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Train the Trainer: Facilitation & Content-Building Skills for Providers

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Train the Trainer: Facilitation & Content-Building Skills for Providers
Train the Trainer: Facilitation & Content-Building Skills for Providers

Time & Location

Jun 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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About the Event

Kelsey Pacha

Training Description

This full-day course will support professionals in offering trainings to providers and parents involved with youth in care. Participants will practice facilitation skills, experiment with activities, cultivate the skills needed to create measurable, specific objectives, and how to build a training based on those objectives. Participants will consider the needs of the audiences they will be presenting to, rehearse dealing with microaggressions, storytelling, and facilitating difficult conversations. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of how to create and present training content to meet multiple learning styles and evaluate their effectiveness in delivering information.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to identify learning objectives and create a sample agenda.
  • Practice/embody leading various training activities.
  • Learn tips for creating an effective slide deck, and how to best leverage visual and verbal information.
  • Identify the needs and strengths of trainee population within the context of foster care, juvenile justice, and other social service systems.
  • Practice answering difficult questions and dealing with microaggressions through roleplay.


9:00 - 9:10 Introductions: name, GP, one thing to learn, what training you’d be interested in giving; objectives, agreements.

9:10 - 10:50 Components of a training: materials and activities. Training worksheet.

10:50 - 11:20 Facilitation 101/do’s and don’ts.

11:20 - 12:10 Slide deck 101. Training worksheet.

12:10 - 12:40 Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

12:40 - 1:20 Storytelling and self-disclosure; telling a story with a purpose.

1:20 - 1:55 Difficult conversations and microaggressions. Roleplay with active listening/re-stating.

1:55 - 2:10 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

2:10 - 2:30 Best practices.

2:30 - 3:45 Stations: 1) Critique of video presentation. 2) Roleplay responding to a difficult participant. 3) 

3:45 – 4:00 Wrap up and Q&A; Course Evaluations

Meet Our Trainer

Kelsey Pacha is a queer-identified transman who has worked with LGBTQ people for 15years, primarily in non-profit settings. He is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds an M.A. in Religion and Psychology, a Master of Divinity, and a Certificate in Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion, located in Berkeley, CA.Kelsey is passionate about educating would-be allies and empowering LGBTQ people through educational trainings. He has offered LGBTQ inclusivityand cultural humilitytrainings for corporations, clinicians, non-profits, schools (preschool-college age), senior facilities, and for providers working with system-involved youth. He has also developed curricula for LGBTQ youth programs, faith communities, and presented at conferences across the country. Kelsey is the Board PresidentofTrans Bodies,Trans Selves,which publishes a 649-page resource guide by and for the trans*, genderqueer, and gender-nonconforming communities. He is currently writing a chapter, editing another, and serving as the Survey Editor for the second edition of the book, to be released in June 2021.

This course meets the qualifications for (6.25) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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