Becoming a Focus 2020 Graduate includes attending 4 Focus 2020 workshops. The Race Relations Dialogue to Change Circles (RRDCC) are equal to 3 workshops. All courses are offered free of charge. This website is updated on a regular basis with newly scheduled workshops so be sure to check back often!
New for 2014: We’ve decided to focus on offering more workshops rather than hosting additional Chautauquas. That means we have also changed the Focus 2020 graduation requirements! To be a Focus 2020 graduate and become eligible for a Community Action Grant, you are now only required to attend four Focus 2020 Workshops. For those who have already attended a Chautauqua, you can now count your attendance as one workshop which means you would only be required to attend three additional workshops to become a Focus 2020 graduate. The Focus 2020 Workshop series will conclude in December 2014.
Attending the Focus 2020 Orientation workshop is required for all Focus 2020 graduates.
Course Description: Participants will learn the tools, techniques, and strategies for understanding each others differences and similarities. Participants will learn to practice and demonstrate dialogue, conflict resolution, empathy, and collaboration skills. Workshops are held at Peace Learning Center.
November 20, 2014: 12:30 – 3:30 pm – click here to register
Creating a Culture of Peace Workshop
Course Description: Participants will learn and practice advanced techniques of conflict de-escalation, dialogue, and communication skills and how to use those skills to build a more peaceful community. Participants will design strategies for applying these skills in their homes, workplaces, and communities. Workshops are held at Peace Learning Center.
December 11, 2014: 12:30 – 3:30 pm – click here to register
Our Choices, Our Community, Our Environment
Course Description: The choices we make matter. They impact us as individuals, but also extend to our communities and, ultimately, our environment. We are inescapably connected to the world around us. A 3 hour workshop with a moderate level 2 mile walk through surrounding nature trails. Appropriate comfortable clothing is required. Workshops are held at Peace Learning Center.