participate in a powerful learning community and experience “deep dive” modules with world-class faculty.

Super early bird pricing available now – limited tickets available!

Register here

Difference can stimulate creativity and the kind of breakthrough innovation organizations need to address today’s challenges. The best decisions happen when differences are included, valued and worked with effectively.

However, differences can also activate exclusion, defensiveness, and aggression in ourselves and others. These reactions block clear thinking and skillful action. Over time this pattern hardens us from the inside out and can create serious dysfunction in a team, organization or community.

Whether we work in corporations, governments, nonprofits or schools, we inevitably encounter strong differences.

  • How can we appreciate differences without seeking to change others or have the differences divide us?
  • How can we work together in the midst of disagreement?
  • How can we use our differences to make us stronger and more creative?

If you are looking for a better way, and are daring enough to explore new practices, please join us. Together, at this 3 day leadership intensive, we can learn how to engage with difference and, in doing so, better engage the wisdom in our groups or organizations.


At the conference, you’ll find a safe yet challenging place to stretch your way of thinking and open to possibilities for leading with more success in your organization. The curriculum is leading edge, deeply personal and highly engaging. This unique leadership development experience not only expands your thinking and skills, but also connects you to a talented network of professionals.

The conference brings together expertise in the practices of conflict engagement, authentic leadership, and mindfulness. Drawing from proven methodologies, the seasoned faculty team brings a multi-faceted approach to engaging with differences. Far from just adding another “tool in your toolbox,” this event is intentionally designed to work at a deeper level of thinking and acting in the world.

Current research concludes what many of us intuitively know—that traditional leadership programs fall short because they place “too much focus on delivering information and content and not enough on the hard work of developing the leaders themselves” (Nick Petrie, Center for Creative Leadership, 2013). For 17 years, ALIA has been ahead of the curve, integrating mindfulness, creative process, and systems thinking into an integrative model of authentic leadership development. ALIA is part of the Authentic Leadership Center at Naropa University www.naropa.edu.


Faculty

Aftab Erfan, PhD

Director of Dialogue and Conflict Engagement, University of British Columbia, and senior practitioner of Deep Democracy

Gaylon Ferguson, PhD

Faculty, Naropa University; Author Natural Bravery: Fear and Fearlessness as the Direct Path of Awakening

Arawana Hayashi

Co-founder of the Presencing Institute and creator of Social Presencing Theatre

Susan Skjei, PhD

Experienced executive, consultant, and coach; Director of the Authentic Leadership Center, Naropa University

Pricing

Super Early Bird Special 20% off through March 15 – $795
Early Bird Special 10% off through May 1 – $895
Full Price through June 15 – $995
Full Price Plus through June 22 – $1050
*Price includes all meals

Accommodations for all 3 nights – $240
*Price includes pod arrangement with private room, shared bath, kitchen, and living room

Additional discounts available for groups, members, partners and sponsors.

Partial scholarships available to those who would not otherwise be able to attend – application coming soon! Donate to the scholarship fund by clicking “tickets” here.


Super early bird rates available now – limited tickets available!

REGISTER