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Wed, Sep 30


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Train the Trainer: Information Delivery Skills for Providers Working with Youth Part 2

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Train the Trainer: Information Delivery Skills for Providers Working with Youth Part 2
Train the Trainer: Information Delivery Skills for Providers Working with Youth Part 2

Time & Location

Sep 30, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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About the Event

Kelsey Pacha

Training Description

This full-day course builds upon Train the Trainer: Part 1 in supporting professionals in offering trainings to providers and parents involved with youth in care. Participants will review the outline they previously created of their desired training, practicing facilitation skills and leading activities to support their training content. 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 sense of comfort in facilitating, a toolbox of possible activities to use, and identify ways to reinforce their learning objectives even when unexpected distractions occur.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the components of a training: agenda, slide deck, materials, activities, and evaluation.
  • Practice answering difficult questions through active listening and non-violent communication.
  • Practice recognizing and responding to microaggressions through roleplay.
  • Embody leading various activities designed to facilitate learning.
  • Critique the effectiveness of others’ facilitation. 


9-9:15 Introductions: name, GP, one thing to learn, what training you’d be interested in giving; objectives, agreements.

9:15-9:25 Self-reflection activity: What is your biggest fear in regards to facilitation? 

9:25-9:40 Pair share: What does facilitation mean to you? When have you seen someone facilitate well? What made their facilitation stand apart?

9:40-10:10 Review components of a training—agenda, slide deck, materials and activities. Preview how we will integrate facilitation and activity-leading skills into our previously developed materials. Training worksheet, Training Creation Matrix.

10:10-10:30 Facilitation 101—eight roles of a facilitator, what facilitation is/is not.

10:30-10:45 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

10:45-11:20 Facilitation skills: active listening. Roleplay active listening in pairs.

11:20-12:00 Co-facilitation and best practices.

12:00-12:30 Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

12:30-1:20 Storytelling and self-disclosure; telling a story with a purpose. Group fishbowl activity.

1:20-2:00 Difficult conversations and microaggressions. Roleplay with active listening/re-stating.

2:00-2:10 Grounding/centering meditation.

2:10-2:25 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

2:25-2:40 Types of activities.

2:40-3:00 Best practices, tips & tricks for leading activities.

3:00-3:45 Critique of video presentation.

3:45-4:00 Wrap up and Q&A.

Meet Our Trainer

Kelsey Pacha, MA, M.Div. is a trans man who has worked with marginalized communities for 15+ years in a variety of settings. He holds a Master of Religion and Psychology, Master of Divinity, and Certificate of Sexuality and Religion from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Psychological Services from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He is the owner of Kelsey Pacha Consulting, which supports the work of institutions and individuals in increasing their capacity for cultural humility and social justice-informed institutional change. Kelsey offers educational trainings and LGBTQ workplace policy expertise with an emphasis on practical skills, identity awareness, and personal empowerment. He regularly works with corporate diversity, equity, and inclusion officers and LGBTQ affinity groups, as well as legal, clinical, medical, and direct service (including child welfare and faith leader) personnel. For more information, visit or email   

This course meets the qualifications for (6) 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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