Registration for the RACE TALKS Race Dialogue Facilitation Training Course is open.

RACE TALKS is offering its Race Dialogue Facilitator Training & Certification course. This is a unique opportunity to gain facilitation skills and become certified by a program that has been leading conversations in race dialogue for over 10 years. This is an interactive training experience that will give you all the feels.  This is both an educational and life changing opportunity to transform. Participants will:

  • Be transformed in their personal understanding of how racism impacts and influences daily decision making.
  • Learn how to dismantle institutional white supremacy and systemic racism.
  • Explore individual and collective stories of how race and racism has impacted your life and the relationships you form.
  • Explore cultural communication styles and build confidence engaging in conversations focused on race and racism.
  • Learn how to identify and deescalate conflict when it arises in communication.
  • Build confidence identifying and addressing triggers, like microaggressions, when they arise in conversation.
  • Gain experience planning a RACE TALKS forum, use public speaking and presentation skills, and facilitating group discussions.

Outcome: Upon completion of this 21-hour course, participants will be invited to become a RACE TALKS Facilitator and gain up to an additional 100-hours of hands on facilitation training at our monthly forums.

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We understand that tolerance for time spent on Zoom may vary. The two options below (One Month Intensive and Three Month Training) are structured to accommodate these differences. The content in both training sessions is the same, only the pace has changed. These courses are designed for individuals who are 18 years and older. See below for youth, group, and corporate training.

All cohorts have a 12-person maximum capacity to ensure an intimate learning experience. Sign-up is on a first-come basis. We may offer a waitlist in case we reach capacity and experience a cancellation. Waitlisted participants must have tuition paid in full by the course start date.

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21-hour training: meet on Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00a – 1:30p + RACE TALKS monthly forum

  • Cohort 1: March 2021
    Training dates: March 6 & 7; 13th & 14th; 27th & 28th
    Meeting Time: 10:00a – 1:30p PST
    March 2021 Forum: March 18th @ 6:45p
  • Cohort 2: June 2021
    Training dates: June 5th & 6th; 12th & 13th; 26th & 27th
    Meeting Time: 10:00a – 1:30p PST
    June 2021 Forum: June 17th @ 6:45p
  • Cohort 3: October 2021
    Training dates: October 9th & 10th; 16th & 17th; 30th & 31st
    Meeting Time: 10:00a – 1:30p PST
    October 2021 Forum: October 21st @ 6:45p

21-hour training over three months; one weekend a month + RACE TALKS monthly forum
(RACE TALKS forums are held the 3rd Thursday of each month; details at racetalkspdx.com)

  • Cohort 1: March, April, May
    Training dates: March 6th & 7th; April 3rd & 4th; May 1st & 2nd
    Meeting Time: 10:00a – 1:30p PST
  • Cohort 2: June, July, August
    Training dates: June 5th & 6th; July 24th & 25th; August 7th & 8th
    Meeting Time: 10:00a – 1:30p PST
  • Cohort 3: October, November, December
    Training dates: October 9th & 10th; November 6th & 7th; December 4 & 5th
    Meeting Time: 10:00a – 1:30p PST

Cost: $3000.00

Next Step: Review the Course Reservation section to reserve your spot. If you are a youth or looking for group training, continue reading.

If you are interested in becoming a Youth Facilitator (under 18 years), please complete this form.

We also offer group and corporate training. Please ask about our organizational and group rates.

Register now to reserve a spot for yourself or another participant.

Next Step: Review our Course Payment Policies.

AFTER HIM! A true inspiration for the children. What are you hacking off? Is it my torso?! ‘It is!’ My precious torso! I saw you with those two “ladies of the evening” at Elzars. Explain that. She also liked to shut up! Why not indeed!

Example: I feel like I was mauled by Jesus. Hello, little man. I will destroy you!

I meant ‘physically’. Look, perhaps you could let me work for a little food? I could clean the floors or paint a fence, or service you sexually? When the lights go out, it’s nobody’s business what goes on between two consenting adults.

Example: Nay, I respect and admire Harold Zoid too much to beat him to death with his own Oscar.

Hey, what kinda party is this? There’s no booze and only one hooker. I’m just glad my fat, ugly mama isn’t alive to see this day. Wow! A superpowers drug you can just rub onto your skin? You’d think it would be something you’d have to freebase. Well, let’s just dump it in the sewer and say we delivered it. You guys realize you live in a sewer, right?

Example: Oh Leela! You’re the only person I could turn to; you’re the only person who ever loved me.

PUNY HUMAN NUMBER ONE, PUNY HUMAN NUMBER TWO, and Morbo’s good friend, Richard Nixon. Interesting. No, wait, the other thing: tedious. All I want is to be a monkey of moderate intelligence who wears a suit… that’s why I’m transferring to business school! Morbo can’t understand his teleprompter because he forgot how you say that letter that’s shaped like a man wearing a hat.

Example: If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right.

Before you complete the registration process, please familiarize yourself with RACE TALKS’s Refund, Cancellation, and Transfer Policies.

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  • All payments are non-refundable.
  • Your registration applies to the specific training course and dates you have chosen.

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  • All payments are non-refundable.
  • You may re-register for the same course within one year of the date of your original registration.
  • Course tuition paid in full must have been received in order to qualify.

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  • Transfers are available only when program tuition is paid in full.
  • You may apply this payment to the same course offered on another date.
  • Your request for a transfer must be made at least 14 business days prior to the start date of the program for which you originally registered. Transfers will be granted subject to availability.
  • If transferring to another individual: New registrant must meet any registration requirements listed.
  • If transferring to a new course date: The new course must occur within 3 months of the original course you registered for. You are responsible for any tuition charges that exceed your original investment. Any overage paid is not eligible for refund.
    • If you register for a course that is offered a discounted tuition or tuition assistance, you may retain the discounted tuition rate when you register for the same class within 3 months of original date.

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Full course payment must be received by the time your registered course begins. We are currently not set up to accept partial payments and are working on making this available in the near future.

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We hope to offer partial tuition assistance to BIPOC who are interested in taking the course. Please complete the tuition application. At this time we are not able to provide tuition assistance and will contact applicants when funding comes available.

If you would like to donate or sponsor our BIPOC Tuition Assistance, please contact us at racetalks02@gmail.com.

Final Step: Course payment will guarantee your spot in the course.

To guarantee the facilitator training spot you reserved earlier, you must complete the course registration with payment.