Online 2 Day Course: Participation Across Differences

  • March 06, 2023
  • (EST)
  • March 07, 2023
  • (EST)
  • 2 sessions
  • March 06, 2023, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
  • March 07, 2023, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (EST)
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Two 3-hour sessions

March 6 & 7, 2023

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Central

10:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Mountain

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific


Facilitating effective engagement and teamwork across social and individual differences is becoming a more important part of many leadership roles.  Diverse spaces and teams are critical to the ongoing work of reaching equity and inclusion.  They also present a unique set of interaction challenges that can result in misunderstandings and mistrust that can linger and damage teams if not managed well.  In this workshop Connected Realities will share simple and effective planning tools and facilitation techniques that will help you to:

  • Understand how social identities and interpersonal dynamics impact meetings and can lead to inequitable participation. 
  • Discover how our individual social identities impact how we facilitate.
  • Create an inclusive meeting environment for all, including how to avoid creating barriers to participation.
  • Create space for participants to hear and understand each other across their differences and perspectives, and move toward achieving desired team outcomes. 

    Cost: $265 member, $355 non-member, $175 student member

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    Connected Realities 

    Joy Lujan

    Joy is the founder of Connected Realities, LLC. Before dedicating herself full-time to collaboration consulting in 2016, Joy had 17 years of experience as a community planner, facilitator, mediator, and trainer while working for the National Park Service. Her passion for authentic public engagement underscores her deep commitment to community dialogue and public processes where people hear each other, understand each other, and find ways to work together effectively. Her experience working within all levels of city, county, state, and federal government agencies as well as community groups and nonprofit organizations, has resulted in success in reaching group consensus on contentious projects. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver. Her primary focus is to help individuals and groups translate individual power into collective action through effective collaboration.

    Le'alani S. Boykin, AICP

    Le`alani (Kanaka `Ōiwi) is a community planner and collaboration specialist fascinated with people processes and human potential. She empowers stakeholders and promotes useful input for community planning & design projects and community resource programs through careful process design and facilitation. Since 2008, she has provided meeting facilitation, participatory planning, capacity building, strategic planning, and training services to local, regional, and federal governments, nonprofits, and community-based organizations.  She uses empathy, mindfulness, and visualizations to help groups with diverse learning styles to work together toward a common goal.  Le`alani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado.  She is a certified planner of the American Institute of Certified Planners and a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program.

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