CCR offers customized trainings for specific groups interested in integrating reflection and dialogue into their organizations, campuses and communities. In these cases, CCR staff will work with a group to design the training to meet their specific needs.
Benefits of Custom Trainings:
- Concrete facilitation skills—basic mechanics of developing questions, identifying resources, and planning and leading discussions
- Direct support for integrating reflection and dialogue into current work
- Facilitation Handbook with guidelines, tips, and answers to frequently asked questions
- Sample set of diverse texts and images useful for exploring civic values and activities, including one free CCR publication
- Opportunity to strengthen connections with colleagues, community members, and volunteers
- An engaging, encouraging, and memorable experience
We have trained:
- National service program directors and volunteer administrators to lead discussions with AmeriCorps members and volunteers
- Nonprofit leaders to engage their staff in conversations about the value of their work
- Community members from state humanities councils to lead conversations on issues of public concern, including immigration, religion and race
- High school teachers and higher education faculty and staff to lead discussions for service-learning and community engagement programs
- Librarians and museum staff to lead discussions with colleagues, volunteers and community members
- Healthcare providers to lead discussions with doctors, nurses, social workers, and others in their field
Format and Costs:
- Two-day civic reflection facilitation trainings offer intensive experiential learning opportunities in which each participant has the opportunity to facilitate a discussion. The approximate base cost for a two-day training for up to 25 participants is $5,500.
- One-day civic reflection facilitation trainings introduce the practice of civic reflection and offer hands-on support for planning a discussion. The approximate base cost for a one-day training for up to 25 participants is $3,500.
- Half-day introduction to civic reflection trainings introduce participants to the practice and purposes of civic reflection, engage participants in a model discussion, and provide basic materials. The approximate base cost for a half-day workshop is $1,500.