Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification Program

Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification Program

Get Certified.
A Three-Day Experience.

Get Certified.

A Three-Day Experience.

The Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification Program empowers organizations to build internal capacity for engaging in effective dialogue across differences.

Today more than ever, leaders are challenged with building internal capacity to create and facilitate brave spaces for dialogue on potentially polarizing topics such as race, religion and politics. Whether leaders like it or not, employees are talking about and thinking about the issues of the day impacting employees’ level of productivity, engagement and psychological safety.

This highly interactive, skill building learning experience will leverage the methods shared in the timely We Can’t Talk About That At Work! How to Talk About Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics by Mary-Frances Winters and provide facilitators with the content, tools, and competencies necessary to strengthen their organization’s capacity to engage in effective dialogue across differences.

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Day

1

What is a Bold, Inclusive Conversations® & How Do I Learn to Engage In and Facilitate Them?

  • Learn the distinction between Bold, Inclusive Conversations® and other types of difficult conversations
  • Explore the psychological, sociological and historical implications that make Bold, Inclusive Conversations® so difficult
  • Examine other popular dialogue models and their applicability in conducting Bold, Inclusive Conversations®
  • Enhance self-understanding and use of self in facilitating Bold, Inclusive Conversations®

Day 1

What is a Bold, Inclusive Conversations® & How Do I Learn to Engage In and Facilitate Them?

  • Learn the distinction between Bold, Inclusive Conversations® and other types of difficult conversations
  • Explore the psychological, sociological and historical implications that make Bold, Inclusive Conversations® so difficult
  • Examine other popular dialogue models and their applicability in conducting Bold, Inclusive Conversations®
  • Enhance self-understanding and use of self in facilitating Bold, Inclusive Conversations®

Day

2

Bold, Inclusive Conversations®: The Model

  • Learn the theory behind the Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Model
  • Understand the practical application of each stage of the Model
  • Learn unique facilitation techniques for Bold, Inclusive Conversations®
  • Explore your own readiness to facilitate Bold, Inclusive Conversations®

Day 2

Bold, Inclusive Conversations®: The Model

  • Learn the theory behind the Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Model
  • Understand the practical application of each stage of the Model
  • Learn unique facilitation techniques for Bold, Inclusive Conversations®
  • Explore your own readiness to facilitate Bold, Inclusive Conversations®

Day

3

Bold, Inclusive Conversations®: The Practicum

  • Practice engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® using case scenarios
  • Participate in teach backs
  • Get certified!

Day 3

Bold, Inclusive Conversations®: The Practicum

  • Practice engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® using case scenarios
  • Participate in teach backs
  • Get certified!

Featured Facilitators

Mary-Frances Winters
Lead Facilitator & Author, “We Can’t Talk About That at Work!”

Kevin Carter
Principal Strategist, The Winters Group, Inc.

Travis Jones
Principal Strategist, The Winters Group, Inc.

Loretta VanPelt
Senior Consultant, The Winters Group, Inc.

Check back for 2020 dates!

Early Bird
$2845.00 per person | Non-Profit: $2345.00 per person
Regular
$2995.00 per person | Non-Profit: $2495.00 per person
Group (3-4 people from same organization)
$2795.00 per person | Non-Profit: $2295.00 per person

Additional Program Information:

  • Individuals may attend this session for information purposes only (not intending on providing training to anyone else) or to be certified as a trainer/facilitator.
  • Those trained as trainers/facilitators in this course may only train employees of the same organization.
  • A licensing fee and agreement applies for those conducting training within their organization utilizing The Winters Group’s copyrighted content.
  • Participants will be required to attend all 3 days in full to receive certification.
  • Cancellations must be communicated by phone.

Additional Program Information:

  • Individuals may attend this session for information purposes only (not intending on providing training to anyone else) or to be certified as a trainer/facilitator.
  • Those trained as trainers/facilitators in this course may only train employees of the same organization.
  • A licensing fee and agreement applies for those conducting training within their organization utilizing The Winters Group’s copyrighted content.
  • Participants will be required to attend all 3 days in full to receive certification.
  • Cancellations must be communicated by phone.

