Custom Trainings

​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.

CCR staff stand at front of room, leading a training

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.

For more information about our Custom Trainings, please contact us at 312-750-1760 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)