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Sage Hill and St Margaret School Train the Trainer


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Talking about difficult topics like race can raise anxiety for many people, and yet we must have the conversation in our schools and our lives in order to be more inclusive and change the world for the better. What are the fears and common pitfalls that keep us from broaching topics like race? Gain practical skills for facilitating as well as participating in the conversation.

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Sage Hill and St Margaret School Train the Trainer

  1. 1. Train the Trainer:Interruption and Facilitation Skills for Student Leaders Seattle Girls’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  2. 2. About Seattle Girls’ School Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  3. 3. What Calls You into Leadership?About Seattle Girls’ School Think about the time or experiences thatgot you interested in diversity work and/or being a student leader. What keeps you going? What do you hope for? Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  4. 4. Agenda Courageous conversations What keeps us from having them? Priming for the conversation Interruption skills Practice makes less heart-attack-inducing Facilitation skills Practice makes feeling more comfortable Wrap up Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  5. 5. Courageous Conversations Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  6. 6. Fears and Anxieties that Keep Us from Having Conversations  Offending  Losing Face  Tokenism  Social Risk  Bursting the Bubble  Rocking the Boat  Conflict  Lack of “Authority” Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  7. 7. Pitfalls and Obstacles that Keep Us from Conversing Again  Outbursts  Silence  Denial  The Good Talk  Teacher vs. Facilitator  Personal Attacks  The Quick Fix  Leadership Oppression Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  8. 8. Open Acknowledgment Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  9. 9. Define the Opportunity Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  10. 10. NCBI Effective Interventions Model Reduce Defensiveness – Tone – Body Language – Respect Keep the Conversation Going – Hear Them Out – Ask Open-Ended Questions – Set Aside Your Feeling for the Moment – Dialogue Build the Relationship Win an Ally Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  11. 11. Everything You Ever Wanted to Interrupt But Didn’t Know How To… Think of trigger events of phrases Which ones have proven most challenging? Which ones would you like to strategize effective interventions for? Strategize for different people: strangers, acquaintances, friends, family members, younger people, etc. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  12. 12. BreakRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  13. 13. Practice Makes Less Heart-Attack-Inducing Two Lines Facing Each Other -Line 1 say trigger phrase -Line 2 respond -Line 2 move one person -Repeat for several rounds After 10 minutes, we will switch roles (Line 2 say trigger, Line 1 respond) and practice another 10 minutes. Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  14. 14. Sharing the WisdomRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  15. 15. LunchRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  16. 16. Facilitation Skills  Space  Confidence and Competence  Relationship Building  Credibility  Flexibility and Authority  Optimism  Modeling  Multiple Learning StylesRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  17. 17. Facilitation Tips Co-facilitation Depersonalization Vulnerability Relationships Saving it for Later Discomfort Clarification Listening Hot Buttons Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  18. 18. Avoiding the Pitfalls and Overcoming the Obstacles Powerful stories Powerful statistics Powerful analogies Facilitation Skills Welcoming environment Clear and strict norms Willingness to sit with discomfort Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  19. 19. What’s YOURFacilitation Challenge?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  20. 20. What’s YOURFacilitation Challenge?Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  21. 21. Practice Makes…Feeling Even More Comfortable! Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  22. 22. Structure Groups of 6 – 1 Facilitator – 3 Participants – 2 Challengers Discussion Feedback for the Facilitator Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  23. 23. Goals to Strive For Be Real Don’t End Early Don’t “Admire the Problem” Sit With All the Feelings Support the Facilitator Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  24. 24. Discussion Time Discussion One : How doessocioeconomic difference and privilege show up at your school? How does it impact students? How might the situation improve? Round One Discussion Round One Feedback and Discussion Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  25. 25. Discussion Time Discussion Two : How does genderdifference and gender bias show up at your school? How does it impact students, particularly leaders? How might the situation improve? Round One Discussion Round One Feedback and Discussion Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  26. 26. Large Group Share What were some: Ah-ha moments Great strategies Heads upQuestions or ConcernsRosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
  27. 27. Next Steps Attend more Train the Trainer workshops Have more real discussions with people who affirm you Have more real one-on-one dialogue with people who may or may not affirm you Continue to learn and grow in your knowledge base for content AND skills Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (
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  29. 29. Presenter Information Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee 6th Faculty and Professional Outreach Seattle Girls’ School 2706 S Jackson Street Seattle WA 98144 (206) 805-6562 Eun Ryong Lee (
  30. 30. Resources• Anti-Defamation League• Cross Cultural Connections (• Facilitation First• Jimpact Enterprises, Inc.• National Coalition Building Institute• The People’s Institute• Stirfry Seminars• The Thiagi Group Rosetta Eun Ryong Lee (