Kaleidoscope Northwest Institute

July 31 - August 4

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA

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July31 –  August 2, 2017

In a fast-changing and diverse world with increasing polarization, what skills do leaders need to practice in order to create more inclusive environment in which people of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome and no one person or group is disadvantaged? In this foundational workshop, the Kaleidoscope Institute staff will guide participants through a practical and spiritual journey toward becoming and intercultural competent leaders in a diverse changing world.

Class time:

Monday:                 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday:                9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday:          9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Topics to explore:

  • What is culture, and why are there cultural differences?

  • Cultural differences and their impacts on our leadership

  • Power and privilege in multiracial environments

  • Theological reflection on multicultural leadership

  • Skill, models and processes for building inclusive community

  • Developing a spirituality for leadership in a diverse, changing world

  • Intercultural Sensitivity Developmental Theory

  • Small group ministries using KI skills and process

GracEconomic Registration Fee: $300-$600

August3-4, 2017

Building Bridges is a carefully designed and ever-expanding resource that empowers Kaleidoscope-trained facilitators to create courageous environments and encourage honest sharing of individuals’ diverse opinions, perspectives and experiences. Dialogue topics include: Race and Children, Race and Privilege, Race and Gun Violence, Black Lives Matter, Stop and Frisk, Stand Your Ground, Constructive Political Conversations and more.

Class time:

Thursday:             9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday:                   9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Participants will:

  • Experience a full dialogue process on race relations.

  • Learn how to provide hospitality and prepare people for dialogue, not debate.

  • Learn how to invite people from their church and neighborhood to come to an initial dialogue to achieve mutual understanding through deep listening.

  • Learn how to access the Building Bridges dialogue curriculum to continue their development as dialogue facilitators by participating in future KI webinars

GracEconomic Registration Fee: $200-$400