Better Nonprofit Management Series

Participatory Facilitation: A Healthy Approach to Reaching Your Goals

Participatory Facilitation

Thursday, April 9, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Presented by the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing

Fee: $130 (Full-day, lunch is included). If you are a student or from an organization with a budget under $500,000, contact us about discounts at

Workshop Description

The co-directors of the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing will share their framework of participatory facilitation and how this work can create settings and conversations that cultivate leadership among people impacted by social injustice.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  • Make participation more equitable in groups
  • Help groups come to decisions via participatory practice
  • Use active listening as a critical leadership tool
  • Surmount common challenges to equitable participation

Target Audience

This workshop is targeted to people who are trying to build equitable organizations or community initiatives that promote social change. Organizers and leaders of color who are trying to develop participatory and community leadership in their groups and communities are particularly encouraged to attend.

About the Trainers

CSIO Co-Founders and Co-Directors have extensive experience in community and labor organizing with immigrant populations. Luz Zambrano has worked as a labor organizer, community organizer, immigration counselor and project director for a number of labor and community groups. Kevin Whalen has worked as an organizer and director of community organizations based in immigrant and low-income populations. They have extensive work and volunteer experience in multiple community and labor organizations that work for grassroots change.


We limit groups and organizations to 5 seats per workshop. If you would like to have more people take one of our workshops, email to learn about customized training offerings.

Register here.


Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are held at the NonProfit Center in the 2nd Floor Community Conference Center, conveniently located in Downtown Boston at 89 South Street, Boston 02111 near South Station. Get directions.

More information

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