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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!