Training

Groundswell provides training to organizations, companies, teams, and groups at varying stages of implementing diversity, inclusion, and equity practices and strategy. We offer training to empower leaders, to engage individuals, and to support communities. Training is one way we operationalize our mission of building a more equitable future. Our goal with training is to center our shared humanity and open opportunities for growth, change, and belonging.

We offer trainings in five overarching topics:

Community Building

Conflict & Dispute Resolution

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)

Hate Prevention

Restorative Justice Practices

One starting place can be requesting one of our most popular trainings or workshops. The difference between workshops and trainings is timing–workshops are under four hours and trainings are four or more hours.

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We all have bias! Identify & explore implicit bias and ways it creeps into our minds. Together, we will work on re-training our brains and practice tools for seeing and addressing bias within our organizations.  

LEVEL: Introductory-Intermediate

There are everyday and every-relationship applications for restorative justice. This training introduces restorative justice, the anchors for continued practice, and experiential application of community building circles and restorative communication.

Understanding and ascending the stairway to justice is one of the cornerstones of this training. A facilitator’s guide to restorative interventions for conflict and harm. Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and practice opportunities to skillfully navigate the complex dynamics that arise in instances of conflict and harm.

 LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced

We all get stuck in conflict. Learning about conflict styles and cycles begins the journey to manage conflict, and to bridge connections where there was conflict. This training explores impacts of managed vs. unmanaged conflict, trauma responses to conflict, and getting unstuck through unpacking intent vs. impact.

The 32-hour basic mediation training is appropriate for any individual who wishes to develop better personal or professional conflict resolution skills as well as for those who plan to become professional mediators. Successful completion of the training qualifies the new mediator to participate in DRPA mediation programs across the state of California. 

By building a solid foundation for your team/group, relationships can flourish, engagement increases, and innovative collaboration becomes possible. Invite us to facilitate a foundation-laying retreat where your team/group will feel a sense of inclusion and belonging. 

Learn about the history of civil rights in Orange County and explore how this history informs the present.  This presentation connects a local chronology of bias & discrimination, injustice, and restrictive laws & policies to social uprising, community-driven change, and movement toward racial and civil equity.  

LEVEL: Introductory

Gain new perspective for centering relationships, healing harm, and actively dismantling systems of oppression. This workshop will give an overview of terms and tools for restorative justice practices. 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are words for action. This workshop defines diversity, equity, and inclusion as goals and processes, and explores how these can be co-created within organizations and rooted into strategic planning and action.  

LEVEL: Introductory

Albert Einstein said “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” This workshop will help find the opportunity in conflict and managing conflict using constructive engagement. 

Bias, harassment, and hate harm our community and hurt us all. This presentation provides information about bias-motivated hate activity, how to report, and how our communities are specifically impacted by hate.

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One starting place can be requesting one of our most popular trainings or workshops. The difference between workshops and trainings is timing–workshops are under four hours and trainings are four or more hours.