Facilitation Training

Learn to Lead Reflective Conversations

Joseph Glode

Oregon Humanities' facilitation training prepares people to plan and facilitate conversations about vital issues and ideas across differences, beliefs, and backgrounds. These discussions help build strong relationships within organizations and among communities.

Our trainings will strengthen your skills to plan and facilitate conversations about big questions both at work and within the broader community. During the training, you will participate in reflective discussions in large and small groups and deepen your knowledge of techniques to lead them. All participants have the opportunity to plan a conversation and receive feedback from trainers and other participants. 

Oregon Humanities offers our two-day facilitation training at our downtown Portland office and in locations across Oregon about six times per year. We cap our trainings so that each attendee can receive the best hands-on facilitation experience. Each workshop is limited to the first twenty people to sign up.

Our trainings cost $450. By paying this amount you are covering the cost of your participation and allowing us to continue to offer the option for smaller organizations and individuals to pay what they are able. On the registration form you will have the opportunity to let us know what you can pay for the training. Your answer does not affect your registration. The cost includes two days of training, breakfast, snacks, and lunch each day, as well as a facilitation toolkit and a book, Taking Action: Readings for Civic Reflection (2012), edited by Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities. 

For questions, contact Rachel Bernstein, partnership and training manager, at (503) 241-0543, ext. 124, or r.bernstein@oregonhumanities.org.


Upcoming Trainings

Due to COVID-19, our upcoming April 30 and May 1 facilitation training in Portland has been canceled. As a result, remaining spots in our June 11 and 12 training will be offered with a priority given to the April participants.

To sign up for the waitlist, email r.bernstein@oregonhumanities.org

Check this page periodically for updates on other upcoming trainings around the state.

Oregon Humanities Facilitation Training is made possible in part thanks to the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Oregon Community Foundation.


2 comments have been posted.

Hi Cam. We offer these trainings about six times a year, both at our Portland office, as well as locations across the state. Registration is currently open for winter and spring trainings in Portland.

Rachel Bernstein | December 2019 |

How often are these classes offered? I am interested, these dates do not work (from LaGrande, this time).

cam mcginnis | November 2019 |

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