Berkeley, CA TRAININGS & SCHEDULE

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2018 Workshops

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July 25-29, 2018
Cross-Cultural Facilitation Techniques: 5-day Intensive for Diversity Trainers, Educators & Therapists ↓
All Welcome

July 25-29, 2018
Wednesday: 2pm-9pm; Thursday-Saturday 8am - 5pm; Sunday: 8am-2pm
Facilitated by Lee Mun Wah & Rainbow Markell

Facilitating a group with many cross-cultural perspectives and experiences requires a keen understanding and knowledge of how cultural differences can impact group dynamics, relationships and their sense of safety.

In this unique training, Lee Mun Wah will guide each participant through a series of exercises and mindful techniques that will enhance their understanding of the impact of culture on relationships, conflictual cultural situations, as well as how to develop a deeper and more authentic sense of community and openness within diverse groups.

Participants will explore their perception and attitudes about diversity issues through the use of films, books, vignettes and personal stories. They will learn to:

  1. Listen and respond from a Buddhist & Eastern Approach
  2. Notice the impact and intent of all our communications and actions
  3. Discover the importance of curiosity as a mediation tool
  4. Make use of non-verbal communications
  5. Use Mindful Techniques to de-escalate a conflict wthin minutes
  6. Ask 26 culturally-sensitive questions that create safety & trust

September 28-30, 2018
Let's Get Real- Unlearning Racism & Internalized Racism ↓

September 28-30, 2018
Friday 2 pm-9pm, Saturday 8 am-6 pm, Sunday 8 am-2 pm
Facilitated by Lee Mun Wah & Rainbow Markell

There is so much that is unsaid in this country about race issues. In this retreat we will explore a variety of ways to have this dialogue on race and racism that will lead to a more intimate and honest conversation and relationship with each other. This retreat is about confronting some of the issues that keep us all from talking to one another about race/racism. It is also about discovering new ways to begin that conversation, how to create a bridge to talk about our differences, exploring what opens us up and what closes us down, and finally, 101 ways to become Culturally Competent in our relationships and workplaces.

Before we can truly become a multicultural nation, we must have a relationship based on respect and understanding, reflection and curiosity; where our differences and our similarities are embraced, valued and integrated into the very fabric of our workplaces, communities, schools and governmental institutions. It also means coming to an understanding that awareness and holidays are just the beginning.

What is required is an on-going dialogue and relationship with each other. I hope that you will join us in making this not only a better world for our children, but for ourselves – not by starting tomorrow, but by beginning that conversation today.

Participants will learn:

  • 9 Healthy Ways to Communicate
  • 101 Ways to Become Culturally Competent
  • 21 Statements That Stop A Diversity Conversation
  • The Art of Listening & Responding Cross-Culturally

2019 Workshops

February 22-24, 2019
↓ Let's Get Real- Unlearning Racism & Internalized Racism ↓

February 22-24, 2019
Friday 2 pm-9pm, Saturday 8 am-6 pm, Sunday 8 am-2 pm
Facilitated by Lee Mun Wah & Rainbow Markell

There is so much that is unsaid in this country about race issues. In this retreat we will explore a variety of ways to have this dialogue on race and racism that will lead to a more intimate and honest conversation and relationship with each other. This retreat is about confronting some of the issues that keep us all from talking to one another about race/racism. It is also about discovering new ways to begin that conversation, how to create a bridge to talk about our differences, exploring what opens us up and what closes us down, and finally, 101 ways to become Culturally Competent in our relationships and workplaces.

Before we can truly become a multicultural nation, we must have a relationship based on respect and understanding, reflection and curiosity; where our differences and our similarities are embraced, valued and integrated into the very fabric of our workplaces, communities, schools and governmental institutions. It also means coming to an understanding that awareness and holidays are just the beginning.

What is required is an on-going dialogue and relationship with each other. I hope that you will join us in making this not only a better world for our children, but for ourselves – not by starting tomorrow, but by beginning that conversation today.

Participants will learn:

  • 9 Healthy Ways to Communicate
  • 101 Ways to Become Culturally Competent
  • 21 Statements That Stop A Diversity Conversation
  • The Art of Listening & Responding Cross-Culturally

April 19-21, 2019
Mastering Diversity Training & Facilitation ↓

April 19-21, 2019 (Friday-Sunday)
Friday 2 pm-9 pm; Saturday 8 am-6 pm; Sunday 8 am-2 pm
Facilitated by Lee Mun Wah & Rainbow Markell

Too often we are afraid to begin a conversation about race and racism because we have had a bad experience or feel that we will say something wrong or hurtful. This workshop is particularly exciting and satisfying because it allows everyone the opportunity to practice talking to someone who is different from themselves in a compassionate and honest way. Participants will learn that they are not alone in their fears and that all of us lack a “model” of how to begin this type of conversation. The most important ingredient is our sincerity and our willingness to learn and understand each other. We will practice sharing with one another through use of film, small group interactions, role plays and personal stories.

