Facilitating Dialogues on Racism and Discrimination - Online

Contact Person: 

Jessica Dancingheart Send E-mail.


These gatherings will be conducted through Zoom with both phone-in and video-conferencing options. After enrolling, you will receive instructions for connecting to the call.

Event Begins: 
Wednesday, October 07 11:30 am
More Information and Registration: 


Facilitating Dialogues on Racism and Discrimination

the Journey from Head to Heart as We Have A Different Kind of Conversation

With Jessica Dancingheart

6 Wednesdays Oct 7 - Nov 11, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

The training is for people who want to learn to facilitate difficult conversations with the goal of: increasing mutual respect and understanding; making the uncomfortable comfortable; and, reaching a new ground that is based in mutual care and respect.

If you want to facilitate potentially difficult conversations that leave the participants open to new possibilities, this highly experiential training is for you. As a participant, you will learn:

  • To create safe conversation environment.
  • The neurobiology behind human interactions.
  • A broad overview of restorative justice principles and practices.
  • The steps that lead up to holding difficult conversations.
  • To set a clear intention for any conversation.
  • The 5 core human needs.
  • How to formulate questions that foster safety and deepen mutual understanding.
  • Formulating strength based joint actions steps to increase the chances of success.

One participant said, after participating in a heart-based dialogue on racism and discrimination: “I’ve heard a million times that we have to learn to be comfortable with uncomfortable conversations on race. I didn’t realize I never had one of those conversations until I joined this workshop. I think five, ten, fifteen years from now, I will have been a better person for participating in this conversation. The space created by Jessica allowed for a truly transformational experience.” - Sylvia M.

What you will get:
Access to and connection with like-hearted and like-minded people.
Access to recordings of the training presentations and fishbowls (not the breakout sessions) for one month after the class.
Practice facilitating and/or participating in these conversations.

Optional: 8 monthly private one-hour coaching with Jessica via zoom available.

Your host and guide, Jessica Dancingheart, has almost two decades of experience learning, practicing and teaching Nonviolent Communication, The Work of Byron Katie, Restorative Justice, Aikido, and various spiritual modalities. Her work is biologically respectful, as it is informed by our modern day understanding of how the brain works. She offers one-on-one coaching; living our best lives related workshops; and, relationship building, sustaining and healing workshops. When she is not coaching people and teaching them relationship skills, Jessica is with the people she loves - connecting, engaging in creative projects, and/or actively enjoying the great outdoors. As a person who was raised in international communities and formally educated as a scientist and engineer, she brings a good balance of head, heart, cultural diversity and body awareness to her work. To find out more about her work, visit: openingtopossibilities.com.

Disclaimer: This event is independently organized. RMCCC assumes no responsibility for this event. RMCCC was not involved in its design or execution and makes no guarantees, implicit or explicit, regarding its quality or content. RMCCC receives no financial or other benefit from this event; it is posted as a service to our community and to support others in growing Compassionate Communication awareness.