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The Training Experience

You  are invited to participate in a unique Online Dialogue Facilitation  Training course, designed as a next step for those who have participated  in dialogues in the past, or as a refresher to those who have  previously participated in a facilitation training.  

“Dominator culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, sameness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding out what connects us, reveling in our differences; this is the process that brings us closer, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community.” 

bell hooks

What skills will you learn?

Participants in the Online Dialogue Facilitation Training course will have access to experiential training, resources and tools, connections to peers, and feedback on their facilitation skills, all to increase their capacity to: 

  • Promote equity and inclusion through dialogue
  • Facilitate challenging conversations
  • Engage openly with conflict to promote growth
  • Support equitable and inclusive practices 

How will the training be conducted?

The online trainings will include 8 weekly live group sessions using Zoom as well as recorded content to be viewed before each session.  

Each 2 and 1/2-hour online training session will be highly interactive and will scaffold the development of knowledge and skills over the 8 sessions.  It is, therefore, essential that all participants make every effort to be available for all 8 sessions.   

The group size will be kept small in order to provide all participants with ample opportunities to participate, ask questions, and engage in group activities.  Early applications are encouraged.

Space is limited

When is the training?

Eight Fridays in  Summer 2020

May 29 through July 24, 2020 (no training on July 3)

10:00 am - 12:30 pm Pacific / 11:00 am - 1:30 pm Mountain / 12-2:30 pm Central / 1-3:30 pm Eastern

What is the cost?

Cost:  $1000

Early Bird Discount: $700 for those who apply/register by May 4, 2020 

No payment due until acceptance into course

Scholarships considered.

About the Trainers

Anna Yeakley, Ph.D.

Teresa Graham Brett, J.D.

Teresa Graham Brett, J.D.


Teresa Graham Brett, J.D.

Teresa Graham Brett, J.D.

Teresa Graham Brett, J.D.


The co-facilitators, Anna Yeakley and Teresa Graham Brett, each have over 20 years of intergroup dialogue facilitation and training experience, and have been working together over the past 3 years to develop high quality trainings for senior leaders and diversity personnel that are in-depth in skill development, efficient in terms of time, and highly accessible using online technology.


I would strongly endorse this online dialogue facilitation training. Anna  and Teresa provide thorough and relevant instruction in a professional  and safe environment. Their years of expertise were apparent as they  coached and mentored our group on a variety of complex topics and skills  with ease and aplomb. I look forward to future opportunities to  continue learning from them. 

~Erin Khang, LMSW Social Work Manager and  Director of Graduate Social Work Education

This training was a true train the trainer online facilitator training. I  learned valuable skills while also getting to practice with peers and  receive feedback in real-time. I would highly recommend any training  with Teresa and Anna.  

~Nathan C Tomson, Assistant Director of Residence  Life, Central Michigan University

The Online Dialogue Facilitation Course with Anna and Teresa has  transformed the way I facilitate my online offerings. I now have a  broader theoretical foundation, coupled with tried and true practical  application skills, to guide my clients in deepening their social  justice parenting and educational practice. Thank you for this powerful  educational experience! 

~Mollie Monahan-Kreishman, PhD, Founder, Social  Justice Kids

Anna and Teresa are an incredible duo. This experience allowed me to  connect with professionals across the globe while engaging in meaningful  dialogue and skill building opportunities. This work is never done, nor  is it ever absolute, this opportunity allowed me to grow, reflect and  continue to engage in the difficult and rewarding work that continues to  reaffirm my commitment to social justice education.

~Spring 2020 Training Course Participant

"In the face of daunting challenges, we must summon the courage to believe we are the ones we have been waiting for, take risks, and experiment towards solutions. Why do it? Because you will become the leader we need. Because together we will become the leadership we collectively need." Jodie Tonita (from Adrienne Maree Brown's Emergent Strategy)

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