April 16th-19th and May 21st-24th
Tentative Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Alternate Location: Zoom with BRIDGE
Here at BRIDGE we want to take this opportunity to remind you know that our train-the-trainer program is launching its pilot in April. This training was designed with our long- standing clients, current BRIDGE partners and, most specifically, our BRIDGE members in mind. As a current Impact or Changemaker Circle member you are invited to send two non-senior team staff to attend at no additional tuition cost. We strongly encourage sending staff that plan to take a leadership role in your organization's equity, cultural competency, inclusion and diversity work.
We are planning on launching in person if possible but if not we will be broadcasting and recording the session for accessibility. The program will run for 20 hrs in April and 20 hrs in May. All interested parties in taking our Cultural Competence Foundations core training programs are welcome to join us in April.
Please find the links here to register: IDEA Institute: Cultural Competence Foundations Community (Track 1) Course: runs April 17-19th (20 hrs.) while the pilot train-the-trainer (below) is for BRIDGE staff, volunteers and our business members of the Impact and Changemaker Circles as we build capacity in our networks!
That IDEA Institute: Train-the-Trainer (Track 2) Course runs for 40 hrs: the dates are April 16-19th and May 21-24th. Track 2 starts on Thursday evening. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.
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BRIDGE services are available to you over Zoom, free conference call and Google Meet. Please be in touch because we are here to help with consults, coaching, video chats along with our training/education programs. We are working (just differently!) Already we have had convenings, trainings and 1:1s remotely and will continue to build capacity to meet the requirements of social distancing. Be well!
The Train-the-Trainer Program is designed to provide BRIDGE frameworks and curriculum to a core group of professionals committed to stewardship and leadership of equity, inclusion, and cultural competence at their workplace. The first weekend (Track 1) provides a full day session in Cultural Competence; a second day looking at systemic barriers around class, gender and race. And on the third day exploring hot topics in a workshop format. This will be an opportunity for train-the-trainers to participate in BRIDGE programming and make observations to support their future training.
Over the month in between, Track 2 registrants will have homework back at their workplace so the second weekend in May is focusing on designing a customized cultural competence program for their workplace with peer and BRIDGE feedback on delivery. Throughout this process, we will explore scenarios and go deeper in to the frameworks behind BRIDGE’s award-winning approach. BRIDGE’s curriculum provides workplaces and organizations with the tools to move forward. Following there will be demonstrations, observations & feedback along with future modules on specific topics. Networking time will be built in throughout the weekend in person or over Zoom Breakout Rooms remotely.
Cultural Competence Foundations | Tracks 1 & 2 | April 17-April 19
(Thursday, April 16th 2020 7 PM-9 PM | Introduction to Train-the-Trainer and Facilitator Foundations for Track 2 only)
Friday, April 17th 2020 9 AM- 5PM | Cultural Competence Foundations
Saturday, April 18th 2020 9PM-5PM | Real Talk on Systems of Oppressions: Developing a Poverty, Immigraion, Race and Gender Analysis
Sunday, April 19th 2020 9PM-12PM | Deeper Dives in to Essential Diversity Topics
Train-the-Trainer- Track 2 |May 21-24 (April Session Required)
Thursday, May 21st 2020 7PM-9PM | Introduction to Restorative Circle Practices for Equity & Inclusion Work
Friday, May 22nd 2020 9AM- 5PM | Building your Program: Cultural Competence pt. 1 & pt. 2
Saturday, May 23rd 9AM-5PM | Building your Program: Cultural Competence pt. 3 & pt.4
Sunday, May 24th 9AM-12PM | Building your Program: Cultural Competence pt. 5
As many of you have noted, we have postponed most large convenings that we have been a part of as host, co-host or have organized. Most near future meetings we will be conducting remotely at BRIDGE per Massachusetts and Berkshire public health guidelines.
Shortly, our trainings will be available remotely accompanied by video chats and webinars. Next week, I will do my fourth Twitter Chat on having an equity and privilege analysis on COVID-19 as we take care of ourselves, our families and each other in community. Stay tuned for more opportunities to engage with BRIDGE.
We are continuing with the ACLU - MA and community leaders convening over Zoom on Tuesday for the program What A Difference A DA makes. (March 17th!) Also we plan to move ahead with future programming as much as we can thinking about access for our stakeholders.
IDEA Institute launches at BRIDGE. (Thanks to support of Moonlight Mile Family Fund and our Moonlight Mile Circle along with the pending Lennox Foundation support, we are finally here!)
Our train-the-trainer program is launching its pilot in April. We are planning on launching in person if possible but if not we will be broadcasting and recording the session for accessibility. The program will run for 20 hrs in April and 20 hrs in May. All interests in taking our Cultural Competence Foundations core training programs are welcome to join us in April. Please find the links here: IDEA Institute: Cultural Competence Foundations Community (Track 1) Course: runs April 17-19th (20 hrs.) and the pilot train-the-trainer is for BRIDGE staff and our business members of the Impact and Changemaker Circles as we build capacity in our networks! the IDEA Institute: Train-the-Trainer (Track 2) Course - 40 hrs: dates are April 16-19th and May 21-24th. Please email email@example.com for inquiries.
Read the full update from BRIDGE founder and CEO, Gwendolyn VanSant, on COVID-19.
Events posted here are hosted by or sponsored by BRIDGE.