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Training to Empower: Managing Power Dynamics as a Facilitator

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Members attend at no charge
  • Discounted rate for partner organizations. Must be a member of ICF, NSA, ODN or SHRM.

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Join master trainer Trystan Reese for this lunch and learn where he will dig deep into issues of power and privilege in a classroom, teaching, or other training/facilitation setting. If you've ever wanted to build equitable training spaces where you are modeling humility, fostering empowerment, and able to manage your own marginalization with ease, this session is for you!

Trystan Reese from Collaborate Consulting is a transgender consultant and facilitator who does one-on-one anti-racism coaching with white folks, partners with communities and organizations to deepen their DEI lens, and regularly shares his personal story with audiences across the globe. 

Trystan Reese is a Portland-based educator who works on transgender fertility issues specifically LGBTQ+ family  issues more broadly. His writings on the subject have been featured on HuffPost and he has been interviewed by CNN, People Magazine, the Washington Post, Vice News, and dozens of other journalistic outlets across the globe. 

His Trans family-building story was heard by millions when he performed on The Moth Radio Hour, one of the top 100 listened to Podcasts-in the world (it also aired on hundreds of NPR stations around the country).

As Director of Family Formation at Family Equality (the nations leading non-profit dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+families and those who wish to form them), Trystan has trained over 1000 family-building professionals using the cultural competency online ecosystem he has built from scratch. 

He has been a keynote speaker at Postpartum Support Internationals global conference and Doula Training Internationals Born Into This conference for birthworkers. He provides quarterly online trainings on trans birth in partnership with CornerStone Doula Trainings, and will be presenting at Yale School of Medicine’s annual conference on LGBT health this year.

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