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



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) to arrange for a group rate discount*

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

REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot now!

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



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 or

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

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.

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


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


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!


Exploring Race and Class Intersections
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm


Exploring Race and Class Intersections

July 7th, 2017
9:30am – 4:30pmWorkshop Group

2100 Building
2100 24th Ave South
Seattle, WA

Race and class are inextricably linked, and we need to talk about them together. Join Class Action trainers Anita Garcia Morales and Alan Preston for a daylong workshop exploring this critical intersection. Please note that this will be an interactive and experiential workshop, not a lecture or presentation. Read more here.

Register Here

Cost: $25-$150 based on ability to pay (Space is limited)

No credit card? Register by replying to this email and pay at the door.

If you are unable to pay the suggested minimum $25, please contact us to learn more about scholarships.


Alan Preston, Senior Traineralanpreston

Alan Preston, MBA, grew up with the advantages of class, race, and gender and is committed to using his privilege to challenge growing economic inequality. Alan has extensive experience in nonprofit leadership and currently works as the Director of Programs and Equity for Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project. Before joining Real Change in the Fall of 2009, Alan served as the Northwest Organizer for an initiative called Wealth for the Common Good, mobilizing high-income earners in support of progressive tax policies. Alan has also designed and facilitated programs around class, wealth and leadership for progressive foundations, giving circles, churches and nonprofit organizations. Alan holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a B.A. in political science from Haverford College.  

Sarah Tran, Associate Trainer

sarah tranSarah Tran was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, by Vietnamese parents who came to the United States as refugees. During her earliest years, the family was solidly working-class as her parents worked hard to support their children while sponsoring relatives from Vietnam to come to the US. By the time she was four, there were ten people living in their little house. When her parents advanced in their careers, they were able to move out into a larger home, becoming the only family of color in a predominantly white neighborhood. Sarah grew up experiencing racism and sexism throughout grade school and struggled with becoming a class “straddler” as her family’s socioeconomic status changed. These experiences ground and guide Sarah‘s work today as the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Assistance Center – an organization dedicated to building capacity, resources, and leadership in communities of color and other marginalized communities.

Co-sponsored by:

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Seattle/Olympia Authentic Leadership Community of Practice
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Dear Friends,

I trust this note finds you well. It’s a little more than two weeks since 100 practitioners (many of whom were new to ALIA) came together at the ALIA2017 Summer Leadership Intensive at PLU. Here’s one of the harvests from the SLI, created by our incredible Harvest Team:
Now we’ve turned our attention once again to our continuing local practice.  As one of the co-hosts of our Seattle/Olympia Authentic Leadership Community of Practice (CoP), I’d like to invite you to attend our next Seattle/Olympia CoP “joint gathering” on July 29th, from 9-4 at the 2100 Building in Seattle, WA. Our joint gatherings are an opportunity to learn more about ALIA and check out our CoP. If you wish to join (no obligation!) following this experience, you can sign up as a member (there’s an annual fee), and participate in monthly meetings in Seattle or Olympia. This really is an ongoing practice of learning and connection.
Space is limited on July 29, so if you’d like to attend please register via this Eventbrite link. Cost for guests is $10 at the door. Please sign up no later than July 23rd so we can plan accordingly for food and set up. If you can’t make this event but have some curiosity about ALIA and the CoP, let me know and we can make time for a conversation.
Introductory Anti-Racism Training for White folks
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you new to anti-racism work?  Do you need more clarity around race, racism and how white folks fit in?

Please join us for an afternoon training on basics of anti-racism analysis and practice. The training will cover language and history and build alignment around a shared understand of structural racism. We will also practice talking about race and racism with family and friends, share info about CARW and ways to get involved in multi-racial organizing in Seattle. We will close with an opportunity for collective action.

Sunday, August 13
Washington Hall: 153 14th Ave, Seattle 98122
Suggested donation of $10-$50 to cover the cost of space and materials. Square Cash link:$carw (please make a note that you’re paying for this workshop if you use this payment method)

To register, please sign up here.

This training is open to CARW members and members of the public. CARW is a group of white people in the Seattle area working to undo institutional racism and white privilege through education and organizing in white communities and active support of anti-racist, people of color-led organization.  For more information about our work:

Please share information about this training with people in your network!

Accessibility: we will be on the ground floor of Washington Hall, which is wheelchair accessible; please refrain from using scented products in deference to folks with sensitivities; we will strive to provide childcare, please indicate childcare needs when you register. Other questions? please email Judy Blair at
We’re excited to see you!
CARW Education Team
The Future of NAFTA
Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm

Register Today

Future of NAFTA- What does it mean for working people, migration and the planet?

Aug 22, 2017
12 PM PST/2:00 PM CST/3 PM EST
President Trump has pledged to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a corporate trade deal that many labor, environmental, immigrant, and community groups raised serious concerns about when it was first signed nearly 25 years ago. Unfortunately, many of our concerns about NAFTA have proven right as polluters have undermined labor and environmental protections, working people from the US, Canada, and Mexico have suffered, and climate change has worsened. As we feared, the results have fed increasing insecurity and displacement, including forcing millions of small producers to leave their homes, communities, and families. But the latest call for “renegotiation” could well result an even worse deal for our communities. We need a new approach to trade and regional integration that serves the needs of healthy communities everywhere.

Join our webinar on August 22 to learn more and how to take action.

Jointly sponsored with:
Cultivating the Genius of Black Children
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm



the Genius of

Black  Children


Author & Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan

Substantial research indicates that Black children have distinct learning styles and preferences.

The series focuses on the best methods, pedagogy, practices, and strategies for teaching Black children at home and in school.
Next Event:

Thursday, August 31, 2017

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

124 21st Avenue, Seattle, 98122

Free Dinner & Child Care
2.0 STARS Credit & Clock Hours

Sponsored by:

African American Family Gatherings

Black Child Development Institute

Black Community Impact Alliance

Community Day Center for Children, Inc

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church

Southeast Director’s Consortium

Facilitation Skills Fundamentals
Sep 15 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm


SEPTEMBER 15TH, 8:3OAM-12:30PM in Seattle

One of the most important skills of an effective community leader is the ability to facilitate group discussions and help groups make decisions together in a way that engages the voices of everyone in the group.  Too often, we get thrown into the role of facilitator without having been taught the fundamentals and/or had a chance to practice.  In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to both learn and practice the fundamentals in a fun, interactive, and non-threatening environment. Click HERE for more info and to register.