Identity Conscious Facilitation: Race and Identity in the Art of Facilitation

Aug 09, 2021 1:00PM—Aug 10, 2021 1:00PM



Cost $650 members; $600 group-rate; $975 non-members

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Identity Conscious Facilitation: Race and Identity in the Art of Facilitation

SESSION 1: August 9, 2021 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm

SESSION 2: August 10, 2021 | 9:00am - 1:00pm


Identity-Conscious Facilitation centers on the exploration and clarification of identity consciousness and the impact on facilitation. Because identity informs and impacts how we act, interact, and see the world around us, it is important that facilitators develop a deep sense of identity as they work with individuals, groups, adults, and students.

Participants will learn the art of facilitation: key differences between teaching and facilitation. What does it mean to de-center content and amplify processes? What is the impact of the virtual space in online facilitation? Participants will learn how to ask open-ended questions as well as questions for clarification, and to work through difficult topics that come up during dialogues or group meetings.

In order to emphasize the hands-on nature of facilitation, participants will be presented with common scenarios and will learn how to work through challenges, utilizing a specific facilitation protocol. Building on this, participants will engage in a community feedback experience, working together to develop the most effective strategies for facilitating through difficult situations.

Participants will:

  • Understand the importance and impact of developing a deep sense of identity as a facilitator of adults and students
  • Understand the difference between teaching and facilitation
  • Build capacity for online facilitation, especially when difficult conversations arise
  • Practice with fellow educators to provide and receive feedback

This Summer Institute is ideal for anyone who leads meetings, dialogues, and conversations amongst students, teachers, colleagues, and parents.

Do you work at an independent school outside of California? Click here for a discount on our non-member registration!



Dr. Liza Talusan is an educator, strategic change partner, leader, writer, leadership coach and parent. With over 24 years of experience in PreK-20 education, Liza is an engaging facilitator in conversations about diversity, anti-racism, bias, privilege and power and creates environments that allow for people to build skills for difficult conversations. Through her direct work with organizational leaders, staff, students, teachers, and communities, Liza empowers individuals to create a more inclusive organization, environment, community and team. In addition to her work at the national level with corporations, non-profit organizations, and schools, Liza serves as a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she teaches both Masters and Doctoral students.

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