Training & Workshops Offered
Roberts & Associates ~ We transform lives!
Staff/Professional Development, Organizational Assessment, and Experiential Learning
Sample Training Modules and Topics for Consideration:
- Justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, relevance (and related!)
- Cultural competency and social justice
- Social groups and status
- Cross-cultural communication
- Strategies for being an effective ally
- Oppression and privilege
- Diversity and risk management
- Assessments for creating change
- Recruitment & retention of diverse staff
- Critical look at clinical incidents
- Leadership development
- Youth development and working with urban youth
Past Trainings and Workshops
“Facilitation for a safe haven” – Valley of the Moon Children’s Center. Staff development training series. Spring 2018 & 2019. Co-facilitator, Lara Mendel, Executive Director/Co-Founder, The Mosaic Project | Consulting (Santa Rosa, CA).
“Metrics and evaluation for program improvement: Establishing common ground and building capacity” – Outdoors Empowered Network, National Summit for Member Affiliates. Nov 7, 2014 (Oakland) and Nov 6, 2015 (San Francisco).
“America Today versus the America of Tomorrow: Keeping Pace with Demographic changes.” U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ~ Advanced Refuge Management Academy. August 2010 and August 2011. Friends Academy, 2012. National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
“Culture and competency: Diversity in Action.” Naturebridge/Yosemite Institute. Half-day training for field science educators. Yosemite National Park. January 7, 2010 (Co-facilitator: Priscilla McKenney, former Program Director, GirlVentures).
“Building cultural competencies for land managers”. Presentation and training. National Park Service Intermountain Region Training. Sponsored by the NPS/IMR Relevance and Diversity Executive Steering Committee. November 4, 2009.
“Exploring dimensions of diversity and culture: Tips and tools for enhancing outdoor leadership.” Outdoor Action Program, Princeton University. Sept 2-3, 2009. (Co-facilitator: Elaine Hatala, Consultant & Trainer, NJ).
“Diversity in Action.” Nature Bridge/Golden Gate (formerly the Headlands Institute). Half-day training for field science educators. January 6, 2009. (Co-facilitator, Lara Mendel, The Mosaic Project)..
“Outreach Programming to Diverse Audiences”. Association of Partners for Public Lands. All-day pre-conference workshop. Portland, OR. March 6, 2005. (Co-facilitators: Bill Gwaltney, National Park Service, Intermountain Region and Marco Bonta, Center for Diversity and the Environment).
“Attitudes, Perceptions, and Experiences across Cultures: Rocky Mountain National Park, A Case Study.” US Army Corps of Engineers, Estes Park, CO. October 2001. 3-day workshop on Ethnic Minority Recreation.
“Diversity in Action.” Baltimore Yearly Meeting Camping Program. Four camps; 2-day staff training; June 2001. Camp Catoctin, MD. (Co-facilitator: Sky Gray, Santa Fe Mountain Center).
“Diversity in Action.” One-day diversity training provided to One Great River (drug and alcohol prevention program, and outdoor education for youth). May 1999. Shreveport, LA.
What others are saying about us!
“Thank you! Well tailored to the group and respectful of where we are…”
“This is the first real comprehensive workshop I’ve been to addressing racism and discrimination. Something I’ve needed for a long time. Everyone needs something like this! Great job!”
“I received knowledge and understanding that I have only just begun to figure out…”
“I value the sensitivity and preparation that went into this training and the way everything was structured and accessible to people who are in very different places.”
“The honesty and genuine manner which you displayed, and how you entered our community with openness and kindness was incredible.”
“I value your calm approach, your honesty and thoroughness, your personal stories and experiences, your dedication to this work, the statistics and demographics, the mixture of activity, listening, doing, talking…”
“You did a fantastic job! Learning about our community helped but your positions from outside is what made it work so well…”
“I received a very thorough and vibrantly moving experience — most definitely better than I expected!”
“I really appreciate the wisdom, knowledge, perspective, resources, values and energy you both brought to our conversation – a great success….”