MBBI-LA and Rotary are partnering on a two-day training event which kicked off on September 23rd. Qualified MBBLA dialogue faciliators are training Rotarians on how to facilitate difficult conversations within their clubs. The sessions (pictured below) are lead by MBBI member and peace fellow Scott Martin.
Opened with a discussion on key skills needed to be a good dialogue facilitator, the training included listening exercises, evaluations of Rotary’s 4-Way Test considering aggression and difficult conversations, presentations on sex-trafficking and resources for victims in the Los Angeles area, and small groups’ discussions. During the training, participating Rotarians learned about themselves as leaders, gained profound understanding of how Rotary’s philosophies can be applied in challenging circumstances, and practiced the application of learned skills.
“I can’t thank you enough for the amazing skill set that MBBI members brought to share with Rotarian Peace Chairs on Saturday…Beyond doubt the knowledge that Rotarians gained from the 2 Day training experience will stay with them for years. I applaud the entire team and am proud to have established such a meaningful partnership between Rotary 5280 and MBBI, to assist our efforts of bringing about greater Peaceful Conversations in LA.” -Participant’s Testimony