**CANCELLED Caring & Committed Conversations Train the Trainer**

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 6/8/2024 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 6/10/2024 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Christina Streiff Oji
Agency Assistant: Brittany Stepan -
Location: BrightWorks
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Facility: BrightWorks
6/10/2024 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
6/11/2024 08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
6/12/2024 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM

Caring & Committed Conversations Train the Trainer

Facilitators, Sarah Miller & Malik Peer, Diversity Equity Outreach Consulting, LLC

Sarah Miller (she/her) is a passionate and dedicated educator and lifelong learner who has been working in the field of Education for 30 years. During her career she has served as a teacher, Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) Specialist, American Indian Educator Coordinator and After-Hours Learning Coordinator. Ms. Miller graduated from Bemidji State University and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia College. In addition, Sarah received a Culturally Responsive Teaching Certificate and her Administrative Certification. Sarah is currently working on her Doctoral Degree in Social Change Leadership from Walden University.

Malik Peer was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. To escape the desolation of poverty, Malik left home with his brother at the age of 13 to pursue a music career in Minnesota. After an adventurous music career, Malik found his way back to Education. He returned to earn his GED and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Equity and Inclusion. Mr. Peer is in the process of obtaining his Master’s Degree in Equity and Inclusion with an emphasis on Social Education. He is a licensed mediator, Restorative Practices Trainer, and an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) administrator. Malik has a passion for assisting and supporting all people in developing their relationship with self and others. He brings passion to his profession by creating engaging and transformative training and coaching to others. Malik is currently serving as an Equity Specialist for the Jordan Public Schools in Minnesota.

Join Sarah and Malik on a 3 day training to learn how to teach others the process of hosting Caring and Connected/Compassionate/Committed Conversations. After the training the participants will understand how to form a Diversity or Equity Leadership Group, prepare and host a conversation, and teach others how to engage in the conversation process that elevates students' voices so all students are seen, heard, and represented in the school culture. "EveryONE Experiences, EveryONE's Expereince"

Who: Educators, administrators, and community members who are interested in learning how to host CCC and desire to learn how to teach the process to others.

What: CCC is a guided converstaion process that empowers students to courageously use their voices in sharing their personal stories and thoughts about societal and educational issues that explicitly and implicitly impact their lives. Participating adults create a time and place for supporting positive relationships and communication skills-building.

Why: The conversations promote positive relationship-building, articulating student voice, and creating inclusive learning environments. During the process, everyone has the opportunity to be seen, heard, and represented. EveryONE gets to experience EveryONE's expereince.

How: By partaking in these C.C.C.s, youth and adult participants engage in a communication model/process that fosters a sense of self and social awareness through self-expression. The students and staff who host C.C.C.s develop authentic connections that inspire unity through the progessive experience.

During the 3 day training participants will:

Day 1: Learning the research and theory behind the conversation model

Day 2: Learning the vibe behind a DLCjr/DLC/ELC leadership crew and steps to hosting a conversation

Day 3: Hosting conversations and teaching others the process


$1200/person - Member

$1500/person - Standard

Please make checks payable to BrightWorks and mail to: 

Attn: Brittany Stepan
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Please note: If an invoice is required, an additional fee of $10 will be applied. 

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert BrightWorks 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (BrightWorks requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.