We were scheduled to present workshops at several big conferences in April and May, and instead of doing that we have hosted 9 live online webinars on a variety of topics (listed at the bottom here). We have been seeing great feedback and seeing way higher attendance at these webinars. Nearly 500 people from 35 states and 150 different organizations like literacy coalitions, refugee resettlement agencies, churches and more have attended.
“Our spring webinar series has been incredibly successful at doing what Intercambio does best – connecting people who wouldn’t otherwise connect. It has been exciting to give local Intercambio volunteers and opportunity to (virtually) meet many of our national partners, and for our national partners to learn directly from the great work we’re doing in Boulder County.” – Rachel Fuchs, Director of Partner Services
As we offer more live online webinars we get more practice, we learn, and they improve each time. It’s also exciting to see a lot of interest on the newer topics we are offering, focusing more on cultural competency, bias and judgments, and building two-way relationships. Relationship building strategies are rarely talked about in trainings and essential to build community, whether it’s online or in person so that people feel safe, confident to share and speak, and continue coming to class! And it’s the Intercambio way, where everyone is a learner and a teacher, with perspectives, stories and experiences to share.
I’ve also had the opportunity to offer our Cultural Competimility training online for the local community, including for the staff of Blue Sky Bridge (an amazing fellow nonprofit working to end child abuse) and a group of new police officers at the City of Boulder.
To see our upcoming live online trainings click here.
Webinars we’ve offered since April 1st:
- Getting to the Conversation
- Cultural Competimility (Competence and Humility)
- Remote Class Discussion
- Confidence and Connections Overviews
- Why it’s Worth Repeating
- Creating Judgment-Free Classes that Spark 2-Way learning
- 4 Keys to Success in Adult ESL Classes
- Teaching Grammar in Context