MBBI-LA and Rotary are partnering on a two-day training event which kicked off in September 2018 and is growing daily. Qualified MBBI-LA dialogue facilitators 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 a 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