Accountability & Mediation Series - Intro to Team-based De-escalation

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 amFree
One of our commitments to move toward being an increasingly anti-oppressive organization and working toward ending violence together with our communities is to build skills to acknowledge our own harmful impacts, work toward creating boundaries and safety for those harmed, and building opportunities for growth for all involved. We will center these workshops on addressing harm that would not typically be criminalized – and sometimes is not productively dealt with at all in our community and organizational spaces: oppression, microaggression, power-over strategies, and conflict.

Through the spring, the Middle Way House Prevention team is providing workshops and skill-up spaces for community members and individuals from our organization and others in helping and healing professions, as well as individuals who wish to support the interpersonal relationships of members of their communities as peer advocates.  These workshops are interactive and will invite you to consider real-life applications and build skills with others in our community. Free and open to all. Questions? Contact lindsey@middlewayhouse.org. All Accountability and Mediation events are facilitated via zoom.  Please register here to receive the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/qZJwZVtNCUJMvEPg7.

Workshops:

May 6, 9:30 – 11am – Accountability to What?: Moving Values to Practice in an Organization
May 13, 9:30 – 11am – Intro to Non-violent Communication Mediation in an Organization
May 20, 9:30 – 11am – Intro to Team-based De-escalation
May 27, 9:30 – 11am – Organizational Accountability/Mediation/De-escalation Logistics: A Q+A & Cross-team Learning Space to Build Buy-in & Practice to Uphold Organizational Accountability Statements & Commitments
June 3, 9:30 – 11am – Accountability to What?: Moving Our Values to Practice in an Organization
June 17, 9:30 – 11am – Accountability 102: A Practice Space for Potential Support Teams and Facilitators

Book Club:

April 19 – May 31, 6:30 – 8:00pm every other Tuesday – Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation by Adrienne Maree Brown. The book is available as an ebook through the MCPL hoopla account (available for free with your library account). Contact Lindsey@middlewayhouse.org if you do not have a free MCPL library account and need a different way of accessing the book. Each session is stand-alone; you do not need to attend every session.

April 19th – Sections: Nonlinear/Iterative Facilitation; Nonlinear/Iterative Mediation; Interdependent/Decentralized Facilitation; Interdependent/Decentralized Mediation
  • Additional Homework/What to Expect: Come with ideas for role play scenarios that might flourish with these types of facilitation/mediation, expect to work in pairs and small group practicing facilitation and mediation styles. Practice will be messy and move us toward growth.
May 3rd – Sections: Transformative Justice/Resilience Facilitation; Transformative Justice/Resilience Mediation; Creating More Possibilities Facilitation; Creating More Possibilities Mediation
  • Additional Homework/What to Expect: Come with ideas for role play scenarios that might flourish with these types of facilitation/mediation, expect to work in pairs and small group practicing facilitation and mediation styles. Practice will be messy and move us toward growth.

May 17th – Sections: Book Review (reflect on your notes, highlights and dog-eared pages and bring passages that moved your facilitation and mediation practices the most)

  • Additional Homework/What to Expect: Consider what you want to bring to the closing circle for facilitation/mediation. We will use this space to look back at what we’ve learned and look forward at how we might translate toward practice in our anti-violence workspaces. As always, practice may feel messy and reach us toward growth.
May 31st – Sections: Book Review (reflect on your notes, highlights and dog-eared pages and bring passages that moved your facilitation and mediation practices the most)
  • Additional Homework/What to Expect: Consider what you want to bring to the closing circle for facilitation/mediation. We will use this space to look back at what we’ve learned and look forward at how we might translate toward practice in our anti-violence work spaces. As always, practice may feel messy and reach us toward growth.

Preview/Summer Look-ahead:

Accountability: Creative Intervention Toolkit Workbook – May 31 – July 26, 6:30 – 7:30pm every other Tuesday.
Supporting Accountability Teams: A Role Play for Facilitators and Support Networks In-training (scenarios vary, once a month in June/July/August- 4-hour workshops).
Questions? Contact lindsey@middlewayhouse.org.
All Accountability and Mediation events are facilitated via zoom. Please register to receive the Zoom link: https://forms.gle/qZJwZVtNCUJMvEPg7.

Details

Date:
May 20
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Middle Way House - Prevention Team
Phone:
(812) 333-7404
Email:
lindsey@middlewayhouse.org
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