Testimonials

“The Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification program was the best training that I have participated in a very long time. Aside from the strategic communication, registration, and training logistics, the facilitators, engagement opportunities, and transparent conversations were exceptional. The intentional passion for the work; commitment to sharing resources, and vision for all organizations to achieve inclusivity was interwoven in all aspects of the program. You are guaranteed to walk away with an insightful reflection of oneself, and willingness to “Live (Work) Inclusively.”

– Dr. Kimberly Roan, Enterprise Director of Talent Development, State of Minnesota

“The Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification Program was truly transformative. It brought together practical and useful tools and “real life” examples utilizing actors that brought to life the why and how to have those difficult and polarizing conversations in the workplace. I am not a Diversity and Inclusion expert, but the training has given me the confidence and motivation to facilitate and use the tools I learned within my own organization. The trainers led by Mary-Frances Winters were exceptional.”

– Keith Payet, President and CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee

"Attending and participating in [the] “Engaging Bold, Inclusive Conversations ® Facilitator Certification Program” was life changing. It allowed me to gain insight on myself and others (assist in personal growth) which has made me a more productive and engaged employee. Listening to others’ ideas and feeling confident to share my own has triggered an idea innovation process that would not have otherwise occurred. I am making professional and personal connections with a broader range of people which has enhanced my viewpoint in many areas within my organization.”

– Doralisa Eatherton, Sr. Business Analyst, Great River Energy

"Attending The Winters Group Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations ® Facilitator Certification Program was truly life changing. Not only did I grow in my knowledge and learn new skills to support D&I efforts professionally, but I feel like I was personally changed. Being more self-aware of my filters and triggers has allowed me to better understand and recognize others’ triggers. The increased empathy I can feel myself having for others was almost immediate. I was thankful to share this experience with a fellow Medicaid leader and I look forward to continuing the journey of embedding Bold, Inclusive Conversations® into our business with the hope of allowing more and more employees to bring their whole authentic self to work.”

– Kelly Spiess, Talent Business Partner, UnitedHealthcare Community & State (Medicaid Business)

Testimonials

“The Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification program was the best training that I have participated in a very long time. Aside from the strategic communication, registration, and training logistics, the facilitators, engagement opportunities, and transparent conversations were exceptional. The intentional passion for the work; commitment to sharing resources, and vision for all organizations to achieve inclusivity was interwoven in all aspects of the program. You are guaranteed to walk away with an insightful reflection of oneself, and willingness to “Live (Work) Inclusively.”

– Dr. Kimberly Roan, Enterprise Director of Talent Development, State of Minnesota

“The Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification Program was truly transformative. It brought together practical and useful tools and “real life” examples utilizing actors that brought to life the why and how to have those difficult and polarizing conversations in the workplace. I am not a Diversity and Inclusion expert, but the training has given me the confidence and motivation to facilitate and use the tools I learned within my own organization. The trainers led by Mary-Frances Winters were exceptional.”

– Keith Payet, President and CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee

"Attending and participating in [the] “Engaging Bold, Inclusive Conversations ® Facilitator Certification Program” was life changing. It allowed me to gain insight on myself and others (assist in personal growth) which has made me a more productive and engaged employee. Listening to others’ ideas and feeling confident to share my own has triggered an idea innovation process that would not have otherwise occurred. I am making professional and personal connections with a broader range of people which has enhanced my viewpoint in many areas within my organization.”

– Doralisa Eatherton, Sr. Business Analyst, Great River Energy

"Attending The Winters Group Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations ® Facilitator Certification Program was truly life changing. Not only did I grow in my knowledge and learn new skills to support D&I efforts professionally, but I feel like I was personally changed. Being more self-aware of my filters and triggers has allowed me to better understand and recognize others’ triggers. The increased empathy I can feel myself having for others was almost immediate. I was thankful to share this experience with a fellow Medicaid leader and I look forward to continuing the journey of embedding Bold, Inclusive Conversations® into our business with the hope of allowing more and more employees to bring their whole authentic self to work.”

– Kelly Spiess, Talent Business Partner, UnitedHealthcare Community & State (Medicaid Business)

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