Participants will learn:

  1. Listen and respond from a Buddhist & Eastern Approach
  2. Notice the impact and intent of all our communications and actions
  3. Discover the importance of curiosity as a mediation tool
  4. Make use of non-verbal communications
  5. Use Mindful Techniques to de-escalate a conflict wthin minutes
  6. Ask 26 culturally-sensitive questions that create safety & trust


June 19-23, 2019
Cross-Cultural Facilitation Skills for Diversity Trainers, Educators & Therapists: Five Day Intensive ↓
All Welcome

June 19-23, 2019
Wednesday: 2pm-9pm; Thursday-Saturday 8am - 5pm; Sunday: 8am-2pm
Facilitated by Lee Mun Wah & Rainbow Markell

Facilitating a group with many cross-cultural perspectives and experiences requires a keen understanding and knowledge of how cultural differences can impact group dynamics, relationships and their sense of safety.

In this unique training, Lee Mun Wah will guide each participant through a series of exercises and mindful techniques that will enhance their understanding of the impact of culture on relationships, conflictual cultural situations, as well as how to develop a deeper and more authentic sense of community and openness within diverse groups.

Participants will explore their perception and attitudes about diversity issues through the use of films, books, vignettes and personal stories. They will learn to:

  1. Listen and respond from a Buddhist & Eastern Approach
  2. Notice the impact and intent of all our communications and actions
  3. Discover the importance of curiosity as a mediation tool
  4. Make use of non-verbal communications
  5. Use Mindful Techniques to de-escalate a conflict wthin minutes
  6. Ask 26 culturally-sensitive questions that create safety & trust

July 17-21, 2019
Cross-Cultural Facilitation Techniques: 5-day Intensive for Diversity Trainers, Educators & Therapists ↓
All Welcome

July 17-21, 2019
Wednesday: 2pm-9pm; Thursday-Saturday 8am - 5pm; Sunday: 8am-2pm
Facilitated by Lee Mun Wah & Rainbow Markell

Facilitating a group with many cross-cultural perspectives and experiences requires a keen understanding and knowledge of how cultural differences can impact group dynamics, relationships and their sense of safety.

In this unique training, Lee Mun Wah will guide each participant through a series of exercises and mindful techniques that will enhance their understanding of the impact of culture on relationships, conflictual cultural situations, as well as how to develop a deeper and more authentic sense of community and openness within diverse groups.

Participants will explore their perception and attitudes about diversity issues through the use of films, books, vignettes and personal stories. They will learn to:

  1. Listen and respond from a Buddhist & Eastern Approach
  2. Notice the impact and intent of all our communications and actions
  3. Discover the importance of curiosity as a mediation tool
  4. Make use of non-verbal communications
  5. Use Mindful Techniques to de-escalate a conflict wthin minutes
  6. Ask 26 culturally-sensitive questions that create safety & trust

September 27-29, 2019
Let's Get Real- Unlearning Racism & Internalized Racism ↓

September 27-29, 2019
Friday 2 pm-9pm, Saturday 8 am-6 pm, Sunday 8 am-2 pm
Facilitated by Lee Mun Wah & Rainbow Markell

There is so much that is unsaid in this country about race issues. In this retreat we will explore a variety of ways to have this dialogue on race and racism that will lead to a more intimate and honest conversation and relationship with each other. This retreat is about confronting some of the issues that keep us all from talking to one another about race/racism. It is also about discovering new ways to begin that conversation, how to create a bridge to talk about our differences, exploring what opens us up and what closes us down, and finally, 101 ways to become Culturally Competent in our relationships and workplaces.

Before we can truly become a multicultural nation, we must have a relationship based on respect and understanding, reflection and curiosity; where our differences and our similarities are embraced, valued and integrated into the very fabric of our workplaces, communities, schools and governmental institutions. It also means coming to an understanding that awareness and holidays are just the beginning.

What is required is an on-going dialogue and relationship with each other. I hope that you will join us in making this not only a better world for our children, but for ourselves – not by starting tomorrow, but by beginning that conversation today.

Participants will learn:

  • 9 Healthy Ways to Communicate
  • 101 Ways to Become Culturally Competent
  • 21 Statements That Stop A Diversity Conversation
  • The Art of Listening & Responding Cross-Culturally

 

All workshops held at the Quan Yin Training Center in Berkeley, CA

Click here to download complete 2018 schedule here (PDF)

Click here to download complete 2019 schedule here (PDF)

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