January 2020

Registration is now open for the
Raise the Room
Spring Leadership Circle.

Are you ready to create participant-centered spaces that enable everyone you work with to deeply learn, share, and succeed?

Join us for a four-part series that looks at improving the way we facilitate our meetings, workshops, classes, and events. Recommended for leaders in school district, non-profit, higher education, and community sectors, or anyone who is interested in increasing engagement, retention, and motivation with an equity lens.
Breakfast will be served, and everyone will receive a copy of “Raise the Room: A Practical Guide to Participant-Centered Facilitation.” Come prepared to talk, listen, and connect with this tight community of peers.

We will meet on Fridays from 9am – 11am at CalSAC (near the Downtown Berkeley BART):

★ February 14
★ March 13
★ April 24
★ May 15

Optional coaching between sessions is also available. Click here to learn more and here to apply!

Running a Retreat? 

Join us on Tuesday, April 21 at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma for a Retreat for Retreat Leaders. More information is here and a link to register is here

Facilitate Better
Meetings, Workshops, Classes, and Events!

Have you checked out Eva’s new book on facilitation? Visit to learn more and get your copy!

Math is Fun!

This spring we are offering a four-part series to help you bring more engaging math activities into your expanded learning programs. Click here to read more and to register.

Learn to run Spark Decks' workshops for your staff
(or for us)!

Applications are now being accepted for our Spring Training-of-Trainers at Westerbeke Ranch on Friday, March 20, 2020.

We designed this day to build your skills as a facilitator, and to support you in sharing what you know, all while fostering an incredible community of passionate peers dedicated to improving the quality of education for young people. Our hope is that you leave the retreat refreshed, with a new toolbox of skills, and with a renewed passion for your work.

For more information, read our Frequently Asked Questions

For the general application, click here

DCYF Grantees, to apply to attend FOR FREE, click here and choose "Training of Trainer Retreat." 

Click here to learn more about, and register for, our FREE workshops offered through SF’s Department of Children, Youth and Families!

Join our Allyship Project! Read more about how your youth can step up into a leadership role in this new initiative by clicking here!

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